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.
By Muneeb Nasir Canadian Muslims, as all Muslims throughout the world, are grappling with the catastrophic changes on their personal as well as their religious life brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Mosques, Islamic Centres and religious schools have been closed since mid-March and all communal services have been suspended.
By Muneeb Nasir (Remarks by Muneeb Nasir, President of the Olive Tree Foundation, at program entitled, ‘Indigenous And Muslim Traditional Healing Practices In A Modern Context’ on November 14 2019, at Victoria College, University of Toronto). The Olive Tree Foundation is pleased to be a sponsor of tonight’s program
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 Sanaa Ali-Mohammed It’s been a little over two years since the terrorist attack on the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec. Since then, many Muslim communities have been making efforts to heal. Healing has been hindered by the fact that, across Ontario, and globally, it feels like our communities
We, collectively, represent the principal investigators, research teams and stakeholder groups behind several distinct basic income experiments underway in Finland, Scotland, the Netherlands, the USA, Spain, Kenya and India. We profoundly regret that you chose to cancel the Ontario Basic Income Guarantee Experiment prematurely. Each of our experimental designs is
By Rabia Khedr CEO DEEN Support Services [Disability Empowerment Equaality Network] It is 2018, 25 years after Rafia founded ERDCO (Ethno-Racial People with Disabilities Coalition of Ontario), an organization dedicated to addressing barriers faced by racialized people with disabilities. In March, in the week in which she hosted a conference
By Muneeb Nasir Seeking forgiveness and repentance are essential practices of a believer in God. The principles and pre-requisites for repentance that we practice to redress violations of the rights of God and against someone else are important principles. These principles that include truth telling (sincerely acknowledging wrongdoings and having
The Canadian Council of Imams has issued an advisory to Imams concerning the Friday sermon and the religious services. “The Canadian Council of Imams (CCI) hereby reminds all congregation leaders and imams, at all facilities of worship, whether permanent or temporary, to uphold the integrity of our faith and responsibility
October 31, 2016 SENT VIA EMAIL Honourable Mitzie Hunter Minister of Education Ministry of Education 22nd Floor, Mowat Block 900 Bay Street Toronto, Ontario M7A 1L2 Email: email@example.com; — and — Honourable Indira Naidoo-Harris Associate Minister of Education Ministry of Education 22nd Floor, Mowat Block 900 Bay
By Faisal Kutty Over the next few weeks, rights groups, lawyers, activists, experts and concerned individuals will all weigh in on how to achieve a National Security framework upholding both security and rights. The problems with the existing framework are too many to canvass here, but there are a few
By Tariq Ramadan As Muslim scholar, I am deeply troubled by the unlawful and unjust detention of professor Homa Hoodfar, an Iranian-Canadian scholar who was detained in March while visiting friends and family in Iran. Members of the Revolutionary Guard raided her home, confiscated her personal belongings and passports, summoned
By Faisal Kutty Citius. Altius. Fortius. Can’t go wrong with the Olympic motto of striving to be faster, higher and stronger. Unfortunately, international sporting events also have an ugly side, one too often hidden using repression and public relations budgets. Years ago on a visit to India, I came