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10 Reasons Why This Muslim Publishing House Is What Canada Needs

Qurtuba Publishing House is aiming to change the narrative for Muslim-Canadians. And here's everything you need to know.

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1. Qurtuba Publishing House was founded by three Somali-Canadian sisters from Ottawa.

Meet the three #Somali sisters changing the #Muslim narrative in the West @QurtubaPH @younglioness__

All under the age of 30!

2. The sisters believe that Muslim-Canadians have bore the brunt of negative media portrayals for far too long.

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And that it's finally time for change.

3. And it's no secret that there is a lack of visible minority and culturally diverse voices in the Canadian publishing world.

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4. Creating the publishing house was a way to "tackle important issues that are often not represented" in mainstream media.

5. The sisters believe Canadian Muslims need a vessel for their own voice to reclaim their narratives, and create a more accurate portrayal of themselves.

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6. The company was named after the historic Islamic city of Qurtuba, known for its cultural diversity and technological advances.

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The sisters hope to bring that same diversity to contemporary Canadian society.

7. Qurtuba covers topics from business, women, health and immigration, all from a Muslim perspective.

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The company is also planning to write books on Islamic meditation and mental health.

Aside from traditional literature, Qurtuba also plans to create academic workshops in the future.

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These workshops will aim to equip his group the tools they need to combat challenges they may face in Western society, proactively and positively.

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8. While this is a Muslim publishing house, the company wants to include and educate all Canadians.

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9. This company, and the sisters who own it, are already receiving an overwhelming amount of positive feedback around the country.

These sisters started their own publishing house, @QurtubaPH -- putting out practical guides for Western-born Muslims

10. And, if it's sparking any of your interest, they’re currently looking for more writers!

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To learn more about Qurtuba Publishing House, follow them on Twitter @QurtubaPH or visit their website.

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