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
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
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
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
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
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
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
As Ghassan El Chazli leans back for a hot shave, the room hums with laughter and the buzz of electric razors. El Chazli is just one of the Edmonton men of Arab descent featured in… Read More
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