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Check These Facts on Early Muslims in Canada

TORONTO – Canada is celebrating Islamic History Month (IHMC) in October and the government is encouraging Canadians to partake in activities across the country to build a greater understanding of Islam and Muslims. To mark the event, AboutIslam.net correspondent in Canada Muneeb Nasir is making highlights about the early Muslims in Canada, their mosques, and …

Bosnia’s History Is a Quilt of Diversity: Author

TORONTO – The history of Bosnia-Herzegovina is one of a people who deeply cherish diversity, author Irfan Mirza told a capacity audience at an Islamic Heritage Month celebration of Bosnian Muslim history held at the Islamic Institute of Toronto on Saturday, October 13th. “Diversity works, diversity is successful because of common purpose. And the purpose …

Meet Muslims Running in Canadian Municipal Elections

GEORGETOWN, Ontario – A variety of Canadian Muslim youth are running for the positions of mayor, city councilors, and school board trustees during the next Canadian municipal elections between October 20 and 24 in the cities of British Columbia, Ontario, and Manitoba. “I started volunteering at St. Barnabas Daycare Society to try and address the …

Questioning My Faith Led Me to Islam

Questioning My Faith Led Me to Islam

I had never known a Muslim and Islam was not heard or spoken of “as a faith” in my part of Canada. Unless, of course, it was news stories talking bad about Islam. For me at that time, Islam was not even a consideration. Not on my religious radar at all. But then I started to read a little about Islam.

Spotlight: Early Muslims in Canada (Facts & Pictures)

TORONTO – Canada is celebrating Islamic History Month (IHMC) in October and the government is encouraging Canadians to partake in activities across the country to build a greater understanding of Islam and Muslims. To mark the event, AboutIslam.net correspondent in Canada Muneeb Nasir is making highlights about the early Muslims in Canada, their mosques, and …

Al-Rashid- The Story of the First Mosque in Canada

Al-Rashid - The Story of the First Mosque in Canada

In the early 1930’s in the City of Edmonton, Mayor John Fry was approached by a group of Muslim ladies for a plot of land on which a mosque could be built for the growing Muslim community. An amount of 5000 dollars was needed to buy the land…

Muslims Are an Integral Part of Canada: Historian

TORONTO – Muslims are an integral part of Canada and they should be sharing their history with other Canadians, according to historian Dr. Abdullah Hakim Quick. Dr. Quick was speaking on Saturday, October 6th at the inaugural event of a month-long series to mark Islamic History Month held at the Islamic Institute of Toronto. “Muslims …

This October, Hamilton Muslims Celebrate Heritage, Reduce Tensions

Islamic History Month celebrations will take place until the end of October HAMILTON, Ontario – The Muslim community in Hamilton will be celebrating Islamic History Month this October, hoping to reduce any tensions in the city between Muslims and non-Muslims. “Basically the purpose is to reduce tensions and address any misconceptions or stigmas there might …

Quebec Court Upholds Right to Wear Hijab in Courtrooms

MONTREAL – The Quebec Court of Appeal issued a decision Wednesday, October 3, ruling that no person can be prohibited from wearing their hijab in the courtroom if it is worn on the basis of their sincerely held religious belief and does not conflict with an overriding public interest. “Freedom of conscience and religion – …

Islamic Heritage Month Celebrated at Ontario Legislature

TORONTO – Islamic Heritage Month was celebrated on Wednesday evening at the Ontario Parliament with a reception hosted by the province’s official opposition leader, Andrea Horwath and the NDP Caucus. “I am thrilled that we are able to be here marking the third official Islamic Heritage Month in Ontario,” said MPP Doly Begum in her …



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