Al Rashid Mosque: Building Canadian Muslim Communities

Al Rashid Mosque: Building Canadian Muslim Communities

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ISBN-13: 9781772123333
Publisher: University of Alberta Press
Publication date: 06/18/2018
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Earle H. Waugh has primarily studied Islam in Canada and the Middle East throughout his academic career. A Professor Emeritus of the University of Alberta, he is also a senior scholar with publications in a variety of cultural areas, including religious studies, health and culture, and Indigenous language maintenance. Now retired, he lives in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Preface xiii

Acknowledgements from the Community xxiii

1 Leaving for Rihla: The Homeland Situation and the Travelling Identity, 1850s-1930s 1

2 The Foundations of Al Rashid: Creating a Social and Cultural Place, 1930-1970 35

3 The Evolution of a Canadian Mosque Tradition: The New Al Rashid, 1975-2005 71

4 Conserving a Canadian Islamic Community during Adversity: Al Rashid Post 9/11, 2001-2010 133

5 Transitioning into the Future: 2010s and Beyond 183

Epilogue: The Iconic Al Rashid, Its Community, and Rihla 209

Appendix 1 Creativity in the Al Rashid Community: Selected Profiles 213

Appendix 2 Al Rashid-Related Organizations 231

Appendix 3 Arabian Muslim Association: Board Members 233

Bibliography 237

Index 247

What People are Saying About This

Registered Professional Counsellor - Shayda Nanji

"Al Rashid Mosque will help show future generations how the Muslim faith became intricately woven into the Canadian tapestry."

Harold Coward

"In this rich and many-sided story, Waugh contextualizes Al Rashid's stages of development within local, national, and international history."

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