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Letter to the Editor of the Winnipeg Free Press re: Memories of the first Mosque to open its doors in Manitoba

Author: Dr. Ferrukh Faruqui Source: Winnipeg Free Press I was delighted to read about the 40th anniversary of the first mosque in the province to open its doors. As a former Winnipegger, I have fond memories of fundraising for and growing up in the mosque. My father, Mr. Irshad Ahmad Faruqui, designed the mosque for… Read more »

40/40 Hindsight: Alia Hogben reflects on the decade

Author: Dave McGinn Source: The Globe and Mail Your 40s are a crucial decade, but they hardly get the study and attention as other periods of life. To right that wrong, The Globe and Mail’s Dave McGinn is launching Halftime, a new project that aims to fully understand a person’s fifth decade. He’ll be talking… Read more »

Montreal Chapter on CKUT radio show on Eid-ul-Adha

Author: Shaheen Ashraf “Festival of the Sacrifice”, also called the “Sacrifice Feast” or “Baqr-a-Eid”, is the second of two main Muslim Holidays celebrated worldwide each year, and Eid-ul-Adha is considered the holier of the two Muslim Festivals because it honours the willingness of Prophet Abraham to sacrifice his son, as an act of submission to… Read more »

CJAD 800 Montreal: Weighing in on the Burkini with Alia Hogben

Interview: Quebec politicians weighing in on the burkini ban GUEST: Alia Hogben, Executive Director, Canadian Council of Muslim Women. Listen to it here.

Abdirahman Abdi death: Somali mothers’ group calls for removal of two officers pending SIU probe

Source: Ottawa Citizen Author: Norman Provencher A group of Somali mothers in Ottawa is calling for the city’s police force to “remove” two officers pending the completion of the provincial watchdog’s review of the July 24 death of Abdirahman Abdi. “We demand that Chief (Charles) Bordeleau immediately remove the two police officers. . . . We do not feel safe with them… Read more »

Open Letter to the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran

June 2016  Your Excellency, Ayatollah Sayed ‘Ali Khamenei Assalam-u-alaikum. We are members of the Muslim Community of Canada. We are writing to you about the case of Professor Homa Hoodfar, an Iranian-Muslim Professor of Anthropology at Concordia University in Montreal. She travelled to Iran in early 2016 to visit family and conduct scholarly research but… Read more »

CCMW Use of Logo

The CCMW logo uses three colours: White, Green, and Red. The logo should be used on a white background for maximum impact and clarity. CCMW permits its people to use its trademark as specified in these Guidelines. By using CCMW’s Logo, you agree to adhere to these Guidelines and specifically to the Use Requirements and Terms below. I…. Read more »

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Halal labels now regulated by Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Originally Posted: Radio Canada International Date Posted: April 6, 2016 Halal labelling of food became a little more transparent in Canada this week. After extensive consultation the Canadian government “amended the ‘Food and Drug Regulations’ to provide consumers with more information about how food labelled as halal are made” according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency‘s… Read more »

CCMW Montreal Participates in Purposeful Career Advancement for Muslim Women

La Fédération des Femmes Musulmanes du Quebec and MSA McGill hosted an insightful workshop to address why and how to build confidence, communication and networking skills to pursue an occupation that matches young womens life purpose and identity.