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Sooriana: Rhythms of Syria

The fresh breeze rustles through the leaves of olive trees. The intoxicating aroma of freshly cooked food fills the air. The guests are waiting for something. It is a typical wedding day in the heart of Syria. Suddenly there are cries of joy from the attendees....

Shabbar Manek (L) and Shums Kassam (R)- the brains behind ILM (Innovate, Lead, Mobilize)

ILM Innovation Weekend

Whether it’s as simple as not having many Halal restaurants that deliver food to our doorsteps or as serious as having to seek ways to address rising Islamophobia, the Muslim community experiences a wide range of problems. While many people may not see it this way,...

The power couple behind Mode-ste: Aicha and Bilal

The Inspiration Behind Mode-ste

In an increasingly competitive ready-to-wear market,Mode-ste has dived right in, redefining what fashionable, affordable and versatile clothing means. Mode-ste focuses on creating clothing that lays fashion at its frontier and establishes modesty as a framework for the brand. “The design aesthetic encompasses an oversized, voluminous fit...

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Beyond the Music: Dawud Wharnsby

At the Al-Imtiaz Academy in Abbottabad, Pakistan, students gather for their morning classes. This is where world-renowned songwriter, Dawud Wharnsby, his wife Ayesha and their three daughters can be found for about three months each year. Wharnsby sponsors the Academy through the royalties of his musical...

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315 NISA: A Helpline for Muslim Women

Last year the Muslim Women’s Helpline, 315 NISA, received approximately 4000 calls from across Canada and the United States. The counsellors began every call with their usual greeting, “This is 315 NISA, what would you like to speak about today?” With their warm demeanour and professional...