Ramadan is much more than going without food, water or other bodily pleasures for some hours during the day. Fasting should lead to the building of an upright character that is at peace with its Creator as well as with His creation.
January 29 marked four years since the terrorist attack on Quebec City Mosque that left six dead and 19 injured, some permanently disabled. Have any lessons been learned from that crime? Judging by the conduct of the Quebec provincial government, the answer must sadly be ‘No’.
What is the problem with French President Macron that he lashed out at Islam and indulged in promoting the blasphemous cartoons of the Prophet (pbuh)? President Erdogan of Turkey has said that Macron has “lost his mind”. He may be on to something.
While Canada is gripped by the pandemic and institutionalized racism is rampant, the pro-Israel lobby is busy pushing through legislation to ban criticism of Israel and Zionism by equating it with anti-Semitism. This is a direct assault on free speech.
Never before has a docu-drama attracted such huge following in Pakistan as the Turkish serial, Dirilis Ertugrul. Based on the story of a nomadic Turkish tribe from which emerged the founder of the Ottoman Sultanate, it is a fascinating production worthy of its reputation
For the second time in a decade, the global community rejected Canada’s bid for a seat at the United Nations Security Council table. This has led to demands by human rights activists for Ottawa to have seriously review its pro-Israeli, anti-Palestinian policy.
Outwardly it may appear that Israel will grab more Palestinian land, in the long-run it will prove disadvantageous. No Palestinian will be able to make a deal with the Zionists in future. The Palestinian Authority’s failure proves this spectacularly.
Alongside the Coronavirus, another virus—Hindutva—is raging across India. But unlike the coronavirus, the Hindutva virus does not cripple those afflicted by it; instead, it leads them to target minorities especially Muslims in India.
Turkey’s TV series, Ertugrul has taken much of the Muslim world as well as parts of the non-Muslim world by storm. It is a gripping docu-drama spanning hundreds of episodes but the Arabian potentates are not amused. They have got their court ulama to issue fatwas against it. How pathetic can they get when vulgar Bollywood and Hollywood movies are not banned.
From Toronto City Hall to the provincial assemblies of Ontario and Quebec, Islamophobia is being given official sanction. In Toronto, the Zionists have been pushing for a ban on Al Quds Rally. While not entirely successful, the craven manner in which City politicians have accommodated their racist demands shows which way the wind is blowing.
Nabeela was only eight when she was struck and injured by a US missile strike fired from a drone in Pakistan’s North Waziristan in October 2012. Her 68-year-old grandmother was killed. The Americans refuse to acknowledge their culpability, Nabeela’s story is gradually becoming better known.
The Zionists are compulsive liars. These were on full display following the Quds Day rally in Toronto in June. Their libelous allegations, however, are now going to be challenged in court.
Far from feeling any remorse or shame, Hindu fascists in the thousands came out to support their co-religionist rapists and murderers of 8-year-old Asifa in Indian occupied Jammu.
Malala Yousufzai is being promoted as part of a Western plan to groom leaders for the Muslim world. Unfortunately most Muslims display extreme naivety when it comes to such plots.
India is not a democracy; it is a cesspool of Hindu Nazis that do not tolerate any minorities: Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Dalits and others in their midst.
Rapes, including gang rapes and other forms of violence continue to escalate against women in India.
Environmental pollution is not only a phenomenon of industrialization and, therefore, modernity, it has taken an enormous toll in human life. The Indian capital ranks among the most polluted cities in the world but India’s Hindu rulers are in denial about this modern plague.
India-doting Western writers and officials seem to be blinded by the lure of its supposed economic progress. How realistic is this progress and why does India’s ugly face remain hidden from their view? True, the US is actively courting India to use it against China, the emerging global giant, but the hype about India’s economic progress is not borne out by facts.
America is in a state of civil war. White supremacists and neo-Nazis have been emboldened by Trump’s pronouncements. He refuses to condemn their racism and bigotry that he shares.
One of the most challenging aspects Muslim parents face in the West is finding suitable spouses for their children. Because of lack of social networking, this has become a serious problem.
The “American dream” is touted as every person’s nirvana. The reality is different and harsh.
More than 12,000 people have been killed in Yemen, most of them civilians, by the Saudi-led war. Damage to infrastructure is also immense. By attacking Yemen, the Bani Saud may have dug their own grave.
