NCCM Recommends “Dismantle Systemic Islamophobia in Government Institutions” IE: CRA

NCCM Recommends “Dismantle Systemic Islamophobia in Government Institutions” IE: CRA

July 23. 2021 NCCM National Council of Canadian Muslims released their recommendation & demands. The goal seems to be to enshrine Islamophobia into the Canadian culture as well as increase funding to Islamic organizations.

Our recommendations are clear. At the level of the federal government we need to see a commitment to enshrine the fight against Islamophobia within government. Right now there are essentially no specific resources or strategy specifically around addressing Islamophobia. Even as the federal government commits to the need to combating Islamophobia through the creation of a special office of a special envoy on Islamophobia through investment under a specific ant-Islamophobia strategy, into public messaging and supporting storytelling initiatives amongst numerous other changes. We suggest in our recommendations that the federal government can and has to commit to the fight against Islamophobia. Simultaneously the federal government needs to commit to fighting Islamophobia at the systemic level within government. looking at profiling at the CRA of Muslim-led charities or how national security agencies have continued to profile Canadian Muslims and other racialized minorities while ignoring the threat, and missing the threat in many ways, of white supremacist groups. We call on the federal government today towards taking action on dismantling systemic Islamophobia within our institutions. At the provincial level we have a range of recommendations from looking at every province including this one. Committing to an anti-Islamophobia strategy and education, to provincial hate crime accountability units, to looking at the ways to stop violent white supremacist rallies in our provinces. At the municipal level we believe that the key path forward is recognizing and celebrating the path forward. And we have brought forward a number of recommendations around that. We need to see action and we need to see it now. Governments attending the summit must know that we want more than their attendance.  We want to see their commitment to timelines. As we see daily attacks against our community members, and since London, much more needs to be done and it needs to be done now. At the end of the day this is about choices. Do we choose to merely speak, to merely have words, of consolation and consternation or do we choose to act? Thank you.

Garden of the Righteous: Jihad for Peace, Justice & Eliminating all False Religions

Garden of the Righteous: Jihad for Peace, Justice & Eliminating all False Religions

ICNA Canada influences & shapes policy regarding the Canadian Government’s approach to promoting the true message of Islam within a multicultural Canadian society. ICNA Canada’s official web site shared the book “Riyad us Saliheen” (“The Gardens of the Righteous” رياض الصالحين), a collection of aHadith with modern commentary compiled by Imam Sharaf An-Nawawi, a Sunni scholar of the 13th century that is highly revered today by the vast majority of Muslims in all the world.

[Hadith]: 390. `Abdullah bin `Umar (MABPWH) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “I have been commanded (by Allah) (MHNBE) to fight all people until they testify that there is no god except Allah and pay Zakat (subjugation tax); if they do this, their blood (life) and property are protected. [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

We continue to learn more from the Book Garden of the Righteous

If it comes to Jihad against infidels, polytheists and the people of the Book (Ahl-ul-Kitab) then before waging war against them, they should be invited to Islam and told about the prescribed Salat (prayers), Zakat and other teachings of Islam

The objective of Jihad warrants that one must struggle against Kufr (disbelief) and Shirk (polytheism) and the worship of falsehood in all its forms. Jihad has to continue until this objective is achieved

This Hadith strongly refutes the people who distort that Islam preaches defensive war only

It is evident from this Hadith that so long as Kufr [disbelief] is present in this world, it is necessary to wage Jihad against it to finish it off, and so long as all the disbelievers do not openly accept Islam and adopt the Islamic way of life, Muslims are duty- bound to make Jihad against them.

This section that I have just read clears up the misconception that jihad is an internal strugle

[Hadith]: 1352. Abu Hurairah and Jabir (MABPWT) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said, “War is deception.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

“Commentary: “Khad`ah” means deception, i.e., employing a strategy which causes misunderstanding to the enemy, and one’s real intent does not become evident to them. This is permissible in Islam in the state of war.

