By Muneeb Nasir
Canada’s largest Muslim convention concluded on a high note Sunday evening in Toronto with praise for the group of youths who organized the event.
“I congratulate you for the highest attended RIS (Reviving the Islamic Spirit Convention) in history,” Dr. Tareq Al-Suwaidan, a popular educator and TV personality in the Arab countries, told the delegates.
The event, which was started seven years ago by youths after 9/11, has grown to be the largest Muslim gathering in Canada and has the unique distinction of being run entirely by youth volunteers.
“Over 15,000 people attended and this number exceeded our expectations,” Nadir Shirazi, the event’s Press Secretary, told IQRA.
“There was a real sense of purpose and energy this year due to the high caliber of speakers and presentations,” Shirazi said.