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United Eid Carnival

Time: Saturday, October 4th, 11 AM to 8 PM

Location: (Tentative) Confederation Annex, Pierre Elliot Trudeau Park, Cote St-Luc.6975 Mackle Road
Côte Saint-Luc, Quebec H4W 1A6

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Brief Description: A celebration of Eid ul-Fitr with food and drink, inflatable games, carnival games for children, entertainment, activities and fun for youth and families. Organized and planned by the Path of Light and the MYM with support from various other organizations and centres in Montreal.

Cost: Admission is free, but food will be sold by vendors and a $4 daily passes will be needed to play on inflatable and carnival games.

**Call for Submissions**

The Path of Light is in the process of expanding and improving the website, and as part of this process, is actively seeking submissions of articles, essays, opinion pieces addressed to any age level to build and expand the online library of articles.   Articles should be clearly written, with clean grammar and spelling, in English or French, and should be written with an audience of Muslim converts, Muslim youth, or non-Muslims in mind.  (French content, particularly good intro-level content about Islam is especially sought) Note:  Although we welcome all submissions, submissions are subject to editorial review, and so we cannot guarantee that all submissions will appear on the site.   Please include your name and your organization, if applicable, so that you can be properly credited (unless you wish not to be) for your work.

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Past Events

2008 Women's Fundraising Gala

Time:  Saturday, August 9, 2008, 5:30 PM to 11:30 PM / 

Le samedi, le 9 aout, 17h30 à 23h30.

Location: Conseil Communautaire Cote des Neiges-Snowdon
6767 Ch. de la Cote des Neiges, Que.

Brief Description: Featuring a dinner, door prizes, fashion show, and other fun activities. / Un répas, prix de présence, defilé de mode, et autres activités seront presentés.


For women and girls aged 9 years and older. / Pour les femmes et filles a l'age de 9 ans et plus.


Cost: $25 for tickets reserved in advance to cover the cost of the event and raise funds for future POL activities

Tickets at the door depending on availability. Reserve to guarantee a spot.

For more information,call at:

Montreal-North/Mtl-Nord: (514) 321-6863

NDG: (514) 484-0951

RDP: (514) 321-7528

South Shore/Rive Sud: (514) 677-4798

West Island/Ouest de L'Ile: (514) 685-3473

Click here for more information.



2008 Path of Light Family Camp (3rd Annual)

Time: Thursday, August 21st to Sunday, August 24th, 2008

Location: Camp Kanawana, Quebec. About one hour north of Montreal

YMCA Kanawana
673 monteé Ste Elmire
St-Sauveur des Monts, Quebec
J0R 1R1

Google Maps Link:,+St-Sauveur+des+Monts,+Quebec&sll=49.891235,-97.15369&sspn=56.518657,112.5&ie=UTF8&ll=45.88714,-74.181061&spn=0.236587,0.439453&z=11&iwloc=cent

Brief Description: Activities will include canoeing, swimming, arts and crafts, sports, campfires, discussions and educational programs, games, interpretive nature programs, and other activities.


Adults (18 and over): $140

Youth (6-17): $110

Children (3-5): $20

Infants (2 and under): no charge

Daily and nightly rates available as well.

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2008 Path of Light Family Seminar

Time: June 14-15, 2008

Location: Concordia University, Montreal

Brief Overview: In this seminar, we will examine a number of important issues related to strengthening the family as seen in the light of Islamic thought and heritage, as taught by the household of the Prophet (saws).  This seminar is to be directed to older youth, those getting ready to be married, newly married couples, expecting couples, and parents both new and old.  Topics will touch on such areas as the family unit as a foundation of the Islamic society, issues related to pregnancy and childbirth, issues related to infancy and early childhood, issues related to older youth, family relations, communication, and conflict resolution, sibling rivalry ad other issues related to having more than one child, schooling, education, and moral development of children, and challenges related to raising children in contemporary Canadian society.

The format ncluded lectures, workshops and other interactive activities.

2008 Racism Seminar

Time: March 22nd-23rd, 2008

Location: Ahlilbait Masjid, Montreal

Brief Overview: Examined a range of issues related to racism in society and in the community, Islamic teachings against racism, and steps to combat racism in the community.

