We first met Ziyaad Mia, Founder and Project Co-ordinator of the Give 30 Project (@Give_30), last year on the last day of Ramadan 2013.

30 Masjids reached out to Brother Ziyaad for an update and he readily agreed.

We caught up with him after Jumah Prayers on this Third Friday of Ramadan 2014 at the Bosnian Islamic Centre in South Etobicoke. Meeting in BIC also fulfilled my requisite annual Ramadan visit to this Masjid from my childhood.
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Shaikh Abdool Hamid delivers Islamic Reminders on Mondays and Wednesdays in Masjid Toronto after the Dhuhr/Mid-Day Prayer.

Today’s Reminder was how best to work through the Last Ten Nights of Ramadan.

THE NATIONAL | JULY 15, 2014 | 8:54

Ramadan: Long Summer Fast

 

Young Muslims observing Ramadan are using creative ways to battle their cravings.

Isha and Taraweeh - Gateway Public School - 55 Gateway Boulevard, Flemingdon Park, North York - 005

Tonight was a TOTAL Surprise!

My brother Amir and I were on the Bus heading downtown to an as-yet-to-be-decided Isha and Taraweeh location. Looking out the bus window, we suddenly spot a young Topi-Clad brother in the posture of calling the Adhan through a Gymnasium window in the Public School we were passing.

Having suddenly discovered a new Isha and Taraweeh prayer space, Amir immediately encouraged me to hop off the bus with the intent to experience it and write it up for 30Masjids with a single word, “Go!”.

So I did.
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THE NATIONAL | JULY 12, 2014 | 2:25

Observing Ramadan in Canada’s North

 

CBC’s Shaun Malley looks at how some Muslims are keeping the faith in Iqaluit, where there is no mosque and where the sun rises at 3 a.m. and doesn’t set until almost 11 p.m.

Što Te Nema? (Why Are You Not Here?)


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I’ve been editing and re-editing this blog post, but it just ain’t coming together the way it deserves and needs to be. So for the moment, until I can sit down properly somewhere to go at it again, InshAllah, and re-do this entry, this temporary placeholder paragraph is it. Gathered are tweets and photos and a couple of videos plus audio of the Jumah Qhutbah. The one thing I want to at least mention right now, is that 30Masjids visited Khalid Mosque during Ramadan 2012. Back then, I wrote about their Janaza/Funeral facilities for Muslims in this part of the city and how vital that was. I could not have imagined two Ramadans later, I would be attending a Janaza here on this day, and struggling to write about Abshir Hassan, a school teacher who was gunned down.
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Shaikh Abdool Hamid delivers Islamic Reminders on Mondays and Wednesdays in Masjid Toronto after the Dhuhr/Mid-Day Prayer.

Today’s Reminder was about the Validity of Qur’an as Revelation, in the Month of The Qur’an, Ramadan.