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November 2012

REMEMBERING MY FRIEND AND SOULMATE

DATE : November 23, 2012 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

  PROLOGUE Antra, I know you expect me to write something on the first anniversary of your death.   I always wrote to you first and complained that you never write.  And you always said “that’s because you’re a writer and you love to write.  So stop whining and make sure you write me a nice […]

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HATE MONGERING – NAMF STYLE

DATE : November 22, 2012 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Friends – please see below excerpts from a disturbing message that has been written by a so-called Canadian Imam self-described as: Sheharyar Shaikh is the former President of North American Muslim Foundation.  He is currently the Imam of Masjid Qurtabah. He specializes in Quranic exegesis with contemporary Islamic thought and modernity This article has been […]

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UNDERSTANDING HUMAN NATURE AND NATURAL RELIGION

DATE : November 18, 2012 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Gems of wisdom (my humble understanding) from lectures by Dr. Abdulaziz Sachedina on: Understanding human nature and natural religion – Imam Husyan’s struggle against false Muslim identity Sura Rum is the summation of the entire message of Islam Religion can’t be imposed because by nature human beings are resistant to imposition from the outside – […]

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THE MUSLIM NEW YEAR – A TIME FOR REFLECTION By Raheel Raza

DATE : November 15, 2012 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : 2 Comments

” Today, Muslims look upon the incident at Karbala as an example of good over evil; of justice over injustice; of truth over falsehood and of bravery over cowardice. ”                                                               While most cultures and religions ring in their new year with feasts, celebrations and parties, the Islamic new year brings with it deep contemplation and […]

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SCHOLAR AND PEACEMAKER (Toronto Star article) By Raheel Raza

DATE : November 13, 2012 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : One Comment

(This is an interview with Dr. Abdulaziz Sachedina which I did many years ago. Since Dr. Sachedina is giving lectures for Muharram 1434 at Taj Banquet Hall, I thought it would be  nice to revisit the story of this special person who has been both a mentor and educator for my family and I personally […]

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THE UN-GENTEEL ART OF ENJOYING AND EATING DESI FRUIT – Raheel Raza

DATE : November 7, 2012 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : 2 Comments

Tonight as I cutting up a fruit salad for tomorrow’s lunches, I found myself laughing (at our age we tend to either cry or laugh at any given time!) But this was pure amusement. I found the pomegranate came with instructions on how to cut it and take out the seeds. Wow! This is technology. […]

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REMEMBERING RUMI – AND MEETING COMMUNITY

DATE : November 4, 2012 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

 Raheel Raza Nov 4, 2012 Last night Rumi was remembered with love, respect, wisdom, sacred music, whirling, poetry, laughter and tears. It was a sublime event presented by The Inner Garden and conducted by a group of dedicated Rumi-lovers. The venue, Eastminster United Church on Danforth, was the ideal place with an ambience that was […]

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