Congratulations to all!

Congratulations to all!

Alhamdulillah, all praises be to God who made the difficult things easy for us.

Uyghurs in Canada finally got the key of the new church that they have purchased. Renovation work  to convert the church into a new mosque will begin soon. We really appreciate all Uyghurs across Canada and beyond, and all brothers and sisters who have generously donated and supported our fundraising campaign and made the blessed event possible.

Congratulations to all! The new mosque will be open to the public by Qurbani Eid Insha Allah!


New Uyghur Mosque is Coming Soon!

If God willing, Uyghurs in Canada will have the key of their new mosque in about a week’s time!

Thank you everyone who donated to the New Uyghur Mosque and has been supporting our online and offline fundraising campaigns! Your help is greatly appreciated!

Help Establish a New Masjid – Donate Generously

Uyghur community in Canada purchased a church close to Hamilton, Ontario and will be converting it into a Masjid. Below are the expenses that needed for purchasing this place and doing all necessary renovations. The closing date will be Jun 1, 2021. Please go to our online Launchgood or GoFundMe fundraising page below and donate generously.

Thank you!



Uyghurs in Canada Will Have a New Mosque Soon!

Uyghur Muslims have been the victims of religious and cultural oppression imposed by Communist Chinese regime since their invasion of East Turkistan in 1949. Especially after 2016, the religious suppression reached unprecedented level that more than 14,000 mosques were demolished, more than 60,000 imams and religious leaders were jailed and millions of pious Uyghur Muslims were arrested and detained in concentration camps. Last month, the Canadian parliament declared the atrocity as genocide.

However, on the verge of extinction, Uyghurs in diaspora have never stopped the effort to keep their identity. As part of this effort, on Mar 7, 2021, the Uyghur community in Canada decided to purchase a church and convert it to a Mosque. The mosque will be open to the public and will be a home for various level of Quranic courses. The church was built in 1873, about 21,440 sq ft, and is located in Troy, Ontario. The purchase price is $610,000 CAD and closing date is June 1, 2021 (see the purchase agreement enclosed below). Although Uyghur community is relatively small in Canada, but  with the help of Allah SWT, Uyghurs will have this place soon and convert it to a beautiful mosque Insha’Allah.

Please Donate generously; charitable tax receipt will be issued to donations made within Canada.

Jazakallah Khairan




Chinese authorities demolish mosque in Xinjiang, build public toilet


Edited By: Palki Sharma WION
New Delhi Published: Aug 17, 2020, 09.51 PM(IST)


China’s war against Xinjiang has touched a new law as reports claim that Chinese authorities have built a public toilet on the site of a demolished mosque.

The incident took place in the Atush region of Xinjiang. The mosque in the Suntagh village was demolished in 2018. Two years later, a public toilet stands in its place. The people of Suntagh have toilets at home and the village barely receives tourists, so locals say there is no need for the public toilet.

Chinese authorities know it as well that’s why the new stalls have not even been opened to the public. The bitter truth is China wants to target the Uighur Muslims of Xinjiang. China has destroyed 70 per cent of the mosques in Xinjiang and with this toilet, it is only adding insult to injury.

However, it is not the first such incident. In 2019, China destroyed the Azna mosque and now a store that sells alcohol and cigarettes has come up in its place.

In the Hotan city, authorities have been trying to build an underwear factory in the place of a demolished mosque. Beijing has destroyed between 10,000 to 15,000 mosques in Xinjiang in the last three years, according to the Uighur human rights project.

A Guardian report published last year had satellite images of the Imam Asim shrine. The shrine is located in Taklamakan desert. It used to attract Muslims from across the Hotan oasis. China recently tore down the buildings around the shrine. It also demolished the mosque and the place is deserted now.

There are similar images from Xinjiang’s Kargilik town too, the mosque was razed in 2018. China wants to erase the unique identity of Uighurs. It wants to “sinicise” Islam meaning make Islam Chinese and it is not shy of saying it out loud.

In 2019, China passed a 5-year plan to “guide Islam to be compatible with socialism”. The government of China also launched a mosque rectification campaign. There are 22 million Muslims in China including 11 million Uighurs.

China wants to blend them into the Han society which is the majority race and Beijing is ready to go to any lengths to achieve it. It has unleashed genocide in Xinjiang. Chinese authorities have jailed 1.8 million Uighurs. China has killed many and harvested their organs. Women are being raped, men are being sterilised and children have been taken away from their parents.

