MEDIA RELEASE: After a two-year COVID-19-induced hiatus, the Muslim festival of the year is back. MuslimFest is an annual cultural festival celebrating the diversity of the Muslim tradition. The must-attend summer event is a flutter of excitement. MuslimFest showcases a range of art, musical, theatrical, and comedic performances, as well
Edmonton SafeWalk, a new program by Sisters Dialogue, was launched on Saturday at Bannerman Community League to offer a buddy system for Muslim women, especially Black women, when they are walking around or running errands in the city. "The idea that people are safer in numbers and on walking together,
The Muslim community in Newfoundland and Labrador is expressing concern following the physical assault on two visibly Muslim teenagers in May 2022. “While racism and Islamophobia are certainly not as prominent in Newfoundland and Labrador as they are in the rest of Canada, the local incidents of the last few
By Muneeb Nasir Trust is what makes our lives and relationships meaningful and rewarding and, as we have learnt during the pandemic, make us safe. Damien Cave, New York Times bureau chief in Sydney, Australia, wrote in a recent article [https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/15/world/australia/covid-deaths.
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The Canadian-Muslim Vote (TCMV) [https://www.canadianmuslimvote.ca/] launched its Get Out The Vote (GOTV) Campaign for the 2022 Ontario Election on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at its Oakville office on 2650 Bristol Circle. TCMV estimates there are about 500,000 Ontario Muslim voters to mobilize this election, based on
The Top 100 Influential Muslims in Canada Award [https://www.thinkforactions.com/influential-muslims-award] has been launched by Think for Actions, a Calgary based organization, in order to recognize leaders in the Muslim community. “We have created The Top 100 Influential Muslims in Canada Award in order to recognize leaders in
Across the country, Canadian Muslim celebrated Eid Al-Fitr on Monday, May 2, 2022. Ottawa, ONToronto - Denton ParkCalgary, ABHalifax, NSHamilton, ONRegina, SK Montreal, QCVancouver, BCScarborough, ONMississauga, ONRegina, SKWinnipeg, MB Toronto - Regent ParkBarrie, ONWindsor, ONYellowknife, NTMississauga, ON Kingston, ONToronto - CNE
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Eid al-Fitr: “Tonight at sunset, Muslims in Canada and around the world will celebrate Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. “After a month of fasting, charity, and spiritual reflection, Eid al-Fitr is a
`Eid Al-Fitr will be on Monday, May 2, according to the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA), citing astronomical calculations. "The Islamic calendar adopted by Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) is based on calculations with Ittihadul-Mataali’ concept for the sake of global unity," said FCNA in a statement. "FCNA
Halifax Ummah Mosque and Community Center hosted provincial and federal leaders, including the province's Lieutenant Governor and Premier, and a federal minister and other dignitaries at an Iftar. "We had the pleasure of hosting many leaders and friends at the Annual Ramadan Iftar at Ummah Mosque and Community Center in
Canada Post issued a stamp on April 12 marking Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, the two most important festivals in the Islamic calendar. This nondenominated permanent-rate (currently 92¢) Eid stamp is sold in booklets of six. The stamp shows an illuminated Eid lantern with light pouring out from pierced designs.
Muslims across the world will commemorate Earth Day on Friday, April 22, 2022 with the Green Khutbah Campaign [http://www.khaleafa.com/green-khutbah-campaign] as religious leaders deliver a sermon to raise awareness on the environmental challenges facing humanity. “We are encouraging mosques, schools, universities and Islamic Institutions to devote their
The Muslim Association of Canada (MAC), one of Canada's largest Muslim organizations, has launched a court application that alleges both systemic Islamophobia in CRA practices and the specific infringement of MAC's Charter rights by a Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) audit. MAC is a Canadian faith-based charitable organization that aims to
The federal budget released yesterday proposes to provide $4 million in 2022-23 to the Department of Canadian Heritage to help support the Muslims in Canada Archive (MiCA). “This funding will allow the Archive to continue its work with national archival and Muslim community organizations to acquire, organize, preserve, and make
Project Ramadan [https://projectramadan.com/] is inviting Canadians to come together and fast alongside Muslims on April 23rd to show support for those individuals who face food insecurities on a regular basis. The Fast Against Hunger [https://projectramadan.com/fast-against-hunger/] campaign is an initiative created by Project Ramadan in response