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New Book Celebrates Canada’s First Mosque 80th Anniversary

EDMONTON, Alberta – A new book by religious scholar Earle Waugh was released this month to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Al-Rashid Mosque, The mosque, regarded as Canada’s first and one of the earliest in North America, has been described as an enduring success story of the community. “For years and years, I’ve known the …

Canadian Mosque Donates $90K to Doctors’ Training

LONDON, Ontario – London Muslim Mosque, the first mosque in Ontario, has donated about $90,000 to the London Health Sciences Foundation towards the training of an international physician on December 10. “The London Muslim Mosque welcomes this opportunity to support medical education and training for physicians from underprivileged regions and developing world and consequently assist …

Canadian Muslims, Christians Launch Campaign against Discrimination

LONDON – In an Ontario city where more than one-fifth of the population is comprised of immigrants, five churches and a mosque are sending a targeted message that they embrace everyone in the community regardless of faith or ethnicity, London Free Press reported on December 10. “The purpose of the campaign is to change the …

Calgary Islamic School Tackles Stereotypes with Theater

CALGARY – For the first time in Canada, a Calgary Islamic school has partnered with a local theater company to tackle subjects like Islamophobia, identity, and the history of Muslims in the country, CBC reported. “It’s been amazing,” said Grade 9 teacher Noreen Bashir, a student in Calgary Islamic School’s Omar Bin Al-Khattab. “They’ve been …

Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes in Canada Up 151% in 2017

TORONTO – Canada witnessed an alarming increase in the volume of hate crimes being reported to police in 2017, with hates crimes targeting Muslims increasing by 151%. According to Statistics Canada, 2017 was the most recent year of reporting hate crimes after 2016 which saw a massive increase of 47%. This caused an increase in …

Islamic Charities Make Top 100 Canadian Charities List for 2019

The OTTAWA – The International Development and Relief Foundation (IDRF) and the Islamic Relief Canada  have been named among the Moneysense’s List of the Top 100 Canadian Charities in 2019, Muslim Link reported. IDRF announced this in an official statement on Monday, November 26. “We feel blessed to share the exciting news that IDRF, an …

Regina Farm Embraces Diversity with Halal Meat

Kim MacDougall has had sheep for decades and he and his family have filled a niche need for Regina’s immigrant population by providing halal meat They started out butchering for a few close friends, but as Regina’s immigrant population grew, so did the market for halal meat. REGINA, Saskatchewan – A local farm in Regina, …

Canadian Muslim Group Calls for National Day of Action Against Hate

OTTAWA – The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) has sent an open letter to the Canadian government urging them to designate January 29th as a National Day of Action against Hate and Intolerance. January 29th is the anniversary of the mass shooting in 2017 at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City in which …

Muslim Law Student Gets McGill Univ. Award for Inclusion

McGill law student Lina Bensaidane is the first recipient of a new award at the university Her father is a member of the mosque that was attacked in January 2017 Lina works hard to educate people about her community and bridge the divide. QUEBEC, Montreal – Honoring the victims of last year’s Quebec City mosque …

Calgary Muslims Prepare to Celebrate Prophet’s Birthday

CALGARY – Canadian Muslims in Calgary are preparing themselves like fellow Muslims across Canada and the world to celebrate the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad next Tuesday, aka Mawlid Nabawi, Calgary Herald reported on November 18. “Last year we had well over 1,000 people celebrating the event in Calgary mosque,” said Dr. Atthar Mahmood, vice …



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