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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 [...]

15 03, 2019

Al Rashid Youth Club Give Edmonton a Taste of Home

2019-04-02T15:12:44-06:00 March 15th, 2019|Category 1|

Dirty pots clanking in the sink as the dishes pile up. Girls laughing as they crack a joke over the tomatoes they are dicing. The sound of sizzling peppers as volunteer sautés on the stove top, chopped apples caramelizing in the sun as they sit in cinnamon and brown sugar on the counter, waiting to [...]