China has waged a war on its Muslims targeting their culture, history and their religion, those in Xinjiang cannot do much about it. However, people outside can but they aren’t. China’s actions should provoke the Muslim world but they remain silent.

Saudi Arabia the self-appointed leader of the Muslim world won’t say a word against China. Turkey which wants to dethrone the Saudis and project itself as the rightful leader of the Muslim world has been rounding up those who escaped from China and handing them over to Beijing.

Pakistan pretends it doesn’t even know what’s going on in Xinjiang. Malaysia says it won’t criticise China because it does not respond well to criticism and Iran has actually justified China’s action saying Beijing is serving Islam by suppressing the Uighurs.

The rest of the world that claims to uphold human rights has watched China’s Muslims being killed by the Chinese state and not lifted a finger. China has built a toilet as the world has flushed its conscience.


Holocaust Memorial Day: Jewish figures condemn Uighur persecution


London, United Kingdom – Prominent Jewish figures in the United Kingdom are marking Holocaust Memorial Day by speaking out over China’s treatment of its minority Uighur population, saying they have a “moral duty” to do so.

Held every year on January 27, Holocaust Memorial Day commemorates the people systematically killed by Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany during World War II – six million Jews, many Roma, the disabled, and others – as well as victims of later genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Darfur.

Now, leading British Jews have warned there are chilling similarities between contemporary events in China’s northwest Xinjiang province, where there is mounting evidence of a state-orchestrated campaign of repression against the Uighurs, and those historic tragedies.

According to the United Nations, at least one million Uighurs, a mostly Muslim minority, have been detained in internment camps in the Xinjiang region, which borders eight countries including Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.

Mia Hasenson-Gross, executive director of the Jewish human rights organisation Rene Cassin, said China was effectively attempting to “eradicate” the Uighur language, culture and tradition.

“Rather than allowing this to escalate to the point where the Uighur will become another people whose genocide we remember in [the] future, we have the opportunity now to prevent that from happening,” Hasenson-Gross told Al Jazeera.

“Holocaust Memorial Day is designed to remind us of the atrocities that can happen and the important lessons we need to learn from the early stages of indifference and complicity that enabled these final acts of physical destruction,” she said.

‘Grievous horror’ in Xinjiang

In the build-up to Holocaust Memorial Day, Rene Cassin co-hosted an interfaith event on Monday to highlight the Uighurs’ plight.

Uighur advocate Ziba Murat, who participated, said it was “incredibly meaningful [to] recognise our suffering”.

Murat’s mother, a Uighur doctor, was sentenced to 20 years in jail in China in March 2019 after disappearing six months earlier.

Gulshan Abbas was officially sentenced on terrorism-related charges, but relatives say she was jailed because of family members’ human rights activism in the United States.

“It is bittersweet to see the situation acknowledged for the grievous horror that it is,” Murat told Al Jazeera, adding she did not “know for certain” whether her mother was still alive.

“It’s so hard to be recognising that things have built to this point, but it’s important to acknowledge how the international community is failing the mandate of ‘never again’,” she said.

Murat warned of a “dire future” for China’s Uighur population unless other countries stop conducting “business as usual” with Beijing and instead press for closing the internment camps.

“Our entire ethnic identity and very lives have been targeted, that is the meaning of genocide,” she said. “Any government who cares about human rights and human dignity must bring these horrific abuses and those missing Uighurs to any dialogue with China going forward.”

Other events drawing attention to the issue in line with this year’s commemoration include a special ceremony at the West London Synagogue on Wednesday.

“We believe that, as survivors of intolerance, persecution and ultimately genocide, and as ‘speakers by experience’ … we have both the moral authority and with it the moral duty to act,” Hasenson-Gross said.

‘One cannot stand silently by’

Jonathan Wittenberg, the senior rabbi of Masorti Judaism in the UK, said Beijing was in effect executing a “deliberate state-sponsored policy to destroy” the Uighurs through its treatment of the minority group.

“One cannot stand silently by while such things happen in the world,” Wittenberg, whose parents fled Nazi Germany as refugees, told Al Jazeera after taking part in Monday night’s interfaith event.

“This is about our shared common humanity, and that’s a call to us all,” he said. “There’s something very important about not letting persecutors feel as though they have the power to do anything they like.”

