STANDING TOGETHER: Community gathers to remember Abdirahman Abdi, one year after his tragic death.
(Ottawa, ON): July 24th, 2017 marks one year since the death of Abdirahman Abdi. The Ottawa community will gather in Somerset Square Park for an interfaith event entitled: Standing Together to remember Abdirahman Abdi and to show solidarity with the family of a man whose life was unjustly taken in our city.
Asmaa Hussein is a writer, registered social worker, and mother of a spirited daughter. She is the author of “A Temporary Gift: Reflections on Love, Loss, and Healing” where she shares her journey of recovery after her husband Amr Kassem was shot and killed while peacefully protesting in Alexandria, Egypt.
For some people, the image of a Canadian folk singer can be a specific one. Typically speaking, one might picture a person with a sort of hipster or alternative look. Perhaps they are wearing a very artsy oversized hat or maybe even sporting some tattoos.
In the case of Audrey Saparno, she is a musician who defies stereotypes across the board. A Canadian woman of Indonesian decent, she does not wear quirky hats, fancy boots or any tattoos. She sports a hijab, an acoustic guitar slung over her shoulder, and a bright smile for all to see.
Canada's first Muslim Youth Fellowship program provides current university students and recent graduates with the opportunity to work part-time in a Toronto City Councillor's office beginning in September.
This Ramadan, consider donating your zakat to the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) to help fight Islamophobia. The organization has been declared eligible for zakat by the Canadian Council of Imams as well as other Muslim Canadian Islamic scholars because NCCM’s work is classified as ‘Fee-sabeelillah’, which is one of the eight categories of Zakat recipients detailed in the Qur’an (Chapter 9, Verse 60).
TorontoMuslims, a project of the Muslim Canadian non-profit organization Dawanet, launched a brand new environmental campaign aimed at promoting sustainable practices within Mosques and Islamic centres. #WasteFreeRamadan has distributed 10,000 free Eco-friendly reusable drinking containers across Muslim places of worship. Participating Masjids have discouraged salat-goers from bringing disposable plastic bottles, instead opting for the colourful range of BPA-free bottles provided by the campaign.