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NY Majlis Ash Shura “Gay Pride Month” Release On Same Sex Marriage

NY Majlis Ash Shura “Gay Pride Month” Release On Same Sex Marriage

NEWS RELEASE [On June 24, 2012, New York Majlis Ash Shura (the Association of Masajid and Islamic Organizations) took a firm stand on the issue of homosexuality. Can Ontario/Toronto Masajid and organizations; Canadian Council of Imams, ISNA Canada, ICNA Canada, and others do the same and show resentment publicly on Bill 13 and 33.?] “Let not any one […]

Toronto Islamic Sunday School Conforms to Accusations

Toronto Islamic Sunday School Conforms to Accusations

By OMAR QAYUM “Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.” – John F. Kennedy The East End Madrassah (EEM), a Shi’ite Islamic Sunday school in Toronto, Canada, is under high scrutiny due to accusations of an anti-Semitic, violent and sexist curriculum. At the request of a Jewish organization, the York Region […]

Muhammad Kabir Farooqi Departs

Muhammad Kabir Farooqi Departs

  MR. Muhammad Kabir Farooqi, the founder of the North American Muslim Foundation (NAMF) has died on Thursday. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’oon. He was a great philanthropist, charity and social leader who dedicated his life to serve and build the community. He was an iconic figure within the Canadian Muslim Community and leaves […]

NAMF Youth Speech Competition

NAMF Youth Speech Competition

“ANTI Semitism and Islamophobia: Do they face the same challenges and share the same solutions?” is the topic of this year’s annual speech competition to be held on Sunday, April 29, organised by North American Muslim Foundation (NAMF). Youth of grade 6 to 8 and grade 9 to 12 in two groups will participate in […]

What If Instead of Haraam We Said Poisoned?

What If Instead of Haraam We Said Poisoned?

By YAWAR BAIG THE conditions of Zabiha – the method of slaughter which makes a Halaal animal or bird permissible for consumption by a Muslim – are three: 1.      That it should be slaughtered by a Muslim 2.      That the name of Allah or Bismillahi Allahu Akbar must be said as it is being slaughtered […]

“Die Nigger Die!”

“Die Nigger Die!”

By EL-HAJJ MAURI’ SAALAKHAN I’VE JUST  begun reading a re-release of a book by a defiantly young H. Rap Brown (forerunner of the older and wiser brother known today as Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin). The book is titled, “Die Nigger Die!” The 21st century relevancy of this title is painfully apparent when one reflects over the following three cases. […]

ISNA Scholarships Expanded Deadlines Extended

ISNA Scholarships Expanded Deadlines Extended

Making Higher Education More Affordable ISNA is proud to announce that our Aziz Jamaluddin Scholarship in Journalism has just been expanded to include not one but five recipients each academic year.   We would also like to announce that we have expanded the deadline for all ISNA scholarships and fellowship programs to February 15, 2012. ISNA […]

First Masjid, Part of the Heritage of All Canadians

First Masjid, Part of the Heritage of All Canadians

By DAOOD HAMDANI This May, as Muslims mark the twentieth anniversary of the induction of Al-Rashid Masjid in Fort Edmonton Park, the country’s largest living history museum, the spotlight will be on the leadership role of Muslim women in this historic event. FIFTY years after they burst onto the front line to help complete the […]

NEW YORK: Boycott this Year’s “Bagels with Bloomberg” Event

NEW YORK: Boycott this Year’s “Bagels with Bloomberg” Event

THE Majlis Ash-Shura of Metropolitan (Islamic Leadership Council) New York  is boycotting this year’s annual Bagel with Bloomberg event. Imam Al-Hajj Talib ‘Abdur-Rashid, the Amir (President) of Majlis ASh-Shura of Metropolitan New York issued following statement; As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakatuhu. Like many of you, I have received an invitation from the Mayor’s Office to […]

Tarek Mehanna Guilty of Terror Charges

Tarek Mehanna Guilty of Terror Charges

Notes from El-Hajj Mauri’ Saalakhan THE jury in the Dr. Tarek Mehanna case has come back with another blatantly unjust verdict – despite the evidence in his favour, and the excellent representation that he received from his attorneys! I stated earlier that the only way Tarek would be found guilty was that the jury must have entered […]

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