The largest annual gathering of Canadian Muslims is returning to Toronto this coming Christmas weekend. The Reviving the Islamic Spirit Convention will be held at the Metro Convention Centre after a two year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “BismAllah – We’re excited to announce RIS 2022: A Blessed Reunion
On Sunday January 30th, EnviroMuslims [https://enviromuslims.ca/] held the first installment of the Greening Canadian Mosques Webinar Series titled, “Take Action: Celebrating the Sustainability Success Stories of Canadian Mosques.” The webinar showcased three sustainability champions - Hashem Abdi of ISNA Canada (Mississauga), Nazih Qureshi of Akraam Jomaa Islamic Center
The first day of Ramadan 1442 (2021) is on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, insha’Allah, according to the Fiqh Council of North America. The Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) recognizes astronomical calculation as an acceptable Shar’i method for determining the beginning of Lunar months including the months of
Toronto area mosques are taking precautions as coronavirus fears grow with a major Islamic centre going so far as closing all its facilities and cancelling prayers and programs. The Islamic Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaat of Toronto [https://jaffari.org/] closed all three of its facilities on March 3 over COVID-19 concerns.
Today, Jane McMullan, Chair of the William Osler Health System (Osler) Board of Directors announced that long-time Osler physician and leader, Dr. Naveed Mohammad, has been named as the organization’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Mohammad has been with Osler since 1997, beginning as an emergency physician at
North America’s first gym for Muslim women was recently launched in Toronto. Sister Fit [https://sisterfitto.com/] is a community-based gym dedicated to combat arts, professional training, and achieving results. The gym caters specifically to women who want to train in the focused environment of a private gym. “Sister
By Muneeb Nasir (Remarks by Muneeb Nasir, President of the Olive Tree Foundation, at program entitled, ‘Indigenous And Muslim Traditional Healing Practices In A Modern Context’ on November 14 2019, at Victoria College, University of Toronto). The Olive Tree Foundation is pleased to be a sponsor of tonight’s program
The Catholic-Jewish-Muslim Student / Young Adult Dialogue [https://www.facebook.com/groups/muslim.catholic.sd/about/]group met on Wednesday, October 30 2019 at Masjid Toronto for an evening of learning and strengthening relationships among the faith communities. The discussion centered around the 5 pillars of Islam and how Muslims live
Toronto Imam Shaykh Imran Ally, the first Muslim chaplain of the Peel Regional Police (PRP), is the first PRP chaplain to achieve certification from the Canadian Police Chaplains Association and the first Imam and Muslim chaplain in Canada to receive this certification. “I am extremely grateful to PRP for giving
Halal Expo Canada 2019 [http://halalexpocanada.com/index.html], the first and only B2B event dedicated to the Halal Lifestyle industry in North America, was held in the City of Mississauga from October 8-9 at the International Center and drew attendees from across the continent. “Halal Expo Canada was conceived
he Canadian-Muslim Vote (TCMV [https://www.canadianmuslimvote.ca/]), a civic education organization, launched its “Muslim Vote Weekend” campaign on Friday, October 11, with Get Out the Vote sermons in over 100 mosques in six provinces and territories. “The Muslim Vote Weekend is one of the ways The Canadian-Muslim Vote is
Canada’s Muslims will celebrate the achievements of community members at the Annual Muslim Awards for Excellence [http://maxgala.com/] (MAX) Gala, on Saturday, October 5th at Toronto’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel. “This year’s Muslim Awards for Excellence Gala will explore, celebrate, and reflect on the impact words have had
Toronto Muslims raised $100,000 for anti-poverty initiatives across the city at an open-air Friday prayer service held at Nathan Phillips Square outside of City Hall this past Friday. “Thank you for joining us this year to support this front line of care,” Daniele Zanotti, President and CEO of United
By Muneeb Nasir* [Keynote address delivered at Islamic Foundation of Toronto 50th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, September 22, 2019] Over the past 50 years, all of you and your families have given of yourselves and dedicated your time, energies and resources in service to the Islamic Foundation. May Allah reward
By Muneeb Nasir [This is the fifth part in the series covering the history of the Islamic Foundation of Toronto, the first purpose built Islamic Centre to be established in Toronto. Many of the men, women and young people involved in the Islamic Foundation would become leaders and community activists
The Olive Tree Foundation is pleased to announce that it has awarded a grant to support the projects of the Ryerson Muslim Staff and Faculty Community Network [https://www.ryerson.ca/equity/community-networks-and-committees/muslim-faculty-and-staff-community-network/] that was formed in response to requests from the Ryerson community to support Muslims on campus.
Excitement is building for 16th Annual MuslimFest that will be held in Mississauga this weekend. The festival, the largest Muslim festival in North America, celebrates the best in Muslim arts and entertainment and will run from August 30 – September 1 at Celebration Square in Mississauga. “MuslimFest has become a must-attend
Toronto Muslims celebrated Eid al-Adha on Sunday with a colorful display of the community’s diversity at many large outdoor prayer services and festivals held across the city. “Today we are celebrating the great Festival of Sacrifice. We join the millions of pilgrims who have converged on the sacred sites.
Two outstanding Canadian Muslim high school students have been recognized with scholarships for their academic achievements and leadership abilities by the Olive Tree Foundation. Hshmat Sahak was awarded the Faisal Ali Academic Excellence Scholarship that is granted annually to a high school graduate who has excelled in academic studies. Amenak
North America’s largest halal food festival took place in Toronto this past weekend at the International Centre in Mississauga and attracted over 35,000 visitors from across the continent. “The Greater Toronto Area is home to the largest population of Muslims in Canada, making it the perfect destination,” noted
By Muneeb Nasir Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and over 75 elected officials and media personalities joined 1,000 guests to celebrate Eid Al-Fitr at a gala dinner in Toronto on Friday, June 21st hosted by The Canadian-Muslim Vote (TCMV), a non-partisan organization whose aim is to increase the participation
By Muneeb Nasir Canadian Muslims celebrated `Eid al-Fitr on Tuesday, June 4 2019, with community prayer gatherings and festivals in cities across the country to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. In Ottawa, the national capital of Canada, the Muslim Association of Canada held the ‘Eid