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BUSINESSMEN AND THE SWINGING ’60s By Farooq Hassan

DATE : July 12, 2013 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Monday, July 08, 2013  Karachi, east of the Suez and west of Bangkok, was the most swinging city in the 1960s. Dubai didn’t exist and Singapore was a colonial backwater, while Beirut was the only city with any comparable class. In those days, business entertainment and lifestyles were fun, relaxed and hedonistic. (1) Golf: Playing […]

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BREAKING THE BOUNDARIES OF FEAR AND SILENCE: The Struggle for Women’s Rights in Muslim Majority Countries

DATE : May 6, 2013 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : One Comment

BREAKING THE BOUNDARIES OF FEAR AND SILENCE: The Struggle for Women’s Rights in Muslim Majority Countries Los Angeles – May 5, 2013 I am in LA upon the invitation of Women’s Voices Now, an organization whose mission is to empower all women living in Muslim-majority socities by promoting their free expression, thereby giving voice to […]

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Report on the activities of the IHEU Geneva representatives to the UN Human Rights Council January 2012 – March 2013

DATE : April 1, 2013 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Report on the activities of the IHEU Geneva representatives to the UN Human Rights Council January 2012 – March 2013 Highlights The team now represent not only IHEU but Center for Inquiry and the British Humanist Association Increased size and effectiveness of the team and the promise of some real continuity Greater number of issues […]

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From Citizenship to Culture: Seeing Muslims through a Different Lens

DATE : January 7, 2013 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

From Citizenship to Culture: Seeing Muslims through a Different Lens With Raheel Raza  Tuesdays, January 29 & February 5, 12 & 19, 2013 7:00-9:00 pm at Emmanuel College, Toronto This four-part series uses film to take audiences on a journey from the early days of Islam, Muslim philosophers in history, the Sufi experience and onto […]

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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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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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Reading the Qur’an by Ziauddin Sardar

DATE : July 26, 2012 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : 2 Comments

As Ramzan is the month in which the Qur’an was revealed, I am “Reading the Qur’an” by Ziauddin Sardar and below is an excerpt that caught my attention as it is so on the spot. Al-Baqarah : A Middle Community. It’s important in my opinion to emphasize that the Qur’an is not suggesting that Muslims […]

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