In conclusion we learn that Prophet Mohammad PBUH considered the final messenger of Allah MHNBE enjoined all Muslims either in Canada,  Europe, or Asia to use deception as a strategy to bring about Islamic Justice and peace. This will come about when all manmade laws are replaced with Islamic law

We also learn that Jihad for the betterment of Canada and mankind can be offensive war that involves spilling the blood of those that refuse the invitation to join Islam while refusing to pay the subjugation Tax.

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Gardens of the Righteous: Morality for Betterment of Society with Kindness & Compassion

Gardens of the Righteous: Morality for Betterment of Society with Kindness & Compassion

ICNA Canada helps influence & shape policy regarding the Canadian Government’s approach to promoting the true message of Islam within a multicultural Canadian society. ICNA Canada’s official web site shared the book “Riyad us Saliheen” (“The Gardens of the Righteous” رياض الصالحين), a collection of aHadith with modern commentary compiled by Imam Sharaf An-Nawawi, a Sunni scholar of the 13th century.

[Hadith]: 913. `Imran bin Husain (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: A woman came to the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) after having conceived from Zina (adultery). She submitted: “O Messenger of Allah! I am liable to Hadd (punishment ordained by Allah), so execute it.” The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) called her guardian and said, “Treat her well and bring her to me after delivery and a time for the suckling the child.” The guardian acted accordingly (months later delivered the woman). Then the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) commanded to tie her clothes firmly around her and then stoned her to death. The Prophet (PBUH) then offered funeral prayer for her.

In conclusion we learn that the Prophet did not have the woman stoned while she carried the child but allowed the child to be born and suckled before the mother of the infant child was stoned to death. Scholars point to this as irrefutable evidence of the Messenger’s infinite wisdom, kindness and compassion.

The following is more context regarding stoning to death from IslamQ&A

It is not permissible to replace stoning of an adulterer with killing by the sword or by shooting. Read More

Islam More Humane for Conquered People than Christianity – Canadian Imam

Islam More Humane for Conquered People than Christianity – Canadian Imam

In this episode of Islam moving forward in Canada we learn from Canadian Shia Imam Sayyid Rizvi about how Islam is more humane to its conquered peoples than Christianity. This lecture was made on June 25, 2012. We also learn from Sunni Imam Suliiman Anwar Bengharsa from a lecture made at Abu Huraira Center in August 6th of 2010.

Shia Imam Sayyid Rizvi

There followed this example and I would like to put it in a current context of Canada here. That a Muslims, following the example of Rasoul Allah, even when they conquered other nations around the Arabian Peninsula they never went around eliminating the language and the culture of those people. Yes, Islam influenced the cultures wherever Islam became the dominate political force, but they didn’t say, okay, no Swahili. You know so if the influence was there. But it was not an issue of totally eliminating the culture of people, the religion of people. You know, and definitely nothing like forcefully taking away the children of others to change their language and culture and religion. As we see what happened here in Canada to the indigenous children.

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We are now learn from Sunni Imam Anwar Suleiman Bengarz who presents a perspective that seems to differ to that of the previous perspective presented by Sunni Imam Suliiman Anwar Bengharsa

And turkey in particular it was not a result of merchants coming with dawa’h. It was a result of jihad. Muslim came, people became Muslims as a result of the fact that Muslims came with the sword… The benefit may not be at the time of the people accepting Islam sincerely out of belief but rather out of fear. But the generations to come, now you as a Muslim, you are happy that your forefathers, what happened? They accepted Islam even though it may have been under the sword. Right? …There are some Muslims amongst us these days who want to go around and say: “Oh, Islam was never spread by the sword.” That is a blatant lie. It was spread many times by the sword. The shari’a was spread by the sword. The implementation of shari’a was spread by the sword.

In conclusion we have learned that both Shia and Sunni imams agree that Islam expands by military conquest. We also learn that Islam tolerates & accepts diverse opinions as to what defines humane treatment of a conquered people.

What Is to be done With Jews & Christians in Muslim lands?

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Hadith about the conquest of India

Was Islam spread by the sword?