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The Incompetent Doctor

As someone who’s been involved with the Muslim-American community at various levels — both national and grassroots — I’ve experienced a diversity of mindsets first-hand that many in the Muslim-American community have. I’ve categorized them into five mindsets — and when talking to people about these mindsets...

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Have My Back: Reflections on Backbiting

You know that feeling upon entering a room and realizing that you were just being spoken of? Everyone has experienced this moment. The real question is however: should we only be feeling this way or do we perhaps make others feel this way too? I remember as...

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Building A Home: An Interview with Iqra Khalid

It is that much sweeter when you build a home as opposed to just moving into one. A force for change, newly elected MP Iqra Khalid did not let institutional barriers prevent her from being elected to represent Mississauga Erin Mills in Parliament. Rather she used...

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Saving the world with voluntary simplicity

With the mass of headlines warning of humanity’s impeding fall into a climate dystopia, your heart might sink a little. The news points to a bleak future, one that will be experienced if not by yourself, surely your children and grandchildren. A future of civilization collapse...

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Nisa Homes: A Safe Space for Muslim Women

Mariam called Nisa Homes at 10 pm after having spent a night at a friend’s house, after which her friend’s husband said she couldn’t stay any longer. Mariam spent the next night at a motel with the money she had left. Tonight, she had no place...

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A Photographer’s Perspective: Qurrat A’yun Studios

Qurrat A’yun Studios started as my escape from the sterile, suffocating dungeons of University of Toronto’s Engineering department. Whenever I had some time I would grab my little Canon point-and-shoot and photograph anything I could — puddles, my brothers, my jewellery. Some brave investments later, my...