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In Support of Donald Trump’s Order for Religious Freedom

In Support of Donald Trump’s Order for Religious Freedom

By Syed Jawed Anwar I fully support Donald Trump’s executive order boosting religious freedom by erasing IRS restrictions against political activities by tax-exempt religious organizations. He announced "no one should be censoring sermons” The order fulfilled a campaign pledge, during a Rose Garden National Prayer ceremony on May 4, attended by religious leaders, activists, and other leaders.

08 May 2017
Essentials Towards Understanding the Qur’an & Its Message

Essentials Towards Understanding the Qur’an & Its Message

Shamim A. Siddiqi 1. What is our position today: Our life is far away from the Qur’an. Reasons * Ignorance of the language of the Qur’an * Non-availability of the Islamic society or environment; * Limited concept of Deen –just limited to some worships, traditions, name and nomenclature and observing some festivals;

02 Mar 2008
Enjoining Good, Forbidding Evil: 1

Enjoining Good, Forbidding Evil: 1

Syed Jawed Anwar In my previous column, I mentioned three main evils of our society (North America) and God’s responses (commandments). These three evils are: Shirk (partnering other gods with Allah). This is the master of all evils (shirk in all segments of life --political, social, economy, judicial, religious, cultural, etc.). Riba (transactions involving interest and usury). Act of nation of Lut (Lot) (homosexuality, LGBT culture).

05 Jul 2017
The Problem of Qadiyanism (So-Called Ahmadiyya)

The Problem of Qadiyanism (So-Called Ahmadiyya)

By Syed Abul A'la Maududi (1903-1979) In January 1953, thirty-three Muslims scholars (leading Ulama of Pakistan) representing various Muslim organizations and parties from all parts of East and West Pakistan held a conference in Karachi to discuss government suggestions and recommendations for the new constitution presented to parliament. The meeting ended with many suggestions and reforms one of which was ".

04 Oct 2017
Is Ontario “Accepting Education Act” (Bill 13) Neutral? Does it not Change the Curriculum?

Is Ontario “Accepting Education Act” (Bill 13) Neutral? Does it not Change the Curriculum?

SYED JAWED ANWAR A MUSLIM from Scarborough told me that an Imam and Khateeb of a Masjid spoke in his khutba (sermon) last Jummuah (Friday) that the “Bill 13 (the new Ontario’s Accepting Education Act) is harmless; it is neutral and doesn’t change the curriculum.” Similar messages have been posted by some so-called “Islamic leaders” of GTA in different discussion forums/groups. The question should be asked, “Who told you and how did you know? How and why are you interpreting the bill differe

17 Oct 2012
Make the Most of This Ramadhān

Make the Most of This Ramadhān

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.

25 May 2017
Can Islam Accommodate Homosexuality? Quranic Revisionism and the Case of Scott Kugle

Can Islam Accommodate Homosexuality? Quranic Revisionism and the Case of Scott Kugle

Mobeen Vaid The Cities of Sodom and Gomorrah: The Prophet Lut ( Lot. as) lived at the same time as the Prophet Abraham (as) and was sent as a Messenger to a neighbouring tribe to the Prophet Abraham (as). That tribe, according to the Qur'an, practiced a perversion never before seen in the world: homosexuality. When the Prophet Lut (as) told the people to abandon one of the greatest sins and delivered to them the message of Allah, they rejected him. They denied that he was a Prophet and continued with their

10 Nov 2016
Madrasa 9: Women’s Education

Madrasa 9: Women’s Education

SYED JAWED ANWAR “…Those truly fear Allah, among His Servants, who have knowledge…” (Al-Qur'an 35: 28). “They will further say: "Had we but listened or used our intelligence, we should not (now) be among the people of the Blaze” (67: 10). “…Say: ‘Lord, increase me in knowledge’” (20: 114). Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) said, “The search for knowledge is a duty for every Muslim man and woman,” and, “Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.”

22 Jun 2012
Prophet Muhammadﷺ: War Etiquettes and Our Future

Prophet Muhammadﷺ: War Etiquettes and Our Future

The kindness and compassion of Prophet Muhammadﷺ (peace upon him) was such that he commanded ethical principles in events requiring physical fighting. For example: “While entering the enemy area, do not raise your hand against any child, old person, patient or wounded person. Do not raise your eyes towards a woman. Do not cut any fruit-bearing trees. Do not sacrifice any milk-giving animal, and do not ruin a population.

09 May 2017
What Good Friends Should Tell You

What Good Friends Should Tell You

Yvonne Ridley IT IS becoming increasingly clear that the view from this side of the Atlantic is quite different to what most Americans see but despite our differences - let's not go into the US destruction of our common language! - we remain in a special relationship, good friends and strong allies.

07 Feb 2018