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November 6, 2008

Canadian Muslims and Societal Contributions through Community Involvement

How often do we reflect upon the glorious past of our Muslim nation? The amazing contributions of Muslim civilization in Spain, examples of Islamic tolerance during the reign of the famous Salah-el-din and of course the incredible contributions Muslims have made to sciences, mathematics and philosophy? One can explore these contributions thoroughly and never cease […]

December 15, 2005

Preserve Water, Preserve Life

How Much is Too Much? “Get out of the shower!” your little brother shouts as he bangs on the washroom door. “You’ve been in there for twenty minutes!”

April 21, 2004

When Islam Almost Vanished

  The genocide lasted decades. Historians said that the world had never seen murder and destruction on such a massive scale. Millions died and those left alive often longed for death. People openly wondered whether the light of Islam would be forever extinguished. But the course of history changed through some of God’s most unassuming […]

January 27, 2004

Conflict in France: A Message to Muslims

  Abu Musa reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: A believer is like a brick for another believer, the one supporting the other. Muslim, 32:6257 Nu’man b. Bashir reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The similitude of believers in regard to mutual love, affection, fellow-feeling is that […]

August 8, 2003

Politics and Muslims?A Concoction Yet Undiscovered

Politics. Simply reading the word can make you shudder. In fact, that?s what most Muslims do?they shudder and turn away. Most of us don?t want to even think about politics let alone being active in the political world. It?s deemed unnecessary pointless arguing and tossed aside as an unimportant frivolous part of society.

July 17, 2003

Remembering Holly

   Recently, Toronto was shaken by the violent and brutal murder of 10 year-old Holly Jones. The youngster, who left her home to ensure that a friend safely returned home, never made it to the safety of her own home and family. One cannot even begin to imagine the pain and torture that her parents […]

November 10, 2002

North America causes poverty and debt spiral in Third World

After much deliberation, I have come to the brilliant conclusion that ?we? are all horribly selfish. Not intentionally of course. It just sort of happened you know, snuck into our lives when we weren?t looking. By ?we,? I mean us Canadians as well as the oblivious folks down South and much of the population in […]

March 31, 2002

Volunteerism in Islam

  Volunteering is the lifeblood of any community. It is because of volunteers that communities are able to run organizations, social services, conferences, playgroups, drop-in centers, feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, open libraries, run schools, set up blood banks, and the list goes on. Paid employees only make up a small part of the […]

January 22, 2002

Why Sacrifice?

Islam: A Path of Struggle First let us briefly look at an important question. Why must Islam be so emphatically linked with the idea of struggle? What has the one to do with the other? Cannot a person become a good Muslim without involving himself in a struggle that necessarily requires sacrifices? The answer is: […]

April 27, 2001

How to Make America an Islamic Nation

Congress just passed a bill declaring the consumption of alcohol a felony, punishable by up to 120 days in jail. Although critics said the new law wouldn’t work anymore than Prohibition did in the 1920’s, supporters of the measure felt confident that it would hold, given the large support from the Muslim American community. Even […]

April 23, 2001

Free the Muslim Women!

      If the media and its ensuing stereotypes are to be believed then Islam does not have very much to offer women, except for a life of misery, oppression and slavery. However, if one bothers to look closely at Islam then it has an abundance to offer men and women alike.

March 3, 2001

Dealing with Differences

  “Islam teaches that wudu is done this way.” The man said confidently.

March 3, 2001

Duty of Enjoining the Good and Eradicating the Evil

  The duty of ‘amr bil ma’roof wa nahy anil munkar in the contemporary Islamic movement. The Quran is the eternal source of guidance for Muslims, indeed for all mankind. According to a Prophetic hadith, the Quran yields ever greater insights as human knowledge expands, yet contemporary Muslims have a frightening tendency to indulge in […]

March 3, 2001

Masjid: A Welcome Place?

    When I saw that he was very receptive to Islamic teachings I began to get excited. Here was a man who spent his entire life living for little more than himself, now he wanted to live for a greater ideal, a higher goal. He could very easily become a Muslim. I knew I […]

March 3, 2001

Brotherhood: The Missing Foundation

  Glory upon He who created the heavens and the earth. Glory upon He with whose Name do we quench our thirst; and may the blessings and mercy of Allah be showered upon our Prophet, and his Ummah, both past and present.