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
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.
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 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
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
By Muneeb Nasir Canadian Muslims, as all Muslims throughout the world, are grappling with the catastrophic changes on their personal as well as their religious life brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Mosques, Islamic Centres and religious schools have been closed since mid-March and all communal services have been suspended.
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
Canada’s Muslims will celebrate the achievements of community members at the Annual Muslim Awards for Excellence (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 on communities throughout
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
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