Big Halal Food Festival in Toronto Slated for Mid-July

SHAFAQNA - For the fifth year, the Toronto suburb of Mississauga is hosting what it bills as North America’s largest halal food festival from July 15 to 16. Halal food is that which is prepared according to Islamic law. Animals must be…

Big Halal Food Festival in Toronto Slated for Mid-July

SHAFAQNA- For the fifth year, the Toronto suburb of Mississauga is hosting what it bills as North America’s largest halal food festival from July 15 to 16. Halal food is that which is prepared according to Islamic law. Animals must be…

Muslims in Canada thrive on brilliant legacy left by ancestors: Report

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SHAFAQNA - The presence of Muslims in Canada dates back to 1854 with the first recorded birth of a Muslim, to Scottish parents James and Agnes Love. From then on, history shows a small, diverse and widely dispersed community making noticeable…

Windsor, Canada Muslim charity food drive spreads across country

SHAFAQNA - A charitable food drive that began with Windsor's Muslim community is spreading to communities across the country and organizers hope to have it in every region of Canada within just a few years. Sousan Khaled helped launch…

Pro-Muslim rally peaceful ahead of anti-Islam rally planned for Sunday

SHAFAQNA - A group of Calgarians gathered at city hall on Saturday ahead of a march against Islam planned for Sunday at the nearby Olympic Plaza. Organized by the Calgary Anti-Oppression Network, the Saturday afternoon event drew about 70…

Muslim leaders urge government to help protect mosques, schools

SHAFAQNA - Statistics Canada report last week showed hate crimes targeting Muslims rose by 60 per cent across the country in 2015, but applications for government funding for protection often rejected. Some Muslim community leaders are urging…

Quebec City mosque has words of support for Muslims in London

SHAFAQNA - An attack Monday outside a mosque in London was all too familiar for Muslims in Quebec City, where just six months ago a gunman burst into a prayer room, killing six and injuring 19. In a speech broadcast live over social…

Canadian Politician Joins Muslims for Ramadan Fast

SHAFAQNA- A Canadian politician who is fasting for the month of Ramadan said he began the practice to raise money for a food bank, but has been overwhelmed at the support received from Muslims. Mark Holland, Liberal Member of Parliament…

Canadian Politician Joins Muslims for Ramadan Fast

SHAFAQNA - A Canadian politician who is fasting for the month of Ramadan said he began the practice to raise money for a food bank, but has been overwhelmed at the support received from Muslims. Mark Holland, Liberal Member of Parliament…

Oshawa, Ont., woman charged in 5 alleged assaults on Muslims over 2 days

SHAFAQNA - A 47-year-old Toronto-area woman is facing multiple assault charges after allegedly targeting Muslims on three occasions. Durham Regional Police allege the accused approached a couple including a woman wearing a hijab at an Oshawa,…

Racist graffiti aimed at Muslims found on Sikh Realtor's bus shelter ad

SHAFAQNA - A Realtor who has lived in Surrey for more than 25 years said he was surprised to discover racist graffiti written across one of his bus shelter ads in the city on Sunday. "I was kind of surprised," said Manni Gill, a Sikh. "We're…

Canadian Muslim elementary students experience Ramadan fasting for the first time

SHAFAQNA- Some students at Frank W. Begley are going without food or water during the day this month in order to observe the holy month of Ramadan. Many of the kids at the inner-city elementary school weren't born in Windsor or even Canada.…

Anti-Islam, Anti-fascist Groups Clash at Calgary City Hall

SHAFAQNA- With both saying they want the right to free speech, two groups with opposing views rallied outside the city hall in Calgary, Canada, on Saturday. On one side were supporters of a group called the Worldwide Coalition Against Islam,…

Benefit Iftar Supports Toronto’s Top Cancer Hospital

SHAFAQNA- The Faith of Life Network raised $35,000 for Toronto’s Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation at its Annual Benefit Iftar held at the hospital on Thursday, June 1. The initial amount pledged to raise for the research center was…

