Prime Minister Justin Trudeau opened the summit by reiterating the government’s solidarity** with Muslim communities across Canada. Canada is committed to combat and denounce Islamophobia.
:unity (as of a group or class) that produces or is based on community of interests, objectives, and standards the situation in which people have the same opinion, or in which they approve of or accept something.**
Framing the Narrative
During the summit, the Government of Canada committed to:
1. Engage with Muslim communities on the government’s next Anti-Racism Action Plan. This plan will be launched when the 2019–2022 Anti-Racism Strategy comes to an end;
2. Explore potential adjustments to the Security Infrastructure Program (SIP), Anti-Racism Action Program (ARAP), Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program (CSMARI) and other relevant/related programs to enhance effectiveness and to be more responsive to community needs. These programs will continue to dismantle white supremacist groups, monitor hate groups, and take action to combat hate everywhere, including online;
3. Building on lessons learned to improve digital literacy and tackling misinformation;
4. A renewed focus on dedicated resources to support combat islamophobia and all forms of hate;
5. The Minister of National Revenue, has requested that the Taxpayers’ Ombudsperson conduct a systemic study to address the concerns of Muslim led charitable organizations;
6. Take a whole-of-government approach to take further action on these priorities.
Today’s summit made important progress in combatting Islamophobia across Canada. Canada will support Muslim communities, to create a safer and more inclusive Canada for all.
How much money?
Building a Foundation for Change: Canada’s Anti-Racism Strategy, unveiled on June 25, 2019, after extensive cross-country consultations, is a $45-million investment to build long-term changes in supporting communities and improving policies, initiatives, and practices in our federal institutions.
In the 2020 Fall Economic Statement, the Government of Canada provided $50 million over two years, starting in 2021–22, to expand the Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program and the Anti-Racism Action Program to deliver on the government’s anti-racism objectives, including by expanding the Federal Anti-Racism Secretariat.
Muslim Vote Changing Canada. In the 2021 Canadian federal election, there are 107 ridings across Canada in which the total number of potential Muslim voters exceeds the predicted margin of victory. Canadian Muslims are in a unique position in this and future elections to decide which party will govern Canada. Muslim Vote Canada
In the past Muslims were told by their religious and community leaders that voting was in contradiction of sharia principals. Sharia dictates that democracy, ruling by man-made law, is a major sin. Allah MHNBE is the only possible legislator.
However, after much debate and consideration the major world Muslim organizations applied the concept of musleha. Permitting sin for the greater good. Sheikh Yasir Qadhi uploaded alecturein 2012 the following is an excerpt.
So they started giving fatwa. One of the most famous amongst them said I used to say that democracy is haram now I say participation in democracy is our jihad. Jihad here means obviously the struggle. We’re going to go and struggle through democracy. We’re going to fight not through the bullets but the ballots. He literally said that phrase in Arabic. ‘This is our jihad, going to the polls and making sure that we win.“
Sheikh Yasir Qadhi 2012
WHO WE ARE
The Canadian-Muslim Vote is a national, non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots organization that aims to increase civic engagement of Canadian Muslims through community outreach and education.
The Electoral Power of Canadian Muslims to Dramatically Alter Canada to Reflect Muslim Values is Increasing Exponentially
Canadian Muslims wield a great deal of electoral power — if we get out and vote. Our latest projections have shown that in the 2021 federal election, the total amount of potential Muslim voters will outnumber the predicted margin of victory in 107 ridings, representing almost 1/3rd of all ridings in Canada. This means that Canadian Muslims are in the unique position to decide who will govern and whether they form a majority or minority government. Politicians of all stripes and levels of government have taken notice of this trend.
*Based on Statistics Canada custom tabulation and projection, 2019 Elections Canada voter turnout data, and 338canada.com projections.
The Fight Against Islamophobia
This election also comes at a time when the fight against Islamophobia – on the heels of heinous incidents like the Quebec City Mosque shooting and the June London terror attack – is more a part of the national discourse than ever before. Last April, an important report titled Layered Suspicion released in collaboration by University of Toronto’s Institute of Islamic Studies and the National Council of Canadian Muslims made headlines across the country for its critical analysis of Islamophobia in the audit process of the Canada Revenue Agency. Shortly after, in July, political leaders across the country from all parties and levels of government attended the first ever National Summit on Islamophobia, where they denounced Islamophobia and pledged to take various degrees of action to combat Islamophobia, including reforming the CRA’s charity audit process and providing funding for Muslim community projects. Although these are positive first steps, Canadian Muslims must make their voices heard in this election to ensure that combatting Islamophobia remains at the forefront of the national discourse and that more concrete steps are taken going forward.
