Journey of the Midnight Sun
Aliya Ghare (Illustration)
Hardback, 32 pages
This is the true story of the journey of the Midnight Sun Mosque.
In 2010 the Zubaidah Tallab Foundation, a Winnipeg-based charity, raised funds to build and ship a mosque to Inuvik, one of the most northern towns in Canada’s Arctic. A small but growing Muslim community there had been using a cramped trailer for their prayers, but there just wasn't enough space. The mosque travelled over 4,000 kilometers on a journey fraught with poor weather, incomplete bridges, narrow roads, low traffic wires and a deadline to get on the last barge heading up the Mackenzie River before the first winter freeze. But it made it just in time and is now one of the most northern mosques in the world.