About the Manitoba Islamic Association

The Manitoba Islamic Association (MIA) traces its roots to the late fifties and early sixties of the 20th century, when Muslim immigrants to Manitoba came together to worship, learn and socialize. MIA was officially incorporated in 1969 and has grown from its humble beginnings to being the oldest and largest membership-based Islamic organization in Manitoba.

The MIA owns and operates the historic first mosque in Manitoba, located in old St. Vital and a modern mosque and community center, referred to as the Manitoba Grand Mosque, on Waverley Street. The MIA facilitates for Muslims in Winnipeg the opportunity to practice their faith. In addition to religious services, the MIA offers the community educational programs for children and families, charitable assistance to those in need and social and cultural programs.  We help our community members thrive as Muslims in Canada. The MIA is governed by an elected seven-member Executive Council.

Executive Council 2018-2020

Name Position
Dr. Ehab El-Salakawy President
Salman Qureshi Vice President 1
Dr. Cheikh Moulaye Vice President 2
Ferdose Sheikheldin Secretary
Salman Idris Treasurer
Ahmed Abdelghany Executive Member
Raza Hameed Executive Member

EC Portfolio and Responsibilities

 Dr. Ehab El-SalakawySalman QureshiDr. Cheikh MoulayeFerdose SheikheldinSalman IdrisAhmed AbdelghanyRaza Hameed
Areas of Responsibility/ PortfoliosMIA LegalFacilities/HRReligious Affairs (Imams, Qari, etc.)MembershipFinance, Accounting, Funding (Donations)Education, Funeral (Cemetary)Marketing (Social Media, website, MIA Communication)
Staff ReportsCaretakers/Office AdminImamsTaj (Al-Noor Principal)
Committees/ ProgramsPublic Relations, Media Relations, Spokesperson


Liason to ECC and Elders Council

Speaker Series

IT Committee

Capital Projects

Land Development
Al Fajr School

Daily Quran Classes

Khutbah Committee






Events Committee (Eid Festival, Banquet, Open Houses, etc.)

Newcomers (Converts)

Childcare (Babysitting)

Senior Needs (Seniors)

MB Muslim Magazine
Counseling (Social Services) - Marriage, Young Adults, Mental Health


Job Shop

Refugee Support

New Immigrants

Credit Counseling

Auditing Committee


Youth Wing

Volunteer Management

Pioneer Mosque

Work in ProgressSports field