Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Community

Renovation company builds greenhouse to support Meals on Wheels program

Manija Hamidullah, The Circle A Waterloo-area renovation company has paired up with social service agency to provide...

MUSLIM PHILANTHROPIST HONORS LATE FATHER WITH 7-FIGURE GIFT TO CANADIAN HOSPITAL

The Circle Hundreds gathered at Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) in the City of Markham, north of Toronto, on October 30th to celebrate a substantial seven-figure-gift made...

Engin Sezen: A Canadian Muslim

Engin Sezen, The Circle Can one speak of a “Canadian” Muslim? If so, what might that Muslim person look like? Believe me, there is a great...

Lori-Ann Livingston: It’s Halloween

Lori-Ann Livingston, The Circle At first cock-crow the ghosts must go. Back to their quiet graves below. – Theodosia Garrison Double, double toil and...

Engin Sezen: Canada is Home

Engin Sezen, The Circle Canada is peaceful and safe. Canada is Home. Millions of Canadians feel the same. Immigrants, refugees, citizens… Yes, immigrants…including Muslim immigrants. Some of us...

Education

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

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

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

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

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

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

State shouldn’t tell women what to wear, Trudeau says as Quebec promises ban on...

Benjamin Shingler · CBC News  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is urging Quebec's incoming premier to consider "the fundamental rights of Canadians" before proceeding with a plan to ban some...

Turkmen Terzi: The Need to Protect The Rights and Dignity of Ordinary Journalists

Turkmen Terzi, The Circle Former US president Barack Obama warned at the 16th Nelson Mandela Lecture in Johannesburg this year that many states have no...

Fatima Sidaoui: Reflections on the Farm Days Exhibit

Fatima Sidaoui, The Circle In the cosy space of Berlin Tower at the City Hall of Kitchener hung a series of beautiful oil paintings by...

Fatima Sidaoui: Food Drive Arranged by Muslim Students

Fatima Sidaoui, The Circle Motivated by the spirit of selflessness and sharing that especially prevails during the month of Ramadan, the Muslim Student Association (MSA)...

Local Muslims to host ‘meet your neighbours’ dinners during Ramadan

Anam Latif Engin Sezen is going to be one busy man for the next month. His evenings will fill up with one indulgent dinner after...

Voices

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

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 ?

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?

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...

Tom Pietryla: What Do I Look for in a Political Candidate?

Tom Pietryla, The Circle In representational democracies, we often view our representatives as extensions of ourselves or our communities. We are supposed to vote for...

Lori-Ann Livingston: The language of elections

Lori-Ann Livingston, The Circle I thought since we go to the polls on Monday that it might be fun to take a look at words...

Art & Culture

Samaa Kabbar: Khabib vs. McGregor

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...

Ali Unal: Man and Religion

Ali Unal, The Circle At birth man has no conscious knowledge about himself or about the environment around him; nevertheless, he is not an alien...

Said Nursi: The Necessity of Religion

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...

Lori-Ann Livingston: Its vs. it’s: spotting misplaced apostrophes

Lori-Ann Livingston, The Circle I can spot a misplaced apostrophe in a single glance. It’s my superpower. It’s an easy mistake to make, and even...

Lori-Ann Livingston: Chiefly Moloney

Lori-Ann Livingston, The Circle A conversation with Paddy Moloney is like flicking through the Who's Who in the music world. The American military song comes...

Business

LOCAL NEWS: Inspiring Women in our Community

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

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

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

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

Why I Quit Therapy

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

Spiritual Absence and Suicide

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?

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

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...

Nurul Afiqah: Muslims, too struggle with their mental health

Nurul Afiqah It’s ironic how difficult it can be to find comfort among religious people when religion itself is supposed to be a source of...