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About MAC

The Muslim Association of Canada (MAC) is a religious, educational, social, charitable and non-profit organization. MAC provides services and programs designed to assist in the holistic educational and spiritual development of the Muslim individual and family. A primary tenet of MAC is community involvement and service not only with the Muslim community, but with every community, regardless of faith or background

MAC’s roots are deeply enshrined in the message of Prophet Mohammad. It’s modern roots can be traced to the vigorous intellectual revivalist effort that took hold in Muslim societies starting in the early twentieth century. This revival aimed at reconciling faith with the challenges of modernity and providing a clear articulation of balance and moderation in understanding Islam. In the Arab world, this revival culminated in the writings of the late Imam Hassan al-Banna. Al-Banna’s core messages of constructive engagement in society, focus on personal and communal empowerment, and organizational development had a deep impact on much of the Muslim world.

MAC is a wholly Canadian organization that operates only in Canada. Although MAC cooperates with many associations for the benefit of its members, communities, and society at large, it has no organizational link or affiliation with other organizations. MAC offers an approach that emphasizes the holistic message of Islam within the context of a pluralistic society and hence, a message that respects all faiths and Canadian institutions, traditions, and values. MAC believes that the personal development of every individual is key to a real and fruitful involvement in the community. It brings a balanced, constructive and engaged understanding of Islam that aims to inspire Muslims

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About Noor Gardens

Noor Gardens, formerly the Southdale Project, is a London Muslim community initiative to address the current and future need for prayer space, multi-functional event space, daycare, youth activities space, educational and conference space along with space exhibiting Islamic Civilizations from around the world.

The Project consists of a 13-acre (53,000 Square meters) parcel located on the corner of Southdale and Wonderland Roads (figure 1). This parcel, in one of London’s fastest growing areas (one zoned for high-density buildings), provides the community with an exceptional opportunity to build its newest Masjid and community centre.

The exceptionally unique design along with the location, and comprehensive functions of this project has made it one of the most followed and inspiring projects in Canada.

Some of the unique features include:

  • A Mosque
  • A community Centre
  • A Gym with women-only exercise rooms
  • Islamic Civilization Exhibition
  • Daycare
  • Banquet hall
  • Indoor Playground
  • Café/ Bistro
  • And so much more

MAC-Noor Garden Values

Empowerment

Offering innovative programs and services that give all involved (volunteers and participants alike) the confidence and know-how to change their lives and that of those around them for the better.

Inclusion

We value all community members and embrace their differences. We encourage diversity and the knowledge it provides.

Faith

We are motivated by consciousness of God. We understand Islam in accordance with its original sources, the Qura’n and the way of the Prophet Muhammad, and in light of classical and contemporary mainstream scholarly tradition.

Citizenship

As Canadians, we challenge ourselves and others to contribute to our society and its institutions.

Excellence

We strive to develop activities and execute programs at the highest level of professionalism and creativity.