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TARIC Islamic Centre holds Appreciation Ceremony for Khateebs

On October 14th 2018, the TARIC Islamic Centre hosted an appreciation ceremony for all the khateebs (Friday prayer leaders) who have delivered the Friday sermons at the mosque over the years. More than 150 invited guests were on hand to show their appreciation to the leaders. Founded in 1977, the TARIC Islamic Centre opened in 1991, the first of a two-phase complex of buildings built on 2.2 acres on the northeast corner of Highways 400 and 401 in Toronto. Today, it has over 2,000 worshippers, a library, a gymnasium and a school that teaches Arabic and the Muslim religion....

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Muslims are an integral part of Canada: historian

Muslims are an integral part of Canada and they should be sharing their history with other Canadians, according to historian Dr. Abdullah Hakim Quick. Dr. Quick was speaking on Saturday, October 6th at the inaugural event of a month-long series to mark Islamic History Month held at the Islamic Institute of Toronto. “Muslims have been here in Canada and are part of the society and it is the job of our community first and those who are involved in research to bring that information out and to share it with people of other ethnic groups and other religions,” said...

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Islamic Heritage Month celebrated at Ontario Legislature

Islamic Heritage Month was celebrated on Wednesday evening at the Ontario Parliament with a reception hosted by the province’s official opposition leader, Andrea Horwath and the NDP Caucus. “I am thrilled that we are able to be here marking the third official Islamic Heritage Month in Ontario,” said MPP Doly Begum in her welcome remarks. “The Ontario NDP Caucus under the leadership of Andrea Horwarth and Teresa Armstrong pushed to make Islamic Heritage Month a law in 2016. I am proud to say that we were successful.” “I do want to recognize the challenges that the Muslim community continues...

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Canada celebrates Islamic History Month

Canada is celebrating Islamic History Month (IHMC) in October and the government is encouraging Canadians to partake in activities across the country to build greater understanding of Muslims. “Today marks the beginning of Canadian Islamic History Month,” said the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, in a press release. “First recognized by the Parliament of Canada in 2007, this month is an excellent opportunity to honour our country’s large Muslim community and recognize its valuable contributions to shaping our country.” “Muslim-Canadians enrich our lives and contribute to the prosperity and growth of our country through outstanding...

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Toronto Mosque Expands to Meet Growing Needs of Congregation

The downtown Toronto mosque, Masjid Toronto@Adelaide, held an opening ceremony for its recently expanded facilities on Wednesday, September 26th, as political, civic, and faith leaders joined mosque members to celebrate the accomplishment. “We have been working hard for the past two years to expand Masjid Toronto @ Adelaide in order to meet the needs of the Muslims in downtown Toronto,” said Dr. El-Tantawy Attia, Manager of Masjid Toronto. “In 2013, we bought one unit and, after five years, we found it too small for the community so when we found out that the two units beside us were up...

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