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Toronto celebrates Eid al-Adha with Prayers and Festivities

Toronto Muslims celebrated Eid al-Adha on Sunday with a colorful display of the community’s diversity at many large outdoor prayer services and festivals held across the city. “Today we are celebrating the great Festival of Sacrifice. We join the millions of pilgrims who have converged on the sacred sites. They have completed the most important rituals of Hajj and are celebrating. We also join the millions of Muslims all over the world, celebrating the Eid,” said Shaikh Ahmad Kutty in his Eid sermon to a large outdoor prayer service held at the Islamic Institute of Toronto. “Eid Al Adha...

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Two Outstanding Students Recognized with Scholarships by Olive Tree Foundation

Two outstanding Canadian Muslim high school students have been recognized with scholarships for their academic achievements and leadership abilities by the Olive Tree Foundation. Hshmat Sahak was awarded the Faisal Ali Academic Excellence Scholarship that is granted annually to a high school graduate who has excelled in academic studies. Amenak El Werfalli was awarded the Mohamed and Opheera Nasir Leadership Scholarship that is given annually to a student on the basis of exceptional leadership qualities and social conscience, as well as academic achievement. Hshmat Sahak is a 17-year-old Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute student who graduated Grade 12 this year...

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Young child inspires Toronto Muslims to support Sick Kids Hospital

A Muslim non-profit organization, Yusuf’s Day of Hope, has raised $220,000 over the past 13 years to support Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children and to honor Yusuf Ally, a young child who suffers from a rare genetic disorder. “An overwhelming successful 13th annual Yusuf’s Day of Hope (YDOH) in support of the Complex Care Initiative at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto,” said Imam Shaykh Imran Ally, father of Yusuf and Imam of TARIC Islamic Centre, thanking supporters following the annual picnic on Sunday, July 28 at the TARIC Mosque. “Over the 13 years, this annual one-day outdoor family...

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Toronto Halal Food Fest attracts large crowds

North America’s largest halal food festival took place in Toronto this past weekend at the International Centre in Mississauga and attracted over 35,000 visitors from across the continent. “The Greater Toronto Area is home to the largest population of Muslims in Canada, making it the perfect destination,” noted the organizers of the festival. “Sufra Halal Food Fest TO is a celebration of halal food and the diversity of the city, and of Canada as a country laden with culture.” Now in its seventh year, the two-day event featured more than 150 exhibitors – halal restaurants, bakeries, manufacturers, specialty stores...

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North America’s Largest Halal Food Festival this Weekend

The Greater Toronto Area is home to the largest population of Muslims in Canada, making it the perfect destination. Sufra Halal Food Fest TO will be a celebration of halal food and the diversity of the city, and of Canada as a country laden with culture. This year, we will bring together the best of Toronto’s halal restaurants, catering companies, brands, manufacturers and experts. During the two-day festival, there will be food sampling from dozens of exhibitors plus a full bazaar. Full meals will also be available for purchase from a variety of restaurants and catering companies representing Toronto’s...

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