Critics of Xinjiang’s internment camps, including the UK government, say inmates at the network of facilities have been subjected to human rights violations including arbitrary detention, forced labour, torture and forced sterilisation, among others.

China denies those accusations and claims the camps are “re-education” centres. Chinese officials have long insisted that mass “education and training” is necessary in Xinjiang in order to fight what they call the “three evil forces of extremism, separatism and terrorism”, and boost economic development there.

At the time of publication, the Chinese embassy in the UK had not responded to Al Jazeera’s request for comment.


Canada’s parliament says China’s treatment of Uighurs is genocide

UPDATED at 1:55 P.M. EDT on 2021-03-06

Canada’s parliament has passed a non-binding motion that says China’s treatment of its Muslim Uighur minority constitutes genocide, heaping pressure on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to do the same.

The motion, sponsored by the opposition Conservative Party, passed by a vote of 266-0 in the House of Commons on Monday, though Trudeau and nearly his entire cabinet abstained.

The measure was also amended just before the vote to call on the International Olympic Committee to move the 2022 Winter Olympics from Beijing if the treatment continues.

“More than one million Uighurs and other Turkic Muslims are or have been in camps. The testimonies we’ve heard from witnesses and survivors [have] been horrifying,” Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole told reporters after the vote.

“There’s real suffering going on in China. There’s a genocide happening and Canadians, while we’re free traders and I’m very proud to be a free-market party, our values are not for sale,” he said, when asked about potential economic impacts of the motion.

Human rights advocates and United Nations experts have said that at least one million Muslims are imprisoned in camps in China’s remote western region of Xinjiang.

China has denied abuses and has said its camps provide vocational training and are needed to fight extremism.

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said on Tuesday the motion “disregards facts and common sense”, adding that Beijing had “lodged stern representations” with Canada.

Cong Peiwu, Chinese ambassador to Canada, rejected the Conservative Party’s motion and said “there is no so-called ‘genocide’ in Xinjiang at all.”

“A few people in Canada and some other western countries are talking about upholding values, but one important part of the values should be: respect facts and stop spreading disinformation and even lies,” Cong said in a statement posted on the Chinese embassy’s website on Saturday.

The ambassador also urged Canada to “stop interfering in China’s internal affairs by any means, so as not to cause further damages to China-Canada relations”.

But Trudeau is under pressure domestically to take a harder stance against China.

Relations between Ottawa and Beijing deteriorated in December 2018 when Canada arrested Meng Wanzhou, an executive with Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, on an extradition request by the United States, where she is wanted on fraud charges.

China arrested two Canadians – former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor – soon thereafter and accused the pair of spying.

Canada, the US and 56 other countries this month endorsed a declaration condemning the political detention of foreign nationals around the world.

The administration of former US President Donald Trump, on its last full day in office, said China had committed “genocide and crimes against humanity” against the Uighurs in Xinjiang.

Last month, the United Kingdom accused China of human rights violations amounting to “horrific barbarism” against the Uighurs.


Uyghur Heritage and the Charge of Cultural Genocide in Xinjiang

by  Rachel   Harris

September 24, 2020

Over the past few years, China’s northwestern Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region has been transformed into a police state, with an estimated 1.5 million of its Turkic Muslim citizens incarcerated and subjected to abusive regimes of indoctrination and forced labor. Uyghur cultural heritage is also under attack. Thousands of items of built heritage – mosques and sacred shrines – have been demolished in the course of China’s efforts to secure the region, and the communities surrounding them have been uprooted. Uyghur expressive culture – music, dance, and community gatherings – has been transformed into a propaganda tool.


Although China has justified its policies as necessary to counter extremism and terrorism, there is ample evidence to suggest that its actions amount to what UNESCO calls strategic cultural cleansing: the deliberate targeting of individuals and groups on the basis of their cultural, ethnic, or religious affiliation, combined with the intentional and systematic destruction of cultural heritage. Growing numbers of voices in the United States and elsewhere are describing China’s actions in Xinjiang a high-tech form of systematic genocide.

This attempt to remodel the region’s cultural landscape is impelled by the strategic and economic objectives of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Chinese President Xi Jinping’s keystone policy introduced in 2013, which aims to secure access to the region’s natural resources and transform Xinjiang into a platform to expand China’s influence and trade across Central Asia.

