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Ahmed Khalil reflects on his relationship with the late Sheikh Mohamed Rashad, imam of Masjid Assalam.

He passed away while on the mountain of Arafah, in Saudi Arabia, dressed in the white ihram worn by pilgrims. I was stunned when I first read the email announcing the death of Sheikh Mohamed Rashad. For the next [...]

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Do we as Muslims volunteer? Or are we voluntold? Urban Dictionary defines voluntold as, “When someone volunteers someone else for something so that the other person really doesn’t have a choice.” If you’re interested in the question, or perhaps have other questions such as, “Who would voluntell me?” then read on! I promise you an answer.

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From Jeffrey to Light: One Man’s Inspirational Journey

“Islam does so much for you; it gives you guidance, tells you how to live your life… the foods to eat and the foods to stay away from. Who we should marry, relationships between husband and wife and parents and children, so it’s a whole way of life.”

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“Eids are a cherished opportunity to multiply one’s good deeds through bringing happiness and pleasure to the hearts of others,” writes Imam Zijad Delic, Executive Director of the Canadian Islamic Congress (CIC), in an article titled, The Significance and Importance of Eid Celebrations in Islam.

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Honour killing or crime of passion?

Andrew Dufresne’s fingers shake as he loads his gun. He quickly sips from his stainless steel wine bottle. He is angry, high on adrenaline, shivering and wild-eyed. In the night, he stumbles out of his car and walks towards a house, gun in hand.

This is a scene from the classic motion picture The Shawshank Redemption. [...]

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Abraar School Performs Well on Province-Wide Testing

Abraar School makes its way into Ontario’s top six per cent schools

Abraar School is now ranked among the city’s best schools after its students excelled in last year’s standardized provincial tests in reading, math and writing.

But the road to this achievement has been long and challenging.

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“A blinding flash of white light

Lit up the sky over Gaza tonight

Not knowing whether they’re dead or alive”

Michael Heart, We Will Not Go Down

With the above words, Michael Heart, an American composer, song-writer and singer, starts his tribute to Gaza; a song titled, “We Will Not Go Down.” Just [...]

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With a blued-out picture of Waseem Moemoney, the rising Muslim stand-up comedian in Ottawa, an orange background and rays of light shining on the poster, the MAC Youth Learn (MYL) team, together with Carleton University’s Muslim Student Association (MSA), kicked off the advertisement for the Eid Comedy Night! The poster announced that it [...]

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“This morning I saw the sun rise over the pyramids, had breakfast in Paris, and then caught some waves in Australia, all before lunch. But I wasnt always like this”

And from the director of the first Bourne movie, “The Bourne Identity”, comes a new movie about jumping through the time-space [...]

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Book Review: Islam, A Short History

Karen Armstrong is an English author who writes on Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Buddhism. She has been influential in conveying the more objective post-19th-century scholarship of Islam to a wide readership in Europe and North America. Armstrong is a former nun. With her powerful scholarship, you would expect this book to be thorough [...]

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