What is UIAW?

2020 certainly brought with it unprecedented challenges that continue to have significant impacts on all of our lives. It has also provided an opportunity for reflection into ourselves and what we as individuals, communities and societies deem as important.

In many instances, the world has witnessed the true underlying nature of our societies come to surface. This has prompted many to search elsewhere for answers and guiding principles. Muslims worldwide have also turned to their faith as a guiding compass. We are offering the greater community the opportunity to discover meaning in these times.

Mark down March 8-12th 2021 in your calendars as Muslims across Canada come together to share Islam and its teachings! United Islam Awareness Week is a week-long campaign representing the true message of Islam to humanity and its relevance in today’s evolving landscape. United Islam Awareness Week invites thousands of students, faculty, staff and the public at large to people from all walks to learn about a universal and timeless message each year.

Join Muslims from universities across Canada as they discuss Islam online through virtual booths throughout the day. Each evening, we invite you to tune in to a dynamic panel of Muslim intellectuals for keynote lectures delivered by Muslim intellectuals. This year’s theme is Radical Islamic Honesty: Speaking Truth to Everyone.

Due to Canada-wide Covid-19 measures, all keynote lectures will take place virtually, creating the perfect opportunity to join from wherever you are. Only an internet connection is needed.

United Islam Awareness Week is a leading Muslim organization that is working in conjunction with Muslim Students Associations from Simon Fraser University, University of Saskatchewan, University of British Columbia and Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Registration

Registration

March 8th - 12th 2021

Join us at our daily live, interactive Virtual Booth and featured Keynote Lecture each day.

Daily Schedule

Abdullah Al-Andalusi

Islam’s “Theory” of Everything

What is the only possible theory that explains the realities of the universe as we know it? Why do Muslims claim that Islam is the whole and absolute truth? And how can such a claim be made? Join us for a step by step walk through of the Islamic “Theory” of everything.​

Virtual Booth Sessions

Sheikh Mohamed Yaffa

Islamophobia Unchecked

We are all collateral damage of unchecked Islamophobia in action. This societal ill does not only impact the Muslim community. Rather, Islamophobic rhetoric and actions are responsible for widespread systemic harm to the stability and wellness of individuals, families, and entire communities. When understood in its true form, Islam offers viable solutions to issues rampant within today’s society. Unfortunately, Islamophobia itself prevents the elevation of Muslim voices and Islamic ideas. Join us for a riveting lecture that will offer a truly Islamic response to the rise and proliferation of this phenomenon.

Virtual Booth Sessions

Dr Abdullah Hakim Quick

African Brilliance for a Troubled World

What can we learn from the life of Black West African Reviver, visionary, and 18th century Islamic polymath Sheikh Uthman Don Fodio? He is a model for our world today that struggles with seemingly endless and increasing injustice, oppression, and corruption. Join this lecture for an honest and balanced exploration of how these lessons can be applied to transform our troubled world today.

Virtual Booth Sessions

Sheikh Abdurrahmann Murad

The Greatest of All Time

Which public figure has over 1.8 billion followers and counting, and yet has no social media presence? He is recognized as the most influential person in all of history and was known by all those around him, even his enemies, as the Truthful and Trustworthy. Join us as we bring to life the personality, character, selflessness, bravery, and compassion that dramatically influenced the social, political and economic state of the world.

Virtual Booth Sessions

Sheikh Dawud Walid

You don't Know the Real Malcolm X ...yet!

Malcolm X is oft-quoted in discussions of injustice, inequality, and oppression. But what made Malcolm X the giant that he was? Western societies have stripped Malcolm X of his ‘inconvenient’ identity as an unapologetic Muslim who stood boldly in his identity as a Black Muslim man. This colonial interpretation of Malcolm X is an intentional smokescreen to hide the true purpose and mission that drove the man recognized today as an iconic symbol of justice and equity.

Virtual Booth Sessions

Campuses

Campuses

United Islam Awareness Week is joined by the great volunteers at these Canadian university campuses:

  • Memorial University of Newfoundland MSA

    St. John's, NL
  • Simon Fraser University MSA

    Burnaby, BC
  • University of British Columbia MSA

    Vancouver, BC
  • University of Saskatchewan MSA

    Saskatoon, SK

Memorial University of Newfoundland MSA

St. John's, NL

The Memorial University Muslim Students Association (MUN MSA) strives to:

● provide Muslim students with a comfortable and welcoming campus environment for fulfilling their religious duties and services

● help build bridges between Muslims and non-Muslims to reach mutual respect and understanding;

● dispel misconceptions about Islam and Muslims;

The MUN MSA hosts a variety of events throughout the year. Some of these events that take place yearly include Islam Awareness Week (IAW), Ramadan Iftars, Islamic lectures, Eid event, and brothers’ and sisters’ halaqa. We also host other social and religious events for men and women.

Simon Fraser University MSA

Burnaby, BC

The Muslim Student Association of Simon Fraser University has been active for many years, and continues to be involved in providing a space for Muslims to pray, learn, meet others and get involved in the community.

The Muslim Students Association (MSA) is a volunteer organization run by Muslim students on campus. The MSA is one of the oldest clubs at SFU, founded during the early 70’s. The main purpose of the MSA is to raise awareness of Islam on campus and to provide related services and activities for both Muslim and non-Muslim students.
Services that the SFU MSA provides include:

● Daily Prayer Room (Musalla)
● Wudhu facilities
● Friday Prayers (Jumu’ah)
● Lectures/Halaqas
● Sisters’ Speak
● Quran Classes
● Socials & Potlucks
● Humanitarian Fundraisers
● Ramadan Iftaars
● Themed Workshops
● Guest Lectures
● Muslim Advocacy & Dawah Work

… and much more!

University of British Columbia MSA

Vancouver, BC

As the University of British Columbia Muslim Students Association, we strive to serve Allah (SWT) through serving all Muslim students on campus, connecting with Muslims in the greater community, and promoting a better understanding of Islam for people of all backgrounds. By using the Qur’an and Sunnah as a guide, we strive to earn His pleasure and reward, and actualize the ultimate purpose of our lives, which is to worship Him (SWT).

Our mission is to support Muslim students on campus to be the best versions of themselves, while fulfilling their spiritual, academic, and social needs. We achieve this by providing resources to address contemporary challenges through the duration of their time on campus. We are committed to fostering an empowering environment, as Allah (SWT) has given us a responsibility to be stewards of the UBC Muslim community.

University of Saskatchewan MSA

Saskatoon, SK

The Muslim Students Association at the University of Saskatchewan strives to provide support and services for the Muslim population on campus.

Our activities include arranging for prayer spaces, holding Friday congressional prayers, and maintaining a newly furnished club room and Islamic library. The MSA also serves in an advocacy role, providing information on Islam to the general student body, as well as serving as the representative voice of Muslims on Campus.

Guest Speakers

Guest Speakers

Every year, the campuses taking part in United Islam Awareness Week invite guest speakers to discuss relevant and topical social issues on Islam. Each speaker brings with them a unique perspective on Islamic thought and Muslim societies.

Contact Us

United Islam Awareness Week is a collaborative effort between volunteers, organizers, and community outreach workers. If you would like to contact us, please use the form below.

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