L'ASSOCIATION DES MUSULMANS PROGRESSITES DU CANADA
ASSOCIATION OF PROGRESSIVE MUSLIMS OF CANADA
OUR VISION & OUR HISTORY
The Association was founded in May 1998 by Mobeen Khaja . His vision to have an organization with the objective of projecting a positive image about Muslims and promoting core Islamic values of peace, justice, respect, understanding and equality, has appealed to people from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
The Association's mandate is to build bridges of understanding among communities and faith groups, and to serve the social, cultural and educational needs of the Muslim Community of Canada. It does so by organizing various events and undertaking projects to raise awareness and encourage dialogue and interaction.
The Association elects the Executive Officers and the Board of Directors every two years. Mobeen Khaja has been elected president since the inception of this non-profit organization.
The Association is a cultural and social organization. Its membership is open to Muslims18 years of age or older. Annual membership dues are $25.00, and $10.00 for students and seniors. The Association welcomes new members and ideas. To become a member, please contact us by email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
The word "Progressive" in the Association's name refers to the "progressiveness' in Islam and is clearly explained in the Preamble of the Constitution as follows:
WE BELIEVE THAT ISLAM IS A DYNAMIC LIVING AND RELEVANT RELIGION IN OUR LIVES IN
IS HEREBY RESOLVED THEREFORE, THAT THE TERM "PROGRESSIVE" IS DEFINED
IN THE CONTEXT OF THE DYNAMISM, RELEVANCE AND APPLICABILITY OF ISLAM AS A
RELIGION AND WAY OF LIFE FOR ALL TIMES AND FOR ALL PLACES.
The Association was initially incorporated in the Province of Ontario in 1998 and federally incorporated in 2002.
The Association participates in inter-faith dialogues and has worked with other community organizations, as well as the Federal, Provincial and Municipal governments and NGOs.
Mr. Mobeen Khaja received the Order of Ontario in January 2011 for his work in building bridges of understanding. For story and photos, please click here.
Two of our Directors have also received the Order of Ontario - Dr. Najmul Siddiqui in 2015 and Dr. Dilkhush Panjwani in 2018.
The Association has established an annual scholarship at Trent University and the first scholarship was awarded to Amy Strothard in August 2021.
Mr. Mobeen Khaja received an Honorary Doctorate in the Laws from Trent University in June 2021.
To join the Association, please email us at email@example.com for the Membership Application.