Canadian MPs Stand Against Islamophobia

SHAFAQNA- MP Iqra Khalid and MP Frank Baylis hosted a reception yesterday at the Sir John A McDonald Building to celebrate the contributions of Canadian Muslims and to stand against discrimination in all its forms. The event was attended…

Edmonton Woman Hopes to Replace Hate with Flowers, Smiles

SHAFAQNA- A Muslim woman in Edmonton Canada is bringing love to an LRT platform she says was filled with hate early last month. Janelle Venne is holding an event called "This Is For You” at the University of Alberta LRT station where…

Canada PM urges Muslims to be engaged in politics

SHAFAQNA - Canadians from different backgrounds should get involved in politics so that "no party gets to run against Muslim Canadians or any other group," said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Trudeau made the comment during a roundtable…

Canadian Muslim teen in ICU recovering after “savage beating” with baseball bat

SHAFAQNA- A 15-year-old Hamilton boy is in recovery postsurgery for a blood clot on the brain after being robbed and beaten with a baseball bat over the weekend. "He was just savagely beaten," Salima Hafeez, Noah Rabbani's aunt, said Wednesday.…

Canadian Muslim Women's Group Puts Up Billboard Condemning Violence

SHAFAQNA- "We have been trying to combat misconceptions about Islam. Lots of people are misinformed, and there are some negative stereotypes about Islam which we, as practicing Muslims, don’t see,” said Afshan Fatima, with the Islamic Circle…

Canadian Muslim group donates gift of life at blood clinic

SHAFAQNA- Saboor Farha is a bit jealous her husband could donate blood, and she couldn't, at the Canadian Blood Services donor clinic on the weekend. Farha and husband Mohammad Mateen Akhtar were part of a Hamilton group who gave blood…

Parents opting for private schools over sex-ed curriculum

SHAFAQNA- There’s been an explosion of private religious schools opening in this province since the implementation of the new sex-ed curriculum in September of last year. According to numbers obtained from the ministry of education, 127…

Reporter becomes Canada’s first hijab-clad news anchor

SHAFAQNA - Ginella Massa was asked to fill in on the anchor desk for City News’ 11pm broadcast last week and created a buzz after the broadcast ended and she Tweeted, "That’s a wrap! Tonight wasn’t just important for me. I don’t think…

A short history of scapegoating Muslims in Quebec

SHAFAQNA - We are midway through Quebec’s election cycle, and predicable things are happening. Opposition parties begin to stake out positions on key issues, the importance of which are no doubt polled, focused grouped and otherwise scientifically…

Canadian Muslim Entrepreneurs Pitch Modest Fashion Brand on Dragons' Den

SHAFAQNA- Mode-ste, Canada’s largest and fastest growing Modest Fashion brand. started a few years ago, when Aicha Chtourou and her mother Hong, a master seamstress, started a small women’s clothier out of their basement in Montreal. When…

Ginella Massa Becomes the First Hijabi to Anchor a Canadian Newscast

SHAFAQNA- Written by  Chelby Daigle Ginella Massa has made history once again. In January 2015, she became the first hijabi TV news reporter on mainstream Canadian Television. On November 18 2016, she was asked to sit in as news anchor…

Canadian police investigating hate graffiti at mosque

SHAFAQNA- By Barry Ellsworth TRENTON, Ont. (AA): Police in the capital of Ottawa are investigating after a mosque was spray-painted with hate words, Canadian media reported Friday. It is the fifth incident of racist graffiti in the past…

Early-career researchers call for more science in environmental decisions

SHAFAQNA- Hundreds of early-career researchers have penned an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and several of his cabinet ministers, asking for more scientific rigour and transparency in environmental decision making. More than…

Muslims in Canada hold open house to challenge misconceptions

SHAFAQNA- Muslim women with the Islamic Circle of North America Sisters Canada put on an Islamic heritage exhibit at Windsor's Optimist Community Centre so Windsorites could learn more about Islam. The exhibit featured booths including…

Canada's oceans get $1.5 billion over five years for marine protection plan

SHAFAQNA- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled a $1.5-billion plan Monday to make Canada a “world leader” in ocean protection after a diesel spill on British Columbia’s central coast and as a decision on the Trans Mountain pipeline…

Hussaini Association Of Calgary-Canada; HAC Programs: Ashra-e-Arbaeen Starting 11th Nov 2016

SHAFAQNA- 11th - 20th Nov 2016 Ashra-e-Arbaeen Majalis 6:30 PM Hadith al-Kisa and Dua Kumayl(Only 17th Nov, Thursday) 7:00 PM Salatul Maghribain ba'jamat 7:30 PM Recitation of the Holy Quran, Salam, Marsiya Followed by Lecture…

Canadian parliament passes anti-Islamophobia motion

SHAFAQNA- The Canadian Parliament has passed an anti-Islamophobia motion on October 26, amid increasing attacks on mosques and Muslim communities in the country and throughout the world. The motion has received almost no attention from Canadian…

Canadians unite in rally against racist flyers

SHAFAQNA- People of all backgrounds and faiths rallied against hate Friday after anti-Islamic flyers were distributed in the city for the fifth time in just over a month in Edmonton. They signed their names to a banner with messages of love…

Canadian MPs vote unanimously to bring Yazidi refugees to Canada

SHAFAQNA- In a rare moment of national unity Canadian parliamentarians set aside political squabbling yesterday to unanimously support a motion that formally recognizes ISIS persecution of Yazidis as a genocide and pledges to bring refugees…

UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY SHOCKED BY 40 OFFENSIVE ANTI-MUSLIM POSTERS

SHAFAQNA- Muslim students at the University of Calgary say they're feeling vulnerable after anti-Muslim posters making derogatory references to the Koran and the Prophet Muhammad were found on campus. The university says campus security will…

Edmonton Muslims disturbed by newest Islamophobic posters

SHAFAQNA - A Muslim man says Islamophobic posters circulated over the weekend in a north-east Edmonton neighbourhood make minorities feel unsafe. Explicit posters calling for a ban of Islam, which are too graphic and hateful for Metro to…

Canada conservative leadership candidate, Steven Blaney wants to ban face veils while voting

SHAFAQNA- Conservative MP Steven Blaney's first announcement as a candidate for the federal Conservative leadership is a call for women casting ballots and taking the oath of citizenship to do so with their faces uncovered. "We have a Canadian…

Ex Christian, Abdullah DeLancey From Canada: I read the Quran, This wonderful revelation of truth changed my life forever

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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…

Muslims In Canada: Québec To Ban Burqas? Hijab Could Be A Security Issue, Officials Sa

SHAFAQNA - A burqa that would ban women from wearing the face- and body-covering veils — also known as hijabs and worn by Muslim women — during public ceremonies. The Assembly didn’t intend to target a specific clothing article or…

Anthony Hall: Canada is becoming a place of oppressive arbitrary actions

SHAFAQNA - MP: How have you encountered B’nai Brith Canada? What's your take of this organization? I first became more intently aware of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith in 2014 when I left the New Horizon Conference in…

Canada Conceals Provision of Military Resources Under Arms Deal With Riyadh

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SHAFAQNA - The Canadian government keeps silent on the provision of military bases, staff, and resources to test-drive the heavily armoured military vehicles being purchased by the Saudi government, media reported Tuesday. The deal between Canada…

Muslims in Canada Share Iftar with Indigenous People

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SHAFAQNA - Muslim leaders in the Manitoba province in the longitudinal centre of Canada have invited indigenous people to share spirits of Ramadan, paying an overdue payment to the community. “Ramadan is a time that we try to bring out the…