Steven Zhou Implies Imams teachings on FB Page FightIslamophobia.ca are a parody.

Steven Zhou Implies Imams teachings on FB Page FightIslamophobia.ca are a parody.

Steven Zhou sent a message to the FB group FightIslamophobia.ca on September 2, 2021

“Hi there, I have a few questions for the founder(s) of this website and FB page. I’d like to write a piece about whether it’s a parody, given a lot of the content that’s posted. Please let me know if you have time to chat sometime next week.”

This is a press inquiry; I am a journalist covering Islamophobia and hate issues.

Reply

FightIslamophobia.ca strives to present the true teachings of genuine authentic, diverse, certified Muslim Canadian Imams and scholars (Sunni, Shia, Sufi, Ahmaddiya etc.), as well as community leaders (including politicians). Your insinuation that accurately quoting the true teachings of Islam as presented by prominent and highly respected Canadian Imams and scholars is a “parody” may constitute an insult to the integrity and dignity of these spiritual community leaders whose teachings are featured on the page FightIslamophobia.ca. Furthermore, your insinuation of “parody” is also contradicted by other well established Islamic groups that regularly share these posts and articles, thus acknowledging that these posts are authentic and informative and of value in helping Muslims and non-Muslims learn about Islam.

My statement on April 23, 2021 “Eric Brazau “Learning the TRUE Islam – Fighting the Phobias conflated with Islamophobia” reflects the latest phase in my ever developing journey into the fascinating world of Islam

A few years ago, I launched my first journey into the world of Islam, its religion, traditions and culture. The more I learned, the more I became fascinated and intrigued. With the guidance and teachings of Canadian Imams, Muslim scholars, Islamic literature, I have enriched my understanding of Islam’s nuances and subtleties.  I would like to take this opportunity to express a word of gratitude to a particularly special senior Imam, a member of the Canadian Council of Imams. This imam, with graciousness and patience, encouraged me to delve deeper, take a deep dive into what some say is the world’s most misunderstood religion of peace. I will be honoured if you accept my invitation to join my continued journey along the path to understanding the TRUE Islam, the Sunnah, the way of life, the teachings of Prophet Mohammad PBUH, based on authentic, diverse, North American Islamic sources.

Together, ensemble, we will fight the phobias that are conflated with Islamophobia. It is said “Rational thinking defeats phobias”. I ask you help me to help us to help them by sharing this content. Thanks for watching. Hope to see you soon. 

Statement made in August 2019 

Hello, my name is Eric Brazau. A year ago I was thrown into a fountain in full view of the police. They threatened to arrest me for causing a disturbance. The mainstream media made much of this story and lauded the man that assaulted me. One group however stood up to defend my right to free speech and expression, and denounced the violence perpetrated against me. This act by NCCM National Council of Canadian Muslims, who are a leading voice for Muslim civic engagement and the promotion of human rights, put everything I thought that I knew about Islam in doubt. I like to believe I am a man that bases all conclusions on sound research and well argued deductive reasoning; for that reason, I launched FightIslamophobia.ca. I must share with you that prior to this journey I based my position – conclusion – about Islam on the teachings of Muslim scholars mainly from the Middle East. It seems that was an oversight that led me to some regrettable actions with regretful consequences. Since my fortuitous dip into the fountain and the support of NCCM, I embarked on a journey, nay, a voyage, to learn about Islam based solely on diverse, authentic, Canadian, Islamic, Muslim sources. I have learned much about Islam. I hope that you have as well. The problem with learning is that it has led me to understand that there is very much more to discover. Every question answered brings more questions. Today I am a blank page, an open book, a new slate, ready to explore the diverse fascinating facets of Islam. Yes, Islam fascinates me. Its rich culture, philosophy, schools of thought, Islamic law, the Shari’a, the Islamic State, the Caliphate. Of course, to better understand the true Islam I started learning Arabic, and the Muslim prayers, the salat, that illustrate one’s total submission to Allah. I invite you to continue as my traveling companion into the world of Islam.

One final note: leading senior Muslim scholars and imams in Canada advise that we do not seek knowledge about Islam from the mainstream media. You can rest assured that learningIslam.ca will continue to be based on authentic, Canadian, Islamic, Muslim, sources.

On a personal note, I have, after much learning and contemplation, come to accept that ICNA Canada as well as Hizb ut –Tahrir Canada seem to be the closest embodiment of the original message of Islam as conveyed by the last and final messenger Prophet Mohammad PBUH and as practiced by al-Khulafa al-Rashidun

I insist that my reply be used in its entirety.

Islamic Community of Liberation: Grants Permission to Thinks Certain Thought

Islamic Community of Liberation: Grants Permission to Thinks Certain Thought

Hizb ut-Tahrir – Islamic Community of Liberation was founded in the1950s & is now well established in 50 countries – particularly ensconced in Britain, Australia and Canada.

It is reported that, since 2011, they are making significant inroads in Sweden, Denmark, Brussels &, Holland. The number of Active members as well as sympathizers is consistently growing as is their influence.

According to their website >> O Muslims rise & proclaim khilafah (Islamic State) is the only solution to restore justice & peace” Canadian leaders of this movement reside in Ontario” Not long ago a senior leader in a lecture said >> Our Loyalty is to the Caliphate Islamic state if it exists or not. Because the only thing Muslim are allowed to have loyalty to is the full implementation of Islam <<  The following is from a book published by Hizb ut Tahrir

Thank for helping dispel misinformation that leads to Misunderstandings about Islam till next time good bye

Muslim Prayer About Jews & Christians Contextualized by Senior Imams

Muslim Prayer About Jews & Christians Contextualized by Senior Imams

Not many non-Muslims understand the importance of the five daily prayers. Four senior Imams will contextualize the prayer in an effort to Dispel misinformation. The following is narrated by Eric Brazau.

