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People could all do with a dose of Ramadan

By Muneeb Nasir Fasting is a big commitment and it is not quite that easy for those who are not initiated into the art of fasting. Ramadan is a month of abrupt changes. For a month, the fasting person takes a break from their usual lives to return to meaning and essentials, breaking with their habits of consumption, and interrupting the rhythms of their daily life. The abrupt changes brought about in Ramadan are an invitation to transformation. At the heart of our consumer world, where we are used to easy access to anything we wish, and where we...

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Canadian Muslims begin Ramadan on Saturday

Saturday, May 27th will be the first day of Ramadan, according to the Fiqh Council of North America. The Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) recognizes astronomical calculation as an acceptable Shar’i method for determining the beginning of lunar months including the months of Ramadan and Shawwal. FCNA uses Makkah al-Mukarrama as a conventional point and takes the position that the conjunction must take place before sunset in Makkah and moon must set after sunset in Makkah. On the basis of this method the dates of Ramadan and Eidul Fitr for the year 1438 AH are established as follows:...

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Canada unveils Eid stamp

Canadian Muslims now have a stamp that recognizes two of their faith’s most important festivals, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. Canada Post unveiled the stamp Tuesday evening, together with Muslim leaders in Montréal and in Richmond Hill, Ont., north of Toronto. “As Canada reaches its 150th birthday, our stamp committee reflected on some themes that need to reflect the Canada of today,” Deepak Chopra, President and Chief Executive Officer of Canada Post, told the audience at the Richmond Hill unveiling. “It is only natural that we complete our celebrations by adding Eid into our official commemoration.” The Eid stamp...

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Givtar 2017

This Ramadan, CivicMuslims is excited to present the Third Annual #GIVTAR: a special iftaar at the beautiful Centre for Social Innovation in the Annex to give back to our local food banks in support of the Give 30 campaign. We will break fast together over delicious food and hear from inspirational speakers about the power of fighting hunger in our communities. Give 30 is a national grassroots campaign that asks people of all faiths and backgrounds to donate to their local food banks during the month of Ramadan. Give30 is an organization that supports 14 of the largest food banks...

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Walking for Dignity in Toronto

Every human being deserves to live a dignified life was the message of Canadian charity, IDRF (International Development and Relief Foundation), as it hosted its first Dignity Walk in Toronto today to raise awareness about the charity and funds for its projects. “At IDRF, we believe that dignity is about ensuring that people around the world and at home in Canada, have the right to be safe and self-sufficient,” said Zeib Jeeva, IDRF Chair. “The walk is an opportunity to raise awareness about the work of IDRF both locally across Canada as well as globally throughout 25+ projects around...

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