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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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Ieasha Prime advises Muslims to be steadfast in difficult times

A prominent educator and public speaker advised Toronto Muslims that in difficult times to always take care of their spiritual life and maintain their connection with Allah. “You cannot allow the discrimination and oppression done against you to consume you,” Ustadha Ieasha Prime told an audience at the Islamic Institute of Toronto on Sunday, June 3rd. “There is no spiritual bypassing to wipe over oppression.” “How do you preserve your heart [during oppression]? You have to cocoon your soul. Your body may be here, but your heart is with Allah.” Ustadha Ieasha Prime spoke at the forum titled, Steadfastness...

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Mississauga celebrates Ramadan with open air Iftar

Residents of Mississauga and Peel region celebrated Ramadan with an open air communal iftar event at Mississauga Celebration Square on Tuesday, June 5th. Despite the chilly temperatures, thousands of residents attended the ‘Celebrate Ramadan Iftar & Grand Eid Bazaar 2018’ organized by DawaNet and MuslimFest and shared in an iftar and dinner. Several nonprofit organizations, interfaith communities, local leaders and dignitaries were in attendance and addressed the audience. The event included an Eid bazaar and children’s rides. “Our second annual Celebrate Ramadan Iftar is an initiative aimed at bringing together influential members of the Mississauga community and Peel region...

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Pickering Hindu temple hosts Iftar event

A Ramadan Iftar event that brought Muslims and Hindus together with other ethno-cultural and faith communities was held on Friday, June 1 at Pickering’s Hindu temple, Devi Mandir. Pickering is a city located immediately east of the City of Toronto on the north shore of Lake Ontario. “I think the whole idea of a rising tide of inequality in the world is a tragedy and when you have events such as this one, bringing people together to break bread, there is nothing that makes us feel more connected even to strangers like when we come together to eat,” Mary...

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Multi-faith Ramadan Harmony Dinner

Muslims hosted members of other faith communities at a multi-faith Ramadan Iftar harmony dinner on May 28 at the Japanese Cultural Centre in Toronto. The inaugural multi-faith iftar was hosted by Embrace Islamic Society who stated purpose is ‘to practice and share the values of Islam by providing religious, educational and recreational facilities for members of the public. Our vision is a community where members of diverse faiths enjoy their freedom of belief and practice, and are committed to the dignity of every human being.’ The keynote speeches were delivered by Keith Neuman, Executive Director of Environics Institute and...

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