The first day of Ramadan 1442 (2021) is on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, insha’Allah, according to the Fiqh Council of North America. The Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) recognizes astronomical calculation as an acceptable Shar’i method for determining the beginning of Lunar months including the months of
The Green Khutbah Campaign is set to take place on Friday, April 16th, 2021 (Inshaa’ Allah). The Green Khutbah Campaign has been going strong for eight years (alhamdulillah!) and aims to mobilize Muslims to become better and more responsible stewards of the environment. Stay tuned for more information about this
Emmanuel College’s Centre for Religion and Its Contexts, in partnership with the Journal of Muslim Philanthropy and Civil Society, is hosting theMuslim Philanthropy in a Canadian Context Symposium [https://www.emmanuel.utoronto.ca/the-centre-for-religion-and-its-contexts/muslim-philanthropy-in-a-canadian-context/] on Saturday, March 27, 10:30 a.m.–4 p.m. EDT. This symposium
In celebration of International Women’s Day,Coalition of Muslim Women of KW (CMW) [https://cmw-kw.org/] 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/ [http://muslimahstories.ca/?fbclid=IwAR3DKkzYsNrUSKlatwfhSwrEaVQ5Hz2zgATPmQEuc8Qr6LThTum4NRy7yTY]
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 create
The Scarborough Muslim Community pledged to raise $100,000 in 2021 to support the Scarborough Hospital Network (SHN) at a recent virtual Family Day event held on Februrary 15th. “The hospitals have been facing significant challenges in managing the COVID-19 pandemic response,” says Asad Chowdhury, coordinator of the fund-rasing committee.
Mississauga resident Ahmad Attia was elected as Chair of the Peel Police Services Board at its January Board meeting. At the same meeting, Brampton resident Ron Chatha was elected Vice-Chair. Both the Chair and Vice-Chair are elected by their colleagues at the first Board meeting each year. Ahmad Attia was
By Muneeb Nasir Fratelli Tutti [http://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20201003_enciclica-fratelli-tutti.html] , the latest encyclical of Pope Francis, is a passionate call to the higher moral ideal of fraternity to dispel the ‘dark clouds’ hanging over the world. Pope Francis reminds us of the
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement to mark the fourth anniversary of the fatal shooting at the Centre culturel islamique de Québec: “Four years ago tonight, a terrorist attack at the Centre culturel islamique de Québec in Ste-Foy claimed the lives of six people and seriously
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 heartbreaking
On January 29, 2017, six Muslims were killed and another 19 injured when an anti-Muslim gunmanopened fire [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quebec_City_mosque_shooting#Victims]in a Quebec mosque. At the time, it was themost fatal [http://extremism.ca/results.aspx]act of ideological violence in Canada since
Book Review: The Art and Technique of the Friday Khutbah Dr Munir El-Kassem. Compass Books 2021 Launching a book about how to give a khutbah during the COVID-19 lockdown, when masajids are closed or having severely curtailed jummuahs, is an irony and an extra challenge. Perhaps, as someone consoled me,
On January 28, 2021 join an online panel discussion with Muslim and Catholic speakers on Pope Francis’ encyclical “Fratelli Tutti” – On Fraternity and Social Friendship. Please register at,https://bit.ly/ReligionsAtTheService [https://bit.ly/ReligionsAtTheService?fbclid=IwAR0q-tdG3MCXIz0cljLaRRDoIi2kgJ-lqHMy5UQ86-PXNSoivwhiYSNlbJo] and a Zoom link will be shared with you by the organizers.
David L. Johnston Sheffield: Equinox Publishing, 2020. 202 pages. Johnston, who spent over a decade as an evangelical clergyman in Algeria and a teacher in Egypt and the West Bank, hopes his book, Muslims and Christians Debate Justice and Love, will help reinforce the cooperative spirit between nations that seems
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. Muslim Torontonians
ISNA-IDB Education Trust (IET) Canada Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Scholarship Program invites applications for award of merit scholarships for the year 2021-2022. The amount of scholarship this year is $10,500 over the two semesters of a bachelor’s degree program of studies at a recognized university in Canada. Fields
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
A conversation withArchbishop and Primate Linda Nichollsof the Anglican Church of Canada. [https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fostering-hope-and-solidarity-in-todays-world-tickets-129244372397] Date/Time:Thursday ,December 17, 2020, 5.00pm – 6..30pm Venue:https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=Z9G6_pox6WQ&feature=youtu.be Biography Archbishop Linda Nicholls was installed as Primate
DEEN Support Services [https://www.deensupportservices.ca/] released a study last week that explores the needs of Muslims with disabilities and identifies critical gaps faced by these individuals. The ‘Count Us In: Muslims with Disabilities and their Families in Canada’ study was funded by the Olive Tree Foundation [http://www.
* New St. Michael’s College Program [https://www.archtoronto.org/Blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=239]theDiploma of Interfaith Dialogue [https://stmikes.utoronto.ca/program/diploma-interfaith/] has been fostering discussion amongst members of the world’s major religious traditions. This new, unique joint venture from the Faculty of Theology
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met on Thursday with religious leaders to thank them for their contributions during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Today, I met with leaders of faith groups from across the country,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “They spoke about all that they’ve been doing during the pandemic