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Public Iftar Events Become Popular in Toronto

Public iftar (fast breaking) events are becoming popular in the Greater Toronto Area as Muslims share the fasting experience with their fellow citizens in public squares across the city. On May 23 and 24 at Nathan Phillips Square outside Toronto City Hall, Northern Lights Relief Foundation, a non-profit organization, held a free Iftar event to share the Ramadan experience and a meal with Torontonians, especially the needy. “People from all walks of life joined us to share generosity in our City,” said Northern Lights Relief Foundation in a statement. “Sharing a meal is also an opportunity for us to...

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Toronto Church hosts Interfaith Iftar gathering

One of the largest churches in downtown Toronto, Metropolitan United Church, hosted an Iftar and dinner gathering on Thursday, May 24 and over 150 people were in attendance to join with Muslims as they broke the fast. The Intercultural Dialogue Institute GTA in conjunction with the church organized the event. “We are absolutely delighted that you have joined us for this event, the third year that we are doing it with Metropolitan United, and we are thankful for this partnership,” said Azim Shamshiev, Executive Vice President of the Intercultural Dialogue Institute GTA, in his welcoming remarks. “Ramadan is a...

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Multi-faith Ramadan Harmony Dinner

This Interfaith Ramadan iftar dinner is very important as it allows attendees of different religious backgrounds to come together, break fast, and engage in friendly dialogue as a way to stimulate mutual understanding and respect for others and their respective religious traditions and customs. Theme of the event “EMBRACING THE RICHNESS OF ALL” Keynote Speaker: Keith Neuman, Executive Director, Environics Institute Registration is required – Business Attire If its needed, please contact at Program Outline: 19:00 – Registration 19:30 – Welcome Speech 19:40 – Theme video presentation 19:50 – Opening Speech 20:00 – Keynote Speech 20:15 – Live...

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Ramadan Begins

Some Canadian Muslims will begin fasting on Wednesday, May 16 while others will start the month-long fast on Thursday. The Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) has announced that the 1st of Ramadan will be on Wednesday, May 16th. The Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) recognizes astronomical calculation as an acceptable Shar’i method for determining the beginning of lunar months including the months of Ramadan and Shawwal. For more detailed information, please visit: Meanwhile, for Muslims who are following the actual sighting of the moon, Ramadan will begin on Thursday, May 17th. The Crescent Committee of Canada...

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Canadian Imams celebrate service to community

By Muneeb Nasir (TORONTO) – The Canadian Council of Imams celebrated 28 years of service to the community at its third annual dinner held on Monday, May 7 in Mississauga. “I would like to offer my thanks to Allah for such a memorable occasion and to show our gratitude to our Imams, our masajids and centres, our wider community, its organizations and to the different levels of government present here tonight,” said Dr. Mustafa Khattab, Secretary of the Canadian Council of Imams (CCI), reading a message on behalf of the Chairman of the Council, Dr. Iqbal Al-Nadvi. “With the...

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