Murals to be source of inspiration for Whitehorse Muslim community


Israr Ahmed calls the creation of the Yukon’s first mosque in 2018 a “beautiful metamorphosis” from a storage facility.

Ahmed, who moved to Whitehorse from India two and a half years ago, did not witness the metamorphosis himself, but as the current president of the Yukon Muslim Association he is doing his part to assist in the continuous evolution of both the space and the community.

This past week, the association brought an artist from Windsor, Ont., to turn the mosque’s plain, gray walls into a source of inspiration for the community.

Artist Salwa Najb arrived in Whitehorse on Feb. 21 with her assistant, Ahsia Aghbari, and the two women spent a week painting multiple, elaborate pieces of

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