Plenty Of Resources Available For Every Muslim In Calgary



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Muslim mosques in Calgary are the present-day symbols of a culture that was introduced to the city almost fifty years ago.

In 1958 the Muslim-Association-of-Calgary began its official life in Calgary, and today the city’s oldest organization is the leading institution in the western section.

The Association administers the southwest mosque at Calgary Islamic Center at 5615 14th Avenue SW, the cemetery service, and three mussalla or prayer houses in downtown, northwest and southern Calgary.

The Community Foundation of Calgary was founded in the early 1990’s and is the principal organization in the city’s eastern area, managing Al-Fajr Youth Center at 106-3735 Rundlehorn Drive NE  (at Rundle College) and a monthly community newsletter.

Both the Association and the Community Foundation of Calgary fall under the purview of the Council of Calgary, the official agent for Sunnis in the city.

Founded in 1995, the Council of Calgary is the blanket governing instrument and acting board representative for both of the other institutions.

Information about these organizations can be found by paying an online visit to Muslims of Calgary a site that offers useful information to Calgarians, including prayer locations, prayer times, business directories, news services, and library links.

The following list indicates prayer locations for Calgary:

Al-Fajr Youth Center 106-3735 Rundlehorn Drive NE (Rundle College)

Islamic Education Society Of Alberta 1004 28th Street SE

Al-Madinah Calgary Islamic Centre at 421 RIVERFRONT AVENUE, SE, CALGARY, ALBERTA, T2G 0B1, provides numerous services and facilities to Muslims, including a mosque for daily and Friday prayers.

There are centers for Islamic edicts (fatwa), Islamic arbitration and mediation, and disaster relief.

An Islamic library and an interfaith communications center are available, as well as free assistance for refugees and recent immigrants. Educational services include separate daily Qur'an classes for boys and girls, as well as Islamic study classes for both Muslims and non-Muslims.

Islamic Centre Of Calgary (Southwest Mosque) 5615 14th Avenue SW

Akram Jomaa Islamic Center 2612 37th Avenue NE and Barlow Trail

Northwest Mussalla #2 Ranchland Plaza, 7750 Ranchview Drive NW

Northeast Mussalla 150 Taravista Drive NE

Downtown Mussalla (Main) Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts McLeod Trail and 8th Avenue SE

Downtown Mussalla (Central United Church-Basement) 131 7th Avenue SW

South Mussalla 590 Queensland Drive SE (Bay #6)

SAIT 1301 16th Avenue NW MB314 Multifaith Room

University of Calgary 2500 University Drive NW Chaplain Center and Ballroom Third Floor McEwan Student Centre

Al-Madinah is also available for social and special events, and you can visit its website for details. The Muslim population in Calgary is an active religious community that has been gaining in strength for the past fifty years.

Calgary's mosques are an important part of that tradition, and they are open to all visitors.

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