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Canadian PM and Politicians join Muslims to celebrate Eid

By Muneeb Nasir Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and over 75 elected officials and media personalities joined 1,000 guests to celebrate Eid Al-Fitr at a gala dinner in Toronto on Friday, June 21st hosted by The Canadian-Muslim Vote (TCMV), a non-partisan organization whose aim is to increase the participation of Canadian Muslims within the democratic process. “Eid Mubarak! It is a wonderful honour for me to be here with you all tonight to celebrate Eid Al-Fitr,” Prime Minister Trudeau told the appreciative audience. “Let me give a huge shout out to everyone who has helped set up tonight’s event...

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Canadian Muslims Celebrate ‘Eid with prayers and festivities

By Muneeb Nasir Canadian Muslims celebrated `Eid al-Fitr on Tuesday, June 4 2019, with community prayer gatherings and festivals in cities across the country to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. In Ottawa, the national capital of Canada, the Muslim Association of Canada held the ‘Eid al-Fitr prayers at the EY Centre followed by an Eid Barbeque and family celebration at the Abraar Islamic School. Islamic scholar Dr. Jasser Auda, a Member of the European Council for Fatwa and Research and a founding member of International Union of Muslim Scholars, conducted the prayer service and...

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Prominent Toronto Synagogue hosts Iftar Dinner

Holy Blossom Temple, one of Canada’s most influential synagogues, hosted an Iftar gathering that brought Muslims and Jews together to learn about each other’s traditions of fasting and to share in the fast-breaking meal on Monday, 27 May. “Welcome to Holy Blossom Temple, it is our great honor and pleasure to be a host again for an Iftar program,” said Rabbi Michael Satz, Holy Blossom’s Associate Rabbi, in his welcoming remarks. “Holy Blossom has a great history of coming together with people of all faiths to work for understanding and tolerance and for justice and I am looking forward...

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A Ramadan day in the life of a charity worker

By Hassam Munir When you work for a Muslim charity and it’s Ramadan, it can be tough to figure out when your day begins and when it ends. For simplicity’s sake, let’s start at the pre-dawn meal. While most Canadians are getting their beauty sleep by 3 AM, I – a typical employee at Canada’s largest Muslim charity – am one of more than a million Canadian Muslims who are rolling out of bed and dragging themselves, half-asleep, to the kitchen. It’s like a scene straight out of a zombie movie. I should keep the meal filling but simple....

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Archdiocese of Toronto at Iftar: ‘Ramadan Strengthens Muslim-Christian Bonds’

By Muneeb Nasir Ramadan is a month for strengthening the spiritual bonds of Muslim-Christian friendship according to a message brought by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto to an Iftar gathering held in Toronto on Thursday, 23 May. “The month of Ramadan with its dedication to fasting, prayer and almsgiving, is also a month for strengthening the spiritual bonds we share in Muslim-Christian friendship,” said Fr. Prakash Lohale reading a letter sent from the Vatican to the Muslim community on the occasion of Ramadan and ‘Id Al-Fitr. “I am pleased, therefore, to take this opportunity to wish you a...

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