What is Islam Awareness Week?

Islam Awareness Week (IAW) is a week-long event held annually at Carleton University along with numerous other institutions across Canada.

The goal of IAW is to address misconceptions and stereotypes, while raising awareness of the beliefs and values pertaining to Islam in a collaborative and positive way.

IAW will approach this objective through an open dialogue with visitors at the event, a dialogue that provides basic facts and insight into Islam and its believers. Overall, the goal is to achieve a greater understanding between IAW volunteers and visitors through open communication and greater appreciation of one another.

Missed An IAW Event? We Have You Covered!

1. IAW Information Session (10th Nov 2017) – Slides: View Slides – Video: Watch the full Info Session here

2. IAW General Meeting (13th Jan 2018) – Slides: View Slides – Video: Watch the full General Meeting here

3. IAW Training: Seminar 1 (20th Jan 2018) – Slides: Core Beliefs, Muslim Identity – Video: Watch the Training Seminar #1 here

4. IAW Training: Seminar 2 (3rd Feb 2018) – Slides: Lessons from Prophet Ibrahim (AS), Predestiny or free will – Complimentary or Contradictory – Video: Watch the Training Seminar #2 here

5. IAW Training: Seminar 3 (3rd March 2018) – Slides: Art of Communication – Video: Watch the Training Seminar #3 here

Important Dates

March 21, 2018 – POST-IAW Event: The Trustworthy or Unworthy? The Living Miracle of the Qur’an. View Event Page

Location: Southam Hall 520 – 6-8:30 PM

March 20, 2018 – POST-IAW Event: Conversations: Revert Stories.

Location: Southam Hall 518 – 6-8 PM

March 10, 2018 – Mock IAW

Location: University Centre Atrium – 1-5 PM

IAW Volunteer Handout

This document was prepared by a team of dedicated CU-MSA-IAW volunteers, for the purpose of identifying the most common questions during IAW and listing pointers that should guide the potential answer to each of these questions.

Click here to read the IAW Volunteer Handout.

Are you ready for IAW ’18?


Take Action – Be a part of this year’s IAW Family!


Meet The IAW ’18 Coordinators

Asma Hassan
IAW 2018 Coordinator

Omar Khan
IAW 2018 Coordinator