Four steps to extinguish anti-Muslim hate (Friday Khutbah)

extenguishFriday Khutbah, March 25, 2016 at Kanata Muslim Association

Muslims today aren’t the first ones to face hatred and animosity because of their beliefs. While the current situation may seem dire, it’s important to counter hatred with positivity. We discuss a four-step plan to extinguish the flames of anti-Muslim hate and intolerance.

Four step to extinguish anti-Muslim hate (Runs 34:39 ~ 8.3 MB)

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Navigating the issue of homosexuality (Friday Khutbah)

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Friday Khutbah, May 29, 2015 at Kanata Muslim Association

Societal norms are changing. Actions and lifestyles that were once considered to be unacceptable are now embraced and promoted. When these actions and lifestyle choices go contrary to our faith’s moral values, how should we respond? We attempt to develop a balanced approach to dealing with homosexuality.

Navigating the issue of homosexuality (Runs 29:11 ~ 7 MB)

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Duty to respond (Friday Khutbah)

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Friday Khutbah, January 30, 2015 at Kanata Muslim Association

Misconceptions and accusations against Islam and Muslims appear to be everywhere. Should we respond? How? We look at cases of false accusations from our past and discuss lessons learned that can guide our response today.

Duty to respond (Runs 31:01 ~ 7.4 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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