By the grace of Allah (SWT) Islamic Missionary Association is in its 31 st year of operation. We started from humble beginnings with the intention to meet the needs of the muslim community by providing a mussalah for the muslims who live and work in the downtown core of Edmonton, Alberta.
We began in the back room of a jacket factory for Jummah prayers and Alhamdulillah by the grace of Allah (SWT) we have grown to an organization which is responsible for multiple Masajid across Canada.
We have flourished to support Masjid Ayesha, and Masjid Quba, in Edmonton, Abu Bakr Islamic Centre in Calgary. As well as Westshore Islamic Center, Victoria and Darul Quran Academy in Surrey, BC.
IMA’s intention has always been to serve Allah (SWT) and to respect and honor the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet Mohammad (SAW). The organization is not about one single person or community but strictly to exalt Allah (SWT), and to serve the Ummah of our beloved Prophet (SAW). May Allah (SWT) be pleased with our effort.
Our purpose is not only to provide a place of worship for people, but to expand services and cater to the Muslim community and the greater community we live in. Through provision of services to non-Muslims it is our Dawah by highlighting the character of Muslims.
This we believe is reflective of how our Prophet Mohammad (SAW) and the Sahhaba gave Dawah and assisted the people regardless of faith.
Moving forward, IMA has many projects we hope to provide for the community. We are in the process of providing a community pantry to help those in need with food insecurity, while maintaining respect and dignity for those involved.
We are working towards providing a facility for women, to assist those needing shelter from abuse. We are also in the process of establishing a graveyard and funeral services for the Muslim community in south Edmonton.
One service we have been very passionate about is to provide an elders care facility. The goal is to provide care to our community elders incorporating the principles of love, respect, and dignity. To provide religious services, ethnic foods, and culturally sensitive staff. By the will and grace of Allah (SWT) we may accomplish these goals and more.
Westshore Islamic Centre strives to please Allah SWT by establishing a Masjid that embodies Islamic ideals. Ideals derived from authentic interpretations of Quran/Sunnah upholding its moral standards. The intent of becoming a model to those around it, contributing positively to its immediate congregation in particular, as well as to the greater society in general.
Through the teachings of the Quran and Sunnah, the aim is to inspire an appreciation of Islamic values by demonstrating its effectiveness in society.
- Live by the teachings of the Quran and Sunnah.
- Demonstrate selflessness, integrity, forgiveness along with truthfulness, humility and modesty.
- Treat all people and one another with the utmost respect, fairness and justice.
- The acquisition of knowledge, continually striving to learn and improve upon oneself. To help others do the same.
- To have an outstanding work ethic and team building skills.
- Enhancing relationships/partnership, aligned with the common goal outlined by the Quran and Sunnah.
- Possessing the strength, courage and enthusiasm of leadership.
- The accountability of self, to others, the remembrance of death and the final accountability to Allah
Please check back to see what we have in store next