I am pleased
to take this opportunity to introduce you to a non-profit organization -
The Islamic Education Foundation of Manitoba Inc.
The goal of IEFM is to establish resources
for Muslims and non-Muslims in the hope of allowing each of us to gain a
deeper understanding of Islam in a manner that is clear, enlightening and
free from cultural bias.
As Muslims in Canada, we are entrusted with the duty of spreading the
Islamic message to our neighbours and ensuring that the next generation is
equipped with the knowledge of Islam required to live in the manner Allah
wa ta ala
intended for us.
Bombarded by media images which depict
Muslims as destructive and intolerant and on occasion, overwhelmed by our
own minority status, it is crucial that we establish ways to promote the
spread of Islamic teachings and history in order to overcome such
stereotypes and to preserve our faith for ourselves and for later
We Muslims compose a diverse group. We are
men and women of all races and nationalities.
Whether you are a devout Muslim, or you know
little about Islam and are interested in finding out more, whether Allah
wa ta ala
encompasses your thoughts day and night or you are still searching for
fulfilment, whether you are a student, a hardworking parent, or a
concerned grandparent, IEFM wishes to avail to you information about
It is the goal of IEFM
to embrace all Muslims and encourage the thought, learning, discussion and
debate between young and old, men and women, in the manner prevalent at
the time of Prophet Muhammad, Peace
be upon him, keeping in mind that
although we are each individuals, we are all brothers and sisters in