Islamic Supreme Council of Canada was founded in Calgary on June 18, 2000 with the following mission and objectives. Presently, its head office is located in Calgary, Alberta. ISCC members are from all the denominations of Islam. ISCC believes that the Muslims should not be divided based upon their schools of thoughts. ISCC encourages healthy difference of opinion among its members and follows the Islamic decision-making process, which is more democratic than the 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 nonsectarian environment to its members. ISCC members exhibit this unity through their behaviour.
To be the leading Muslim organization in Canada helping the government, media and the people of Canada to understand the teachings of Islam and issues of Muslims. To contribute positively in building the Canadian society for the 21st century and beyond. To provide guidance to the Canadian political, social, Judicial, financial and economical institutions on the issues related to the Muslims in and outside Canada, which may impact the Canadian society. To help Canada in developing better political, trade, social, academic and cultural relationships with the Muslim countries. To organize the political strength of Muslim voters in Canada in order to achieve leading place for Canadian Muslims in Canadian politics.
- 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 a house of worship with services conducted in accordance with the tenets and doctrines of the Islamic faith.
- To support and maintain missions and missionaries in order to propagate the Islamic faith.
- To establish and maintain a religious school of instruction for children, youths and adults.
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 our behaviour.
- Establishing the relationship with the Canadian government’s ministries / departments /organizations and guiding them on Islamic issues.
- Establishing the relationships with the religious and social institutions / organizations in Canada and working with them on common issues.
- Establishing working relationships with media organizations.
- Establishing ISCC chapters and branches in all major cities of Canada
- Establish web sites and email distribution system 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.
What have we accomplished so far?
- A web site for ISCC has been operational since April 2000, www.islamicsupremecouncil.com. This site provides guidance and the teachings of Islam and discusses the current issues of the Muslim world impacting the Canadians in particular and the worldwide Muslims in general.
- In order to fight against violence, terrorism and injustice, ISCC has a sister organization called “Muslims Against Terrorism (M.A.T.). MAT was established in Calgary on January 11, 1999 and has spread out worldwide. Presently, MAT has branches in the following countries.
- United Kingdom
- Saudi Arabia
MAT has its own web site, http://www.m-a-t.org
- ISCC publishes a monthly magazine called “The Sincere” from Calgary. This magazine is distributed free of charge. The magazine is also sent through regular mail to some readers. A separate web site is under construction for the magazine.
- A regular email system has been established for the members and the supporters of ISCC and MAT where they can share their concerns and provide their feedback on the issues.
- An automatic Fax System has been established to send faxes to the media organizations worldwide on the issues concerning Muslims and provide Muslim perspective to the media organizations.
- ISCC Chapters have been established in;
- Richmond Hill
More chapters will be starting soon in other cities
- ISCC has its women and youth wings, 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 the society and remove any misconceptions about it. For details please visit http://www.iacw.ca/. 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 it’s future members. For more information on CAMY please visit http://camyiscc.wix.com/camy#!home/mainPage
- ISCC organizes programs on various topics and on various occasions for Muslim and non-Muslim Canadians such as Qur’anic study circles, Hadith Study Circles, Special prayers in Ramadhan, Zikr gatherings, Eid get-togethers, Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday Celebrations, Youm-e-Hussain day etc.. For details please visit www.islamicsupremecouncil.com/projects.htm
- ISCC executives work with non-Muslim organizations such as Christians and Muslims for Peace (CAMP) and CFAC to promote better understanding between Christians and the Muslims.
Most importantly, ISCC is always open for suggestions, new ideas and criticism from fellow Canadians.
ISCC has three levels of organization, federal, provincial and municipal. Every two years elections are held for all levels of organization. Members elect their executive councils by voting.
Please inform other brothers and sisters about ISCC and ask them to become member of ISCC. You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada. To become member of ISCC please download the Membership Form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone toll free (866)-208-6898 or mail at 4616 80th Avenue NE, Calgary, Alberta T3J 4B7, Canada.