A Journey Into Islam 2020

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Az-Zahraa Islamic Centre

8580 Number 5 Road

Richmond, BC V6Y 2V4

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Notice to Lower Mainland Muslim community members: every community member attending this event MUST bring at least one non-Muslim guest. The registration forms will be closely monitored and community members guests not adhering to the rules will have their tickets revoked.


On April 18th, 2020, the Az-Zahraa Islamic Centre will be opening its doors for the ninth annual A Journey Into Islam exhibition and open house! Join us for a free gala dinner and an interactive evening with your local Muslim community.

A Journey Into Islam is an initiative undertaken by the youth of the Az-Zahraa Islamic Centre, designed to convey the core beliefs and practices of the Islamic faith in an engaging and comprehensible manner. We aim to create a comfortable environment in which guests are welcome to ask questions and establish fruitful dialogue with members of our community. Click here to learn more about the event.

The goal of the event is to showcase our faith through an evening full of interactive exhibits, guided tours of our beautiful Centre filled with Islamic history and artifacts, and a tasty gala-style dinner. The exhibits are designed to address various elements of our faith and to clear long-standing misconceptions regarding Islam. For more on what you can expect to see during the evening, visit our Exhibits page.

The theme of this year's event is ‘Environment’. The environment is an essential component of not just our lives today, but also our future. This year, we hope to explore crucial role of the environment, from the inception of the faith all the way to modern times. We look forward to having you join us!


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How much does the event cost?

A Journey Into Islam is a free event. However, registration via Eventbrite is required - you can RSVP here.

What should or shouldn't I wear?
Guests are welcome to dress comfortably. However, keep in mind that you're visiting a place of worship where modesty is valued. Also, be prepared to remove your shoes when entering the building.

Do I have to stay for the entire time?
The event begins with a banquet dinner, and is followed by an open exhibition and tours of the Az-Zahraa Centre. If you are only able to make part of the event, please contact the organizers as soon as possible by emailing info@ajourneyintoislam.org.

Is the age limit strictly enforced?
If you have/are a very keen twelve year old, send us an email and we may be able to make an exception.

Can I take photographs at the event?
Definitely! If you're posting them on Twitter or Instagram, make sure to tag @AzIslamExpo, and use our hashtag #AJII19.

I have dietary restrictions/allergies. Will there be any food I can eat?
As Muslims, we're no strangers to dietary restrictions. Send us an email at info@ajourneyintoislam.org, and we'll make sure your needs are taken care of.

Can I make a donation?
Absolutely. We take great pride in the fact that the event is entirely free event, but we won't turn away any monetary support if you feel so inclined!

Things to Keep in Mind
As mentioned above, modesty is a core value in Islam and is observed in many ways. Members of different genders, unless immediately related, will usually refrain from any form of physical contact. Please do not feel offended if, out of modesty, someone does not shake your hand. Don't worry, we’re still delighted to meet you!

Since you will be visiting a place of worship, we ask that you refrain from wearing anything too revealing. We also request that during the dinner portion of the event, men and women sit on separate sides of the gymnasium. Our welcoming volunteers will guide you to a table and will be there to help you with whatever you may need.

Don't worry if some of these rules confuse you—this event is meant to answer your questions!

For any further inquiries or concerns, feel free to contact us at info@ajourneyintoislam.org.

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