Over the past two decades, China has become a key player in the international heritage sphere, an enthusiastic partner of UNESCO’s heritage initiatives, and a world leader in the number of items it has submitted to UNESCO’s prestigious heritage lists. China has developed its own unique approach to heritage management. Cultural heritage is linked to political goals; it serves as a resource for political legitimacy and soft power and an asset used to boost local economic development. China’s approach to heritage in Xinjiang is fully informed by its political strategy to pacify the region in pursuit of the economic and strategic goals of the BRI. China’s leading role in inscribing the Silk Road on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites in 2014 demonstrates how it positions itself as an international heritage leader and how closely its heritage strategy is aligned with its economic and political goals.

Uyghur culture, in the form of the muqam musical repertoire and meshrep community gatherings, is strongly represented on UNESCO’s lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The Chinese government uses this seal of approval from UNESCO to argue that it is a responsible custodian of Uyghur culture and that government management of Uyghur culture is necessary to protect it from religious extremism. In fact, the biggest threats to Uyghur heritage are the policies of the Chinese government itself.

In practice, the management of Uyghur cultural heritage has been tightly tied to government attempts to deepen control over the Xinjiang region. In tandem with its program of destruction, the Xinjiang government has used Uyghur heritage as a cultural resource to develop the tourism industry. Key religious sites are preserved as tourist attractions while the local people are excluded and unable to worship. Grassroots cultural activities are criminalized as forms of “religious extremism,” but the same culture is put on display for tourist groups in song-and-dance spectacles. Tourism initiatives are typically led by Chinese companies, and benefits to Uyghurs have been uneven. The growth of tourism facilitates the movement of Han Chinese into the region, both as short-term visitors and permanent settlers, and provides additional justification for the repressive securitization policies, which are deemed necessary to stabilize the region.

Mosques, Shrines, and the Transmission of Uyghur History

Numerous items of Uyghur religious heritage — mosques and shrines — are included on China’s own national and regional heritage lists. Although recognized heritage sites should be protected under national laws, thousands of mosques and shrines, including protected sites, have been fully or partly demolished since 2016. The destruction of these sites is not only about cleansing the landscape of religious architecture but also part of a deliberate policy of erasing Uyghur cultural memory.

Up until the 1950s, when Xinjiang was incorporated into the People’s Republic of China, religious institutions were central to social and economic life. In the early 1950s, the city of Kashgar alone had 12,918 mosques. The major festival mosques were the site of mass celebrations at the festivals of Eid and Qurban. Madrassas (religious schools) provided the main source of formal education for Uyghur boys. The most distinctive and significant aspect of religious life centered around the shrines — tombs of martyrs and saints — which were popular pilgrimage destinations and held their own festivals celebrating the saint.

he spread of Islam into this region started in the 10th century with the conversion of the rulers of the Turkic Qarakhanid dynasty and their conquest of neighboring Buddhist kingdoms. Sufi orders played an important role in the introduction of Islam. Sufi sheikhs were respected as community leaders and venerated for their spiritual powers in life as well as in death; the shrines of these historical leaders and saints became important sites of pilgrimage.

These saints and their shrines have played a crucial role in the culture and history of the region. Most of these shrines are not major architectural monuments. Some of the most important shrines are simple mud brick constructions, distinguished visually by the huge temporary structures made up of “spirit flags” brought by pilgrims and attached to the shrines or tied together in tall flag mountains.

Religious Revival and ‘Strike Hard’ Campaigns

In the wake of the Cultural Revolution and with the relaxing of controls on religious life, Uyghurs began to return to their faith, and new forms of piety began to permeate Uyghur society. These trends mirrored revival movements across post-Soviet Central Asia and Hui Muslim Chinese communities. During my visits to the region in the early 2000s, I saw many people returning to family traditions of prayer, fasting, and modest dress; sending their children to Qur’an school; and saving money to go on the hajj. An important aspect of the revival was the building or reconstruction of community mosques. Local communities and individual donors raised money to build impressive structures that reflected a renewed pride in the faith and new community confidence and prosperity.

Already by the 1990s, the Xinjiang authorities were viewing these developments with deep suspicion. A series of “strike hard” campaigns began to target religious life. Everyday practices, such as daily prayer and fasting, veiling, or growing beards, were criticized as antisocial. Activities central to Uyghur culture, including shrine pilgrimage and religious instruction of children, were designated “illegal religious activities.”

