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Lin’s Ethical Eats: Choosing Local

Besides making my diet a little bit more ethical by consuming less meat and more greens, I also try to eat locally and according to what’s in season. By doing this, I’m contributing less to the carbon footprint produced when food is shipped from outside of...

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Practicing Prophetic ﷺ Respect

An Imam recently visited our local mosque and brought to the table a chronic illness that many Muslims have: Demanding Respect Disorder. The Imam wisely started by reflecting on Prophet Muhammad’s ﷺ character — the type of character that millions admire and would love to emulate. His reflection...

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How can we encourage more Canadians to vote?

A few years ago, while visiting a mosque in a European capital, I came across a small circle of young women in a heated discussion about democracy. At first, I thought, ‘how refreshing to find young women speaking about such critical issues in a mosque!’ However,...

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Breaking the Ice: The Arctic Food Bank

According to the World Food Program, hunger is the number one cause of death in the world, killing more than HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. That’s 805 million people worldwide who are living with food insecurities — as documented by the United Nations. These statistics seem...