Islamic Supreme Council of Canada was founded by Prof. Imam Syed Badiuddin Soharwardy in Calgary on June 18, 2000, with the following mission and objectives. Presently, its head office is in Calgary, Alberta. ISCC members are from all the denominations of Islam. ISCC believes that Muslims should not be divided based on their schools of thought. ISCC encourages healthy differences of opinion among its members and follows the Islamic decision-making process, which is more democratic than Western democratic principles. ISCC is a Canadian organization, which is based upon one common belief,” There is no God but Allah and Muhammad (peace be upon him) is his (last) Messenger” and provides a non-sectarian environment to its members. ISCC members exhibit this unity through their behaviour.
To be the leading Muslim organization in Canada to educate Canadian Muslims about the true beliefs of Islam and cooperate and collaborate with other faith communities on common interests. To engage in interfaith dialogues to build bridges with Canadian faith and social groups. To help the government of Canada, the media, and the people of Canada to understand the teachings of Islam and issues of Muslims. To contribute positively to Canadian society. To provide guidance to the Canadian political, social, Judicial, financial, and economic institutions on the issues related to Muslims in and outside Canada, which may impact Canadian society. To help Canada in developing better political, trade, social, academic, and cultural relationships with Muslim countries.
- To preach and advance the teachings of the Islamic faith and religious tenets, doctrines, observances, and culture associated with that faith.
- To establish, maintain and support Masajid (mosques) with services conducted in accordance with the tenets and doctrines of the Islamic faith.
- To preserve Muslim culture and Islamic values.
- To establish schools, higher education institutions, food banks, Muslim cemeteries, and a network of social services across Canada.
- To support and maintain missions and missionaries to propagate the Islamic faith.
How mission and objectives will be accomplished
Insha Allah (God willing), the mission and objectives will be achieved by;
- Following the teachings of the Holy Qur’an and Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and exhibiting it through the behaviour of members.
- Establishing the relationship with the Canadian government’s ministries/departments/organizations and guiding them on Islamic issues.
- Establishing relationships with the religious and social institutions/organizations in Canada and working with them on common issues.
- Establishing working relationships with media organizations.
- Establishing Masajid (mosques), foodbanks, ISCC chapters, and branches in all major cities of Canada
- Establish websites and email distribution systems for quick access to Islamic and community information.
- Publish a monthly newsletter/magazine.
- Broadcast TV and Radio programs on Canadian media.
- Organize lectures, seminars, rallies, gatherings, and meetings.
- Use social media; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok, etc.
What have we accomplished so far?
- To fight against violence, terrorism, extremism, and injustice, ISCC has a sister organization called “Muslims Against Terrorism (M.A.T.). MAT was established in Calgary on January 11, 1998 and has spread out worldwide. MAT has its own website, http://www.m-a-t.org.
- Besides the email distribution system, ISCC and all its affiliates are on social media reaching out to thousands of Canadians on daily basis.
- ISCC has its women and youth wings, the Islamic Association for Canadian Women (IACW), and Canadian Association of Muslim Youth (CAMY). The major responsibility of IACW is to educate and create awareness about the teachings of Islam related to women’s rights and role in society and remove any misconceptions about it.
- The Canadian Association of Muslim Youth (CAMY). This is the children and youth wing of ISCC. The main responsibilities of this organization are to educate Muslim children and youth regarding their rights and responsibilities, provide Islamic education, organize sports clubs, field trips, and most importantly provide ISCC with its future members.
- Please see the ISCC Presentation for more details.
ISCC is looking for suggestions and feedback from fellow Canadians. You may write at email@example.com
Every two years, ISCC holds its own elections.
Please inform other brothers and sisters about ISCC and ask them to become member of ISCC. You must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada. To become a member of ISCC please send email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 416-994-5467.
Office: 4616 80th Avenue NE, Calgary, Alberta T3J 4B7, Canada.