The United Muslim Organizations of Ottawa Gatineau (UMO-OG) strongly condemn the mass shooting in Orlando on Sunday, June 12, 2016. We extend our sincerest condolences to the victims and their families.
We believe that human life is sacred in Islam and protecting it is one of the main objectives of our religion. Such horrible acts of hatred and violence are forbidden in Islam and we firmly stand against any and all attempts to link these crimes to our faith.
The Council of Imams of Ottawa-Gatineau and the United Muslim Organizations of Ottawa-Gatineau are raising funds to present to CHEO on behalf of the Muslim community, live during their annual Telethon on CTV Ottawa this weekend, June 4-5.
Muslim Link interviewed to Ottawa-based entrepreneur and university student Nayaelah Siddiqui, founder of EIDY, a product aimed at helping children celebrate Ramadan who live in non-Muslim majority countries.
Students at Maingate Islamic Academy in Mississauga participated in a workshop called The Blanket Exercise, which explores the impact of colonialism on the indigenous peoples of Canada. Student reporters from the school Zaynab Mamai, Sumaya Abdulle, and Dima Traboulsi, with the support of their teacher, Sanaa Ali-Mohammed, wrote the following article about their experience.
Last year, Haitian Canadian Fatima Estime visited the drought stricken village of Desab in Haiti. The village is facing chronic challenges around accessing clean water. Fatima is now determined to work to help support the village.
Muslim Link interviewed Fatima about her experience in Haiti, including visiting with Haiti's Muslim communities, and her work to collect resources and find sustainable access to clean water for Desab. She hopes to return there this summer.