Interview recorded for @ last week, airs today at 12:15 p.m. on #CBC Radio 1. Do tune in! #30masjids #Toronto
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Himy Syed broke his fast with thirty different Muslim congregations in the GTA over the course of Ramadan. He visited apartment building basements, store fronts and grand masjids with minarets. He found beauty in them all.

Canadian author Jane Urquhart fought to try to keep a church in her community alive even though she doesn’t go to church herself.

How much do bricks and mortar matter to you?

Ontario Today, CBC Radio One, Thursday August 30 2012

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Dr. Jasser Auda on Maqaasid ash-Shari’ah (The Intent of Islamic Law)

A one-time Torontonian, he is visiting from Qatar and delivered this concise lecture in Masjid Toronto after Asr Prayer on Thursday August 23 2012.

Dr. Jasser Auda will be speaking at length on the same subject on Saturday afternoon August 25 2012 at University of Toronto Scarborough campus.

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By Zainab Omar

An important documentary illustrating the contributions of early prominent British Muslims towards establishing Islam in the UK.

 

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Shaikh Abdool Hamid on Fasting the Six Days of Shawwal after Ramadan.

Ayyub (Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace be upon him, his family, and companions) said, “Whoever fasts Ramadan and follows it with six days from Shawwal it is as if they fasted the entire year.” [Muslim, Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi, and Ibn Majah; Ahmad transmitted it from Jabir, Muntaqa]

Thawban (Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace be upon him, his family, and companions) said, “Whoever fasts Ramadan, and then six days after Eid, it is [like fasting] an entire year. Whoever does a good deed shall have ten times its reward.” [Ibn Majah, Muntaqa]

Lecture on Wednesday August 22 2012 after Dhuhr Salat in Masjid Toronto.

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Deena loses her job and decides to start a daily photo blog with her free time.

What results is an intimate glimpse in to a woman’s prayer and the personal struggle connecting with the Divine.

Visit her tumblr at http://amoveablemasjid.tumblr.com

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About to record interview with CBC Ontario Today about importance, if any, of Bricks and Mortar places of worship. #30masjids #Interfaith
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By Zainab Omar

A zawiya is a term used for a place of spiritual retreat. There is a special place in north Toronto, amongst various warehouse-type looking places, known as a zawiya. It is not open all the time, but on special occasions such as the first Sunday of every month, Thursday evenings, and various other annual events.

I’ve been there a few times and each time it is a special experience. During very crowded occasions, the sisters go upstairs and can see the event downstairs on a live feed. During more typical occasions, the sisters are in a room towards the back and the brothers are in the front.

Tonight was a typical occasion.

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@ That was a great piece on Omni tonight. It was good to see you Saturday, hope you had a good Eid.
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Hollie Pollard

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Eid Mubarak from GTA Eid Celebration at the Liberty Grand this morning!

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Every year, the Empire State Building in New York City lights up Green for Three Days leading up to Eid Al Fitr marking the end of Ramadan, the Muslim Month of Fasting.

We will shine our tower lights in green this weekend to honor the holiday Eid-al-Fitr. #Eid http://t.co/3xpySpHn
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Empire State Bldg

But why not Toronto’s CN Tower?

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