Coping with tragedy and its aftermath (Friday Khutbah)



Friday Khutbah, October 24, 2014 at Kanata Muslim Association

This has been a tragic week in Canada. We discuss our feelings and our response to the attacks in Ottawa and St-Jean-sur-Richelieu.

Coping with tragedy and its aftermath (Runs 33:41 ~ 8.1 MB)


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


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

[Audio fixed] Finding direction in the midst of strife (Friday Khutbah)


UPDATE: Audio link has been fixed

Friday Khutbah, October 17, 2014 at Kanata Muslim Association.

We are living in times of turmoil and confusion. Conflicts, bloodshed, disagreements, oppression and deceit are widespread. Many people want to do the right thing, but the truth appears to be buried under layers of complexities. What should be done in such times? We explore lessons from the guidance we’ve been given about chaos and strife.

Finding direction in the midst of strife (Runs 35:18 ~ 8.5 MB)


A life of thanksgiving (Friday Khutbah)



Friday Khutbah, October 10, 2014 at Kanata Muslim Association.

It’s Thanksgiving long weekend (in Canada) and there’s no shortage of blessings to be thankful for. What is the importance of thankfulness? How should we express it and what effects should it have on us? We reflect on blessings and the true manifestation of thankfulness and gratitude.

A life of thanksgiving  (Runs 30:56 ~ 7.4 MB)