Mental Illness, a very ‘taboo’ subject in Islam

Mental Health is an issue needing to be addressed in all communities and all countries in our world today. Below is just one story shared from a community that is plaqued by Stigma, in the realm of acceptance of 'Mental Illness' as a medical condition: "I have always struggled to talk to my family about my mental health problems openly because I was scared I would not get the support that I need but obviously when you live in the same house, you cannot hide it from them. I live with an … [Read more...]

Madhavi Kukreja – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™   is elated to Celebrate the Life of this woman leader, one that is taking the lowest rung in Uttar Pradesh’s feudal system—lower-caste, Dalit women—and turning them into respected and influential “instruments of development” for the entire village. Her key insight is using the promise of development to force the higher castes, especially men, to acknowledge and respect these women, thereby completely changing the power dynamics in UP’s patriarchal … [Read more...]

Yom Kippur and Eid al-Adha, which overlap in 2014

Oct. 2, 2014: Ultra-Orthodox Jews of the Hassidic sect Vizhnitz gather on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean sea as they participate in a Tashlich ceremony in Herzeliya, Israel. (AP) JERUSALEM – Israeli police were on high alert Friday to avert possible clashes as Jews and Muslims prepare to observe their faith's major holidays of Yom Kippur and Eid al-Adha, which overlap this year for the first time in more than three decades. Reinforced police contingents had been deployed across … [Read more...]

Eid al-Fitr, عيد الفطر‎ celebrated around the globe!

Eid al-Fitr (Arabic: عيد الفطر‎ ʻĪd al-Fiṭr, IPA: [ʕiːd al fitˤr], "festival of breaking of the fast"), also called Feast of Breaking the Fast, the Sugar Feast, Bayram (Bajram), the Sweet Festival and the Lesser Eid, is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm). The religious Eid is a single day during which Muslims are not permitted to fast. The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of … [Read more...]

Ramadan Prayer Guides, 30 Days

"When the month of Ramadan begins, the gates of Paradise are opened and the gates of (Hell) Fire are closed and the devils are chained." (Bukhari) With fantastic imagery, this 'hadith' informs all Muslims that the month of Ramadan is a special month unlike others. During the 30 days of Ramadan, Muslims all over the world will join together and strive to worship Allah. Beginning from the moment when one can distinguish between a white and black thread and lasting until sunset, the daily … [Read more...]

Ramadan, celebrated in ninth month of Islamic Calendar

Some homes have lit lanterns in the evenings during the month of Ramadan. May this festival of lights fill your heart and soul, With blessings, joy and prosperity and make you whole, Wishing you and your family, Ramadan Kareem Mubarak Ramadan (also known as Ramadhan or Ramzan) is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. It is a period of prayer, fasting, charity-giving and self-accountability for Muslims in Canada. The first verses of the Koran (Qu'ran) were revealed to the Prophet … [Read more...]

Farheen Khan celebrates her Book Launch – March 21

A Celebration of Women™ is honored to launch Farheen Khan's:    'A Hijabi's Journey to Live, Laugh and Love'      YOU are Invited to Attend!     In Our Words Inc. (IOWI) is proud to announce the release of Farheen Khan's 'A Hijabi's Journey to Live, Laugh and Love'. Farheen sees life's challenging moments as learning experiences and navigates through them using her career skills inmentorship and empowerment to chart out a Life Map with her dreams/bucket list … [Read more...]

Eid al-Fitr in 2012 is on Sunday, the 19th of August

Eid al-Fitr in 2012 is on Sunday, the 19th of August. Note that in the Muslim calander, a holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day, so observing Muslims will celebrate Eid al-Fitr on the sunset of Saturday, the 18th of August. Although Eid al-Fitr is always on the same day of the Islamic calendar, the date on the Gregorian calendar varies from year to year, since the Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar and the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar. This difference means Eid … [Read more...]

Eid al-Adha ~ Celebrating !!!

Eid al-Adha (Arabic: عيد الأضحى‎ ‘Īd al-’Aḍḥá, IPA: [ʕiːd al ʔadˁˈħaː], "feast of sacrifice") or "Festival of Sacrifice" or "Greater Eid" is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Abraham (Ibrahim) to sacrifice his son Ishmael (Isma'il) as an act of obedience to God, before God intervened to provide him with a sheep— to sacrifice instead. Eid al-Adha is the latter of two Eid festivals celebrated by Muslims, whose basis comes from Sura … [Read more...]

ONTARIO is Breaking The Cycle Of Violence for our Muslim Women

Breaking The Cycle Of Violence   McGuinty Government Helps Victim Services For Newcomers In London A London project will help address family violence in immigrant and refugee communities. The province is supporting the Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration which helps families that have re-located to London from international conflict zones. The project will coordinate resources from a number of local service providers such as police, hospitals and child … [Read more...]

Women Taking Action at Frontline in Mideast Protests!

    Women Taking Action!         Women Step to Frontline in Mideast Protests     Women's political gains will be a litmus test for fledgling governments in Egypt, Tunisia, and Bahrain, says Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock without wi-fi for the past month, you know the world has witnessed waves of political change in the Middle East. On February 11, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak relinquished control of the country to the military, and stepped … [Read more...]

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