El Haj Malik Shabazz (aka Malcolm X) was a remarkable Muslim leader who emerged from the ghettoes and rose to meteoric heights. He was gunned down in the prime of his life because of his incredible influence on African Americans amid fears that he might cause a revolution in America.
American officials of all stripes shamelessly tell lies and even make scandalous allegations against others. The latest to join this long list is US ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power.
The halal products industry is a multi-billion dollar business and as more Muslim consumers demand products suitable to their needs, this industry will grow. Will Muslim States take advantage of this?1
Police in America have declared war on the black population. They are shot and killed even if they are unarmed and have surrendered to the police. Even the courts are backing the killers in uniform.1
Muhammad Ali was not only a world-class boxer, he was also a human rights activist and stood against the immoral Vietnam War and refused to fight there for which the US establishment punished him. In death, however, they eulogized him because he had become an international icon.
Malcolm X—real name El Haj Malik Shabazz—arguably the most outstanding Islamic leader in America will not be remembered as Martin Luther King Jr was. The difference is that Malcolm was totally uncompromising with the oppressors. Some memorable quotes of Malcolm X A self-taught man, Malcolm X’s character and qualities can be discerned from his statements.
Canada may have elected 10 Muslims to parliament — the first time in its history — but that is no protection against racist attacks. Several arson and physical attacks against masjids and Muslims have occurred in Canada in the wake of the terrorist acts in Paris on November 13.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has taken on a single niqabi woman to launch his crusade against Muslims. With the economy under his watch tanking, he has resorted to fear-mongering but not all Canadians are buying his hate-filled message.
The Harper government’s Bill C-51 is a massive assault on the civil and political rights of all Canadians. He is rushing it through parliament without much debate. Leading Canadians including former prime ministers, justices, solicitors general and law professors have decried its draconian measures that will turn Canada into a police state.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has rejected appeals from doctors and politicians to allow Palestinian children wounded in Israel’s brutal assault on Gaza, to get treatment in Canada. Harper is a staunch ally of Israel.
It may sound contradictory but poverty in the US is widespread despites its being the world’s richest country. This is because inequality is built in to the US system with the rich getting richer and poor getting poorer.
The Conservative government’s proposed Citizenship Act eliminates due process and hands decision-making power of taking away citizenship to politicians that can be fickle and pander to mass generated hysteria against targeted groups.
In what must be a first in Canadian history, the Canadian Peace Alliance (CPA), an umbrella group of more than 550 organizations across Canada unanimously approved a resolution presented by the Friends of Kashmir calling for referendum in Kashmir.
The manner in which the plight of two Pakistani girls—Malala and Nabeela—has been addressed or not addressed, says much about the West’s policies and values.
The annual Quds Day rallies have become a global phenomenon. In North America, Toronto holds by far the largest rally anywhere. At the same time, the rally has also attracted some unsavoury characters, like the Zionist thugs that want to disrupt it. They have failed and will continue to fail in the future as well, insha’Allah.
Recent reports indicate that the Pakistani government is in talks with US officials over the transfer of Dr Aafia Siddiqui to Pakistan to serve the remainder of her 86-year jail sentence there. Will this materialize or is it another of those false hope balloons?
The physically weak have always been at the receiving end of violence. Their weakness is seen as an invitation to violence and aggression against them. This is most clearly visible among beasts.
Much to the chagrin of the Islamophobes and their fellow travellers from among the lunatic fringe of Muslims, the Supreme Court of Canada rejected the call to ban the niqab in courts when Muslim women testify. The majority opinion written by the honourable Chief Justice, Beverley McLaghlin laid out a four-step approach for judges to consider about the niqab use in courts.
The long-suffering people of Bosnia-Herzegovina received two items of bad news last month amid grim reminders of the 20th anniversary of the Serbian-led war that had caused 200,000 Bosnian deaths.
With his December 12 outburst against niqab, Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney confirmed that the rightwing government he serves is rabidly Islamophobic. This is not the first time Kenney and other members of the Conservative government led by Stephen Harper have attacked Muslims.
Held for three years at a local school without incident, it suddenly became an issue last month when a Hindu group objected to Muslim students praying in the school cafeteria. Valley Park Middle School in Flemingdon Park, in the Toronto suburb of Don Mills inhabited predominantly by Muslim immigrants from Pakistan and India, became the centre of controversy when a group calling itself Canada Hindu Advocacy (CHA) raised objections.