STATEMENT FROM: Canadian Muslim COVID-19 Task Force December 17, 2020 | Jumada Al-Awwal 2, 1442 AH Bismillah hirRahman nirRaheem In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.Abundant Peace, Blessings and Salutations upon the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ Introduction to Vaccines Over the last 200 years, vaccines have eliminated
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
The Olive Tree Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of its annual scholarships. The Mohamed and Opheera Nasir Scholarship has been awarded to Attaur Rahman, a graduate of Jarvis Collegiate Institute, who will be attending the University of Toronto, Mississauga in Social Sciences. Attaur is an active volunteer in
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
By Muneeb Nasir Toronto’s Jami Mosque commemorated its 50th anniversary on Saturday, 28th December and members came from far and wide to celebrate and reminisce about this iconic Muslim institution and to share memories. “This masjid is a very Canadian masjid,” said Haroon Siddiqui, Toronto Star’s editorial page
(ADOPTED BY MEMBERS OF THE FIQH COUNCIL OF NORTH OF AMERICA* DURING THE ANNUAL GATHERING OF THE ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA IN HOUSTON, TEXAS USA AUGUST 30-SEPETEMBER 1, 2019) We recognize and re-affirm the scholarly work regarding the issues of Islam and the Environment which are found in existing
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
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
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
North America’s largest halal food festival took place in Toronto this past weekend at the International Centre in Mississauga and attracted over 35,000 visitors from across the continent. “The Greater Toronto Area is home to the largest population of Muslims in Canada, making it the perfect destination,” noted