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Canadian Muslim runs across Canada for First Nations water safety

Hasan Syed, a community bridge-builder active in the Canadian city of Thunder Bay, has undertaken a cross-country run to raise awareness about the water crisis among First Nationscommunities in Canada. “I have decided to run from Vancouver to Ottawa to raise awareness about the lack of clean water for the First Nations, with the hope that together we can bring clean drinking water to every Canadian home,” said Hasan Syed. Syed was shocked to learn about the conditions on some reserves, and thought Canada had moved beyond basic water access issues he witnessed in his native Pakistan. As of...

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Canadian Imams express solidarity with Coptic Christians

Canadian Imams offered condolences and stood in solidarity with the Coptic Christian community in Toronto following the recent terrorist bombings at two churches in Egypt. “I visited the Coptic Church in Mississauga, along with some fellow members of the Canadian Council of Imams, this past Tuesday to express our condolences and to stand in solidarity with the Coptic Christian community following the terrorist attacks on two churches in Egypt,” Imam Dr. Mustafa Khattab told IQRA.ca. On April 9, bombers targeted two Coptic Christian churches during Palm Sunday services, killing 45 people in two different Egyptian cities. Daesh, also known...

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TDSB Appoints Abdul Hai Patel as Ward 21 Trustee

The Toronto District School Board trustees have appointed Abdul Hai Patel as the new Trustee for Ward 21 (Scarborough-Rouge River). Patel was the successful candidate following an open application process that was launched to replace Neethan Shan who was elected to Toronto City Council in February. “As a full time community volunteer, I am ready to bring my energy and time to this important role and serve the residents of Ward 21 with integrity and ensure that the same opportunities my children received in the public system are there for future generations across our great city,” said Abdul Hai...

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Ecumenical Good Friday Walk: breaking the barrier of Islamophobia

Toronto’s Ecumenical Good Friday Walk included Masjid Toronto as a station in a show of support for the Muslim community following the recent increase of Islamophobic incidents in Canada. About 200 participants took part in the annual inter-denominational walk and were greeted at Masjid Toronto by leaders of the mosque – Imam Dr. Wael Shehab and Dr. El-Tantawy Attia – and interfaith leader, Muneeb Nasir. This year, the walk began and ended at the Church of the Holy Trinity and the crowd moved as a procession to stations around the city within walking distance, each set with a different...

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