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Canadian Muslim leaders meet to discuss Muslim Civil Rights Today

On December 22, 2018, more than 150 Muslim community leaders joined the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) for their annual luncheon briefing on the state of Canadian Muslim civil rights today at the Intercontinental Toronto Centre. Each year, the briefing provides a unique window into the public advocacy issues affecting Canadian Muslims, providing a much-needed space for leaders to come together and reflect on the successes of the past year and how we can work together in the year ahead. The theme of this year’s briefing was ‘Beyond the Headlines: Elections, Populism & You.’  Together, the participants discussed the...

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Let the Quran Speak Family Day Dinner

Let the Quran Speak is a weekly talk-show that promotes understanding and appreciation of Islam and Muslims in Canada. Since 2001, we have addressed a wide range of topics, helping viewers to better understand their fellow Muslims and appreciate Islam as one of our world’s major religious traditions, through our host Aisha Khaja, and our Resident in Scholar, Dr. Shabir Ally. You can watch Let the Quran Speak across Canada on Vision TV on Saturdays, 2:30PM (ET); JoyTV11 in Winnipeg on Saturday, 1PM (CT); JoyTV10 across British Columbia on Saturdays, 6:30PM (PT); and, CTS across Canada on Saturdays, 6AM (ET). https://www.facebook.com/events/2426269197386523/...

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Prominent American Intellectual calls on youth to be the hope

Dr. Cornel West called on Muslim youth to live up to their faith and be resilient in the face of the current challenges in the world at the recently concluded Reviving Islamic Spirit (RIS) Convention in Toronto. “Piety means that you are connected to the sources of good in your life, you are connected to God, you are connected to friends, a mosque, a church, a synagogue – some connection that allows you to be resilient in the face of that darkness and you become the light, you become the hope,” said Dr. West. “We want Muslims who aspire...

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RIS begins in Toronto with promise to be a transformative experience

(December 21, 2018) – Thousands of Muslims started arriving in Toronto from across North America and around the world on Friday for the Reviving the Islamic Spirit (RIS) Annual Convention being held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in the heart of the city’s downtown core. The convention attendees will be in for a transformative experience during the 3-day gathering, according to the organizers. “It is wonderful to be in the company of so many brothers and sisters,” said Saad Khan, Program Manager if RIS, in his welcoming remarks. “This year we endeavor to deliver a transformative experience. This...

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Muslims set to gather in Toronto for annual RIS convention

The largest annual convention of North American Muslims is set to start this weekend in Toronto and the organizers are promising the audience a transformational experience. “This year, we are attempting to deliver a transformational experience for our audience and speakers alike, with what we have dubbed as ‘RIS Reimagined’,” said the organizers. “For the past several months, we have been working hard at planning a new and reimagined program. Our hope is to offer the most exciting RIS ever.” This year’s convention is set to run from Friday, December 21st through Sunday, December 23rd at the Metro Toronto...

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