Islamic Prayer Reverberating in Toronto City Hall May 07-2019, Iftar

Islamic Prayer Reverberating in Toronto City Hall May 07-2019, Iftar

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.

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

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 that, we are told, should be 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”

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.”

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What is the ruling on interrupting prayer in event of an earthquake or fire?

Prayer filled Toronto City Hall

Ontario Imam Explains “Benefits of Stoning to Death”

Ontario Imam Explains “Benefits of Stoning to Death”

Brampton Shaykh Faisal Hamid Abdur Razak is the Ameer (Spiritual Leader) of the Ahlus Sunnah Council of Canada (CCAS), a Spiritual Guide of ASJA (Anjuman Sunnat ul Jamaat Association of Trinidad & Tobago), and the founder of the Islamic Forum of Canada in Brampton, Ontario.

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-Muslim living in Canada, America, and Europe are at times quick to say that stoning to death is cruel and barbaric. However, is this judgment made without consideration to the Islamic perspective? Can it be argued that this judgment is problematic when diversity and respect for multiculturalism are taken into account?  

Shaykh Faisal was selected on numerous occasions to give the keynote address on behalf of Canadian Muslims during Federal, Provincial, and Municipal interfaith gatherings. Shaykh Faisal has been chosen as the lead religious authority on a delegation sent 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, and a leader in establishing Canadian Muslim identity and culture.

Faisal Abdur-Razak   Stoning to death

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Muslim Canadian Charity Clarifies Stoning & Female Sex Slavery

Muslim Canadian Charity Clarifies Stoning & Female Sex Slavery

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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).

The Islamic concept of fairness and justice are derived from the teaching contained in the doctrine of Islam. These teaching can be misunderstood by non-Muslims to be cruel and unjust. It is possible that after reading the following literature the reader will come to a better understanding of any misunderstanding. Islamic Circle of North America

Book sold in Toronto explains the wisdom of stoning adulterers to death.

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 the Exalted and High lays down a severe prescribed punishmentThat 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).

ICNA Canada’s online syllabus on slave-girls

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 subverts those misconceptions and reveals the truth about Islam and Muslims.

Sex Slavery

classical Islamic law it was recognized that if a man owned a female slave he had the automatic right to have intimacy with her… 

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Toronto Imam: “Not Taking Over for Sake of taking Over but to Improve the Lives of Canadians”

Toronto Imam: “Not Taking Over for Sake of taking Over but to Improve the Lives of Canadians”

NCCM’s CEO Mustafa Farooq with Toronto Shaikh Abdool Hamid have stated that the objective of Islam is to change Canada into an Islamic State.

Shaikh Abdool Hamid who has a B.A. in Islamic studies from the university of Madinah assures Canadians in a lecture given at the Toronto Mosque:

Our goal as Muslims should be to transformNot be satisfied with the situation as we find it and we try to fit in somehow. That may be necessary initially. I don’t mean we want to take over for the sake of taking over. Islam does not want to enslave the people but to improve their lives. That is why Islam came. To improve the lives of people changes will have to be made. So it may seem from one perspective that Islam took over, so to speak.

Mustafa Farooq CEO of NCCM posted on his FB page:

How are we going to recreate Cordoba [Islamic state] in Edmonton, Toronto, Montreal? …One in which we [Muslims] erase these artificial nation states identities.  

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NCCM further monitors legal developments and intervenes at our nation’s courts, particularly before the Supreme Court of Canada, in cases that impact fundamental rights and freedoms. Our legal advocacy ensures that important Canadian Muslim perspectives help inform judicial decision-making in our nation.

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Given our expertise in anti-discrimination work, the NCCM educates employers and service providers about basic Islamic religious practices to break down barriers of misunderstanding and promote inclusive workplaces. This includes providing timely publications such as our Employer’s Guide to Islamic Religious Practices.

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Contextualizing the Misunderstanding of Violent Jihad in North America

December 17th a Canadian national  pleads guilty to funding ISIS                               

Tom Yun CTVNews.ca writer reports @thetomyun Contact   Published Saturday, December 18, 2021 11:00AM EST

Between November 2013 and March 2014, Abdullahi wired money to his four cousins as well as San Diego resident Douglas McCain for plane tickets and living expenses. This included US$3,100 to McCain, who was the first known American to die for ISIS.

The defendant committed violent, criminal acts to obtain money to help fund Douglas McCain’s travel overseas to fight for ISIS, where McCain was ultimately killed,” FBI special agent in charge Suzanne Turner said in the news release.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, December 17, 2021

Former San Diego Resident Pleads Guilty to Funding ISIS Terrorist Activities in Syria

District of California Press Release Number:  CAS21-1217-Abdullahi

According to his plea agreement, Abdullahi admitted that he provided money to his four cousins, including an 18-year old Minneapolis resident, as well as former San Diego resident Douglas McAuthur McCain, to support their terrorist activities in Syria.

From November 2013 through March 2014, with financial assistance from Abdullahi for the purchase of airline tickets and subsistence abroad, Douglas and the others traveled from the San Diego and Minneapolis and Edmonton, Canada to Syria, where they joined the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a foreign terrorist organization, and engaged in armed battles to gain control of the territories and civilian populations within Syria on behalf of ISIS. All five individuals were subsequently reportedly killed fighting for ISIS. 

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Abdullahi also admitted that in order to finance the travel of others to Syria, members of the conspiracy encouraged Abdullahi and others to steal and commit fraud against the “kuffar”, claiming that such criminal activity was permissible under Islamic law.

Abdullahi admitted that on January 9, 2014, he committed an armed robbery of an Edmonton jewelry store for the purpose of raising funds to support ISIS activities in Syria.

Before making judgment we must learn from Voices in the Muslim community that give context to the issue of jihad for the sake of Allah.

Toronto Imam: ISIS Manifesto Cites Quran, aHadith and Rulings of Muslim Scholars.

How can we take a balanced approach to problematic Hadith related to violence?

Some of the reasons why jihad for the sake of Allah is prescribed in Islam are as follows: 

1 – The main goal of jihad is to make the people worship Allah alone and to bring them forth from servitude to people to servitude to the Lord of people. Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):  [al-Baqarah 2:193] 

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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. 

conclusion

Violent Jihad for the sake of Allah can or will be considered terrorism by some. However is it tererorism if the proper Islamic criteria has been met and a warning or invitation has been given? The answer to these questions are what will help non-Muslims better understand this often misunderstood issue.