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Speak Out: Israel must uphold international law! June 8, 2010

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Israel must uphold international law!

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Nine civilians have been killed by Israeli armed forces aboard a ship carrying aid to the Gaza strip in defiance of the Israeli blockade. Israeli commandos boarded the aid flotilla ships in international waters without clear legal justification and therefore could be in violation of international law.

Israel says its forces acted in self-defence but the level of lethal force used by Israeli troops appears to have been out of all proportion to any threat posed.

The Israeli authorities have the primary responsibility to investigate the use of lethal force by its forces but given the international nature of this incident, there is also a need for an immediate international investigation. We are calling on Israel to launch an immediate credible and independent investigation into these killings, and to allow the UN access to conduct an international inquiry.

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD

Please send a message to the Prime Minister of Israel, Binyamin Netanyahu calling on Israel to launch immediately an independent, credible and thorough investigation into these killings and fully cooperate with the UN or other competent body in any international inquiry that may be initiated.

683 messages have been sent to the Israeli Prime Minister. Click here to view public messages sent.

A Trip to Science Centre & Movie ”Journey to Mecca” March 7, 2009

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Sultans of Science: 1000 Years of Knowledge Rediscovered Opens February 5, 2009 February 7, 2009

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Did you know that the first piloted flying device soared well before Leonardo da Vinci took flight in the 15th century? In the ninth century on a hill near Cordoba, Spain, a scholar and inventor named Abbas Bin Firnas harnessed himself to a feathered glider and briefly took flight, amazing his spectators.

The glider is just one of the inventions recreated for Sultans of Science: 1000 Years of Knowledge Rediscovered, an international touring exhibition making its Canadian premiere at the Ontario Science Centre.

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Pro-Israeli, Palestinian rallies face off over Gaza January 4, 2009

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Pro-Israeli, Palestinian rallies face off over Gaza

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Updated: Sun Dec. 28 2008 9:50:34 PM

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Palestinian-Canadians and their supporters held protests in Toronto and several other Canadian cities to call for an end to the air strikes that have left hundreds dead in the Gaza Strip, while some pro-Israel demonstrators made their voice.

Sunday’s protest was held outside Israel’s consulate at 180 Bloor St. W., just west of Queen’s Park/Avenue Road. The crowd was estimated to be about 800 people.

“Israel is terrorist!” chanted the pro-Palestinian crowd, which included flags from Muslim nations such as Turkey and Lebanon.

The much smaller pro-Israel side jeered back and held up signs with messages such as “stop Islamic racism.”

The protest spilled onto Bloor Street for a time, blocking traffic both ways until police intervened to keep the roadway clear. Police kept an eye on the demonstration but no arrests were reported.

The protesters eventually moved to the U.S. consulate on University Avenue.

“We’re here in solidarity with the people of Gaza who have been under siege for the past 18 months and who’ve just had another war crime committed against them,” said Jenny Peto of the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid.

“Hopefully … (Prime Minister) Stephen Harper and the rest of the international community will have the guts to stand up to the bullies and Israeli murderers of the Palestinian people,” said Ali Malalah of the Canadian Arab Federation.

The Canadian Islamic Congress also issued a statement calling on Harper to take a position against the collective punishment of the Palestinian people in Gaza.

Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon has expressed concern about the escalating violence but has made clear the federal government believes Israel has a right to defend itself.

Pro-Israeli demonstrators say the Jewish state is just trying to protect itself against Hamas rocket attacks.

“I have personal friends who have lost loved ones because of bombs going off in supermarkets …,” said Meir Weinstein of the Jewish Defence League.

Some on the pro-Palestinian side accused Israel of committing genocide against the Palestinian population of Gaza, a position rejected by the Canada Israel Committee.

“It is completely irresponsible, and deceptive, and morally outrageous to refer to this as genocide,” said the committe’s Berl Nadler. “This is not targeted killing of a civilian population.”

Another Ontario protest was to take place at the Human Rights Monument in Ottawa. Montreal also hosted a demonstration.

Israel is attacking targets in the densely-populated Gaza Strip in retaliation for rocket attacks launched against it by Hamas, the Islamic Palestinian group that controls the strip. The Palestinian death toll is estimated to be at least 280.

The air strikes continued on Sunday, and Israel has indicated that its campaign will continue indefinitely. There are reports of Israeli troops massing on the border with Gaza.

Hamas has vowed revenge for the attacks.

The United Nations has called for an end to all violence in Gaza, including Hamas’s rocket attacks against Israel.

