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REFLECTIONS IN THE TIME OF CORONA (3)…THE TO-DO-DO-LISTS

DATE : April 3, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Every evening for the past two weeks OCD announces, “we have a LOT to do tomorrow so let’s make a To-Do List”. Like a good submissive wife (yeah right – in your dreams baby) I grab a pad and paper (remember we have these all over the house in case of emergency) and sit down. […]

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REFLECTIONS IN THE TIME OF CORONA (2)…a day in the life of..

DATE : March 29, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

7am: Wow slept in. Its late. Must jump out of bed…ouch that hurt the back. Ok slowly wash up and say prayers. Read the usual one page of Quran making marking in pencil stuff that needs more reflection or discussion. Realize hubbly is catching up fast so decide to fast forward a few extra pages. […]

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REFLECTIONS IN THE TIME OF CORONA

DATE : March 26, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : 2 Comments

Remember the blackout in 2003? I was at work downtown and then stuck on the roadside because there was no public transit. My two loving and dedicated sons meanwhile took over. One handled the phone and the other who worked in a bank, handled the finances (ATM’s had stopped working). Somehow, they managed to find […]

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THE LIGHTER SIDE OF…..NO OFFENSE!

DATE : March 19, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

COVID 19 has brought the world to its knees. The news, social media and conversation is all about the virus. And rightly so because it seems that at least in my lifetime, we have never experienced anything like this global threat. In my Province of Ontario, an emergency has been declared which means everything except […]

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THREE JOKERS AND A TRUMP!

DATE : October 16, 2019 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Canadian elections are in less than a week and the cards dealt to Canadians from the political deck are: Three jokers and a Trump! Although these may be the most crucial elections of our times, the one word that describes them is “boring”! It’s no wonder then that most Canadians are more interested in the […]

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WOMEN’S MOSQUE OF CANADA….a much needed initiative

DATE : July 24, 2019 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

I first heard about The Women’s Mosque of Canada in April when there was a news item that a group of women were praying together at a Church in downtown Toronto. The idea intrigued me as a Women’s rights activist and someone who feels that the need for an exclusive sacred space for women is […]

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THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE (CANADIAN) THINGS….

DATE : June 30, 2019 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : 3 Comments

This July 1 on Canada Day it will be 31 years since we came to Canada. We have lived longer in Canada than any other country including Pakistan which is my land of birth so there is no denying “this is home”. This is also where the heart is and as I think back, these […]

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HATE HAS NO PLACE IN CANADA…OR ANYWHERE ELSE!

DATE : May 31, 2019 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

In a diverse country like Canada where myriads of faiths and culture live together, we work hard at co-existence and keeping communities together. This needs mutual respect and tolerance plus a total condemnation of hate, wherever it’s coming from. There is one day that embarrasses me as a Muslim because it’s all about hate. This […]

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HATE FESTS ABOUND ALL AROUND

DATE : April 23, 2019 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

When I was in school, there was always the one kid who constantly ratted on others and called them names. When challenged, he hid behind the teachers skirt and curried favours from them. He became the teachers ‘pet’ and no one could touch him. Would you be surprised, if one day, found alone that kid […]

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THE ‘FEISTY’ BARONESS AND THE ISLAMISTS

DATE : March 26, 2019 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : 2 Comments

It was a great honor for Canada to welcome Baroness Caroline Cox of the UK House of Lords last week. How to describe this indomitable person? A headline of The Daily Telegraph reads: “The feisty baroness defending ‘voiceless’ Muslim women: Baroness Cox of Queensbury is fighting to stop sharia ‘seeping’ into enforcing divorce settlements.” Cox […]

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