Noor Cultural Centre

About Us


Mission Statement

We aim to be a centre for Islamic practice and learning, and celebration of Islamic culture, while respecting the diversity in peoples and religions as directed by the Qur’an [49:13]; and in pursuance of that goal: to promote the sharing of knowledge and wisdom in a spirit of humility and respect; to foster an appreciation of the diversity and beauty of the cultural heritages in the world of Islam; to provide a place for the community where mind and spirit can find peace and spiritual fulfillment; and to encourage understanding and amity between peoples by these means.

The Noor Vision

The Noor vision is to be a centre representing the identity of Canadian Muslims, with these features:

  • Where Muslims can come together as members of one faith, regardless of sect, ethnicity or gender;

  • Where the cultural diversity of the Islamic world is viewed as a source of beauty and artistic plenitude, and never of divisiveness;

  • Where the Quranic injunctions of learning and reflection are upheld as universally and eternally applicable and of paramount importance; and so, accommodating and encouraging an intellectually vibrant community unfettered by the chains of ignorance, prejudice and bigotry;

  • Where bridges of understanding are built between people, through discourse and discovery;

  • Where Muslims and their fellow citizens of other faiths can find the means to “know one another” [Qur’an 49.13]

Qur’an 49.13: O Humankind! Behold, We have created you out of male and female, and have made you into nations and tribes, so that you might come to know one another. Verily, the noblest of you in the sight of God is the one who is most deeply conscious of God.  Behold, God is all-knowing, all-aware.


Founder: The late Dr. Hassanali Lakhani

President: Samira Kanji

Vice President: Karim Lakhani

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