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20 03, 2020

Keeping Faith Amidst the (Covid-19) Pandemic

2020-03-21T14:43:09-06:00 March 20th, 2020|Feature, Samina Sana|

Asalaam Alaikum (Peace be With You) Dear Readers, Bismillah. I wish to share or emphasize a few safety precautions regarding COVID-19, amidst increased preventative interventions (i.e. social distancing, mass public closures, etc) being acted upon by various businesses, organizations and institutions in our greater public society; to help prevent the spread of this contagious infectious [...]

6 03, 2020

Black History Month through the Inter-sectional Lens of an Ally

2020-03-06T09:01:24-07:00 March 6th, 2020|Feature, Samina Sana|

As most of you likely already know, every February is Black History Month. As a tribute to this past month which is now over for this year, this writing serves to recognize and express written care and support for our Black Sisters and Brothers in Islam and Humanity here in Edmonton and elsewhere, for the [...]

14 02, 2020

Love in Islam

2020-02-14T11:10:17-07:00 February 14th, 2020|Feature, Samina Sana|

Logically speaking, it seems Love in Islam means different things to different Muslims based on lived experiences, upbringings, and socialization during critical developmental stages. I acknowledge that it would be unfair for me to illustrate Love in Islam in a specific/limited way, as that would be ignorant and possibly even dismissive of the alternative perspectives [...]

17 01, 2020

A Community Coming Together

2020-01-17T10:57:15-07:00 January 17th, 2020|Feature, Samina Sana|

Deepest condolences to the Iranian-Canadian community of Edmonton, Alberta and all over Canada and also to all of those from outside the Iranian-Canadian community who knew and/or were very close to those who have passed. Thoughts and prayers of support are with you all.  Based on what I’ve come to comprehend through the unfolding of [...]

24 12, 2019

Navigating through The Holiday Season

2019-12-24T09:04:17-07:00 December 24th, 2019|Feature, Samina Sana|

As a Muslim, ‘the holidays are just around the corner!’ is a truly warm and exciting phrase you’re bound to hear from neighbours, coworkers, colleagues, classmates, friends, and family alike around this time of the year. You’ll likely notice those around you murmur a hurried but genuinely kind ‘Happy Holidays’ and ‘Merry Xmas’ to you, [...]

13 11, 2019

Canadian Islamic Heritage Month: A Reflection

2019-12-24T09:05:05-07:00 November 13th, 2019|Category 1, Samina Sana|

Dear Reader,  I have been asked to write a reflection piece on Canadian Islamic Heritage Month, which was held all of last month (October). Very truthfully, I’ve grappled with trying to string words together to try to convey my optimistic sentiments regarding this designated month meant for embracing Islamic heritage. My personal enthusiasm is muddled [...]

11 10, 2019

“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop”

2019-11-13T15:19:57-07:00 October 11th, 2019|Category 1, Samina Sana|

Voting is a macro-level act of societal inclusion, citizen engagement and further community development. On a micro-level (individually), voting is the practice of freedom of speech and the preservation and value of each individual’s right to suggest how and in what direction society should progress. There are various reasons why voting will only benefit and [...]

9 05, 2019

Horse back riding, Archery, and Swimming; but why?

2019-05-09T16:27:41-06:00 May 9th, 2019|Category 1|

It's amazing what a little TLC (tender love & care) does for things. You take extra care during baking and you have a cake that would make Martha Stewart weep. You watch those greens and treat them right and soon enough you'll have a garden feeding the neighbourhood. Inject some TLC into our youth, our [...]

18 03, 2019

Al Rashid Celebrates a History Book, Volunteers, and Much More

2019-04-02T15:44:34-06:00 March 18th, 2019|Category 1|

On March 20th, 2019 at Edmonton City Hall the Al Rashid showcased their recently released book. Earle H. Waugh the author of the Al Rashid Mosque Building Canadian Muslim Communities was present during the event and spoke about the time, effort, knowledge, love, support and strength of a community that went into creating such a [...]

17 03, 2019

Islamophobia through the Eyes of Muslim Youth

2019-11-13T15:20:36-07:00 March 17th, 2019|Category 1|

I shouldn't have to wake up in the morning trying to plan my day so I’m home before it gets dark. I shouldn't have to look over my shoulder as I walk down the street expecting to be yelled at by aggressive strangers. I shouldn’t have to feel my shoulders tense up when someone stands [...]

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