Calgary Herald – February 11, 2012
Muslims in Calgary will again be celebrating their annual Eide-Milad event, which celebrates the birthday and the life of the Prophet Muhammad.
In Calgary, the program takes place Sunday at the Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts, at Jack Singer Hall, 205 8th Ave. S.E. Atthar Mahmood, vice-president of the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada and president of Muslims Against Terrorism, says the guest speakers include: Brig.-Gen. Paul F. Wynnyk; Qari Syed Muhammad Fassiuddini from Karachi, Pakistan; Dr. Munir El Kassen; Senator Grant Mitchell; MP Ralph Goodale; and MP Jim Karygiannis. “This is a program of learning for everyone about the life of (the) Prophet Muhammad,” says Mahmood.
Dinner will be served as part of the program. “Calgary holds one of the largest programs in Canada, where approximately 1,500 to 1,800 people every year (attend),” Mahmood says.
The Supreme Council will hold programs in all major Canadian cities, including Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Halifax, and also in many towns and smaller cities.