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Refugee Boy Memoir Wins Alberta Book Publishing Award

Refugee Boy Memoir Wins Alberta Book Publishing Award

A memoir by a teenage refugee boy’s life in war-torn Syria and Iraq, where he escaped to Canada, has won the nonfiction 2019 Alberta Book Publishing Award, CBC reported. In the memoir Homes, 15-year-old Abu Bakr al Rabeeah recounts what it was like to spend his childhood in the middle of a civil war. Homes …

Muslim Eco Ladies Cut Waste at Thornhill Mosque - About Islam

Muslim Eco Ladies Cut Waste at Thornhill Mosque

A local mosque in Thornhill, Toronto has succeeded in cutting down its carbon footprint, following a special effort to cut waste and promote greet dinners at the center, The Star reported. The effort at the Jaffari Community Center started one night in 2013 after its members noticed mountains of plastic waste after a Ramadan iftar. …

Muslim Theater Company Will Reach Wider Audience in Montreal - About Islam

Muslim Theater Company Will Reach Wider Audience in Montreal

A British play about two Pakistani friends dealing with malicious whispers and microaggressions is coming to Quebec, Montreal by the Silk Road Institute, a non-profit Muslim organization dedicated to promoting cultural arts, CBC News reported. “We thought this is perfect for bringing to Quebec audiences because when they first come into the world of the …

Manitoba Muslim Group Celebrates 20 Years of Civil Work - About Islam

Manitoba Muslim Group Celebrates 20 Years of Civil Work

Twenty years ago, Muslims in North America had few places to go for religious and social services So some leading Muslim figures teamed together to create the Islamic Social Services Association (ISSA) to fill the vacuum, providing social services and mental health support for Canadian and American Muslims. And just in few days (Sept 19), …

Canadian Muslims

Canadian Muslims: The Highlight of a Mosaic

Among the most educated, youngest, and diverse groups in Canada, the vibrant Canadian Muslim community is witnessing significant developments that would allow it to offer a lot to their Canadian homeland. Dating back to the middle of the 19thcentury, Muslims have been arriving in Canada from abroad to settle down and establish their lives and …

Meeting Toronto Muslims, NDE Leader Outlines Plan to Combat Hate - About Islam

Meeting Toronto Muslims, NDE Leader Outlines Plan to Combat Hate

The leader of the Canadian New Democratic Party has outlined a plan to tackle Islamophobia in a special meeting with the Muslim community hosted by the National Canadian Council of Muslims, Global News reported. “One [of our commitments] is to be very clear around calling out and denouncing Islamophobia. That has already been done, and …

Muslim Community Donates Free School Supplies to Catholic School Students - About Islam

Muslim Community Donates Free School Supplies to Catholic School Students

In cooperation with a leading Islamic relief organization, the Muslim community in Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories, Canada has donated $10K worth of backpacks filled with school supplies to children in a local Catholicschool, CBC reported Tuesday. “We feel it is important that from the Islamic Center and the Muslim community, that we are partners …

Sikh Politician Applauded for Powerful Response to Anti-Muslim Attack - About Islam

Sikh Politician Applauded for Powerful Response to Anti-Muslim Attack

A Canadian politician is winning praise on social media this week for his surprising response to a racist attack at Sunday’s MuslimFest in Mississauga, Mississauga.com reported. “I will never respond to an Islamophobe by stating, ‘I am not a Muslim,’” Gurratan Singh, who represents the Ontario district of Brampton East, tweeted. “Instead, I will always …

Windsor Muslim Woman Wins Youth Service Award - About Islam

Windsor Muslim Woman Wins Youth Service Award

With 12 years of volunteering, a young Muslim woman won the youth service award at Thursday’s Windsor Islamic Council awards ceremony. “I started volunteering in the community when I was 14 years old, so my first year of high school. I was just a random volunteer for the youth committee of the mosque,” Zeinab Ahmed …

MuslimFest

Excitement Builds for Largest Muslim Festival in North America

Excitement is building for 16th Annual MuslimFest that will be held in Mississauga this weekend. The festival, the largest Muslim festival in North America, celebrates the best in Muslim arts and entertainment and will run from August 30 – September 1 at Celebration Square in Mississauga. “MuslimFest has become a must-attend event for Canadian Muslims,” …



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