GOOD FRIDAY JUMU’AH
The Canadian-Muslim Vote was officially launched on April 3rd, 2015 through our first outreach initiative. We worked with 23 masjids across the Greater Toronto Area to deliver a coordinated khutba (public sermon) on the importance of civic engagement for the Canadian Muslim community. The Canadian-Muslim Vote was present at all participating masjids and reached out to over 15,000 people.
The Canadian Muslim Vote is proud to announce that our campaign for the 2021 federal election is in full swing! Our team is hard at work encouraging Canadian Muslims in each province and territory to get out and vote. In the run-up to election day on September 20, 2021, TCMV will be busy tracking Canadian Muslim voter trends, hosting virtual and in-person events all over Canada, and sharing engaging and informative content across our website, and Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram pages.
What is Good Friday Jummah (GFJ)?: Friday is the busiest day at Mosques across the globe. With our Good Friday Jummah, we take the opportunity present to drive an election readiness campaign including critical voter information aimed at encouraging Muslims to vote.
What actually happens on Good Friday Jummah (GFJ)?: The highlight of the GFJ is the coordinated Friday sermon in mosques across the country. GFJ kicks off an election readiness campaign which includes our flagship Eid Dinner where over 60 elected officials and party leaders join us for a meal celebrating the end of the holy month of Ramadan. This event helps combat the myths and misconceptions many politicians might have about the Muslim community.
2015 FEDERAL ELECTION
In this Federal Election, Canadian Muslims came out to vote in in record numbers. An estimated 79% of Canadian Muslims voted in the 2015 Federal Election according to a recent post-election poll conducted by Mainstreet Research. The poll surveyed Muslims from municipalities across Canada to determine Canadian Muslim voter turnout. In the ridings that The Canadian-Muslim Vote targeted, the voter turnout amongst Canadian Muslims was a groundbreaking 88%.
How to Use Islamophobia to Advance the Cause of Allah in Canada
Professionally designed Workshops by Council of Canadian Muslim (NCCM), will come to your school, hospital, factory, private firm or government institution. Workshops can be tailored to effectively address the misperception of children from kindergarten up to K12. We offer a range of specially designed intensive training programs to meet the needs of any work force, office setting or government institution….
…participating in major public conferences, coalitions, and campaigns with community partners on pressing issues such as reasonable accommodation of religious practices, national security, fundamental rights, countering extremism and much more.
Imam Abdullah Hakim Quick Encourages Muslims to Vote. This is to Prevent Evil and Enjoin Good
The issue of calling to the good and forbidding evil is one of the central ideas in Islamic lifestyle. Muslims have a duty to call to the good and forbid evil based on the tradition of the prophet Muhammad PBUH. Whoever sees evil change it with your hands, with your tongue, or with your heart. But that is the lowest form of faith. Here in the Western countries and in many parts of the world in the 21st century this idea of standing for good and forbidding evil takes the form of voting especially in so-called democratic societies. Therefore, in Canada and United States and in Europe in places where Muslims find themselves as a minority it is not enough to just pray and stay to yourself and your Masjid or Muslim center. We need to be heard in society and we need to support that political party and those individuals who will benefit our society, benefit Muslims, and will be a source of unity and strength for the society. It is a duty of Muslims to stand up. It is no longer enough to be quiet so take your vote base it on morality. Base it on goodness but don’t stay silent because your silence will be consent to evil in our society. Go to Canadian muslimvote.ca to register immediately.
Muslim occupy strategic location and political positions all over the world including Canada. Inshallah (praise be to Allah)
Imam Abdullah Hakim Quick is a former president of the Canadian Council of Imams
What is our situation as a community? We also find ourselves in a very critical time. We have huge numbers. We are over 26% of the Earth’s population. We have young people. 60% of Muslims are young people. We have strategic positions all over the world. We have some of the richest people on earth. May Allah protect the children of the world. May Allah protect the innocent women of the Muslim community. May Allah protect, unite and strengthen the men of the Muslim community.
