Magazine article Islamic Horizons

ICNA Canada Elects President

Magazine article Islamic Horizons

ICNA Canada Elects President

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MOHAMMED IQBAL MASSOD AL-NADVI WAS elected president of Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Canada for the 2016-17 term. He succeeds Mohammad Abdul Wadud, who was president for four years. An ICNA Canada president cannot be elected consequently after two terms.

Al-Nadvi, a well-known Islamic scholar in Canada and hafiz who has the authority to issue fatwas, also serves as chairperson of Canadian Council of Imams. In addition, he has been a director of Al-Falah Islamic School in Oakville, Ontario (2004-11), an imam of the Muslim Association of Calgary Islamic Center (1998-2004), and a member of the University of Calgary chaplaincy team.

U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman and his wife Vicki volunteered at Ottawa's Sadaqa Food Bank - an ICNA Relief Canada project - on Dec. 13, 2015. "As we prepare to celebrate the holidays with our own family, Vicki and I are reminded of the struggles others face just to put food on the table," he said afterward. …

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