Soon after America’s announcement of a “Global War on Terror,” China began to adopt the rhetoric of religious extremism and terrorism to justify its security policies in the region. Activities previously designated “illegal religious activities” were now dubbed “religious extremism.” State media began to designate local incidences of violence as “terrorist incidents” although the specific reasons underlying local violence were more often to do with local power struggles, official corruption and police brutality.

In May 2014, the recently appointed President Xi called for the construction of “walls made of copper and steel” to defend Xinjiang against terrorism. Uyghurs’ passports were confiscated, ties with the outside world were cut off, a tight net of surveillance tracked their every movement, and construction began on the system of mass internment camps.

The ‘Mosque Rectification’ Campaign

Rather than targeting the small number of people who might reasonably be judged as vulnerable to radicalization and violent action, the anti-religious extremism campaign in Xinjiang targeted all expressions of Islamic faith, and it removed swaths of Islamic architecture from Uyghur towns. Beginning in 2016 the Xinjiang authorities demolished thousands of mosques under a “mosque rectification” campaign. Many were condemned on the grounds that they were unsafe structures that posed a safety threat for worshippers. Others had their distinctive architectural features, such as domes and minarets, removed as part of the campaign to “Sinicize” Islam.

Investigations published in 2019 have provided case-by-case evidence of the demolition or modification of over 100 Uyghur mosques and several shrines, using satellite imagery to verify each site. The campaign did not just target physical infrastructure: Rahile Dawut, a Uyghur academic who had dedicated her life to documenting the shrines, was detained shortly before the demolitions in November 2017, one among hundreds of disappeared intellectuals and cultural leaders. She remains in an internment camp at the time of this writing.

Many Uyghur cemeteries were also destroyed or relocated during this period. CNN has revealed that more than a hundred cemeteries have been destroyed since 2018. The extremely rapid program of removing human remains for reburial elsewhere (assuming relatives claim them) and bulldozing structures left local people (even if they were not incarcerated in the camps) scant time to reclaim the bones of their family members.

Important historical shrines have been destroyed along with the cemeteries. Khotan’s Sultanim Cemetery, for example, has a history of over 1,000 years. It contained the shrine of the Four Sultans, an important pilgrimage site, and many other significant figures in Khotan’s history were buried in this cemetery. In March 2020, disinterment notices appeared around the city of Khotan, warning that the cemetery would be demolished within three days. According to satellite images, the site was completely flattened by April 2019, and part of the cemetery appeared to be in use as a parking lot.

Although the authorities have tried to justify the destruction or relocation of cemeteries by the demands of urban development, these moves form part of the wider effort to disrupt communities and break the transmission of Uyghur culture. As explicitly stated by Xinjiang official Maisumujiang Maimuer on state media in 2018, the aim is to “break their lineage, break their roots, break their connections, and break their origins.” Such projects of development and securitization attempt to remodel the cultural landscape and to re-engineer the desires and actions of its inhabitants.

Staging Uyghur Heritage

Against this backdrop of destruction and erasure, China still maintains its position as UNESCO’s principal partner in its heritage programs. Heritage is used in several ways to mask the damage that is being inflicted on Uyghur culture. China’s approach to heritage preservation has often been criticized for selecting isolated monuments for their symbolic value and not so much preserving them as “staging” them for the tourist industry. The transformation of the city of Kashgar remains the most notorious of these projects of architectural staging.

A gradual process of destruction and reconstruction of Kashgar’s old city began in the 1990s and was completed in 2013. The key heritage site of Idgah Mosque was preserved, but other historical sites were destroyed along with large swaths of residential areas. The majority of its inhabitants were rehoused elsewhere, and just as an estimated 10% of the adult population was incarcerated in the camp system and their children committed to “orphanages.” The old city was reopened in the form of a largely depopulated tourist destination. Former mosques were repurposed as tourist bars, and tourists were welcomed by staged performances of another kind of Uyghur heritage: the Uyghur meshrep.

Ratified by UNESCO in 2010, meshrep are forms of community gathering practiced by Uyghurs, which include food, music and dance, joking, and an informal “court” to discuss community issues. They fit well with the 2003 Convention on Intangible Cultural Heritage, which aims to safeguard practices which are “essential for communities’ cultural identity,” emphasizing the importance of grassroots practice, and the key role of practitioners and communities in safeguarding initiatives.

