"At this time of need ... Ramadan brings hope for people."
Ferhan Khan knew he wasn’t like other people at school, never having an attraction to the opposite sex but with a traditional Muslim family and section 28 preventing teachers from discussing same sex relationships he had nowhere to find out about himself until university. What happened was a difficult relationship with his faith, which through time, has been rekindled and he now talks about this through advocacy work in schools.
“Just being available to talk is key.”
St. John's is the easternmost city in North America, hence the first to celebrate Eid.
It's not about the food.
Pleasure during sex is even harder when it comes with feelings of shame.
If you visit Muslim homes in Canada you will notice a small watering can next to the toilet. Do not be alarmed. That's just the lota.
Vulnerable youth need to be empowered through fact-based sex education.
Ahmadi Muslims are often not welcomed as part of Muslim umbrella groups, even in Canada.
It seems the response of Muslim stakeholders is often more to counter Islamophobia from without than it is to counter supremacist discourse from within.