In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
The first event occurred on May 20, 2017, followed by November 10, 2019, and, more recently, on October 1, 2022. The event features information talks and displays of Muslim heritage, culture, art, calligraphy and food. It focuses on fostering a greater sense of community.
The WRMA joined the three congregations of the United Church of Canada (UCC) on the Semiahmoo Peninsula in 2016 to sponsor the resettlement of a refugee family from Syria. This project was made possible through generous community financial support and volunteers from all walks of life.
The WRMA actively collaborates with our community partners, such as Muslim Food Bank & Community Services, International Development and Relief Foundation, and Islamic Relief Canada. Our most recent campaigns generated funds for COVID-19 and Flood Relief funds.
The WRMA held an information session on foster parenting in the Muslim Community in collaboration with the Ministry of Child & Family Development (MCFD). The Muslim community is encouraged to participate in the noble cause.
The WRMA hosted an afternoon full of fun, entertainment & inspirational talk with Author Dana Salim on Saturday, March 9, 2019. The families enjoyed the interactive storytelling session. Other fun activities included games, book signing, food and more.
The WRMA has been hosting family-oriented Community Camping Trips since 2017. The campers participate in fun team activities promoting community building and a sense of togetherness. Includes boating, fishing, hiking, campfire, sports and exploration.
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We invite our generous community to participate in our Masjid Expansion Project and earn rewards as we support building a house of Allah (SWT) and contribute towards community programs.
The White Rock Muslim Association (WRMA) and Islamic Relief Canada joined hands to deliver Winter Emergency Kits for Cold Weather Shelter operated by Mount Olive Church South Surrey. The material was supplied by Islamic Relief and assembled by Islamic Relief and WRMA volunteers at the WRMA Musallah, while the local Muslim community donated winter clothing. Volunteers included Br. Tahir, Br. Mujahid, Br. Farhan, Sr. Nasreen and Sr. Teresa from the Islamic Relief and Br. Asad, Dr. Farhan, Br. Gamal, Sr Sabina and Sr. Roshan from the WRMA.
Our 'Meet Your Muslim Neighbour' dawah initiative took place on Saturday, October 1, 2022, at South Surrey Recreational Centre. This was an excellent way to demonstrate who we are as Muslims and what Islam truly is to our greater White Rock and South Surrey community. This event was well received.
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The White Rock Muslim Association (WRMA) is delighted to have held our ‘Meet Your Muslim Neighbour’ event for the second time in White Rock. This year, it took place at the South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre on Sunday, November 10th, 2019, from 12-4 pm. This event has aimed to foster a greater sense of community within the residents of South Surrey and White Rock and to allow all of us to understand each other on a greater level. The WRMA seeks to provide an open avenue for people to ask questions and learn more about Islam and Muslims from those who practice the religion themselves, as opposed to learning from media sources that don’t accurately depict Islam.
The event featured informational talks about who the WRMA is, the history of Muslims in Canada and the main pillars of belief in Islam. These talks were given by WRMA Chair Dr. Farhan Haque, as well as board members Dr. Hala Ahmed and Shaheer Muhammed, as well as Committee Lead Asad Syed. Along with the talks, various informational posters and literature were available at the event, as well as a display featuring art pieces and clothing from a plethora of different cultures that exist within the Muslim world. The event also included booths such as an Arabic calligraphy station, a henna station, and a food section featuring delicious treats and goodies from across the Muslim world.
The WRMA was pleased to have Mayor Darryl Walker in attendance and to have him speak on the importance of inclusivity within the City of White Rock. Also in attendance were White Rock Councillors Anthony Manning and Christopher Trevelyan, NDP candidate Stephen Crozier, and Surrey Councillors Linda Annis and Doug Elford. There was a great turnout of community members throughout the afternoon, with wonderful discussions between all those present! The WRMA hopes that events like these will continue to bridge the gap and allow all of us to move towards a tighter-knit community.
The information session was held on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at the Sunnyside Community Hall, South Surrey.
There is a strong need for Muslim foster homes in our Community! MCFD is actively reaching out to the Muslim Community. If members of our Muslim Community are willing to become Foster Parents, this will allow Muslim children to go into a religiously and culturally appropriate home in situations where they are removed from their parent's care.
In this crucial information session, MCFD provided an overview of who they are, what is 'child protection, what it means to be a foster parent, and why there is a current need in our Community. The session also included an optional practical component where attendees received hands-on support to begin the application process.
Mr. Gordie Hogg, former MP and BC Minister of MFCD shared his experience as a foster parent and encouraged Community to participate in the excellent service. A large number of our Community attended the information session. A sumptuous Community Potluck followed the event.
Let's all consider opening our hearts and homes to children in need of support in our Community.
Dr. Farhan Haque, psychiatrist, held an informative session on mental health. Steve Crozier, NDP SS/WR candidate, also attended the meeting amongst other community members. Some nuggets: "mental health conditions are treatable.” Pakistani Communities do not seek treatment.
Dr. Nazia Niazi, a family physician, held an informational session on physical health on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at the WRMA Centre, followed by a robust Q&A on all medical questions! Members enjoyed a potluck dinner with each family to share with the community.
WRMA has been the only Islamic Centre serving the White Rock/South Surrey communities since 2006. Our vision is Youth empowerment through Islamic education and social engagement. We need your support to repay Qard Al Hassan (interest-free loan) obtained from the WRMA community.