#LoveUmmah 2023 — A Night for Rights in Vancouver
Join us for a night of solidarity, a benefit dinner, and fundraising for the love of Rohingya, Uyghurs, Palestinians, Kashmiris, and Indian Minorities.
Imam Siraj Wahhaj, Globally Recognized Islamic Leader, Brooklyn, NY
Shk. Yahya Momla, Imam at Masjid As-Salaam & Professional Mediator
Taha Ghayyur, Executive Director, Justice for All Canada
+ Award Presentations
Date and Time: Saturday, November 25, 2023 | 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm PDT
*Dinner will be served promptly at 6:00 pm before presentations
Venue: Grand Taj Banquet Hall, 8388 128 St, Surrey, BC V3W 4G2
General Admission: $45 / person
Table of 10: $400 / table
Contact: [email protected]
Imam Siraj Wahhaj
Imam Siraj Wahhaj is a globally recognized Islamic Leader. With over 40 years experience of sharing riveting messages that have sparked the minds and inspired the soul. His message is rooted in hope, faith and the power of redemption. He is the founder of Masjid At-Taqwa in Brooklyn, New York.
In 1991 Imam Siraj offered an invocation (opening prayer) to the United States House of Representatives. He was the first Muslim to do so. In 1988 he led his community in an anti-drug patrol in which they staked out drug houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant in the cold of winter for 40 days and nights, forcing the closure of 15 drug houses. This effort received high praise from the New York City Police Department and the media.
Shk. Yahya Momla
Mufti Yahya Momla is a local imam at Masjid As-Salaam in Burnaby and also practices as a professional mediator. He has completed his formal Islamic studies in India, specializing in advanced Islamic Jurisprudence (Fiqh) and was the former imam of Masjid ut Taqwa and Madinah Masjid in Toronto. Mufti Yahya now gives lectures in different Masjids, MSAs, and institutions, and helps individuals, couples, families, and colleagues manage conflict through his consulting and mediation services.
Taha Ghayyur is a human rights advocate, a personal growth and leadership trainer, and a writer, based in Toronto, Canada. Driven by a spirit of service and desire to elevate people’s leadership potential, Taha has been leading groundbreaking and impactful community initiatives for over 20 years across North America. His community involvement includes:
- Vice President, Sound Vision Foundation, a pioneering Muslim media & professional development training institution
- Executive Director, Justice for All Canada, a human rights advocacy organization fighting to end genocides impacting minorities around the world
- Board member and former Chairperson, MuslimFest, an award winning festival celebrating the best in Muslim arts and culture
- Human rights commentator and contributor to national newspapers, including the Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, National Post, and The Hill Times