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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Prayer filled Toronto City Hall

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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Imam: Some will support Taliban Rule – Perhaps Fear of Taliban is Irrational

Imam: Some will support Taliban Rule – Perhaps Fear of Taliban is Irrational

Dr. and Imam Shabbir Ally is a prominent Canadian Muslim leader. He is, at times, interviewed on CBC and The Agenda with Steve Paikin. He is the president of Canadian Dawa’h International. He is also greatly involved in interfaith bridge building dialogues with religious leaders of the Christian and Jewish faith. He is often hosted in churches and synagogues.

Thinking more broadly about the different kinds of reactions we will get within the Muslim community and from without. I would say that from within the Muslim community there’s going to be a split of opinion. There are some Muslims who will say – once we are talking about the Islamic rule – we are talking about establishing the laws of the Quran and the way of the prophet Muhammad – on the ground that must be good in and of itself and I think no Muslim can deny that. We all want to see the Quran and its teachings and the way of the prophet Muhammad as we try to implement it in our own personal lives we want to see that on the ground as well. Now that’s the point of view of just applying the Islamic law now when we think about the safety and security of people, this is a prime importance and Islamic law is not divorced from the safety and security of people. In fact this is of of Paramount importance. In Surah 24 verse number 55 says “God has promised to those who believe and do good good deeds he will cause them be successors in the land” meaning that they will inherit the power in the land.

This is quite unreal it’s bizarre what contributes to this level of fear is it their knowledge of the actions of the Taliban on the ground  when they were in power? Or is it that some people have painted the Taliban as the apocalyptic zombies to be feared? Is it a kind of irrational fear that is driving people too go nuts when they hear that the Taliban is coming? So this is left to the analyst

I mean this beating people to obey the Islamic rules to that extent that is going over and beyond what the classical Islamic law dictates. In classical Islamic law okay so there is corporal punishment for adultery. People may start thinking let’s take it to step further. Make sure that people don’t come close to that. So the result would be even unthinkable. And of course it’s not totally preventable because human nature is human nature. 

The Quran is worded in such a way that it is open to a variety of interpretations. If anyone says well, we must apply the Quran the way people in the past have applied it, most likely mean they are applying one meaning, the way that somebody has applied it. So that’s only one level of analysis. Another level, the sayings of the prophet Muhammad, because often the Quran is vague and the meanings of the Quran are supplemented by what is found in reported sayings of the prophet Muhammad. Not all of the reported sayings are authentic. First of all be classified and the books there is saheel bukhari – on one hand there’s even – imagine on the other hand in terms of the Justice six most famous books. Saheeh bukhari to be saheeh authentic is said to include some week or even fictitious hadiths. That’s by classical acknowledgment.

Toronto Imam: Labels Hadith about Vomiting a Black Puppy Irrational

Toronto Imam: Labels Hadith about Vomiting a Black Puppy Irrational

Senior Imam & scholar Shabbir Ally is interviewed concerning Hadith that reference demon possession & other phenomena. Below is a transcript of a portion of the interview uploaded to the YouTube channel Let the Quran Speak on March 2, 2017 titled Problematic Hadith: Jinn Possession | Dr. Shabir Ally

Interviewer

And what is gin possession

Shabbir Ally

Well that’s the idea that these jinnn some of them being evil creatures who will take possession of the human body, so it’s the ginn mind that controls the body and the human mind is somehow left on the back burner. It is the job of The Exorcist to then remove that gin or evil spirit so that this human mind comes to take possession of his or her own body.

Interviewer

So what are some of the very few stories concerning possession?

Shabbir Ally

Let me share one of the Hadith so we get an idea. This is a Hadith collected from Ibn Abbas. A woman came with a son of hers and said, “O! messenger of Allah this son of mine is insane. He is seized by fits  every morning and ruins our lives.” Allah’s messenger wiped him and prayed for him the boy then vomited and a black puppy came out of his mouth and ran away. Reading, this obviously is in the realm of legendary materials. For a sane Muslim scholar to collect this and be putting it in his book it means that this scholar obviously subscribes to a mindset which is not ours.

Interviewer

So how would you argue with things that others say? Some will say very rational such as the gin or gin possession because we don’t see it so someone else it might seem irrational

Well, I take it even further and not only say that this Hadith, but the whole idea that Jinn possess is in fact irrational.

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Nigeria – Portraying Christians Hunted as Victims is Fueling Islamophobia

Nigeria – Portraying Christians Hunted as Victims is Fueling Islamophobia

A media outlet that Sothern Poverty Law Center has identified is reporting that Herdsmen in Nigeria are systematically killing Christians with the explicit support of the government.

August 30, 2021 Morning Star News – Fulani herdsmen killed 36 Christians in multiple attacks in Kaduna state, Nigeria this month with impunity, while a church leader complained that authorities arrested only Christians for defending themselves.

We must learn the True Islamic Teaching in order to dispel that these Fulani Herdsmen’s actions are in anyway associated with the teachings of Canadian Islamic teaching or Islamic literary sources or official Canadian policy or stated wisdom. Islamophobia is a growing concern.

Justin Trudeau

Canadians are quick to point out that ISIS is wrong, that  Islam is not incompatible with a western secular democracy a free place like Canada

Imam Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips

Islam is essentially a moral message. To implement that message it might require weapons. Primary goal of jihad is not to spill blood or acquire people’s property. But…

Narrated by Essam Almusny

The Prophet told the expedition: if you have seen a mosque or heard a call to prayer do not kill anybody

It cannot be confirmed that those identifying the Nigerian Fulani Herdsman as believing  Muslims are not Mistaken.