Three Steps to Conquering Fear (Friday Khutbah)

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Friday Khutbah, November 20, 2015 at Kanata Muslim Association

Once again, we find ourselves in a state of anxiety and fear. How should we react to fear? Is it blameworthy to be fearful? We discuss a balanced approach to conquering fear.

Three Steps to Conquering Fear (Runs 29:32 ~ 7 MB)

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Balancing hope and fear (Friday Khutbah)

 

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Friday Khutbah, April 17, 2015 at Kanata Muslim Association

Some people are all about doom and gloom while for others, there’s always hope, no matter what how hopeless a situation may be. How should a believer approach these two common extremes? We explore the believer’s balance of hope and fear.

Balancing hope and fear (Runs 29:51 ~ 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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Responding positively to fear and hate (Friday Khutbah)

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Friday Khutbah, September 19, 2014 at the Kanata Muslim Association

Once again, disturbing and inappropriate actions are unfortunately being linked to Islam.  As citizens of a global village, incidents from around the world have the potential to affect us locally. What should we do? We explore appropriate responses to fear, suspicion and hate.

Responding positively to fear and hate (Runs 32:03 ~ 12.3 MB)

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