Community RSS Articles RSS DDETAIL Sermon Topic? Wed, 27 Mar 2019 21:32:20 GMT <img src="" align="left" width="150" alt="" />Question: What should be the topic of Muslims, Christians, and other faith groups in their weekly congregations? My answer: Your religious belief addressing the evils of society. There is no doubt that the biggest evil of the Canadian society today is the sexual and marital relationship between X and X, and Y and Y, and several other forms of gender apostasy and sexual disorientation. Few Imams and Readers' Comment on Gay-friendly Islamic Leadership Thu, 16 Aug 2018 19:59:55 GMT <img src="" align="left" width="150" alt="" />Syed Jawed Anwar Excerpts of two Imams without comment: One of the Imams (locally educated) once said, “Is it not the issue of LGBT like a racial issue (black) of Americas? People were discriminating black in the past. Now it is nation of LGBT (discrimination).”Another Imam: “Homosexuality is a Canadian thing. It has to stay here. We must vote Liberals.” Our Gay-friendly Islamic Leadership (4) Sun, 12 Aug 2018 04:19:43 GMT <img src="" align="left" width="150" alt="" />Syed Jawed Anwar In 2015 parents’ campaign against radical sex-ed curriculum when these Imams came under fierce criticism, they issued a statement on sex-ed curriculum in which they tried to satisfy both government and the community. But they failed. They did not post this statement even to their own website. Our Gay-friendly Islamic Leadership (3) Sat, 11 Aug 2018 10:18:02 GMT <img src="" align="left" width="150" alt="" />Syed Jawed Anwar After resignation of Dalton McGuinty, Liberal Premier of Ontario, the leadership election of Ontario Liberals was held in 2009. The majority of Muslim liberals voted for Kathleen Wynne. There were few candidates in the race who were adherents of traditional family values. All “others” were rejected by “Muslim Liberals”. Our Gay-enabling Islamic Leadership (1) Fri, 10 Aug 2018 20:03:17 GMT (1)_296.html <img src="" align="left" width="150" alt="" />A Gay Bible is now available for those who feel the need to have their gay lifestyle justified by Scriptures. Verses condemning homosexuality are now re-written gay friendly scripture. Similarly, things are changing so fast in the “Islamic” leadership that it is not beyond the comprehension that gay-friendly “shariah” might be developed soon. (1)_296.html Doug Ford in Thorncliffe Park: My Speech Tue, 06 Mar 2018 04:15:47 GMT <img src="" align="left" width="150" alt="" />Syed Jawed Anwar Doug Ford, a PC Ontario Leadership Candidate visited Thorncliffe Park, Toronto, on Sunday, February 18, 2018. In his speech, he promised to repeal sex-ed curriculum immediately after got elected. The election of the leadership of the party is going to be held online March 2 to March 8, when the members of the party will vote their choice. The Provincial election is going to be held on June 7. Following was my speech on the occasion: Seerah Conference 2017 by IONA Canada Thu, 30 Nov 2017 02:13:12 GMT <img src="" align="left" width="150" alt="" />By Abu Saad THE month of Rabiul Awwal started and, with this, Seerah conferences started all over North America. This writer attended the first event of the year on the last day of Safar (one day before Rabiul Awwal), Nov 18, in Thorncliffe Park Banquet Center at Toronto. It was organized by Islamic Organization of North America (IONA), founded by late Dr. Israr Ahmed, great teacher and speaker of Quran (tafseer). The Amir of IONA, Imam Mustafa Elturk, key note speaker, visited from Michigan, USA. God, Human Suffering and the Believer Sun, 10 Sep 2017 19:54:56 GMT <img src="" align="left" width="150" alt="" />By Safi Kaskas HOW do you maintain a sense of faith in a God who claims to be merciful and compassionate, amid the myriad kinds of afflictions, pain, difficulties, setbacks, abuses, losses, and traumas that occur at the individual and collective scales? This question actually assumes that if God’s claims to be merciful and compassionate are true, suffering and disasters should not happen. This assumption actually hides another; that life on earth is an end in itself. Make the Most of This Ramadhān Fri, 02 Jun 2017 16:47:02 GMTān_201.html <img src="" align="left" width="150" alt="" />By Mawlānā Muhammad Saleem Dhorat hafizahullāh Once again, the best of all months, Ramadhān, is upon the horizon. It is a month in which at least one du'ā is accepted daily from every Muslim, one sunnah/nafl act is equivalent to the reward of one farḍ act, and one fardh act is rewarded seventy times over. From morning to evening and evening to morning, each and every second, Allāh ta'ālā showers His choicest blessings and barakah upon His servants.ān_201.html ICNA-MAS Convention: Growing Numbers, Speakers, and Content Sat, 22 Apr 2017 03:37:06 GMT <img src="" align="left" width="150" alt="" />Syed Jawed Anwar Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) USA and Muslim American Society (MAS) organized its 42nd convention on Easter weekend (14-16 April) in Baltimore, Maryland. I attended after more than decade when it was in Hartford, Connecticut. At that time, the convention attracted under 10,000. After a few years the numbers crossed 10,000, and the convention organizers changed its venue to the Convention Center, Baltimore. Now the numbers are over 20,000.