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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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JOURNEYS TO THE CENTRE OF MY SOUL

DATE : October 13, 2012 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : 3 Comments

DIVERSITY, TRANSFORMATION AND HOPE – WINNIPEG OCTOBER 11, 2012 What a joy, to travel the way of the heart. ~ Mevlana Rumi A month ago I was invited by the Centre for Christian Studies to their 130th Anniversary celebrations in Winnipeg. The theme of the evening was Diversity, Transformation and Hope. I was to substitute […]

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The truth about Islam By Expatlogue http://t.co/eLRuevMp

DATE : September 25, 2012 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : One Comment

September 25, 2012 by expatlogue English: A green version of http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Allah-eser2.jpg (Photo credit: Wikipedia) There was once a time when muslims were just another demographic in a vast and varied world. Those days have taken on the sepia tinge of memory. The global consciousness is now saturated with daily headlines and images of righteous muslim […]

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Media Must Take Lead in Dismantling the Falsehood that Anti-Muslim Film Was a Jewish Project By Rabbi Abraham Cooper Simon Wiesenthal Center

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

Published in Pakistan Link, Friday September 21, 2012  “Innocence of Muslims” is a poorly produced anti-Islam film that has been used to fuel protests and violence on American diplomatic postings in Libya, Egypt and Yemen, leaving our ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, dead. Protests and violence have now spread to […]

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Xenophobia and Religious Intolerance in Islamic Societies Is a Result of Deliberate Misinterpretation of Islamic Scriptures, Sultan Shahin Tells UNHRC

DATE : September 16, 2012 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : One Comment

Full Text of the Oral Statement by Sultan Shahin, Editor, New Age Islam Uniited Nations Human Rights Council, 21st session, Geneva – 10 — 28 September 2012 Agenda item 3: Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief. On behalf of: World Environment and Resources Council (WERC) 14 September […]

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Center for Inquiry Joint statement with International Humanist and Ethical union UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL: 21st Session 10 – 28 September 2012 Speaker: CFI Representative, Raheel Raza, Friday 14 September 2012 Agenda Item 2/3: Reports on Somalia and Northern Mali Islamic Extremism and the OIC

DATE : September 14, 2012 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : One Comment

 Madam President The reports on Somalia [A/HRC/21/36] and Northern Mali [A/HRC/21/64] highlight a far wider problem that we are also witnessing in Libya, Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia: the excesses of those dedicated to violent, extremist interpretations of Islam. The destruction of Sufi shrines and the imposition of strict sharia in northern Mali; […]

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LAUNCH OF MUSLIMS FACING TOMORROW

DATE : September 9, 2012 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : One Comment

Silence is the mother of truth.  ~Benjamin Disraeli Between the ugly, thunderous & violent roar of the radical extremists and the wishy washy whimper of the majority, lies THE SILENT VOICE. Come and hear this voice at the launch of The Council For Muslims Facing Tomorrow  www.muslimsfacingtomorrow.com Our Mission: Whereas in the contemporary world the […]

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THE BLASPHEMY LAW IN PAKISTAN IS THE REAL BLASPHEMY!

DATE : August 31, 2012 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : 2 Comments

Earlier this year I spent a week travelling across Universities in the UK speaking out against hate on campus which leads to radicalization of youth. From there I decided to go to Pakistan for my annual visit, much against the advice of family and friends who warned me that the situation in Pakistan is troubling. […]

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