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Qirat’ul Qur’an Competition 2008 Trailer By McMaster MSA February 9, 2008

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The Qirat’ul Qur’an Competition 2008
The Qirat’ul Qur’an Competition 2008 is the 10th annual qira’at competition hosted by McMaster University Muslim Students Association with the sole purpose of glorifying the Holy Qur’an. QQC 2008 will be held in a Hamilton downtown theatre and promises multi-level competitions, over 50 competitors, a vibrant food and bazaar area, and hundreds in audience and volunteers.

There will be two aspects to the competition this year. The juniors competition will be composed of various Islamic schools that compete to have the best tajweed. Children attending Islamic Schools are encouraged to come to the Qirat’ul Qur’an Competition. This event regularly draws several Islamic School students from a variety of different Islamic School programs. Come attend this year’s Qirat’ul Qur’an Competition, and experience what these students have been learning!

The Seniors competition caters more to university students and involves 7 MSAs competing to have the best tajweed and memorization skills. This part of the competition provides one of the best recitation exhibitations inshAllah from brothers at the following universities: McMaster, University of Toronto – St. George, University of Toronto – Mississauga, University of Toronto – Scarborough, Ryerson, York and Western.



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by Sheema Khan

During the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, I remember the stories emanating from France of young Muslim schoolgirls expelled for wearing the Hijab.

While many of the young sisters were permitted to return to school wearing the Hijab, wider questions had been raised.

How does a purely secular public school system accommodate religious beliefs? What about the issues of freedom and oppression of women? Were these girls influenced by the “integristes” of Algeria, who were aspiring to implement an Islamic government in the former French colony?

Was this another example of “immigrants” failing to integrate into French society (a favorite theme of le Front National, a national anti-immigrant party)? Was this the beginning of the end of the strict separation between church and state?

Read All Via Oppressions To The Hijab 


Turks move to ease headscarf ban

protests against hijab

Lifting Turkey’s headscarf ban

Tajikistan: New Curbs Target Islamic Students


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Islam Awareness Week January 21, 2008

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“On January 28-Feburary 1, McMaster MSA is holding Islam Awareness Week which includes, 3 lectures (check the attached poster) as well as a dawah booth every day in the Student centre. The lectures are beneficial for both Muslims and Non-Muslims, and address controversial topics facing the Muslim community today. See you there insha’Allah!”

McMaster MSA


Community Message: Become a Community Connector October 30, 2007

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Asalaamu alaikum,

As you know, I am a lawyer in private practice and on the board of directors of the Dundurn Community Legal Clinic.  Legal clinics are run by lawyers for clients with low incomes.  The lawyers at clinics get paid by the Ontario government and not from the client.

Lawyers in private practice can be very expensive for some people.  I think that it is very important for the Hamilton and surrounding Muslim communities to learn more about the various legal clinics out there, as many in our community are newcomers trying to establish themselves.   We need to promote access to justice for all in our society.

Attached you will find a promotion to become a Community Connector.  A Community Connector helps introduce our community to the services provided by the clinics.  There is an Orientation session on November 27th. at 3pm and 7pm.

If you know someone who can volunteer their time to help the community, please forward this email to them.


Hussein Hamdani

>>see below file for more info>>


Current Programs at Hamilton Downton Mosque October 20, 2007

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Every Friday after Isha Prayer

Adults & Youth (males & Females) Quran memorization Halaqa

Every Monday & Wednesday 5:30 p.m. TO 7:00 p.m.

Children * Boys & Girls * Quran Halaqa resuming Monday November 5th, 2007