Back in 2013, Muslim Link interviewed the founders of Izzah Learning Center for Women and Children in Ottawa. What was unique about the vision for the centre was that on top of providing education to children in reading Quran, it also provided a space for adult women to learn how to read and recite Quran or improve their knowledge to the point of becoming educators, making it an excellent space for adult women, particularly reverts to Islam, to further their Islamic education.
On May 1, Burgers n’ Fries Forever (BFF) and the CapCity Community Projectlaunched their innovative partnership to explore a new way to raise funds for refugees building a new life in Ottawa. Mayor Jim Watson and City Councillor Mathieu Fleury attended the launch to show their support.
On Sunday, March 17th, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the South Nepean Muslim Community (SNMC) mosque in Ottawa, Ontario to express his condolences to the Muslim community in the wake of the terrorist attack against Muslims during Friday prayers in Christchurch, New Zealand.
While it is home to many brilliant artists, Ottawa is mostly known as a working city and not necessarily for its art scene. Hoping to change the future of art in her city, and perhaps the world, one Muslim woman has a few initiatives up her sleeve.