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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....

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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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The History of Muslims in Canada

In 2015, Canada Day fell in the middle of Ramadan (the most sacred month of the lunar Islamic calendar) for the first time in about thirty years. The last time that happened, the Muslim population of Canada numbered just around 100,000 people (about 0.38% of the...

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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,...