Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Community

Mosques across Canada cancel, alter Friday prayer to limit spread of coronaviru

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CHRISTOPHER KATSAROV/THE CANADIAN PRESS Mosques across the country have cancelled or altered their Friday prayer programs, after...

COVID-19: CANADIAN COUNCIL OF IMAMS CALLS ON MOSQUES TO SUSPEND FRIDAY PRAYER SERVICES

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The Circle The Canadian Council of Imams is recommending that mosques suspend the congregational Friday prayer services effectively immediately...

Couple lifts 51 Afghans out of poverty to honour Christchurch mosque victims

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The Circle A young Muslim couple have helped lift 51 Afghans out of poverty in honour of the 51 Christchurch mosque...

Maria Assif on Arabs, Muslims, and Stereotypes at TEDxUTSC 2016

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The Circle In 2016, Dr. Maria Assif was a speaker at TEDxUTSC (University of Toronto Scarborough Campus) in Toronto,...

Interfaith Champion Newfoundlander Aatif Baskanderi Recognised by Her Majesty The Queen with the Commonwealth...

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British Consulate General Calgary Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has , recognized Edmonton resident, Aatif Baskanderi, as...

Education

NCCM RELEASES REPORT ON MUSLIM HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS’ EXPERIENCES IN ONTARIO CLASSROOMS

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The Circle On May 8, 2017, the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) brought 31 young people together to talk about their experiences as Muslim...

Hajra Ijaz: Why my school, Saalihat Academy, is special

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Hajra Ijaz, The Circle I love my highschool, Saalihat Academy, where I have had nothing but wonderful experiences. I would not be attending it if...

Azfar Rizvi: Compassion, the Core Human Value

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Azfar Rizvi, The Circle For my inaugural ‘Circle’ post, I wanted to write about contemporary North American Muslim community in general, and in particular how Canadians...

Isabelle Koerber: Canadian Immigrants

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Isabelle Koerber, The Circle People around the world come to Canada to create a better life but is this what they achieve? Canada has accepted many...

Julie Barlett: Be a Muslim foster parent in KW

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Julie Barlett, The Circle Our children deserve a calm, stable nurturing environment, and sometimes they need our help finding it. There are times, unfortunately, when children...

News

Mosques across Canada cancel, alter Friday prayer to limit spread of coronaviru

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CHRISTOPHER KATSAROV/THE CANADIAN PRESS Mosques across the country have cancelled or altered their Friday prayer programs, after...

COVID-19: CANADIAN COUNCIL OF IMAMS CALLS ON MOSQUES TO SUSPEND FRIDAY PRAYER SERVICES

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The Circle The Canadian Council of Imams is recommending that mosques suspend the congregational Friday prayer services effectively immediately...

Brutalised but defiant: Christchurch massacre survivors one year on

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Charlotte Graham-McLay t first, Hisham al Zarzour couldn’t remember what had happened. Later, he tried to...

4th Annual MAC Waterloo Quran Competition

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The Circle MAC Maple Grove School is very pleased to invite all of you to participate in the Fourth...

‘Hi, my name is Mohammed. I’m here to help you.’ Meet the unofficial crisis...

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CHRISTOPHER KATSAROV/THE GLOBE AND MAIL When racism and terrorism put Muslim communities under a harsh spotlight,...

Voices

Maria Assif on Arabs, Muslims, and Stereotypes at TEDxUTSC 2016

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The Circle In 2016, Dr. Maria Assif was a speaker at TEDxUTSC (University of Toronto Scarborough Campus) in Toronto,...

Emily Jull: Sufi Experiences and Teachings in My Personal Journey

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Emily Jull, The Circle Faith traditions have the potential to give their practitioners many profoundly important aspects with which to facilitate life and death. Some...

Rise and fall of Communism in Turkey – 1 (1917-1980)

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Arslan Ayan, The Circle "In these lands, everyone is already a communist. It's just that after the elections everyone...

Ismail Akbulut: Who am I ?

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Ismail Akbulut, The Circle "Why do you Turks always murder your wives?” asked my German friend. He’d just learned that a Turkish man crazed with...

Mike Strathdee: What Do I Look for in a Political Candidate?

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Mike Strathdee, The Circle Long-term focus: Does the candidate think about the impact their approach will have beyond their term in office, or are they...

Art & Culture

TELLING THEIR STORY – 50 PALESTINIAN WOMEN LET THEIR ART DO THE TALKING AT...

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Margaret Olin Since its opening two years ago, the Palestine Museum US, in Woodbridge, Connecticut, just outside...

Salma Hindy on People Pleasing at TEDxUofT 2019

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The Circle In 2019, Egyptian Canadian Salma Hindy spoke at TEDxUofT in Toronto, Ontario. According to...

An Interview with Juneyt Yetkiner

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFJvKzXoUiI

Said Nursi: The Necessity of Religion

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Said Nursi To understand the world and the spirit of man in it; to understand the nature and the worth of religion to man; to...

Samaa Kabbar: Khabib vs. McGregor

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Samaa Kabbar, The Circle I have come to a personal realization that when it comes to sports, I don’t just think of it objectively. I...

Business

LOCAL NEWS: Inspiring Women in our Community

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Fatima Sidaoui, The Circle Pita Hut is a local Lebanese-cuisine restaurant best known for its authentic Shawarma and Falafel. The restaurant, located on the busy...

The Young Muslim Entrepreneur Who is Hungry for Success

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Shazia Saleem jokes that she started her food company simply because she was hungry. The bigger story is that she spotted both a gap in...

Syrian Refugees: New Canadians, New Entrepreneurs

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For nearly a decade, Mona Bassaj and her husband Ihsan Agha owned and operated a small sewing factory in the suburbs of Damascus, Syria,...

Syrian refugees using their culinary skills at new Waterloo restaurant

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Two refugees from Syria are enjoying a fresh start in a new city, in a familiar profession. Nadir Hamrooni and Ahmad Hindi arrived in Waterloo...

Health

What clinicians need to know about Muslim patients with mental illness during Ramadan

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What special considerations should clinicians keep in mind when treating Muslim patients with mental illness who fast during Ramadan?

Why I Quit Therapy

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Anna Dorn I saw my first psychiatrist before I got my first period. I was...

Spiritual Absence and Suicide

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Dr. Besir Altun, The Circle My heart misses a beat every time an ambulance pulls up in front of our hospital, tearing the silence of...

Hanan Awad: Screen diet in Ramadan?

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Hanan Awad, The Circle Why is Ramadan loved in the whole Islamic world despite hunger and thirst? How on earth people feel excited about the...

Supporting Victims of Spiritual Abuse

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Ibrahim J. Long Knowing how best to advocate and work with clients who have been subjected to harassment and abuse can be a weighty and...