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.
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.
Muslims are an integral part of Canada and they should be sharing their history with other Canadians, according to historian Dr. Abdullah Hakim Quick. Dr. Quick was speaking on Saturday, October 6th at the inaugural event of a month-long series to mark Islamic History Month held at the Islamic Institute
A prominent educator and public speaker advised Toronto Muslims that in difficult times to always take care of their spiritual life and maintain their connection with Allah. “You cannot allow the discrimination and oppression done against you to consume you,” Ustadha Ieasha Prime told an audience at the Islamic Institute
Indigenous, Muslim and Jewish communities engaged in an inspirational evening of dialogue, storytelling and performances at Congregation Darchei Naom on Wednesday night to mark World Interfaith Harmony Week. The program themed, “Our Home, Our Stories: Indigenous, Muslim and Jewish Communities in Dialogue”, featured presentations, readings and performances by Whabagoon, a
On Sunday morning, Muslims took part in the inaugural National Day of Prayer and Mindfulness that was called for by Indigenous Elders to pray for unity, understanding and a peaceful resolution of issues facing Indigenous people and settlers in the land. At two major Islamic Centres in the Greater Toronto
(March 6, 2015) – Three Muslim schools in the Greater Toronto Area scored perfect marks in the Fraser Institute’s annual ranking of Ontario elementary schools. This Report Card on Ontario’s Elementary Schools 2015, ranks 3,037 public and Catholic schools, and a small number of private schools, based on
Brad Duguid, Ontario’s Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure (February 17, 2015) – Scarborough Muslims celebrated Family Day on Monday by raising funds to purchase vital signs monitors for Rouge Valley Centenary Hospital. Donors rose to the challenge by raising over $25,000 at an event held
(October 29, 2014) – Canadian Muslims are eager to reconnect with nature and learn more about environmental issues, according to environmentalist, Muaz Nasir. “There is a real desire within the Muslim community, especially among the youth, to reconnect with nature and learn more about the natural environment around us,” he told
Mosque One documentary screening at IIT (October 20, 2014) – October is Islamic History Month in Canada (IHMC) and community groups across Toronto are showcasing Muslim contributions to the world. “Bridge-building with understanding is one of the goals of IHMC,” states the IHMC website. “More importantly, at a time when Muslim
(June 13, 2014) – The Muneeba Centre will offer support programs and respite services for people with disabilities a fund raising dinner in Scarborough was told on June 7. The fund-raiser was organized by the Canadian Association for Muslims with Disabilities (CAM-D), Ansar Financial and the Islamic Institute of
(May 25, 2014) – On May 8th, delegates to the Canadian Labour Congress convention in Montreal elected Hassan Yussuff as President in a contested election. Yussuff defeated incumbent Ken Georgetti, who has been CLC President since 1999. The Canadian Labour Congress represents the interests of more than three million affiliated
Greater Toronto Area Muslims came out on Sunday to take part in a national environmental program, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, joining with other citizens who are seeking to reduce the harmful effects of litter on fragile aquatic ecosystems and their surrounding shoreline environments. “Shoreline cleanups are important because they