In a written statement issued Sunday, the Muslim Canadian Congress — which bills itself as a progressive and secular group — accused Hamas of deliberately trying to provoke Israel, noting it didn’t fire rockets into Egypt even though that Muslim country has a sealed border with Gaza.

“Instead of working towards a two-state solution and the creation of a Palestinian State, Hamas has done everything in its power to undermine the authority of  President Mahmoud Abbas and sabotage the peace process,” it said.

The MCC urged Palestinians to follow a non-violent path to statehood.

With a report from CTV Toronto’s Naomi Parness and files from The Canadian Press and The Associated Press

RIS Returns This Winter, Toronto December 6, 2008

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HDM NEW MOSQUE PROJECT – PLEDGE NIGHT September 26, 2008

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Ramadhan 2008 Prayer Time Table 1429 AH by HDM August 29, 2008

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Qurba Summer Retreat in August July 26, 2008

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Qurba

the metaphor of knowledge that is close
knowledge that draws you closer to Allah
knowledge that is an act of worship


What is Qurba?

The 2008 Summer Educational Retreat marks the launch of the Qurba initiative.
The retreat will feature two parallel programs: The Essentials Program and
The Intensive Program.
The retreat will establish the foundation for your journey into the vast world of the Islamic tradition and sciences. Set in the scenic and beautiful King City campus of Seneca College, it will be unforgettable experience Inshallah.


“… And now it has become our turn. To build ourselves up back to that level.
Learning the fundamentals of belief, knowledge, worship, philosophy, humanitarianism in the way
the Prophet taught. With absolute certainty …”





Essentials Program Reflections of a Legacy August 15-17
http://www.theraziinstitute.org/qurba_reflections.php

Program Fee (includes accomodation & food):
$150 – Student / $200 – NonStudent





Intensive Program – The Way of Seekers – August 13-17
http://www.theraziinstitute.org/qurba_seekers.php

Program Fee (includes accomodation & food):
$320- Student / $380- NonStudent


The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said:

“When Allah wishes well for someone, He grants them understanding of the deen”

Don’t you want to be one of those people?

Choose your program and register now!

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Journey Of Faith Conference in Toronto (1st Annual) July 4, 2008

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Sign The Petition for Huseyin Celil Who is Prisoned for Life In China June 18, 2008

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Collecting more signatures to save Huseyin Celil from prison to urge Canadian Government is one of the ways we can help him against Chinese Oppression.

<<<<SIGN THE PETITION HERE >>>>

Also join the upcoming protesting,

for more info click > MARCH FOR HUSEYIN CELIL

Muslim GTA Unite ! Complete The Survey June 14, 2008

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Our beloved brothers and sisters in Islam,

If you have already completed the survey, jazakum Allah khair, please do not fill it again.

We ask you all to please forward this to every Muslim you know in the GTA. Two minutes for the sake of Allah are an excellent trade off. May Allah make you the reason for unifying this Ummah. Ameen.

Please remember us in your prayers, and if you have any questions or suggestions, please email us directly at: info@unifeid.org.

Your brothers and sisters,

The Unifeid Team.

March for Huseyin Celil – Jailed Canadian Muslim June 14, 2008

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Are Muslims up to the challenge? March 8, 2008

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Mar 04, 2008 04:30 AM

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Community Editorial Board

The current state of Muslims is downright depressing, conflicted by internal, ideological wars, pagan nationalism and tribalism.

As Muslims, we love to blame the West and Israel for our current terrible state. This is pure denial and a convenient way of not doing much to change our situation because change for the better is difficult to achieve. Real change starts with individuals who make the choice and commitment to change. It also involves a lot of hard work and asking some serious questions.

Relative to the 15 million to 20 million-strong Jewish community worldwide, there are more than 1 billion Muslims living on this planet today; yet the Jewish community has produced many more scientists, writers, poets, musicians and statesmen than Muslims in the last 200 years and generally is a more active, productive and influential player in the global economy. Both communities continue to waste precious time, energy and resources fighting each other – bookends of the same prophetic lineage. We have fallen victim to power struggles; in the process, the weakest members of our societies end up suffering.

Ironically, between the 8th and 14th centuries in Andalusia (southern Spain and Morocco today) it was a different story. During that time, Christians, Muslims and Jews all lived together in a golden age of intellectual creativity, tolerance, respect and harmony.

