Huma Mir is just one of thousands of Muslims from all over the world who are coming to Canada's largest and longest-running Islamic convention.
Mir came all the way from the U.K. to visit her cousins. She says she's seen the convention on television and is curious to see it for herself.
"I thought, 'Why not come here and witness this historical moment?'" she told CBC Toronto.
The Jalsa Salana convention, which will open Friday and wrap up Sunday at the International Centre in Mississauga, has been held in the Toronto area for 42 years.
It grew from having 1,000 attendees in 1976 to over 20,000 last year, according to Khan Malik, national president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at of Canada.