I moved to Toronto almost two years ago from the UAE. Life in UAE and in Pakistan, where I was living before that, was surely different than the one I am leading here. However, living in North America has not been a very disappointing experience for me. Some of my parents’ major worries were put to rest, to a great extent, when we moved to this area. Contrary to the common perception that people do not practice or respect Islam here, we found this place to be very religion-friendly.