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8th. International Eid-e-Milaad Conference sponsored by World Islamic Mission (Canada)

Toronto, Canada
Sat. 15th. July 2000

The 8th. International Eid-Milaad-un-Nabi Conference was held on 15th. July 2000 in Toronto, Canada. This annual conference is sponsored each year by the Canadian branch of the World Islamic Mission. This keynote speaker this year was Qaid-e-Ahl Sunna Hazrat ‘Alama Shah Ahmad Noorani Siddiqui.

Other scholars of the Ahl-Sunna present were ‘Alama Qamar-uz-Zaman Azmi of Manchester-UK, Dr. Imam Youssef Chebli of Lebanon and Maulana Muhammad Hussain Rizvi of New York. Also present at this successful event was Qari Fasihuddin Soharwardi who visited Canada for the first time and Dr. Syed Rashid Ali of UAE. Two local scholars Maulana Nasir al-Qadri of WIM Montreal branch and Maulana Younus Ashrafi of WIM Toronto branch participated in this auspicious and blessed event.

This prestigious Eid-Milaad Conference was held in the west end of Toronto at Square One, Mississauga – close to the eleven acres site purchased by World Islamic Mission (Canada) in 1999 where they have established Masjid Noor-ul-Haram in Oakville, Ontario.

The theme of the conference was: Islam – Meeting the challenge of the 21st. century in light of the Seerat and Sunnah of Rasoolulaah salalaahu alahi wa Sallam. All of the speakers delivered a very high caliber of lectures and the atmosphere of the conference can be described as intense and electrifying. However, the naats recited by Qari Fasihuddin Soharwardi tempered the event with much delight and the audience continuously interrupted him with ‘Nara-e-taqbir – Allahu Akbar’ and Nara-e-Risala – Ya Rasoolulaah’. Hazrat ‘Alama Shah Ahmad Noorani Siddiqui delivered the final keynote lecture in English in which he explained how the decline in morality and spirituality in the West can only be replaced by Islam and only by understanding and emulating the seerat and sunnah of Huzoor Nabi Kareem salalaahu alahi wa Sallam. The event was concluded by everyone sending Salaam on Huzoor Nabi Kareem salalaahu alahi wa Sallam and by a passionate dua offered by Qaid-e-Ahl Sunna Hazrat ‘Alama Shah Ahmad Noorani Siddiqui who prayed for the success of Islam in Canada and North America and that all Muslims may truly practice Islam according to the sunna of Syed-ul-‘aalamena Muhammdur Rasoolulah salalaahu alahi wa Sallam

This year at the conference World Islamic Mission (Canada) initiated the Maulana Abdul Aleem Siddiqui Award in memory of Mubaligh-e-Azam His Eminence Maulana Abdul Aleem Siddiqui Rahmatullah Alaih who visited Canada in 1939 to spread the Message of Islam as a religion of peace, love and hope for all humanity. Hazrat Maulana Shah Ahmad Noorani Siddiqui presented this award to Barrister Syed Mumtaz Ali Saheb who came to Canada in 1970 and has since then dedicated his life to establish Muslim common law in Canada. Syed Mumtaz Ali is also a caliph of the Chistiyya Tariqat.

The following day, Sunday 16th. July 2000, Maulana Shah Ahmad Noorani Siddiqui attended a ground-breaking ceremony at Oakville, Ontario at Masjid Noor-ul-Haram.


This event was well attended by the press and local politicians. The purpose of the event was to launch the As-Suffah Public School project to be built by World Islamic Mission (Canada).


Abdi Munaf Solaiman M.Sc.

Secretary General.

Word Islamic Mission (Canada)