Andalusia was a shining light for the world, producing great scholars like the philosopher and scientist Ibn Rushd, also known as Averroes, who some credit with being the founding father of secular thought in western Europe, and the great Islamic mystic Ibn al-Arabi. Ibn Haldun laid out the foundation for modern management, psychology and sociology. Abu al-Qasim, known in the West as Abulcasis, is regarded as the father of modern surgery.

Had Nobel Prizes existed during that era, many Muslims would have won them.

The Muslims of Andalusia were as devoted to serving humanity as they were to the study of the sciences and commerce, if not more so. They asked challenging questions and worked hard to find reasonable answers using their intellect.

Media-savvy individuals claim to speak in the name of Islam or on behalf of all Muslims, but they do more harm than good, falling prey to the fame they gain from being controversial over their use of unwise words. They do an injustice to non-Muslims by creating false perceptions of Islam and play a major role in creating a prison of prejudice.

They are not Muslims by choice but by inheritance, like inheriting a piece of property. Accepting and practising Islam is against their way of life but they still claim to be Muslims. If you cannot agree with the texts and principles, then why bother calling yourself a Muslim? Calling some of them nihilists might be more appropriate.

Ultimately, the quest for truth demands rigorous research, clarity of thought, trust, humility, perseverance, consistency and the avoidance of judgment without understanding.

Are Muslims today up to the challenge? Do we have the intellectual capacity to respond? Are we familiar enough with Islamic scripture to have the courage to remain faithful to core principles? Are we ready to invest the time and energy needed to resolve issues and promote understanding based on the original scriptures and message of the Prophet?

Perhaps, if we can first learn from our roots, know where we come from and understand what shapes who we are today. After resolving the identity crises endemic within Muslim societies, we will then be ready to discuss with each other issues facing humanity, based on diversity, equality and common values.

TheStar

Yilmaz Alimoglu, an electrical engineer with a management degree, works as a consultant in the high-tech field.

The Qur’an and Sunnah Society of Canada February 29, 2008

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Assalam Alaykom,

 

This is to remind you to donate generously Insha’Allah. There are several projects going on and the main one is buying a new place to be a Masjid (Mosque) and an Islamic School. Donate Generously

 

We also have a Hajj Sponsor Project. Many of our elderly brothers and sisters can’t go to Hajj for financial reasons. The idea is to collect an amount of money to be able to sponsor a Hajj trip for a number of Brothers and Sisters.
Depending on the amount of money we collected, we will draw the name(s) of Brother(s) and/or Sister(s) from a list of persons that we know they can’t afford to go to Hajj and they reached a specific age and financial situation.

Remember that your Zakat money can be paid toward this project Insha’Allah. Donate Generously

 

Insha’Allah don’t forget to support our monthly expenses as well so we can continue with our Dawa projects such as inviting Sheikhs from different International countries and preparing for future conferences and events. Donate Generously

 

As you can see when you visit the Donation page on our website, there is a link for each and every type of Donation. Donate Generously

 

There are several ways to contribute Insha’Allah:

1.            Immediate donations at the Center. Boxes are located at the entrance of the Musallah.

2.            Through the website: Donate Generously

3.            Monthly contribution: Fill up a form that you can collect from us at the center and attach to it a VOID cheque.

4.            Account to account transfer

a.       QSSC (Center Expenses and others)

TD Canada Trust ac#: 10362 004 0634 0306170

b.      QSSC (Buy a new Mosque)

TD Canada Trust ac#: 10362 004 0634 0000419

5.            Through your Online Banking account. Go to Interac email transfer and send any amount you would like Insha’Allah. Use admin!qssc.org as the transfer email and specify what is the amount for in the description section (example: Expenses or Buy a new place or Hajj or ….)

6.            You can also email us your contribution cheques to the following address Insha’Allah:

1865B Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario M1R2Y3.

Cheques should be addressed to QSSC. Don’t forget to mention the purpose of the contribution (example: Expenses or Buy a new place or Hajj or ….)

 

 

Jazakum Allah Khairan

Tortured Abroad? Forgotten At Home? February 29, 2008

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In three different corners of the world – China, Egypt and Ethiopia – three Canadian citizens languish in prison. Each has very likely been tortured. Each is at very real risk of being tortured again. None faces any prospect of gaining their freedom soon. All seem to have been forgotten. Each deserves more from their government.

Huseyin Celil has been in prison in China since the end of June 2006. His wife and four children in Burlington have endured anxious fear for his safety ever since. Celil is an ethnic Uighur. In the far western reaches of China a decades-old campaign of brutal repression against the Uighur people has intensified in recent years. Torture, unjust imprisonment and other abuses abound. Celil thought he had escaped to safety. But he was surreptitiously arrested and sent back to China while visiting with his wife’s family in nearby Uzbekistan. He has known nothing but injustice ever since. Last year, after a blatantly unfair trial, he was sentenced to a life term in prison. He believes that the Uighur people’s rights should be respected. He has been convicted of being a “splitist”, a Chinese government euphemism for terrorist.

