Facing injustice and tyranny (Friday Khutbah)

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Friday Khutbah, October 30, 2014 at Kanata Muslim Association

Muharram is a special month in the Islamic calendar. What is the importance of the 10th day of this month? What can we learn from the incidents that occurred on this date? We talk about ‘Ashura, the freedom of Prophet Musa (peace be upon him) and his people, and the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (may Allah be pleased with him).

Facing injustice and tyranny (Runs 30:03 ~ 7.2 MB)

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Khutbah360 Review – Responding positively to fear and hate (PDF)

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Session reviewing Khutbah talk on:

  • Standing up for our faith & community
  • Community outreach
  • Finding correct sources of Islamic knowledge

Presentation PDF (10/17/2014)

Some of the points discussed:

  • Concerns regarding negative stereotypes and their effects
  • The media’s role and our role
  • Importance of offering constructive feedback to the media (write letters to editor, etc.)
  • Reach out to elected leaders
  • Get engaged politically with all parties and candidates
  • Forming committees to monitor/respond to media publications/discussions locally
  • Forming local political action committee
  • Engagement with the broader community (esp neighbours)
  • How to approach loaded topics
  • The importance of using the right terminology
  • Integration vs Assimilation
  • Canadian Muslim identity
  • Importance of having correct Islamic knowledge
  • Who to seek knowledge from
  • Caution about seeking Islamic knowledge and answers online
  • Types of ways correct Islamic knowledge can be disseminated
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