"Being Muslim, Canadian and Palestinian is in many ways a microcosm of Canada as a whole" - Abe from OttawaWritten by Maryam Mirza
"Being Muslim, Canadian and Palestinian is in many ways a microcosm of Canada as a whole, with its beautiful capacity for coexistence and constructive integration. My personal ability to seamlessly be all three is nothing but a proof that Canada is the best place in the world. Being Muslim is about God and about giving to humanity while making the world a better place. Canada gave the world things like insulin, sonar, and the prosthetic hand. If we are good at something, it's improving the lives of people. Being a Canadian Muslim is a unique privilege and offers a huge opportunity for adding good to the world, through our Canadian values, and through Allah's spiritual guidance. I think in many ways, being Canadian has made me a better Muslim."
Muslims of RIS 2014 is a photo series inspired by Humans of New York. We asked participants in the annual Reviving the Islamic Spirit Conference which takes place in downtown Toronto "What Does Being Muslim Canadian Mean To You?"
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