Few women in African or Islamic history have been as celebrated as Nana Asma’u. Born in 1793, she was the daughter of Shaykh Uthman ibn Muhammad Fodiye (sometimes spelled Usman dan Fodio), an Islamic reformer and leader of the Sokoto Caliphate in what is today northern Nigeria. Nana Asma’u received the best education available to [...]
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MAX Chair Aazar Zafar interviewed by 680 NEWS
ਬੀਤੇ ਵੀਕਐਂਡ ਟੋਰਾਂਟੋ ਦੇ Roy Thomson Hall ਵਿੱਚ ਹੋਏ ਇੱਕ ਸਮਾਗਮ ਦੌਰਾਨ ਮੁਸਲਮ ਕਮਿਊਨਿਟੀ ਨਾਲ ਸੰਬੰਧਤ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਵਿਅਕਤੀਆਂ, ਸੰਸਥਾਵਾਂ ਅਤੇ ਬਿਜ਼ਨਸ ਅਦਾਰਿਆਂ ਦਾ ਸਨਮਾਨ ਕੀਤਾ ਗਿਆ, ਜਿਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਨੇ ਆਪੋ-ਆਪਣੇ ਖੇਤਰ ਵਿੱਚ ਵਿਲੱਖਣ ਪ੍ਰਾਪਤੀਆਂ ਕੀਤੀਆ ਹਨ। ਮੈਕਸ ਅਵਾਰਡਜ਼ ਗਾਲਾ ਨਾਂ ਦੀ ਇਸ ਇਵੈਂਟ ਦੌਰਾਨ ਮੁਸਲਮ ਕਮਿਊਨਿਟੀ ਦੀ ਮਦਦ ਕਰਨ ਵਾਲੇ ਲੋਕਾਂ ਦਾ ਵੀ ਸਨਮਾਨ ਕੀਤਾ ਗਿਆ। [...]
The initiative links learners with established workers in fields where minorities lack representation. View Article
TORONTO, October 14, 2017 – A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM THE PREMIER On behalf of the Government of Ontario, I am delighted to extend warm greetings to everyone attending the second Annual Muslim Awards for Excellence (MAX) Gala. Tonight, you gather to honour the educational, professional and philanthropic achievements of Canadian Muslims. Canadian Muslims have made [...]
While many personalities in Islamic history are respected as “polymaths” for their contributions to many different fields of knowledge and culture, Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr is one of the very few Muslims to be described as such today. Dr. Nasr was born in Tehran, Iran in 1933 into a prestigious family of physicians and scholars. [...]
Dalia Mogahed is the Director of Research at the Washington, D.C. based Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU), an organization which studies American Muslim community development and engagement with the broader public. From 2006 to 2012, Mogahed served as an executive director of the Gallup Centre for Muslim Studies, a think-tank dedicated to studying [...]
Born in the late 8th century and living primarily in Baghdad, Al-Khwarizmi was one of the most influential mathematicians of all time. His work was revolutionary and provided a new approach to mathematics shifting emphasis from geometrical to algebraic representations. He was the one who invented the notion of “a thing” or more commonly known [...]
Fatima Al-Fihri emigrated from present-day Tunisia to Fez, Morocco with her family in the early 9th century. Fatima and her sister Mariam were well-educated and wealthy women who wanted to use their wealth for the benefit of their community. In 859 CE, Fatima established the Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque and the University of Al-Qarawiyyin, the oldest university in [...]