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The Sisters: A Positive Representation of Canadian Muslim Women

Alia Youssef is a talented Canadian Muslim Photographer who is doing a great job! She created The Sisters Project, a photo series of Canadian Muslim women that aims to shatter stereotypes around who Muslim women are and their role in Canadian society. The Muslim Identity As a young girl, Youssef  struggled with the way she was perceived …

This Muslim Photographer's Lens Shatters Stereotypes Surrounding Women

TORONTO – As a young photography student in Toronto, Alia Youssef decided she had the responsibility and the skills to do something to counter the negative narratives that exist around Muslim women in Canada. “Muslim women constantly have this one-dimensional image being stamped repeatedly on them. That every Muslim woman is oppressed, she is often silent, she is …

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 …

Muslims Open Food Bank in Canadian Northernmost Territory

IQALUIT, Nunavut – The Islamic society in Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut, the northernmost territory of Canada, has opened a new food bank to serve the underprivileged according to the tenets of Islam. “We are striving to provide services to the underprivileged communities in accordance to our faith Islam and the Canadian integrative spirit,” said …

Canadian Muslims in Airdrie Get Their First Mosque

AIRDRIE – After many years of praying at a local church and traveling to mosques in northeast Calgary, the Muslim community in Airdrie, Alberta, have finally opened their first Islamic center, CBC reported. “Now we have a proper place to say our prayers,” said Mona Shehzad, who has lived in Airdrie for the past 11 …

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Remembering the First Muslims in Canada

It is unknown when Muslims first arrived and settled in the space that is now called Canada, but it certainly didn’t happen as recently as is often believed. Even the evidence that we do have suggests that Muslims have been making Canada their home since 1851, more than a decade before the country itself was …



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