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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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IS SHARIA IMMUTABLE? By Dr. Asghar Ali Engineer

DATE : February 9, 2013 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

IT is believed by millions of Muslims across the world that Sharia laws are immutable and represent divine will. This is based on serious misunderstanding. Sharia is not and cannot be immutable. Recently I was invited to the Jaipur Literary Festival to be part of a panel discussion on the book Heaven on Earth by […]

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RAHEEL’S 2012 LOG

DATE : January 8, 2013 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

RAHEEL’S LOG 2012 JANUARY Granos Club speaker Speaker at Oakville women’s group Speaker at Lakeridge Health Rawal TV on youth and Islam Multifaith peace prayer in Hamilton Speaker for International Women’s day Event at Sufi Dergah SUN TV interview and CBC FEBRUARY Full day workshop for Emmanuel College in Woodstock TVO panel on Pakistan Multifaith […]

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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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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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REVIEW OF MUSLIMS FACING TOMORROW LAUNCH

DATE : October 16, 2012 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Fighting To Be Heard October 16, 2012 by expatlogue The description of the past cannot be the prescription for the future I attended the launch of the Council of Muslims Facing Tomorrow at the invitation of Raheel Raza, journalist, author, public speaker and activist. She founded MFT to amplify the moderate Muslim voice at a time […]

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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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