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Open House on March 15th- ALL WELCOME! February 29, 2008

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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.

BANNING HIJAB IN CANADA: IT CAN HAPPEN ANYWHERE February 8, 2008

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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?

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Turks move to ease headscarf ban

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Tajikistan: New Curbs Target Islamic Students

Call for Female Muslim Talent! Sound Vision Canada February 8, 2008

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If you are a young energetic sister with public speaking and acting skills or have experience with on-screen performances of any sort, Sound Vision is looking for YOU!

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Sound Vision is looking for female Muslim talent for its upcoming creative and educational video productions.

Whether you like performing as a character or prefer working behind the scenes, we invite you to contact us!

What a great way to express your creativity and to give back to the community! Let us know a bit about yourself and any valuable experience related to your talent!

Email: Talent@SoundVisionCanada.com or call 905-566-1444
Visit the Source :  Sound Vision

SIGN THE PETITION! End the Siege of Gaza: Ceasefire Now January 26, 2008

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The years-old blockade of Gaza is at crisis point: with the humanitarian crisis growing, the southern border has been breached and 350,000 Palestinians are pouring across. The situation is out of control — the world must step in.

To prevent catastrophe and protect civilians on all sides, your voice is needed urgently: we’re running an emergency global campaign to international, European and Arab leaders, calling on them to stop the siege, oversee open borders and help broker a ceasefire. We’ll deliver the petition when we reach 150,000 signatures – please add your name below, then spread the word: via

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SIGN THE PETITION

TWO WEEKENDS OF BENEFICIAL KNOWLEDGE January 26, 2008

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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

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Naseeha-Muslim Youth Helpline January 16, 2008

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Asalaamu alaikum

I hope you are doing well. I want to inform you that Naseeha-Muslim Youth Helpline, 1866-Naseeha, has launched as of 1st January 2008. This is the first service of its kind in Canada.

Brief Overview:

1) It is geared towards helping Elementary, High school and University students.

2) All calls are confidential and toll free . Callers remain anonymous: Naseeha’s number does not appear on the phone bill and calls are not traced.

3) All counsellors are Muslim male and female of various ethnicities, between 18-25 years of age.

4) Counsellors are trained to listen supportively, employ problem solving techniques, and collaborate with the callers to solve their problems.

5)Counsellors receive continuous training by local Imams, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, social workers and other prominent helplines.

6) Youth are encouraged to call regarding any issues they may have, including: peer pressure, parents-youth conflict, relationships, academic problems, careers, proms, suicidal thoughts, pornography, confusions about Islam, issues facing revert Muslim, Islam in schools etc.

7) Currently the service is available for residents of Ontario from Monday – Friday 6:00 – 9:00. Insha’Allah in the near future the timings and the geographical area will be expanded.

P.S. Please forward the above message to others via email to raise awareness.

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Starting January 1st, 2008, Naseeha opens up lines to callers Monday to Friday.
6pm – 9pm EST
3pm – 6pm PST

If you’d like to help us by making a monthly pledge, please contact us at info@naseeha.net to know how.

Imprisoned Muslim Canadian, Huseyincan Celil, complained of lack of medical attention January 5, 2008

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One of Mr. Celil’s sisters, Meryem, met with the imprisoned Canadian for about 20 minutes, according to Mehmet Tohti, head of the Uyghur Canadian Association. It was the first time he had talked to his sister in 13 years, Mr. Tohti said. Mr. Celil was arrested in Uzbekistan and handed over to China in 2006. He was travelling on a Canadian passport at the time.

Chinese authorities accused him of terrorism and charged him with engaging in violent separatist activities. In April, he was sentenced to life in prison. In violation of international agreements, Beijing has refused to grant Canadian officials access to him.

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RIS Convention Returns This Winter. December 28-30, 2007 December 28, 2007

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The conference will be held insha’Allah from December 28th, 2007– December 30th, 2007. Every effort will be made to start at 9:00 AM and end by 10:00 PM each day, with the exception of Friday, December 28th, 2007 (will begin insha’Allah at 12:30 PM with Juma’ salah)

The conference will be held at the prestigious Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC), located in down town Toronto. Please click on the “Venue & Directions” tab for further details.

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