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Ramadan in Interfaith Families: Muslims Share Their Experiences

I became Muslim in Ramadan, prayed my first salah in Ramadan and began to wear the hijab full-time from Eid ul Fitr that year. The Ramadan the year before, as a non-Muslim, I fasted in solidarity with my Muslim friend, even trying to wait way longer than the sunset until I could eat. This year, …

8 Quick and Easy Gift Ideas for Non-Muslim

8 Quick and Easy Gift Ideas for Non-Muslim Neighbors this Ramadan

Islam emphasizes on the mutual rights and duties of neighbors. We are advised to show hospitality towards our neighbors. Here are some gift ideas with a little Muslim flavor for Ramadan, Eid or other special occasions to show your neighbors you care. And (be good) to the neighbor who is your relative and to the …

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Where Do All Religions Come From?

Short Answer: As said in the Holy Quran, Allah created Adam and Hawwa (Eve) and made them live in Paradise (the Garden). They disobeyed Allah’s command and consequently were sent out of the Garden, down to earth, which Allah designated as a place of residence for Adam, Eve and their children. That is how human life …

How Tolerant Are You Really?

How Tolerant Are You Really?

It seems as though Muslims are experiencing hate crimes more and more. Mosques are set on fire, sisters’ hijabs are pulled off, and children are hearing racial slurs in the playground. If you’re even slightly different from the traditional idea of ‘normal’, the world is pretty difficult place to live in right now. When we …

Where Are You From? - When Dinner Pleasantries Turn Into Microaggressions

When Dinner Pleasantries Turn Into Microaggressions

Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, and cranberry sauce: the all-American meal. It was “Parents Weekend” at my high school, and hundreds of families crowded into the rec center, chatting cheerfully while enjoying the traditional Thanksgiving feast. I sat at a table with a few friends and their parents. One mom turned to me and asked, “So, …

Toronto Abrahamic Faiths Celebrate Black History Month and Harmony Week

TORONTO – ‘Finding Light In Times of Darkness: Christian, Muslim and Jewish Communities in Harmony’ was the theme of an interfaith gathering of Jews, Christians and Muslims held on Thursday, February 7th at Congregation Darchei Noam in Toronto to celebrate Black History Month and World Interfaith Harmony Week. “In the darkness of turbulent times, on …

This Muslim Family Looks After Local Church for 100 Years

LAHORE – For the past 100 years, the family of Waheed Murad has been looking after a local church in their city, keeping the church clean and ready, The BBC reported. Located in a rural area of Pakistan, where there are hardly any Christians, the St Matthew Church has been looked after by the Murad …

British Bishop Invites Muslims to Xmas Tea at Home

The participants discussed the theme of hope and particularly what gives hope in the town of Burnley today. “The event has made a significant impact in building relationships between faith communities in Burnley. BURNLEY – The Bishop of Burnley, Rt Rev. Philip North, invited local British Muslim leaders to his home for a special Christmas …

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 …

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Jewish & Muslim UK Students Discuss Gender & Faith

BRISTOL – Thirty young Jewish and Muslim women gathered at Bristol University in the UK for a unique gender and interfaith conference to discuss ‘difficult ideas and topics’. Jewish News reported on December 6. Organized by Bristol Students Union and Nisa-Nashim, the students shared their inspiration and their struggles when taking on leadership roles in their faith …



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