The Muslim Association of Canada (MAC) is a religious, educational, social, charitable and non-profit organization. MAC provides services and programs designed to assist in the holistic educational and spiritual development of the Muslim individual and family. A primary tenet of MAC is community involvement and service not only with the Muslim community, but with every community, regardless of faith or background.
MAC is a grass-roots national organization working towards establishing an Islamic presence in Canada that is balanced, constructive, and integrated – though distinct. We work towards our vision through community, religious, charitable, social and educational activities throughout the country. We are constantly seeking to improve the professionalism and quality of our work, and recognize that projects carried out for the sake of Allah deserve nothing short of our best possible efforts. MAC currently has twelve chapters across the country all working towards this goal, and submits yearly audits of its financial statements to the Canadian Government.
We envision a time when:
The prevalent understanding of Islam is one of balance, constructive engagement, and relevance to life.
The understanding of Islam and Islamic values are commonplace in Canadian society and Islam and Muslims are not perceived as alien;
Muslims are well represented in various aspects of Canadian society including the social, legal, and political circles, as well as the media; and
MAC is at the forefront in articulating this vision, developing leadership, mobilizing grassroots, and offering institutional services in the community.
Our mission is to establish an Islamic presence in Canada that is balanced, constructive, anâ€‹d integrated, though distinct, in the social fabric and culture of Canada
Our core values:
Faith: We are motivated by consciousness of God. We understand Islam in accordance with its original sources, the Qura'n and the way of the Prophet Muhammad, and in light of classical and contemporary mainstream scholarly tradition.
Consultation: Our decisions are made in consultation through clearly established structures and procedures. We are concerned not only about what we accomplish but that we accomplish it together, united.
Fraternity: We cultivate a spirit of brotherhood and sisterhood based on meaningful understanding and support.
Development: We understand that the only means of changing the world is by changing ourselves.
Citizenship: As Canadians, we challenge ourselves and others to contribute to our society and its institutions.
Inclusiveness: Our movement is consciously inclusive of Muslims across ethnic, gender, and generational lines. Our membership is open to all who agree with our principles. We serve all people irrespective of faith, race, ethnicity or gender.
Relevance: We continuously seek to understand the world in which we live. Our principled actions are rooted in an understanding of reality.
Excellence: We strive to develop activities and execute programs at the highest level of professionalism and creativity
For more information, please visit www.macnet.ca.