Book Review: Miroirs et Mirages by Monia Mazigh

This post was written by Chelby Marie Daigle and originally published at The Woyingi Blog. Miroirs et mirages is the first novel by Tunisian Canadian Monia Mazigh, who is better known for her work as a human rights activist. Mazigh came to Canada in 1991 to study Finance in Montreal. She subsequently met and married her husband, Syrian-Canadian Maher Arar, started a family, and moved to Ottawa. When her husband was wrongfully rendered to Syria in the hysteria that followed 9/11, she … [Read more...]

Reviving our Islamic Spirits

I spent this past weekend at the Reviving the Islamic Spirit convention in Toronto. In its seventh year, the conference brings together thousands of people from all over North America (I think someone said that about 15 thousand people came to this year's conference), and some of the best-known Islamic scholars. This year's lineup included Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, Imam Zaid Shakir, Professor Tariq Ramadan, and many others. This was my second time at the conference, and it was a powerful … [Read more...]


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