Organization of North American Shia Ithna-Ashari Muslim Communities

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Established in 1986 and comprises primarily the Twelver Khoja Muslim communities in Canada and the United States. The majority of the membership is immigrants who arrived from East Africa since the 1960s. The total membership (2002) includes eleven communities with some five thousand members. The mission statement includes promotion of the religious, educational, social, and economic uplift of the Shii community.

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