Burden of Speech (Friday Khutbah)

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Friday Khutbah, January 16, 2015 at Kanata Muslim Association

The ability to speak and express ourselves is a powerful blessing that we often take for granted, and with power comes responsibility. What’s the correct way to use this power? We explore guidelines that come with the freedom and burden of speech.

Burden of Speech (Runs 31:12 ~ 7.5 MB)

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Opinion: This is not our Islam (Kingston Whig-Standard)

By Sikander Hashmi

Earlier this year, a Kingston Muslim mother was at her son’s hockey game when she was handed a booklet. She took a look and what she found left her very upset.

The booklet was actually a horrible attempt at proselytizing to Muslims in the form of a comic strip, filled with mockery of Islamic teachings and negative stereotypes about Muslims. It certainly didn’t bring her any closer to converting to Christianity. I mentioned this in a sermon at the Islamic Centre of Kingston. There were no protests and no violence.

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