Noor Cultural Centre Visit

On Friday, April 13, Mr. Hawkins’ World Religions 11 class and many members of Mr. Masters’ YARRD club visited the Noor Cultural Centre, an Islamic mosque and community centre on Noor Drive, just a few minutes from Crestwood. This is the third year that we have visited them, and we were once again embraced by the community. Students were welcomed by two members of the Noor congregation, Mr. Kassim Ebrahim and Mrs. Charazad Fahmy, who explained the Friday afternoon observations; students then were able to hear Friday prayers and to share refreshments with members of the community as a whole. Finally, Mrs. Fahmy and Dr. Mahdi Tourage shared their personal stories and observations with the students in two oral history interviews.