MEDIA RELEASE: After a two-year COVID-19-induced hiatus, the Muslim festival of the year is back. MuslimFest is an annual cultural festival celebrating the diversity of the Muslim tradition. The must-attend summer event is a flutter of excitement. MuslimFest showcases a range of art, musical, theatrical, and comedic performances, as well
Celebrating Muslim pioneers and change-makers, the International Muslim History Month (IMHM) [https://linktr.ee/muslimhistorymonth] has returned for the second year this month to celebrate Muslim accomplishments throughout history and confront Islamophobia globally through education. Established by the New York-based World Hijab Day organization in 2021, the successful initiative aims
Travelling Home: Essays on Islam in Europe [https://www.amazon.ca/Travelling-Home-Essays-Islam-Europe/dp/1872038204] by Abdal Hakim Murad is a forceful study of Islamophobia in Europe, considering survival strategies for Muslims on the basis of Qur’an, Hadith, and the Islamic theological, legal and spiritual legacy. How should we react
The documentary The Last Shelter [https://mailtrack.io/trace/link/6f01c2af71df726c41615b43bb65685fa5452335?notrack=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fhotdocs.ca%2Fwhats-on%2Ffilms%2Flast-shelter&userId=1139098&signature=40f40da07149acbd] , will be screening at the 19th Annual Human Rights Watch Canada Film Festival [https://mailtrack.io/trace/link/b7e0edbe678bec5fb511a6a320f96206e1b9d804?notrack=1&url=https%3A%
Canada Post issued a stamp on April 12 marking Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, the two most important festivals in the Islamic calendar. This nondenominated permanent-rate (currently 92¢) Eid stamp is sold in booklets of six. The stamp shows an illuminated Eid lantern with light pouring out from pierced designs.
A bilingual art anthology, Ottawa Inshallah, that features local Muslim artists was released during an online event on October, 21. The anthology, a collaboration between local artist Aquil Virani and the Silk Road Institute [https://www.silkroadinstitute.ca/], features contributions from 19 artists who dream of a better future. Aquil
In celebration of International Women’s Day,Coalition of Muslim Women of KW (CMW) [https://cmw-kw.org/] has launched the Muslimah Stories Project sharing the stories of a cross-section of the incredible women who have established and nurtured CMW over the years. http://muslimahstories.ca/ [http://muslimahstories.ca/?fbclid=IwAR3DKkzYsNrUSKlatwfhSwrEaVQ5Hz2zgATPmQEuc8Qr6LThTum4NRy7yTY]
Book Review: The Art and Technique of the Friday Khutbah Dr Munir El-Kassem. Compass Books 2021 Launching a book about how to give a khutbah during the COVID-19 lockdown, when masajids are closed or having severely curtailed jummuahs, is an irony and an extra challenge. Perhaps, as someone consoled me,
Canada is set to celebrate Islamic History Month throughout October with a special focus on the resilience and achievements of Black Muslims. “Being part of the community which has been affected by the impact of racism on the Black community, Islamic History Month Canada (IHMC) Board believes it is important
By Muneeb Nasir Islamic History Month in Canada is a chance for Canadians and Muslim youth to understand the diversity of Canadian culture, according to historian and Muslim scholar Dr. Abdullah Hakim Quick. Dr. Quick was speaking on Saturday, October 5th at the inaugural event of a month-long series to
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
The history of Bosnia-Herzegovina is one of a people who deeply cherish diversity, author Irfan Mirza told a capacity audience at an Islamic Heritage Month celebration of Bosnian Muslim history held at the Islamic Institute of Toronto on Saturday, October 13th. “Diversity works, diversity is successful because of common purpose.
Canada is celebrating Islamic History Month (IHMC) in October and the government is encouraging Canadians to partake in activities across the country to build greater understanding of Muslims. “Today marks the beginning of Canadian Islamic History Month,” said the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, in a
TORONTO – MuslimFest [http://muslimfest.com/], the 15th annual arts and entertainment festival, returns to the Greater Toronto Area this weekend. The festival will run from August 31 – September 2 at Celebration Square in Mississauga and it will be a weekend of love, laughter, food, and entertainment for people of all
Halal Food Fest Toronto, the largest halal food festival in North America returns for its sixth consecutive year on Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15, 2018 at The International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. “The Muslim population in Canada is the fastest-growing religious group and the needs of this market
MuslimFest, the largest Muslim festival in North America, returns to Mississauga Celebration Square in suburban Toronto this weekend and over 30,000 visitors are expected to take part in the occasion. “The festival is a unique cultural fusion that combines Islamic traditions and Canadian culture, enjoyed by attendees from different