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Who We Are
Here at the Muslim Association of Woodstock, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making Woodstock and Oxford County a better place for all.
The Muslim Association of Woodstock (MAOW) is a not for profit organization, the Charity was primarily created to support and to give a voice to a small group of worshipers to engage within the wider community of Woodstock and Oxford county and to assist and help facilitate prayer, cultural and interfaith activities.
The Muslim community of Woodstock has grown over the last few years and we now believe we can actively participate in the social life of our town and community. The first members of our community arrived in Woodstock & Oxford County, over fifty years ago.
In those early years the community primarily came from Eastern Europe, East Africa and the Middle East. These early settlers, despite the issues they faced, did well to settle into small town life, with many working in the local manufacturing and retail sector and some going onto become small business owners.
The Muslim Association of Woodstock was first envisaged in 1982, but due to a lack of personnel in subsequent years, it was not able to carry forward its mandate until it reformed in 2009.
Muslim Association of Woodstock is in the business of changing and shaping lives. We aim to provide a holistic approach to solving some of our society’s biggest challenges.
We are a multi-cultural organization that reflects the diversity of living in modern-day Canada.
We believe in putting people first and serving all communities, irrespective of faith, gender and ethnicity.
We are for social inclusion.
We are for education.
We are for cross-cultural understanding.
We are for respect.
We are for building a tolerant, compassionate and benevolent society.
At Muslim Association of Woodstock, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing this issue. Volunteer Opportunities is by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.
We do hold daily evening prayer and weekly Friday (Jummah) congregational prayer, please get in touch for more details.
“O Ayesha, God is kind and loves kindness in all matters"