Noor Cultural Centre

Islamic History Month Canada: Islam & Art

Feb 14th 2020


Islamic History Month Canada: Islam & Art 

In 2007, Parliament designated October as Islamic History Month Canada, to celebrate the history, and intellectual, scientific and cultural contributions of Muslims and Islamic civilizations.  Since 2016, October is also recognized as Islamic Heritage Month in Ontario


Please join us for a screening of the BBC documentary ‘The Wonder of Islam’

The Dark Ages have been misunderstood. History has identified the period following the fall of the Roman Empire with a descent into barbarism – a terrible time when civilisation stopped. In reality, the Dark Ages were a time of great artistic achievement, with new ideas and religions provoking new artistic adventures. Along with Christianity, the Dark Ages saw the emergence of another vital religion – Islam. After emerging in the near East it spread across North Africa and into Europe, bringing its unique artistic style with it. British art critic Waldemar Januszczak examines the early artistic explorations of the first Muslims, the development of their mosques and their scientific achievements.
Date: Sunday October 27, 2019
Time: 3-5 pm
Location: Lower Social Room, Noor Cultural Centre
Admission: Free