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Alberta mosque set on fire

The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) is condemning in the strongest terms the brazen arson attack on the Edson mosque in Alberta late on Saturday evening. The town is about 200 kilometres west of Edmonton. Security footage outside the mosque showed a person in a black hoodie, holding a red jerry can, leaving the premises shortly after 11PM. The blaze burned for approximately fifteen minutes before firefighters arrived at the scene to extinguish it. “We strongly denounce this cowardly act of arson against a mosque, particularly when Canadians Muslims across the country are celebrating Eid ul-Fitr, which marks...

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Anatolia Islamic Center hosts Interfaith Taste of Ramadan Iftar

By Muneeb Nasir (TORONTO) – Anatolia Islamic Center opened its doors to faith leaders in the Peel Region for an interfaith Iftar dinner on Sunday, June 10th. This was the second year that the Mississauga mosque hosted the interfaith gathering themed ‘Taste of Ramadan.’ “I would like to extend a warm welcome to all of you and thank you for being with us here today,” said Dr. Asim Hoca, Chairman of the Anatolia Islamic Center, in his welcoming remarks. “We are greatly honored by your presence.” “Since becoming the chairman at the Anatolia Islamic Center I have developed a...

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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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