Places of worship are requiring their faith leaders, staff and volunteers to offer proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. “We require all of our staff to be fully vaccinated,” said Dr. El-Tantawy Attia, Manager of Masjid Toronto. “At the moment, we are not asking for proof of vaccination
A YouTube animated song channel for kids, Jamil and Jamila [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYhKpcHVkvZv4fPmkqg6W7g/featured], was launched in Toronto on Sunday, October 6th by Nayla Media at a special event held at the Islamic Institute of Toronto. “The purpose of the Jamil and Jamila channel is to spread
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
[http://127.0.0.1/wp/2015/toronto-eid-carnival-to-support-syrian-relief/eid-carnival/] (July 23, 2015) – An Eid Carnival and soccer tournament will be held at the Islamic Institute of Toronto on Sunday, July 26 in aid of Syrian refugees. “We need your help to continue and increase our efforts to support the thousands
[http://127.0.0.1/wp/2015/eid-message-to-canadian-muslims/eid-iit-july-17-2015/] [Transcript of Eidul Fitr Khutba (sermon) delivered by Shaikh Ahmad Kutty at the Islamic Institute of Toronto on Friday, July 17th, 2015]. Brothers and Sisters, All praises to Allah for His countless blessings. I thank Him for gift of life, faith,
[http://127.0.0.1/wp/2015/3-muslim-schools-get-perfect-marks-in-fraser-institute-ranking/islamicfoundationoftoronto/] (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 [http://www.fraserinstitute.org/research-news/display.aspx?
[http://127.0.0.1/wp/2015/scarborough-muslims-celebrate-family-day-supporting-hospital/brad-duguid/] 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
[http://127.0.0.1/wp/2014/christianne-boudreaus-visit-to-toronto-left-us-inspired/iit-seminar/] IIT Seminar on “Extremism and Radicalization in Canada”By Anela Jadunandan (December 4, 2014) – I had the distinct pleasure of spending last weekend with Christianne (Chris) Boudreau, the mother of Damian Clairmont who was killed in January 2014, fighting for ISIS
[http://127.0.0.1/wp/2014/growing-interest-in-environment-among-canadian-muslims/iit-hike-1/] (October 29, 2014) – Canadian Muslims are eager to reconnect with nature and learn more about environmental issues, according to environmentalist, Muaz Nasir [http://www.greenprophet.com/2012/10/muaz-nasir-interview/]. “There is a real desire within the Muslim community, especially among the
[http://127.0.0.1/wp/2014/toronto-celebrates-islamic-history-month/iit-ihmc-audience/] 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
[http://127.0.0.1/wp/2014/ramadan-food-drive-supports-womens-shelter/food-drive-2/] (July 7, 2014) – The Islamic Institute of Toronto’s [http://islam.ca/] (IIT) Youth Council and the Muslims for White Ribbon Campaign [http://muslimsforwhiteribbon.com/] have launched a Ramadan food drive in support of a women’s shelter. “Ramadan is a
[http://127.0.0.1/wp/2014/muneeba-centre-gains-support-in-scarborough/camd5/] (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)
[http://127.0.0.1/wp/2014/hassan-yussuff-new-president-of-canadian-labour-congress/2012_iso_hassan_yussuff_clc/] (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
[http://127.0.0.1/wp/2012/malaysian-exchange-student-falls-in-love-with-canada/20121021-img_6941/] By Nor Katrina Anis Binti Ahmad Ghani ‘Tak kenal maka tak cinta’ (you will never fall in love with someone until you get to know him). Some might associate this Malay saying with love among people, but for me it
[http://127.0.0.1/wp/2012/toronto-mu%c2%ad%c2%ad%c2%ad%c2%adslims-join-national-environmental-cleanup/img_5158-2/] Greater Toronto Area Muslims came out on Sunday to take part in a national environmental program, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup [http://www.shorelinecleanup.ca/], joining with other citizens who are seeking