Canadian Muslims to send help to Somalian famine victims in Ramadan

SHAFAQNA - Volunteers in Canada will be partnering with the International Development and Relief Foundation to pack supply kits, which will be sent to families facing famine in East Africa. Ramadan is a time for fasting, prayer and renewal…

Muslims in Canada Volunteer to Help Famine Victims

SHAFAQNA- From Toronto to Ottawa and Calgary, Canadian Muslims are volunteering to pack supply kids to help families facing famine in East Africa, as they mark the holy month of Ramadan. “Ramadan is the time for us to show support to others,…

Muslims make Canada strong, open and inclusive place: PM Justin Trudeau message on Ramadan

SHAFAQNA - Canadian PM Justin Trudeau in the video message said, "Muslim Canadians make enormous contributions to our country and help make Canada the strong, open and inclusive place it is today" Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau…

Muslims in Canadian City Host Event to Educate People about Ramadan

SHAFAQNA- On Saturday, more than 100 community leaders from around the city, including church dignitaries and politicians, came to a pre-Ramadan luncheon at the RCMP Heritage Centre to learn what this sacred month is all about. "People…

Canadian officials make 1st visit to Tehran since embassy closed in 2012

SHAFAQNA- Canadian government officials are on the ground in Tehran this week for the first time since the Harper government closed the Canadian Embassy there nearly five years ago. The visit by Global Affairs officials comes just days…

5th Halal food fest in Toronto

SHAFAQNA - The largest Halal food festival in North America “Halal Food Fest” returns to Toronto for 5th year and expects over 30,000 visitors on July 15 and 16 atThe International Centre. A lot of food festivals don’t survive early success.…

Canadian Muslims raise $400K for victims of famine in East Africa

SHAFAQNA - The Windsor Islamic Council, Canada, has raised more than $400,000 in two weeks as part of their effort to assist humanitarian efforts in fighting drought and famine in East Africa. The countries slated to receive cash include Somalia,…

Canadian Muslims' Council Concerned over Anti-Muslim Hate Incidents in Ottawa, Toronto

SHAFAQNA- Ibrahim Hindy, a local Toronto Imam, has been the target of violent threats in recent days, linked to a bitter anti-Muslim campaign against prayers in the Peel District School Board (PDSB). Other Muslim advocates and students have…

A cemetery near Quebec City will open a Muslim section

SHAFAQNA - A month after talk of opening a Muslim cemetery dramatically divided residents of another town near Quebec City, a funeral business in St-Augustin-de-Desmaures announced Wednesday it will open a Muslim section in Les Jardins Québec. The…

Growing Halal food market in Canada

SHAFAQNA - A growing Muslim community in Canada has led to swelling sales of halal food, which has some grocers, manufacturers and eateries seeking ways to profit from the boom. "It's a huge business. It's an $80-billion business around the…

Peel school board’s Muslim support fuels hate, threats

SHAFAQNA - Tensions over a suburban Toronto school board providing space for Muslim students to pray as a group every Friday have bubbled into a death threat and an online call to burn down a mosque. Ibrahim Hindy, an imam in Mississauga,…

Man Charged after Windows Smashed at Ottawa Mosque

SHAFAQNA- At least one window was smashed at the Islam Care Centre on Somerset Street West. On Friday, a piece of cardboard covered part of the broken window on the door to the main entrance. A notice on the building says it is monitored…

Anxiety intensifies in Toronto's suburbs as anti-Muslim rhetoric escalates

SHAFAQNA - Hamza Aziz makes sure to stay close to a friend at all times, and his parents have told him not to be outside after dark – precautions the student never imagined would be needed in his quiet corner of suburban Toronto. But recent…

How did Mr. DeLance become a Muslim in Canada?

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SHAFAQNA- My name is Abdullah DeLancey. I am Canadian and I am employed as a Patient Service Worker at the local hospital. I have been married for almost 20 years and we have 3 wonderful children. Alhamdulillah, I am now a Muslim. I wasn’t…