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Does Bill 60 Mean Leave Canada for Muslim Families?

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By Kiran Malik-Khan “Mom, are we going to leave Canada?” Shahzaib, my almost 10-year-old's voice was laced with nervousness, his big brown eyes filled with a worry that can cut through a mother's heart. But, my answer came gently, yet firmly. “Yes, hon, if Bill 60 gets passed, and if it ever gets adopted by all of Canada; we would ... Read More »

The Martin Luther King Jr. Speech that You Haven’t Heard

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We frequently hear the “I have a Dream” speech by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Children who attend school in the USA are taught quotes from this speech. History has re-written Dr. King just as a civil rights leader, but he was also an anti-war activist, an anti-materialist leader.   More than that he was the greatest anti-terrorist that this ... Read More »

Neighborly Love | Ramadan Iftar Platters

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By Lubna Dadabhoy Alhamdulilah, through Allāh's Infinite Grace and Mercy, we have been fortunate to experience the blessed month of Ramadan this year.During this month of spiritual renewal, prayer, and of re-commitment to bettering oneself, we enjoy the increased opportunities to spend time and strengthen bonds with our families, friends, and the community. The Prophet has attached great importance to ... Read More »

Mocking the Prophet, How Should We React?

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How should we Muslim react to mockery of our Prophet Muḥammad or should we even react at all? Just like the cartoons few years ago, the Muslim response to the recent film has been very diverse.  From the very mild of responses to the very violent ones, what's most noteworthy is the enormity of the response.  Despite the consensus that ... Read More »

The “R” Word: Giving Life to Interfaith Dialogue

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What fascinates me, however, is that despite the apparent open-mindedness that has seemed to accompany the modernity and "progress" of the 21st century, there is one topic that puts most people on the edge of their seats. A topic which has those willing to engage in discourse about controversial issues such as teen abstinence or drug-abuse fleeing from their place of discussion - and that topic is RELIGION. Read More »

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