At just 4% the Muslim community is pushing forward Canada’s transition to Islam at an ever increasing pace. Consider that 40 years ago there was no Muslim lobby or Muslim political influence in Canada. The forward momentum is moving not in a linear but exponential manner. At current rates it seems certain that in 40 years the Muslim population will grow to be at least 10% of the Canadian population.
Green Square campaign Day Quebec. 29th of January is the official grief & mourning Islamophobiaday to remember the Quebec City mosque attack. It seems this national day will be used as a launching point to pressure the Canadian federal government to pass legislativeAction Against Islamophobia and to pass legislation, tabled by the NDP, the London Family Act.
NCCM (National Council of Canadian Muslims) has tabled a list of demands contained in the London Family Act. The demands are:
Education Reform: Removing Islamophobic content.
White Supremacy: Prevent white supremacist groups incorporating.
Hate Crime Unit: Allocate considerable funding.
Anti-Racism: Funding councils to combat negative attitudes.
Human Rights Complaints: Increase accessibility and aid for those making complaints.
PDFOur London Family Act to quell Action Against Islamophobia
Will Canadians embrace National Islamophobia Day to help Stop ActionAgainst Islamophobia?
If all Canadian’s Engage in Grief & Mourning will Islamophobia be stopped?
Green Square Campaign Day Quebec
Shortly after this Attack on the Mosque, Canada passed the Islamophobiamotion m103. Because of this “whole government approach” to addressing systemic racism and Islamophobia. This includes a substantial funding increase to Islamic organizations.
NCCM is asking all Canadians to wear a green square in support of Muslims killed by people suffering from Islamophobia. NCCM ask all Canadians to do this in an attempt to End Islamophobia
Political Islam in Toronto. Before the call to prayer filled Toronto City Hall chambers proclaiming Allah is the Greatest, John Tory gave a welcome speech. Speech & Prayer
On the occasion of the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan… I think many of you here are members of the Islamic faith, but I do want to thank those who are joining from churches across the city and showcasing their support for this community… I don’t want to make a big deal of it, but for the first time ever in my life I fasted from when I went to sleep last night until now.
Many Toronto mosques to broadcast call to prayer during Ramadan amid COVID-19 restrictions over loud speakers.
Alhaj Abubakar, the imam Masjid Omar Bin Al-Khattab, a mosque on Parliament Street just south of Dundas Street East that broadcast its first call to prayer on Wednesday said:
The reason why this time it’s so important for us [is] because the [city] is allowing us to say the Azan publicly.
“We are very, very happy.”
Prayer filled Toronto City Hall
Down Town Ottawa Enriched with Islamic Call to Prayer. Working together with Political Islam in Toronto.
Non-Muslims will or may view the following teaching about the importance of prayer from Imam Mohammad Hablos, as disturbing; however, we must remember that spiritual religions conviction in the West is considered a private matter never to be denigrated but respected.
My brothers and sisters let me tell you something and understand this fact. So far as sin is concerned and, please understand this message very clearly… Of course it’s all sin. It’s all haram. None of it is good and accepted. But for the sake of understanding… Because many of us, we see our brother who is selling drugs, we see a brother who maybe murdered another brother and we say “look at these people, look how rubbish they are.” My friend, let me tell you something. In the eyes of Allah, as far as sin is concerned… The one who sells drugs – good or bad? – Just very quickly, good or bad? Bad. How about the murderer? How about the one who commits adultery, fornication? What about the one who rapes a child? What about the one who drinks alcohol? What about the one who does the biggest of the major sins, good or bad? This person, one person, who commits all of these sins, he commits all of these sins on the daily basis but he prays is better in the eyes of Allah than the one who doesn’t commit any of these sins, but doesn’t pray. So you and your brother say “yeah I’m a good guy”… Habibi, go and pack that up because, it’s not going to work on the day of judgment. Any person who misses one prayer, one not two… One prayer – you miss one prayer for no reason… You are worse than a murderer, you are worst then a rapist, you are worse than a terrorist, you are worse than a pedophile in the eyes of Allah.
Edmonton heard the Islamic call reverberate over the city:
Across Canada, cities are allowing the call, or adhan, during the COVID-19 crisis, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton, London, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and other major cities have all made exemptions to the usual rules.
However there will be people that are not favorable to Islamic cultural enrichment.
