Refusing the advances of fear (Friday Khutbah)

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Friday Khutbah, February 13, 2015 at Kanata Muslim Association

Fear is a very powerful emotion. It can easily overtake people and even entire communities, leading to potentially irrational behaviour. We talk about fear, suspicion and the power of faith.

Refusing the advances of fear (Runs28:48 ~ 6.9 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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