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
By Muneeb Nasir — Since the turn of the 21st century, Toronto’s dynamic Muslim community has spawned homegrown organizations committed to Muslim participation and integration into mainstream society — Toronto’s Muslim community has been a leader in North America when it comes to forging an integrated Muslim identity.
ISNA-IDB Education Trust (IET) Canada Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Scholarship Program invites applications for award of merit scholarships for the year 2021-2022. The amount of scholarship this year is $10,500 over the two semesters of a bachelor’s degree program of studies at a recognized university in Canada. Fields
DEEN Support Services released a study last week that explores the needs of Muslims with disabilities and identifies critical gaps faced by these individuals. The ‘Count Us In: Muslims with Disabilities and their Families in Canada’ study was funded by the Olive Tree Foundation and is aimed at continuing
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met on Thursday with religious leaders to thank them for their contributions during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Today, I met with leaders of faith groups from across the country,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “They spoke about all that they’ve been doing during the pandemic
Well-known Toronto labour organizer and community advocate, Mohammed Hashim, has been appointed as the new Executive Director of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation. Minister of Canadian Heritage, Steven Guilbeault in making the announcement today says that the appointment is for a five-year term, beginning October 13, 2020.
Pioneering Canadian Muslim leader, Khadija Haffajee has passed way in Ottawa and was buried on Friday. Khadija Haffajee, originally from South Africa, was an educator and community activist in Ottawa, Canada and across Canada. Ms. Haffajee was also a member of the Board of Directors for the National Council of
A major global online conference on disability and Islam is set to take place on August 18th and it will bring together service providers, academics, Islamic scholars and individuals living with disability from around the world to address the theme, ‘Towards Understanding Disability in Islam.’ “The goal of this conference
Canadian politician Kaleed Rasheed is leading the way in bridge-building by facilitating platforms for engagement between citizens and the provincial government of Ontario. “Politics, for me, is not a career but a public service,” Rasheed said. “I was involved with politics at a grassroots level even while I was
Canadian Muslims are set to celebrate a very subdued Eid al-Adha on Friday, July 31 with restricted Eid prayers and family gatherings due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic threat. “As we gradually and safely transition back to a new normal through the pandemic, Muslim Association of Canada (MAC) is working
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named business owner and philanthropist Salma Lakhani as the province of Alberta’s new lieutenant-governor. When she formally takes over the role, Lakhani will become Canada’s first Muslim lieutenant-governor. Salma Lakhani is a long-time resident of Edmonton, and a distinguished community advocate with
A Muslim TV channel has been launched in North America by Sound Vision, a Chicago-based non-profit that is well known for its media productions and public relations work. “Given the dire need for a genuine, mainstream Muslim channel and the opportunity that the pandemic lockdown recently presented, propelled the
The following document is being provided as a guide to Canadian mosques preparing to re-open once restrictions on attendance at faith institutions are eased up by provinces. (Please keep up to date on all government and public health directives and guidelines in your province). It was prepared using the procedures