Al Rashid Mosque (Paperback)

Building Canadian Muslim Communities

By Earle H. Waugh, Baha Abu-Laban (Foreword by)

University of Alberta Press, 9781772123333, 288pp.

Publication Date: June 18, 2018

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Hardcover (6/18/2018)

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Forty years ago, as a young scholar in Islamic Studies at the University of Alberta, Al Rashid's Muslims welcomed my queries, tolerated my ignorance, and joyfully opened their homes and their hearts.

Edmonton's Al Rashid Mosque has played a key role in Islam's Canadian development. Founded by Muslims from Lebanon, it has grown into a vibrant community fully integrated into Canada's cultural mosaic. The mosque continues to be a concrete expression of social good, a symbol of a proud Muslim-Canadian identity. Al Rashid Mosque provides a welcome introduction to the ethics and values of homegrown Muslims. The book traces the mosque's role in education and community leadership, and celebrates the numerous contributions of Muslim Canadians in Edmonton and across Canada. Written to mark the 75th anniversary of the mosque's opening in 1938, Al Rashid Mosque is a timely and important volume of Islamic and Canadian history.

About the Author

Earle H. Waugh has studied Islam in Canada and the Middle East for most of his adult life. A Professor Emeritus and senior scholar in the areas of religious studies, health and culture, and Indigenous language maintenance, he lives in Edmonton.