Chelby Marie Daigle is Muslim Link’s Coordinator. Under her direction, Muslim Link adopted its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy so that the paper strives to reflect the complexity of the region’s Muslim communities. As Coordinator, she works to build relationships with local Muslim and mainstream organizations and manages the paper's social media and events listing. She also works closely with the Publisher to develop operational policies for the paper. Find her on Twitter @ChelbyDaigle
The Canadian Somali Scholarship Fund (CSSFUND) was created to encourage Canadian Somali students to succeed in post-secondary schooling and support development in academic excellence and community involvement.The scholarship is open to Canadian Somali Students entering first year post-secondary institutions in Canada. The CSSFund aims to develop leadership programs and networks and promote student involvement within the Ottawa Somali Community.
Inshallah, Eid al Fitr will be on Sunday, June 25, subject to confirmation.
When Ahmad Iqbal moved to North America, he was surprised by this culture’s bathroom habits. A Pakistani Canadian who grew up in the Middle East and Asia, he was used to washing with water after using the toilet. Seeing as this is the religious requirement for all Muslims, bidets are staples of most modern Muslim homes and are even common in countries like South Korea and Japan. However, they are not commonly found in North American households.
But Ahmad hopes to change that. He founded Nadeef (clean in Arabic), a company which sells easy to install hand-held bidets, offering a simple and affordable solution for anyone in North America who wants a more hygienic and environmentally friendly alternative to toilet paper.
Muslim Link interviewed Ahmad about Nadeef Bidet and the lessons he has learned from his experience in business that he hopes will help other aspiring entrepreneurs.
Muslim Link wishes you all Ramadan Mubarak. Taraweeh Prayers begin Friday May 26 at these locations inshallah, and Ramadan fasting will begin on May 27 according to the Council of Imams of Ottawa-Gatineau.
To learn about local Free and Paid Iftar Dinners visit here
Local Eritrean Canadians have come together to found Afaagh Association, a Canadian-based registered charitable organization, dedicated to helping the forgotten Eritrean refugees living in Eastern Sudan. On Friday May 19, they had their organizational launch and first fundraising event in Ottawa with Shaykh Abdalla Idris Ali.