She moved to the Vancouver Island city after marrying her geologist husband, Retno Buckley, while he was working in Indonesia. Statistics Canada census data shows that roughly 30 per cent of Canadian Muslim women marry non-Muslim men, says Haddad. I’m feeling calmer now.” Children are the crux of the Muslim law against women marrying outside the faith.
“The more you know about it, the less afraid you are of it.”For Muslim students, who put hijab every day, the event was a chance to fight negative media concept of the Islamic attire.“In class, when you’re the only person wearing it, it’s a bit awkward.Note: Multi-faith Metro Vancouver is a place of high rates of intermarriage and inter-ethnic dating. 4, 1997 Column: Douglas Todd The murder this week by Muslim fundamentalists of 11 women in Algeria who refused to wear veils was another shocking example of how the struggle between religious fundamentalism and gender equality can play out in some authoritarian Islamic countries.With Muslims now comprising the second largest religion in Canada, I’m re-posting this piece in response to interest from non-Muslim men and women who are finding themselves falling for Muslims. The consequeneces for Muslim women in Canada who choose not to adhere to the strict tenets of their faith are less severe, certainly less violent, but they still exist, especially when the issue is marriage.For the past 30 years, its proud and accomplished roster of members have achieved and continue to achieve great milestones for Muslim women and Canada’s multicultural landscape. M, Ph D) “I believe in what I am doing, and I believe it should be done” A descendant of one of the earliest Muslim families to arrive in Canada, the late Dr.As a highly diverse organization, CCMW is firmly committed to the overarching vision of improving the status of Muslim women to remain true to their Islamic heritage and Canadian identity. Fahlman was born in 1924 in Limerick, Saskatchewan.The story of the Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW) begins in 1982 when a group of dynamic and devoted Muslim women from across the country congregated in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Lila Fahlman, these women sought to mobilize their passion for social justice and faith in order to enrich their communities and work towards the common good of Canadian society.