CANADIAN ISLAMIC CENTER BOARD
AHMAD CHAAR President
AHMED EL-RAFIE Member
ABDEL HAFIZ SAKR Member
SALIM CHATILA Member
MOHAMED AL MOHARY Member
In 1991, a group of Middle Eastern professionals and business men purchased the building at 416 Neptune avenue in Dorval. This was relatively a new building and accommodated about two hundred people in prayer. With time, the numbers increased tremendously for Friday Prayer, especially during the summer when the youth of the community joined the congregation prayer.
In 2001, an opportunity presented itself to the management to acquire a very large institutional building in Dollard-des-Ormeaux. With Allah’s Blessings, CIC Al-Jamieh purchased this building situated at 241 Anselme Lavigne, Dollard-des-Ormeaux. This building has a very large hall that can accommodate over 1000 people in prayer. It has two entrances to the building, separate washrooms and place for Wudhu (ablution) for men and women. The basement has a number of classrooms, meeting rooms and an office.
The building opened its doors in 2001. Presently this is the largest mosque in Montreal.
Objectives of the center
- Providing a place of worship for the Muslim community.
- Providing a place for various classes to teach religion (Quran and Sunnah) and Arabic language.
- Promoting unity and brotherhood among the Muslim community.
- Strengthening relations between the Muslim community and other cultures.
- Making Islam better understood as a complete way of life.
- Organizing religious and social activities as permissible in Islam.
- Providing help and guidance to new Muslim immigrants to settle in Canada.
- Welcoming and assisting new converts to Islam.
- Promoting the integration of members of the Muslim community into Canadian society.