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Generation Killers' Pride Parade

Generation Killers' "Pride" Parade

SYED JAWED ANWAR First Published in July 2011 in the Muslim on the eve of "Pride Day Parade" . AFTER his great grandfather had an intimate relationship with the woman who would become the grandson’s great grandmother, the grandfather was born. After the grandfather had an intimate relationship with the woman who would become the grandson’s grandmother, the father was born. The father had an intimate relationship with the would-be mother, and soon the son was born. Now, the son has a relationship w

02 Jul 2012
Ontario’s Homosexual Curriculum and Bill 13: The Background with a Muslim Perspective

Ontario’s Homosexual Curriculum and Bill 13: The Background with a Muslim Perspective

SYED JAWED ANWAR A LARGE number of Muslim community members living in North America considers building a Masjid as the greatest rewarding deed on this earth. They spent millions of dollars in building and hundreds of thousands of dollars in decorations and erecting high minarets. They spent hundreds of hours in volunteering for these Masajid. However, does any one of them ever think for a second whether the second or third generations would be able s to pray in these Masajid? A group of the Muslim commun

01 Jul 2012
Pride Day or Shame Day?

Pride Day or Shame Day?

Syed Jawed Anwar GENOCIDE is being committed in the name of “alternative lifestyles.” Homosexuals and lesbians, by denying their true, physical sexuality, are denying the reproduction of God’s most precious and the best creatures, the human beings. Hundreds of civil rights groups, environmental groups, and right-to-life groups in Canada and in the USA are generally quick to react to any act that directly or indirectly leads to genocide or other violation of basic human rights. When it comes to

30 Jun 2012
Renaissance of the Masjid-Madrasah

Renaissance of the Masjid-Madrasah

By QAZI DR. SHEIKH ABBAS BORHANY THE word Madrasah is an Arabi word, which has its origin from the word Mudarris, and this comes from the root word of Daras, which means to enlighten or to teach. Therefore, Madrasah is a place of learning, with a similar meaning to that of school. Particularly it is similar to the Church missionary school.

26 Jun 2012
Madrasah: The Intellectual History of Muslim India

Madrasah: The Intellectual History of Muslim India

This is a series of columns for the understanding of the history of centuries old Madrasah and Islamic Education System in South Asian perspective published in Muslims Weekly, New York, USA in a series of the weekly Column “Personal Notes in 2004.”

25 Jun 2012
The Intellectual History and Education System in Muslim India

The Intellectual History and Education System in Muslim India

By JAWED ANWAR This is a series of columns for the understanding of the history of centuries old Madrasah and Islamic Education System in South Asian perspective published in Muslims Weekly, New York, USA in a series of the weekly Column “Personal Notes in 2004.”

25 Jun 2012
William Dalrymple: The Madrasas of Delhi

William Dalrymple: The Madrasas of Delhi

William Dalrymple COLONEL William Sleeman, famous for his suppression of the Thugs and a leading critic of the administration of the Indian courts, had to admit that the Madrasa education given in Delhi was something quite remarkable: "Perhaps there are few communities in the world among whom education is more generally diffused than among Muhammadans [Muslims] in India," he wrote on a visit to the Mughal capital.

23 Jun 2012
Madrasa 1: The Purpose of Education

Madrasa 1: The Purpose of Education

SYED JAWED ANWAR First Published: Muslims Weekly, Issue No. 215, April 16, 2004 WE, the mankind, are the earthly viceroys of Allah. “And when thy Lord said unto the angels: Lo! I am about to place a viceroy in the earth (Al Quran-2: 30).” So if the viceroy is not well educated and highly knowledgeable and does not possess wisdom, what will happen to our governance on earth? So, as mentioned in Al Qur’an, everyone should be knowledgeable and educated.

23 Jun 2012
Madrasa 2: The Priorities of Education

Madrasa 2: The Priorities of Education

SYED JAWED ANWAR IF you think about Greece, your first thoughts are of its highly reputable philosophers. However, during the hey-day of these great thinkers, they were regarded as anything but philosophers. These philosophers had not received any respect from their own nation. The non-respect was also mutual: philosophers were dead-set against the excessive materialist culture that drove Greek culture. Greeks badly indulged in materialism, luxury, and pleasure.

23 Jun 2012
Madrasa 3: The Teacher

Madrasa 3: The Teacher

By SYED JAWED ANWAR The role of teacher in Islamic Education System is significant and central. Firstly, Allah requires us to actively seek knowledge; to remain ignorant is nearly sinful. Secondly, to instruct or to share knowledge is Sunnah (tradition of the Prophet). Our beloved Prophet (PBUH) as recorded by Tirmidhi (a book of hadith), said, “Anyone who has knowledge and doesn’t reveal it even after asked by someone, his mouth will be full of fires in the dooms day.”

22 Jun 2012