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World Leaders Greet Muslims on `Eid Al-Fitr

TORONTO – World leaders have sent special greetings to the Muslim community to mark the end of Ramadan and `Eid Al-Fitr, commending their spirit of giving and integration. “After a month of fasting and reflection, `Eid is a time for Muslims to come together to feast, celebrate, and share their good fortune with others,” said …

Canadian Muslims Celebrate `Eid

TORONTO – Canadian Muslims celebrated `Eid al-Fitr on Friday, June 17 with large `Eid prayer services in convention centers as well as at many outdoor facilities, given the beautiful summer weather across the country. Following the `Eid prayers, there were festivals that included children carnivals, bazaars and food fests. In Toronto, thousands of Muslims gathered …

Mississauga Mosque Hosts Interfaith Ramadan Iftar

TORONTO – Anatolia Islamic Center opened its doors to faith leaders in the Peel Region for an interfaith Iftar dinner on Sunday, June 10th. This was the second year that the Mississauga mosque hosted the interfaith gathering themed ‘Taste of Ramadan.’ “I would like to extend a warm welcome to all of you and thank …

Canadian Muslim Students Hand out Food to Needy in Ramadan

KITCHENER – Volunteers from the Muslim Student Association at Conestoga College in Ontario, Canada, packed and handed out 265 paper bags of food to homeless people in Kitchener and Cambridge on Saturday to share the joy of Ramadan. “This is the spirit of Ramadan. It’s about giving,” Mesto, the president of the association told The …

Meet Muslim Canadians Running in Ontario Election

TORONTO – Several Canadian Muslim candidates have joined the race to the 2018 Ontario Provincial Election, representing all three major political parties. The 42nd Ontario general election is held on June 7, 2018, to elect the 124 members of the 42nd Parliament of Ontario. MuslimLink report shows a list of the names of those candidates …

Sharing Food & Faith in Calgary’s Ramadan

“It’s a combination of culture and spiritual experience. And different people have different experiences,” CALGARY – As soon as the sun sets over Calgary during Ramadan, the city comes alive with Muslims’ night prayers and colorful iftar events at restaurants, eateries, homes, and community centers. “First we break the fast and then we go for …

Toronto Hindu Temple Hosts Ramadan Iftar Event

TORONTO – A Ramadan Iftar event that brought Muslims and Hindus together with other ethnocultural and faith communities was held on Friday, June 1 at Pickering’s Hindu temple, Devi Mandir. Pickering is a city located immediately east of the City of Toronto on the north shore of Lake Ontario. “I think the whole idea of …

Inspired By Her Son, Canadian Mom Initiates `Eid Toy Drive

MISSISSAUGA – Farida Pedhiwala, a Canadian Muslim mother, is cooperating with the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)’s Relief Canada in Mississauga to collect toy donationsز The toys will be distributed through the food bank to children celebrating `Eid Al-Fitr. “I decided to work on this project when I couldn’t articulate the importance of giving …

Public Iftar Events Become Popular in Toronto

TORONTO – Ramadan public iftar events are becoming popular in the Greater Toronto Area as Muslims share the fasting experience with their fellow citizens in public squares across the city. On May 23 and 24 at Nathan Phillips Square outside Toronto City Hall, Northern Lights Relief Foundation, a non-profit organization, held a free iftar event …



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