In practice, the process of safeguarding meshrep in Xinjiang has seen its transformation from community gathering into staged song-and-dance spectacle. Since 2012, grassroots meshrep have fallen afoul of the criminalization of informal gatherings, and ordinary Uyghurs have been unable to organize their own meshrep. Instead, meshrep have become a cultural resource used to promote the tourism industry and deployed in soft diplomacy initiatives. Lavish shows like “China Dream on the Silk Road” and “Forever Meshrep” promote Xi’s policies on the international stage. Within the region, staged performances of Uyghur heritage present a vision of dancing young women, smiling and welcoming tourists under the surveillance cameras while a million of their fellows are incarcerated.

We have also seen meshrep deployed at the heart of the anti-religious extremism campaign. In 2014, local governments organized a “weekly meshrep to tackle extremism” campaign, which involved compulsory singing and dancing sessions for Uyghur villagers to “cure” them of the virus of Islam. China’s “safeguarding” of meshrep thus involves separating the practice from its community roots, and creating versions that promote repressive government campaigns. UNESCO ratification allows the Chinese government to present itself on the international stage as protecting Uyghur heritage, masking the reality that security policies severely hamper the practice and transmission of that heritage.

In spite of its own laws addressing the protection of cultural heritage, China has implemented unprecedented processes of cultural erasure in Xinjiang, with little redress or consequence. China has strongly refuted all criticism, conducted a campaign of harassment of Uyghur exiles who speak out, and orchestrated statements of support from its allies, including many majority Muslim countries that happen to be recipients of BRI development loans. U.S. government responses to the crisis, especially the Uyghur Human Rights Bill, are welcome in terms of the pressure they are bringing to bear on companies who profit from Uyghur forced labor. It is now time to prioritize the cultural sphere in the international response to the Xinjiang crisis, to ensure that China cannot continue to use international heritage conventions to whitewash its policies of cultural erasure.

Observers have long noted UNESCO’s apparent incapacity to counter or even protest abuses of the heritage system by state partners. International cultural organizations and national governments need to call on UNESCO to implement new review systems and mechanisms so that state parties to its conventions cannot pursue policies which amount to cultural genocide while enjoying UNESCO’s seal of approval for its “protection” of the same cultural heritage. China’s prominence in the international heritage regime means that it is all the more crucial that UNESCO should be seen to act.


In bilateral and multilateral exchanges, U.S. government bodies should raise private and public concerns about the deliberate destruction of built cultural heritage in Xinjiang.

U.S. cultural agencies should boycott Chinese cultural exchange programs relating to Xinjiang and the Silk Road.

U.S. government and civil society institutions should prioritize support for cultural preservation projects and documentation and translation of Uyghur cultural heritage.

The U.S. government should call on UNESCO to conduct an independent investigation of China’s approach to safeguarding Uyghur intangible heritage, and to withdraw its ratification of these items if China’s measures do not accord with the standards of the 2003 Convention.

The U.S. government should bring pressure to bear on UNESCO to:

– link its ratification of state projects to “safeguard cultural heritage” more tightly to human rights concerns

– develop and implement a review mechanism with a focus on the human rights aspects of safeguarding heritage

– introduce consequences for state parties to UNESCO conventions on heritage who fail to abide by international human rights instruments, particularly when those rights violations touch on the heritage items included on UNESCO’s lists

Dr. Rachel Harris is Professor of Ethnomusicology at SOAS, University of London. Dr. Harris’ research focuses on expressive and religious culture, heritage and state policy in China’s Muslim borderlands. Harris led the Leverhulme Research Project “Sounding Islam in China” (2014-2017) and now heads a British Academy Sustainable Development Project to revitalize Uyghur cultural heritage in the diaspora. Her new book Soundscapes of Uyghur Islam will be out in November 2020, and an edited volume Ethnographies of Islam in China will be published in Spring 2021.

Uyghur Mosque Ramadan Iftar Program

Salam Eleykum brothers and sisters,

During the blessed month of Ramadan 2019, Uyghur Mosque serves Iftar meals on every Friday and Saturday. All are welcome.

Location: 7370 Bramalea Road, Unit 4, Mississauga

Uyghur Muslims’ Plight: A Scholarly Talk

You are invited to a conference by professional Uyghur Scholars to increase awareness about GENOCIDE of Uyghurs.

Location: 270 Birmingham St, Etobicoke

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019

Time: 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Please follow the link below.