Who We Are

Al-Mawrid Institute Canada is a reformatory Islamic educational and research institution registered as a non-profit organization in Canada.

Al-Mawrid’s work derives from a sincere commitment to truth within a traditional Islamic paradigm, taking as sacred sources, the Holy Quran and Sunnah (Tradition) of the Holy Prophet (SAW). Al-Mawrid revives the longstanding core Islamic practice of Ijtihad (exertion of independent thought in interpretation). The methodology of Al-Mawrid scholars is derived from an authentic strand of the Islamic scholarly tradition, and its core doctrine follows from decades of multi-generational Islamic scholarship. Al-Mawrid has made important contributions to many pressing contemporary issues. We promote tolerance across Muslim communities of diverse schools of thought, as well as the wider Abrahamic and human family. We support and encourage free exchange of religious thought in a respectful and courteous manner and understand that individuals – coming from varying ideological backgrounds – must inevitably arrive at their own conclusions, without any compulsion.

Internally, our modus operandi is based on the democratic principle of Shura. To preserve the integrity of our educational activities, we remain as far as possible apolitical, especially in matters of partisan politics, while allowing for principled positions and commentary on social issues where it pertains to public welfare and matters of conscience or religious freedom.

One of the most important contributions of the work of Al-Mawrid scholars is the derivation of an authentic counter-narrative to violent and extremist religious ideology that is currently prevalent amongst some Muslim groups, internationally. We hope to make similar contributions in the Muslim diaspora community in the Canadian context.

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