Egypt Selects ‘Sheikh Jackson’ as Its Nominee for the Oscars’ Best Foreign-Language Film Category

Egypt Selects ‘Sheikh Jackson’ as Its Nominee for the Oscars’ Best Foreign-Language Film Category

  Culture vultures, it’s a beautiful morning to wake up to and feel proud that you’re Egyptian. Egypt has chosen director Amr Salama’s Sheikh Jackson as its nominee for the Oscars’ best foreign-language film.   The movie tells the story of a a bearded Islamic cleric, played by Ahmed El Fishawy, with a secret passion […]

You Need to Watch Justin Trudeau’s Beautiful Ramadan Message

You Need to Watch Justin Trudeau’s Beautiful Ramadan Message

  Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada and the leader of the Liberal Party, is arguably everyone’s favorite politician. Not only because he’s THE second-youngest Canadian Prime Minister, but also because his domestic and foreign policies are the simplest guide for any politician to be, well, popular.     Unlike his American counterpart, Justin […]

Meet Maha, the Woman That’s Curing Egyptians’ Homesickness in Canada

Meet Maha, the Woman That’s Curing Egyptians’ Homesickness in Canada

by Rana El Hawary

  Whether you left Egypt to study for college, work, live, or basically any other possible reason, one thing is for sure; you’ll feel homesick, especially for mama’s cooking. Canada’s Maha’s Kitchen found a solution for this.     “My children, Monika and Mark, were completing their university degrees in Canada, when I told them […]

Peace by Chocolate: Syrian Refugee Launches Canada’s Hottest Chocolate Company

By: Rana El Hawary

It’s sad that when we think of Syria now, we think of tragic narratives of a devastated city, torn apart by civil war. We think of refugees, a dispossessed people, and a group of kids who have lost years and years of schooling, and childhood.   Fortunately, however, there are two sides to every story. […]

This Canadian Brand Just Encouraged Diversity in the Coolest Way

This Canadian Brand Just Encouraged Diversity in the Coolest Way

  Amidst world politics that made millions feel worthless, homeless and hopeless, Canada takes it one step further with diversity. The Molson Coors Brewing Company is a multinational brewing company, formed in 2005, and it is the world’s seventh largest brewer by volume. The company just moved people to tears with their latest ad, showing us […]

Canadian Swimmer to Swim the Gulf of Aqaba for the First Time

Canadian Swimmer to Swim the Gulf of Aqaba for the First Time

  In an effort to spread a message to the world, a very big message, one that says Sinai (and the area around it) is a safe destination for visitors, Canadian swimmer Norman Piche plans to swim from Egypt to Jordan for the very first time.     Piche will cross the Gulf of Aqaba […]

5 Successful Egyptians in Canada We Should All Be Proud Of

5 Successful Egyptians in Canada We Should All Be Proud Of

by Lamia Abozaid

There isn’t a place around the world where Egyptians aren’t making a difference and inspiring people every day. Egyptian minds are great once they’re let loose. Here are some Egyptians in Canada who we should all be proud of – they have gone above and beyond to reach where they are today.     Hoda AlMaraghy […]

‘Deen Squad’ Has Your Hip Hop Ramadan Soundtrack Literally Covered

‘Deen Squad’ Has Your Hip Hop Ramadan Soundtrack Literally Covered

Islam and hip-hop join forces in the most halal dynamic duo the musical world has ever seen, Deen Squad. Ottawa college buddies, Jae Deen and Karter Zaher joined forces in 2015 to breath life in their musical career and create Deen Squad.   By re-writing mainstream hip-hop and rap songs to a more Muslim tune, Deen Squad has made […]

Ramadan Tent Project Restores Our Faith in Religious Tolerance in the West

Ramadan Tent Project Restores Our Faith in Religious Tolerance in the West

Dreaming about 🍛🍲🍗 photo by: @rooful A photo posted by Ramadan Tent Project (@ramadantentproject) on Jun 9, 2016 at 3:05pm PDT   Aside from the patience and spiritual strength that is required to complete the month of Ramadan, it takes an extra dose of composure and compassion when helping uninformed Westerners understand the meaning of […]

This Video of Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Having Iftar Will Give You All the Feels

This Video of Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Having Iftar Will Give You All the Feels

  Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau posted a video on his Facebook page yesterday that has us all going, awwwwww! In a world of us-vs-them and fear mongering, it’s so relieving and heart-warming to see world leaders celebrating our shared humanity instead of our differences.   “It was a pleasure to celebrate Iftar and break the […]