Islamic History Month Events in Kingston
For the 17th year in a row, Kingston’s City Council has proclaimed October as Islamic History Month.
Inaugurated in 2007, Islamic History Month is a nationwide celebration that seeks to share the history, heritage, and culture of
Muslims with fellow Canadians. The theme for Islamic History Month 2023 is: Celebrating Muslim Women in the Arts and
Sciences. A pre-launch event was held recently for the youth at the Islamic Centre of Kingston, featuring Hassam Munir speaking on
Expressions of Faith: Stories of Muslim Women Artists in History.
Local events, both associated with this year’s theme but also withconnections to Islamic History in general, are being organized throughthe Islamic Society of Kingston (ISK) and Muslim Societies, Global
Perspectives (MSGP, Queen’s University), and include the following events:
October 1: Illumination of City Hall in Green to commemorate
Islamic History Month, starting at 6:30 pm.
October 8: Seerah Conference with Imam Mufti Abdulmannan Mulla, Shaykh Imran Khan, Imam
Abdullah El-Asmar, Imam AbdurRashid Taylor, at the Islamic Centre of Kingston from 2-5 pm
October 17: Islam and the Reformation: Origins and the Modern Quest for Reform in the Muslim
World by Dr. Mehmet Karabela. Hosted by MSGP. Watson Hall, Room 517 (Queen’s University), 7-
October 22: Open House Celebrating Local Muslim Women Artists and Scientists at the Islamic
Centre of Kingston, from 2-4 pm.
Book Displays at the Isabel Turner and Central Branches of the Kingston Frontenac Libraries.
For additional information, please go to the IHM Kingston Facebook page (@IHMKingston) Events will
be added as they are finalized. For more information on this national initiative please see the Islamic History
Month Canada website (https://www.islamichistorymonth.ca) or Facebook Page