This Muslim association's lawsuit shows a major gap in Canada's tax law — it doesn't understand Islamic charity

Canada’s regulations may categorize the activities of religious charities – especially Muslim ones – too rigidly.

Why It Matters

Muslim-led charities provide anything from prayer services to after school care for Canada’s Muslim (and non-Muslim) communities. Without the tax exemptions afforded by charitable status, some of these organizations may be unable to operate.

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