Hello & welcome to another segment of “Islam Moving forward in Canada. We will learn about the prayer that is repeated 17 times a day within the 5 daily prayers.

 

We begin with Senior Imam Karim Abu Zaid who asked in a lecture >>“Why is this sura called the mother of the Quran … It was called mother of the Quran because all the meanings of the Quran are compiled in those seven verses the rest of the Quran came after to detail and explain it.”

 

The following is the translation of Surah (chapter) al-Fatihah as provided by Omar Subedar, Imam at Brampton, ON Makki Masjid,

[In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful]

All praise is for Allah, the Sustainer of every creation

The Most Merciful and the Ever Merciful

Master of the Day of Compensation

It is only You who we worship and only You Who we seek assistance from

Guide us to the straight path

The path of those you bestowed favours upon, not those who have incurred [Your] wrath and those who have deviated” >>>

Continuing our contextualized understand we look to the book Commentary on The Holy Quran” by Mirzā Ghulām Ahmad,  leader and the founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement: >>>

“All commentators are agreed that those who incurred Divine wrath and those who went astray are the Jews and Christians respectively … Those who incurred Divine displeasure are the Jews and those who went astray are the Christians.”>>>

Further elucidation comes from Edmonton Alberta Sahaba Mosque, guest speaker Imam Osman Haji Madad >>>

 “Who are those who earned the wrath of Allah?… They are the Jews… Those who were cursed by Allah. Allah was angry at them and turned them into monkeys and pigs.” End Quote. Some text use the word Apes rather than `monkeys

This episode of “Islam Moving Forward in Canada” again demonstrates the importance of learning the context surrounding these sensitive issues. I recommend that you visiting your local mosque to obtain further clarification. Clarification will help you to help others dispel misinformation.  

Thanks for watching – Islam Moving Forward in Canada. –  Till next time. Good bye.

 

Recreate 3 Canadian Cities as Sharia Guided  Islamic Enclaves – Mustafa Farooq

Recreate 3 Canadian Cities as Sharia Guided Islamic Enclaves – Mustafa Farooq

Hello & welcome to this episode of Islam moving forward in Canada. The National Council of Canadian Muslims AKA NCCM is a registered charitable organization that is mandated to promote equity, Diversity, Justice & Multiculturalism

The Chief Executive Officer, CEO of NCCM is Mr. Mustafa Farooq. Mr. Farooq is an accomplished man with 2 law degrees & the author of the upcoming book – Law, Politics, and Countering Violent Extremism.

Mustafa Farooq has worked, tirelessly over the years, to cultivate his reputation both within the Muslim community & among the upper echelons of the Canadian political establishment. Mr. Farooq has given countless lectures informing & advocating for Muslims rights. Mr. Mustafa Farooq speaks often of the rise of Islamophobia in Canada & how the Government should take an active role to enact legislation to criminalize Islamophobia.

Several years ago Mustafa Farooq in a Face Book post wrote & I QUOTE “ How are we Muslims going to recreate Cordoba {Islamic State} in Edmonton, Toronto, Montreal” Close QUOTE  Further in the post he wrote & I quote “One in which we [Muslims] erase these artificial ‘nation state” identities, & move together to pursue Jannah {paradise] Close QUOTE

For clarity of context – Qurṭuba) was an Islamic state. Its territory comprised Iberia and parts of North Africa, with its capital in Córdoba located in southern Spain.

It would seem Mr. Mustafa Farooq, CEO of NCCM, would Like 3 Canadian cities to be  guided by Sharia Law. These previously Canadian cities would become Islamic enclaves.   

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NCCM: Workshop how to Use Media to Normalize View of Hijab & Islam as Champion of Human Rights

NCCM: Workshop how to Use Media to Normalize View of Hijab & Islam as Champion of Human Rights

The National Council of Canadian Muslim AKA NCCM. is the largest and most influential Muslim advocacy group in Canada. In an ongoing miniseries of 4 segments we will learn about a workshop that empowers Muslim to engage at all levels to advocate for change that more reflects the values of Islam, Allah, the teachings of Prophet Mohammad PBUH & the Muslim community. This is part 2.

Hello Friends & Followers welcome to segment 2 of our 4 part series on   National Council of Canadian Muslim AKA. NCCM. We are learning about the changes, contribution & enrichments Canada is experiencing due to the continued dedication & of NCCM. This second workshop is titled  Engaging the media. In this workshop, participants learn the basics of how the media works, tools and tactics for engaging the media, dealing with controversial questions, generating positive coverage and more. Third modual in the work shop is titled  Story Telling: Reclaiming Our Narratives » This workshop is an exploration of the role of story-telling in shaping the understanding of diverse communities by mainstream society. Reflections on the mainstream narrative of Islam and Muslims, and a discussion around ways to offer a narrative that is more conducive to reflect positive experiences of Muslims living in Canada, with a specific focus on normalizing the hijab by associating it with the struggle for human rights and civil liberties.  >>Help me Help us to Help them. Islamophobia wins when good people do nothing.  Share this content. Thanks for watching. Hope to see you soon. Good bye.

https://www.nccm.ca/connect/training/