The City's hall represents for Muslims living or working in downtown Montreal, a critical facility allowing them to be able to offer their daily prayers, especially the Thuhr and Asr prayers during the regular working day.
This space represents an important opportunity to spread the true message of Islam. With its contextualized understanding of religious texts, the City's area intends to play a significant role in correcting amalgams affecting Islam and Muslims, and preventing radicalization and social rejection.
About the CIIC
The CIIC is one of North America’s first and finest Islamic Heritage projects. Strategically located in the heart of downtown Montreal, the CIIC will house the museum of Islamic civilisation, gallery of Islamic art, a vibrant Islamic library and an institute of Islamic studies and research.
The CIIC is a key milestone towards establishing a special relationship between Muslims and non-Muslims based on tolerance, and mutual respect, through highlighting common values, and identifying avenues of cooperation. Thanks to its location and facilities, the CIIC is a perfect fit to host events engaging scholars, intellectuals and artists, and addressing issues pertaining to Islam and Muslims in Canada.
Our vision is to celebrate the rich and diverse Muslim heritage. And to inspire all communities to embrace diversity and be instrumental in shaping a cohesive society.
The CIIC will be a centre for all communities _Muslims and non-Muslims. The CIIC will focus on nurturing knowledge and understanding of Muslim heritage, history, people, arts and contributions to human civilization. The CIIC will strive to provide a welcoming environment for all communities and work in partnership with other organisations for the common good.
The CIIC strives to achieve its mandate through 4 primary channels :
Intellectual Contribution: Promoting cultural solidarity and dialogue through highlighting common values and identifying avenues of cooperation.
Reaching out to the Muslim community and the wider society through programs that promote physical, spiritual and mental health.
Working in Partnership
The CIIC will work in partnership with organizations that exist and which can support the role of the CIIC in the community.
Building Expert Knowledge
The CIIC will become the hub of great scholarship and research into Muslim heritage, interfaith and dialogue.