Ramadan Mubarak and Shavuot Sameach

Ramadan mubarak and Shavuot sameach from CAJM!

Ramadan is a month of forgiveness and mercy which our Muslim brothers
and sisters use to combat divisive hate. We hope that these coinciding
holidays are used as opportunities to build bridges and strengthen
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New Stamp Celebrates Muslim Holidays

Canada Post has issued a beautiful stamp celebrating Muslim art and
culture in honour of two Muslim holidays. Eid al-Fitr, marks the end
of Ramadan it is a time for prayer, lavish meals and family
gatherings. Eid al-Adha commemorates the Koranic and Biblical story of
the binding of Isaac and marks the end of the Hajj, or annual
pilgrimage to Mecca. Gift-giving and charity are important features of
the Eid al-Adha festivities. This stamp and the holidays it celebrates
offer incredible opportunities for reflection and relationship
building between different communities.

The stamp’s story and meaning can be found here: https://goo.gl/vd2qMN