Happy Canada 150!
The presence of Muslims in Canada dates back to 1854 with the first recorded birth of a Muslim, to Scottish parents James and Agnes Love. From then on, history shows a small, diverse and widely dispersed community making noticeable impacts from right around the turn of the century and beyond. Neither modest size, nor vast distances, seemed to deter Canadian Muslims from contributing to the betterment of their communities. There is no better moment to recognize this unsung history than during Canada’s sesquicentennial.