Pope Francis, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew recently issued a joint statement calling for action to address climate change and social inequity. In "A Joint Message for the Protection of Creation," the religious leaders have asked Christians to pray that world leaders at the United
Arson and vandalism at houses of worship. Bullying at schools and harassment at the grocery store. Political scapegoating and institutionalized discrimination. Muslims in the United States--and beyond--have faced Islamophobia in a range of forms. Jordan Denari Duffner in her ground-breaking book, ‘Islamophobia: What Christians Should Know (and Do) about Anti-Muslim
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 [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
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
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
By Muneeb Nasir Ramadan is a month for strengthening the spiritual bonds of Muslim-Christian friendship according to a message brought by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto to an Iftar gathering held in Toronto on Thursday, 23 May. “The month of Ramadan with its dedication to fasting, prayer and almsgiving,
By Muneeb Nasir (MISSISSAUGA, ON) – The Anatolia Islamic Centre in Mississauga, Ontario hosted a multi-faith Iftar dinner on May 22, 2019 and local faith leaders joined the congregation to break the fast. This was the third year that the Mississauga mosque hosted the multi-faith gathering themed ‘Taste of Ramadan.
The central mosque in Toronto, Masjid Toronto, held its first Ramadan Interfaith Iftar on Wednesday, May 15th and leaders of neighborhood churches and synagogues, as well as other religious leaders, joined the congregation to break the fast. “Ramadan Mubarak everyone! It’s a pleasure to have with us tonight, our