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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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Olive Tree Foundation announces grant to NCCM and Ottawa Muslim Association

(TORONTO – December 14, 2018): The Olive Tree Foundation has announced that a grant has been awarded to the Ottawa Muslim Association for the project, Know Your Rights, Know Your Responsibilities: A Pocket Guide for Canadian Muslims.” The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) will develop the project in partnership with the Ottawa Muslim Association. The Know Your Rights Video Series project is a visualization of parts of the NCCM’s forthcoming publication, Know Your Rights, Know Your Responsibilities: A Pocket Guide for Canadian Muslims. The guide was created to empower Canadian Muslims by addressing gaps in knowledge about their...

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Fellowship of the Rings

By Farhad Khadim “Terror in a Pittsburgh Synagogue. Multiple fatalities. Shooter may be among the dead.” The words came crashing through my iPhone screen leaving a sense of dread that would consume me for the next few hours. How could it happen again? Were there fatalities? How many? Who did it? Why? The questions keep coming with no immediate answers. “Pray that it’s not a Muslim,” someone wrote on a Facebook page. This is how it always is. New York, Orlando, Toronto. The first sentiment after the initial shock is a silent prayer that the perpetrator is not a...

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