Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

March 18, 2008 15:00 ET

Statement by the Hon. Jason Kenney, PC, MP, Secretary of State (Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity) on Mawlid al-Nabiy

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 18, 2008) - Mawlid al-Nabiy, the anniversary of the birth of the Prophet Muhammad, is one of the three largest celebrations of the Islamic calendar. Muslims in Canada and around the world celebrate the Prophet's birth, life, and teachings with prayers, readings from the Qu'ran, feasts, good deeds, and compassion toward the poor.

This special day is an excellent opportunity for all Canadians to reflect on the many contributions the Muslim community has made to our country's rich heritage.

As Secretary of State (Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity) and on behalf of the Government of Canada, I encourage Canadians to join me in extending best wishes to everyone celebrating Mawlid al-Nabiy.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Jason Kenney, PC, MP,
    Secretary of State (Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity)
    Alykhan Velshi
    Director of Communications
    819-934-1122