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Family Mourns Loss of 9-Year-Old Muslim Girl in Canada

A Muslim family who  immigrated to Canada three years ago to flee war are mourning their 9-year-old daughter who took her own life after repeated bullying at school, Global News reported. “They were bullying my daughter Amal all the time there at her school, telling her, ‘You are ugly, you aren’t beautiful,’” the mourning Muslim …

Canadian Imams Celebrate Community Service at Awards Ceremony

The Canadian Council of Imams (CCI) celebrated the accomplishments of Imams and community leaders at its 4th Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony held on Monday, April 15th in Mississauga, Ontario. “The event provides us with the opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of notable community members,” said Imam Refaat Mohamed, President of the Canadian Council of …

With Green Khutbah Campaign, World Muslims to Celebrate Earth Day

TORONTO – Muslims across the world will commemorate Earth Day on Friday, April 19, 2019, with the Green Khutbah Campaign as religious leaders deliver a sermon to raise awareness on the environmental challenges facing humanity. “We are encouraging mosques, schools, universities, and Islamic Institutions to devote their Friday Khutbah to celebrate the blessings, graces and …

After Christchurch, Canadian Muslim Women Take Self-Defense Classes

A local mosque in Oakville, Ontario, is encouraging young Muslim women and children to join self-defense classes after last month’s mosque terrorist attack in New Zealand, Global News reported. “If this were to happen to us, and we’re in a very rural area here, how would this class react?” Jaseena DaCosta, a 19-year-old hijab-wearing Muslim …

Calgary Launches First Anti-Hate Task Force

Dozens of Calgarians of different religious, racial, and cultural backgrounds have come together to launch the city’s first anti-hate task force, Global News reported. “Coming together is for our children our community,” Mukarram Zaidi with the Think for Action think tank said. “If we want to live together, we have to respect and love. We …

Symposium of Canadian Black Muslims Opens Friday

Canadian Black Muslims will have a promising opportunity on April 5 to share life experiences as well as enhance partnerships, collaboration, and networks to the benefit of their community. This is coming through the Symposium of ‘Black Muslims in Canada’ which will be held by the Black Muslim Initiative (BMI), Muslim Link reports. BMI is …

Manitoba Café Owner Bonds Muslims, Non-Muslims with Games

A café owner in Winnipeg, in the central Canadian province of Manitoba, has invited Muslims and non-Muslims to come together for one night and bond over board games. “Specifically, we invited members of the Muslim community,” Olaf Pyttlik told CBC. “And we invited pretty much anyone else who wants to join and get to know …

Christchurch Massacre: Canadian Muslim Teens Struggle to Feel Safe

The aftermath of the Christchurch massacre in which a terrorist killed 50 Muslims while praying Jum`ah prayer on March 15 is having its impact on the lives of Muslim teens in Canada, with many feeling unsafe, afraid, angry, and unwelcome. Salahuddin Khan, a 14-year-old Canadian Muslim teen, sat close to the door when he and …

‘Rings of Peace’ Surround Toronto Mosques after New Zealand Shooting

TORONTO – The Jewish community, joined by other faith communities in the Greater Toronto Area, formed ‘rings of peace’ at over a dozen Toronto area mosques during the weekly Salaatul Jumuah service in response to last Friday’s mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand that took the lives of 50 Muslim worshippers and …



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