Dr. Mohammed Iqbal Alnadvi
“I can say that it (change) was one of the contributions that came from Muslim community in a very strong and powerful way.”
Imam Dr. Mohammed Iqbal Alnadvi is the Chairman and President of the Canadian Council of Imams and also serves as the Amir (President) of Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Canada.
The following is an excerpt from an interview with Alnadvi to the online show “The Muslim View” (the video was published on YouTube on November 16, 2015):
Jorge E. Herrera: “And the second reason that you had mentioned was with regards to community involvement. How has the community been involved with the greater Canadian community, within the Muslim community? If that makes sense.”
Iqbal Alnadvi: “I’ll give you near example what happened in election. We mobilized our community with two things. First thing, they have to vote. Right? Because most of the time the survey said that Muslims are not participating in voting and some reason behind it Islamic. They said: Religiously we are not suppose to vote. So we, for example, corrected their understanding and we pushed them to vote. This the first thing. And this time, we see the results, the percentage very high this time. And second thing is that, we do not endorse any candidate, but we see that who is good for community and who is, for example, serving community and also Canadian greater values. So we support them. And this time actually that the change that happened, I can say that it was one of the contributions that came from Muslim community in a very strong and powerful way.”
Interview above is found from 4:37 to 5:45 minutes