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Canadian Muslims, Civil Liberties Groups Challenge Quebec Religious Symbols Ban

Canadian Muslims and civil liberties groups have filed a legal challenge in the Quebec Superior Court against Quebec’s Bill 21 banning public-school teachers, government lawyers, judges and police officers from wearing hijab and religious symbols, a statement by the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) read. The plaintiffs in the case include the NCCM, the …

Quebec Adopts Controversial Bill Banning Religious Symbols

Quebec’s majority government has pushed through a controversial piece of legislation that will bar public-school teachers, government lawyers, judges and police officers from wearing religious symbols while at work, The New York Times reported Monday. “This government is introducing a law that tramples on the rights of thousands of people,” said Catherine McKenzie, the lead …

Muslim Student Wins $100,000 Mechatronics Scholarship

A teenage Muslim Grade 12 female student has won a $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship to study Mechatronic Engineering at the University of Waterloo, Windsor Star reported. “I think I had a moment of calm after reading the email. It’s not about the money, it’s more of an opportunity to put myself out there and impacting …

Toronto Muslim Women Play Softball, Break Barriers

“One, two three, Bismillah (In the name of God)!” Kicking off the league in 2016, a growing number of Muslim women from Greater Toronto Area have been joining softball competitions annually, playing ball and breaking barriers, CBC reported. The Sisterhood Softball League is made up of Muslim women from the GTA who gather every Sunday …

Canadian Muslims Celebrate `Eid with Prayers & Festivities

Canadian Muslims celebrated `Eid al-Fitr on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, with community prayer gatherings and festivals in cities across the country to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. In Ottawa, the national capital of Canada, the Muslim Association of Canada held the ‘`Eid al-Fitr prayers at the EY Centre followed by …

Prominent Toronto Synagogue Hosts Iftar Dinner

Holy Blossom Temple, one of Canada’s most influential synagogues, hosted an Iftar gathering that brought Muslims and Jews together to learn about each other’s traditions of fasting and to share in the fast-breaking meal on Monday, 27 May. “Welcome to Holy Blossom Temple, it is our great honor and pleasure to be a host again …

Toronto Mosque Bans Plastic Bottle for a Green Ramadan

Promoting a more environmentally friendly month of fasting, a Scarborough mosque in Toronto is cutting back its consumption of single-use plastic this Ramadan. “Finally” was the first thing 21-year-old Zainab Hamed thought when she found out about the initiative, CBC reported. “When I first heard about it, I thought it’s about time that we introduce …

Archdiocese of Toronto at Iftar: 'Ramadan Strengthens Muslim-Christian Bonds'

Ramadan is a month for strengthening the spiritual bonds of Muslim-Christian friendship according to a message brought by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto to an Iftar gathering held in Toronto on Thursday, 23 May. “The month of Ramadan with its dedication to fasting, prayer, and almsgiving, is also a month for strengthening the spiritual …

Mississauga Mosque Hosts 'Taste of Ramadan Iftar'

The Anatolia Islamic Centre in Mississauga, Ontario hosted a multi-faith Iftar dinner on May 22, 2019 as local faith leaders joined the congregation to break the fast. This was the third year that the Mississauga mosque hosted the multi-faith gathering themed ‘Taste of Ramadan.’ “I would like to thank you all for joining us today …

Canadian Muslim Physicians Donate $500,000 to Ibn Sina Simulation Lab

The Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Center celebrated the grand opening of the brand new Ibn Sina Simulation Lab on May 15th, funded through the generosity of the Muslim Physicians who donated $500,000 to make this learning space come to life. The Lab is named after Ibn Sina, a Muslim Physician, Astronomist, and Philosopher, who …



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