In celebration of International Women’s Day, Coalition of Muslim Women of KW (CMW) has launched the Muslimah Stories Project sharing the stories of a cross-section of the incredible women who have established and nurtured CMW over the years. http://muslimahstories.ca/ About Muslimah Stories Project The year of
On 11 March, grassroots people of diverse religions are coming together around the world for the biggest-ever faith-based global day of action to sound the alarm for climate justice. A global, multi-faith coalition of established and emerging climate leaders in faith communities – across 14 countries – has come together to
Four years ago, an act of terror took the lives of six people at the Grand Mosque in Quebec City and seriously injured 19 others. Ibrahima Barry, Mamadou Tanou Barry, Khaled Belkacemi, Abdelkrim Hassane, Azzeddine Soufiane, Aboubaker Thabti were fathers, husbands, loved ones, colleagues and Muslims. Their deaths were
By Muneeb Nasir — Since the turn of the 21st century, Toronto’s dynamic Muslim community has spawned homegrown organizations committed to Muslim participation and integration into mainstream society — Toronto’s Muslim community has been a leader in North America when it comes to forging an integrated Muslim identity.
The Olive Tree Foundation has announced that a grant has been awarded to Urban Alliance on Race Relations and Black Muslim Initiative for the project, “Black Muslims: A study into our lived experiences.” The project will obtain critical survey data from members of the Black Muslim community with respect to
By Muneeb Nasir Islamic History Month in Canada is a chance for Canadians and Muslim youth to understand the diversity of Canadian culture, according to historian and Muslim scholar Dr. Abdullah Hakim Quick. Dr. Quick was speaking on Saturday, October 5th at the inaugural event of a month-long series to
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
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