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...

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Exploring the Water: Nader Khan

From grade one, Nader Khan knew where his talents lay. Like future engineers take interest in taking apart electronics and piecing them together again, Nader Khan would take songs, deconstruct them and then perform it live with his own flair. Nader — originally from India (but...

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The Fashion Conscience

Fall is my favourite season for many reasons. For starters, I was born in September so there’s a slight bias there. My second reason is the same as many of yours — FALL FASHION! As changing seasons certainly mean changing fashion trends, this October I gained not just the...