Netherlands: Mosque’s neighbors complain of loudness of call to prayer on loudspeakers, mosque says “get used to it” There are similarities with Political Islam in Toronto
Other benefits to prayer were keenly felt by non-Muslims in the early expansion period of Islam. Some senior scholars are of the opinion that such protections should be granted today.
The prophet used to order the invasion of every land which did not submit to the Muslims. The prophet would not raid except in the morning. If he heard the Adhan he would refrain. If he did not, he would invade after dawn”. Narrated by Essam Almusny, who said; “the prophet told the expeditions he sent if you have seen a mosque or heard a call for prayer do not kill anybody.”
Islam Q&A is an academic, educational, da‘wah website, which aims to offer advice and academic answers based on evidence from religious texts in an adequate and easy-to-understand manner.
What is the ruling on interrupting prayer in event of an earthquake or fire?
Toronto City Hall vibrates with Allah is Greatest
Political Islam in Toronto Propelling Forward the Cause of Allah
Stoned-to-Death. Entering Paradise is the reward of the faithful believer. Scholars tell us Hell fire is the punishment of the sinner. Canadian Imam makes it clear that the sinner, if purified in this world, could gain access to the rewards of paradise. “Book of Death” by Imam Razak gives the reader a contextualized understanding of the benefits of stoning.
If someone commits certain crimes in Islam, and he is found guilty by an Islamic court, one of the punishments is stoning to death. But for the believer there is a benefit… lecture
Non-Believers living in Canada, America, and Europe are, at times, quick to say that stoning to death is cruel and barbaric. However we must consider if it is appropriate to pass condemnation and stigmatize this practices of others. Some will argue that this practice is the down side of diversity. However two points to consider.
If stoning to death does indeed permit access to paradise is prohibiting stoning then denying the individual entry to paradise?
If stoning is a cruel and barbaric practice is it off set by the benefits that Islam brings in terms of cultural enrichment?
Shaykh Faisal was selected on numerous occasions to give the keynote address on behalf of Canadian Muslims. Faisal is a very influential sought after speaker for Federal, Provincial, and Municipal interfaith gatherings. Shaykh Faisal has been chosen as the lead religious authority by the Association of Progressive Muslims Canada (APMC) to engage in interfaith dialogue with His Holy Father, Pope Francis, in Vatican City. Shaykh Faisal is a strong proponent of Islam’s relevancy to the Canadian public. He is a leader in establishing Canadian Muslim identity and culture as integral to Canada.
To dispel Misinformation about Islamic Sex Slavery you must learn the context that allows or prohibits this practice. Muslim Scholar Shabbir Ally contextualizes how this practice, lawfully flourished in an era when the Islamic empire dominated a vast areas.
WHY-ISLAM project was launched in 1999. This was done by volunteers associated with Islamic Circle of North America (I.C.N.A.). It derives inspiration from the following Quranic verse that will dispel Misinformation about Stoning & Sex slavery
Invite all to the way of thy Lord, With wisdom and beautiful preaching, And argue with them, In ways that are best and most gracious” (16:125).
Islamic doctrine instructs the Muslim community on what is fair and just for all humanity male or female. After reading the following literature the reader will come to a better understanding of anything previously misunderstood thus helping them to dispel misinformation that leads to misunderstanding. Islamic Circle of North America
The women and men guilty of illegal sexual intercourse. Flog each of them with a hundred stripes. Let not pity withhold you In their case. In a punishment prescribed by Allah. If you believe in Allah and the Last Day. And let a party of the believers witness their punishment. [This punishment is for unmarried person guilty of the above crime but if married persons commit it, the punishment is to be stoned to death, according to Allah’s Law)
So for this reason Allah MHBElays down a severe prescribed punishment. That is stoning with stones till ones death, expulsion or exile from ones land for one year. This is done as a punishment because such a person could spread diseases amongst the people, and this is one of the things the religion prohibits greatly
And the woman who agrees to marry (have a sexual relation with) a Mushrik polytheist, pagan or idolater, or an adulterer, then she is either a prostitute or a Mushrikah (female polytheist, pagan or idolatress).]. Such a thing is forbidden to the believers (of Islamic Monotheism).
Sep 4th 2020 Shabbir Ally Imam, scholar & president of, The International Toronto Dawah Center was interviewed on Let the Quran Speak an online You Tube channel. This channel began in 2001 and states as it’s mission.
Let the Quran Speak dispels misconceptions and reveals the truth about Stoning & Sex Slavery.