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Halal Food Fest set to attract large crowds to Toronto

Halal Food Fest Toronto, the largest halal food festival in North America returns for its sixth consecutive year on Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15, 2018 at The International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. “The Muslim population in Canada is the fastest-growing religious group and the needs of this market continue to grow,” says Faizal Kagdi and Salima Jivraj, Co-Founders of Halal Food Festival Toronto. “Foodies – Muslim or not – are always excited to attend each year to see what new things they can try during the two-day festival’ “With over 200 of the Toronto’s top halal restaurants,...

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Enacting Citizenship in Muslim Communities

In partnership with Emmanuel College, The Tessellate Institute’s annual lecture series #TTILectures presents Enacting Citizenship in Muslim Communities: Lessons Learned from Australian Muslim’s Civic Engagement. Records show that Australia’s Aboriginal communities have had interactions with Muslim travellers as early as the 17th century, pre-dating the arrival of European settlers. Amid the historical and ongoing climate of Islamophobia and anti-Muslim sentiments, Australian Muslims continue to be active citizens through civic engagement, particularly through volunteer work within their respective communities and the broader Australian society. Join us for a presentation on the motivations and implications of Muslims’ volunteerism by Dr. Mario...

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Alberta mosque set on fire

The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) is condemning in the strongest terms the brazen arson attack on the Edson mosque in Alberta late on Saturday evening. The town is about 200 kilometres west of Edmonton. Security footage outside the mosque showed a person in a black hoodie, holding a red jerry can, leaving the premises shortly after 11PM. The blaze burned for approximately fifteen minutes before firefighters arrived at the scene to extinguish it. “We strongly denounce this cowardly act of arson against a mosque, particularly when Canadians Muslims across the country are celebrating Eid ul-Fitr, which marks...

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Anatolia Islamic Center hosts Interfaith Taste of Ramadan Iftar

By Muneeb Nasir (TORONTO) – Anatolia Islamic Center opened its doors to faith leaders in the Peel Region for an interfaith Iftar dinner on Sunday, June 10th. This was the second year that the Mississauga mosque hosted the interfaith gathering themed ‘Taste of Ramadan.’ “I would like to extend a warm welcome to all of you and thank you for being with us here today,” said Dr. Asim Hoca, Chairman of the Anatolia Islamic Center, in his welcoming remarks. “We are greatly honored by your presence.” “Since becoming the chairman at the Anatolia Islamic Center I have developed a...

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Toronto Synagogue hosts Iftar event

Toronto’s Holy Blossom Temple hosted an Iftar dinner on Wednesday, June 6th in collaboration with the Intercultural Dialogue Institute, the Toronto Police Service and Canadian Armed Forces. This was the third year that the synagogue has hosted an Iftar event during Ramadan. The program included a panel discussion, moderated by Toronto City Councillor Joe Mihevc, on the theme, ‘Chaplaincy: Faith-inspired Public Service, its Challenges and Opportunities.’ Panelists included Chaplain Habeeb Alli, a Federal Chaplain, Correctional Services Canada; Captain Audrey Brown, Chaplain, 32 Signals Regiment and Rabbi Michael Satz, Associate Rabbi at Holy Blossom Temple. “Here we are in Toronto,...

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