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.
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