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Asma Fazal
Interior Design

Ryerson University

Graduates: 2022

Specialisms: Interior Architecture / Architecture / Interior Design

My location: Toronto, Canada

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Asma Fazal

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First Name: Asma

Last Name: Fazal

University / College: Ryerson University

Course / Program: Interior Design

Graduates: 2022

Specialisms: Interior Architecture / Architecture / Interior Design

My Location: Toronto, Canada

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Asma is a passionate Bachelor of Interior Design graduate from Toronto Metropolitan University (Previously Ryerson). She has always been fascinated by how spaces define us and our environments; how we, as individuals interact and move around certain spaces differently; and how spaces can affect our everyday lives, our emotions, and our attitudes. Her vision is to design innovative, accessible, and transformative spaces that create human-centric environments.

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Question: How can a space reunite and strengthen Muslim and local communities that are divided by forced media narratives? Abstract: The constant negative portrayal of Islam and the distinct rise in Islamophobia has forced young Muslims into defensive positions, causing a divide between Muslim and non-Muslim communities. Having to constantly feel victimized and defend one’s faith, while fighting off the natural doubts and insecurities that arise in such environments can have a significant impact on one's mental health. Thus, young Muslims should be intellectually equipped and spiritually anchored in a way that empowers them to deal with the discrimination routinely leveled against them and their faith. Sacred will provide Muslim youth (ages 12+) with a safe space that offers them frameworks to refute common misconceptions while sharing their faith and culture with others to enhance understanding. Sharing knowledge of the faith will not only equip young Muslims with confidence but will also help bridge the gap between many cultures and communities.