Featuring Br. Khalil Jaffer, and others


2007 Women's Fundraising Gala

Time:  Sunday, December 23rd, 2007, 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM / 

Le dimanche, le 23 decembre, 17h30 à 22h00.

Location: Centre de Loisirs & Culture
1335 Ch. Bord du Lac, Dorval, Que.

Featuring a dinner, door prizes, fashion show, and other fun activities. / Un répas, prix de présence, defilé de mode, et autres activités seront presentés.


For women and girls aged 9 years and older. / Pour les femmes et filles a l'age de 9 ans et plus.



2007 Family Eid Celebration


Hosted By: Path of Light, MYM


Date: Sunday, October 14th, 2007


Location:4075 de Courtrai, Montreal


Overview:  A celebration of Eid ul-Fitr with food, inflatable games, games for children, Mad Science show, activities and fun for youth and families.  


Cost: $4 entry


Active Muslim Groups Iftar: "A time to connect"

Hosted By: Path of Light, SAMA Concordia, AJLM, MYM, Shiane Haidery Youth, Act Islam, The Truth editors, Imam Reda Institute

Time: Friday, September 28th, 2007, 6:30-10:00 PM.

Location: Centre Communautaire Musulmane de Montreal, 

3300 Cremazie Est.  Near corner of St. Michel and Cremazie.  5 minutes walk from St. Michel metro and near the St. Michel exit of the #40 autoroute.

Overview: In the spirit of the Blessed month of Ramadan and in the spirit of unity within the community, the host organizations would like to invite the Shia youth of Montreal to attend an iftar and evening program.  The purpose of this iftar is for Shia youth groups from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds to work together to gather in community youth from these different backgrounds to make closer contacts between one another and to help forge closer ties of brotherhood across cultural and nationalistic boundaries.  We welcome all the community youth to join in and support this activity.


Cost: Free, but donations are welcome to help cover the costs of the event and to support more activities like this in the future.

2007 Path of Light Family Camp (2nd Annual)


Time: St. Jean Baptiste Day Weekend. Friday, June 22nd to Monday, June 25th, 2007.


Location: Camp Chapleau, Wentworth North, Quebec (About 1 hr north of Montreal in the Laurentians, near Mont St. Sauveur.  Same location as last year.)


For more information, see here.  Check regularly for updates.

2007 Path of Light Marriage Seminar  


Time: Saturday, May 5th and Sunday, May 6th, 2007, Montreal, Quebec.  

Location: Concordia University, Hall Building, 1455 de Maisonneuve O., Room H-635.  

Web registration coming soon.

The Islamic institution of marriage is one that lies at the heart of our religion.  Indeed, a famous tradition narrated from the Prophet (saws) in all schools of thought in Islam states that he who is married has secured half his deen (religion/way of life) Marriage is a crucial anchor in the life of the individual and in the structure of the community, and is such is recognized by the thinkers of all religions and of all cultures as a key pillar of society, providing at its best a stable, nurturing environment for the next generation and as a source of companionship and mutual support for the spouses involved. 

The goal of this seminar is to examine a number of issues of importance for those who are looking into getting married, preparing to get married, or newly married in the light of this heritage.

For more details, see here.

2007 International Reverts Conference, Friday April 13th to Sunday, April 15th, Bayview Masjid, Toronto.  Put on by the with assistance from The Path of Light 

The International Reverts Conference  (I.R.C) vision is to educate, inspire and encourage Revert Muslims living in the West, who stem from diverse cultural backgrounds and span the continuum of Islamic knowledge.  Although, the main focus of this conference is to deal with topics that directly effect reverts, the event is open to everyone!! The conference will provide participants the opportunity to socialize, network and share experiences relating to the challenges and opportunities faced by Muslims in North American society. The attendees of the three day conference to be held April 13th - 15th will have the occasion to select from a variety of workshops and listen to lectures, which cater to inquiring minds and the seasoned Muslim. We are confident that our experienced instructors will keep our guests well informed. 

For more information, see here.

New article: Notes from Reverts Seminar Workshop, "Integration, Assimilation, Separation or Isolation: Visiting the Local Masjid."

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