November 17, 2020

‘Layered on layers’: Community leaders fight to keep students…

This article is part of Groundwork, an Edmonton Journal engagement project. As the pandemic rolls into its ninth month, community leaders are battling a deep-seated fear that some… Read More

November 13, 2020

Edmonton Muslims face financial woes due to Hajj pilgrimage…

For the past several years Waseem Ashtikar, a kitchen manager at Boston Pizza in Edmonton has been saving money for him and his wife to fulfil their final religious… Read More

November 12, 2020

The Bedouins: A hidden gem of Arabian cuisine in…

If you’re looking for some of the finest Arabian cuisine, make the trek to north Edmonton and visit The Bedouins restaurant. Owner Emad Gaddafi welcomes you in like… Read More

November 11, 2020


Born in Cairo, John Takla and his family moved out to Toronto when he was 8 years old. He began learning how to DJ at the age of… Read More

November 9, 2020

Edmonton Ismaili Muslim community gives back during Ramadan

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Edmonton’s Ismaili Muslim community is giving back. It’s through a national volunteer initiative called Ismaili CIVIC, which supports Canadians during the month… Read More

November 7, 2020

Dining Out: Well worth a visit, Turquaz Kebab House…

You know that feeling when you ‘discover’ some great new thing only to find out you were, in fact, the last person in Edmonton to know? Like, hey,… Read More

November 4, 2020

Mona Ismaeil: Blogging about Being a Modern Mohajaba in…

Mona Ismaeil is the owner of Modern Hejab, an online hijab store, and blogs at My Modern Hijab. She is also the director of External Affairs for the… Read More

November 3, 2020

‘Horizons are broadened’: Edmonton students thrive in Arabic bilingual…

At Calder School in north Edmonton, the morning rendition of O Canada alternates between English, French, Cree and Arabic. Almost half of the student population is enrolled in… Read More

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