Shedding Light on Different Experiences of Growing up Ahmadi

Featured Artwork: Alona Savchuk Qadiani: a word commonly used to refer to those belonging to the Ahmadiyya Muslim community. The elders in our community can recall moments from their childhood when they were tormented in front of crowds of classmates and called by this infamous religious slur. They would hear this on the playground, where…

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The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and The Broadcast of The Call to Prayer

Featured Image: Adam Dean for The New York Times Growing up in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E, I never knew I was an Ahmadi Muslim. Just like any other child, I was unaware of sects, unaware of the major differences between these sects. My parents worried if we ever told someone outside the house that we were…

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Refusing To Label Attacks Against Muslims As Hate Crimes

After a long day of classes, I got on the bus to head back home. About halfway through my commute, I noticed some stares behind me, so I decided to take my earphones out and see for myself what everyone was looking at. It was a white male who was making a lot of noise,…

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Religious Persecution: Displaced Ahmadi Muslims From Pakistan

Ahmadi Muslims have been stigmatized in the mainstream Muslim community. This can be evidently seen through many conventional clerics, politicians, and presidents who push for anti-Ahmadi propaganda. I will be discussing how the stigmatization of Ahmadi Muslims affects their lives and well-being in a negative way, with a particular emphasis on Ahmadis from Pakistan. Ahmadi…

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Balancing College & Work Life: How To Stay Organized Between It All

Between balancing a part-time job, keeping up with university and fulfilling volunteer obligations, it is easy to lose track and fall behind. After two years, I finally found a system that works for me to stay organized and on top of my readings and work. To begin with, before school starts I plan my schedule…

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Healthcare Gaslighting: The System That Abandoned Me

“Healthcare gaslighting” is a new term that has emerged into many dictionaries. I am sure we have all heard of doctors undermining their patients’ pain and worries by brushing them aside. Many women have come forward to share their experiences with doctors not believing their pain. Nonetheless, I am sure this happens with men too.…

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Helpful Tips for the Month of Ramadan

Ramadan is a month filled with joy, family time, and precious moments to reflect on non-materialistic things for Muslims across the world. While people such as the sick, children, the elderly, pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and women menstruating etc. are exempted from fasting, an often overlooked issue is how alienating this month can be for…

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Femicide In Canada: Enough Is Enough

Femicide is described as “the killing of one or more females, primarily by males because they are female. It represents the extreme end of violence and discrimination against women and girls.” The Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability website states that: “One woman or girl is killed every other day, on average, somewhere in…

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Doug Ford’s New Changes to OSAP Are Unacceptable

(Featured Image: The Standard) The premier of Ontario, Doug Ford, recently made changes to OSAP (the Ontario Student Assistance Program). If post-secondary education was not hard enough financially for many students and families, the recent changes have discarded free tuition grants, replacing it with 10% off our tuition. When the news first erupted, the only…

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