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How Should Muslims React to Christchurch Mosque Shootings? The Muslim community at-large joins in the worldwide shock and condemnation of the horrific attack on worshippers attending prayers at two mosques located in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, that ended in the cold-blooded murder of 49 people and injuring 20 others, including a five-year-old girl.

As Muslims, our first response should be to offer the supplication: “To Allah we belong and unto Him we shall return,” in addition to offering prayers for the victims, that Allah the Almighty grant them mercy and admit them to paradise; joining in the among the ranks of the prophets, the saints, martyrs and the righteous.

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Be sure we shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods or lives or the fruits (of your toil), but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere, who say, when afflicted with calamity: "To Allah We belong, and to Him is our return" - they are those on whom (Descend) blessings from Allah, and Mercy, and they are the ones that receive guidance. 2:155-157

Justin Trudeau’s statement in parliament on the terrorist attack in New Zealand

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to express Canada’s deepest condolences to all those grieving in New Zealand. Just a few days ago, our friend and ally suffered the worst terrorist attack in their history. An attack motivated by Islamophobia. 50 men, women, and children murdered at prayer. Dozens injured. Gunned down by a monster. A terrorist. A coward.

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How to talk to Muslim Children about Christchurch

Noor Kids is hosting a live parent's webinar on Wednesday, March 20 for parents in collaboration with the Khalil Center for Psychological and Spiritual Wellness

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Essentials of Tasawwuf: Sundays, 12 pm

Mar. 31 - Apr. 14 In this course, we seek to answer this question and hope to show how we ought to distinguish between genuine Tasawwuf and pseudo- Tasawwuf. We shall then proceed to distill the essentials of Tasawwuf. Finally, we shall discuss some of the practical ways of integrating the wisdom of Tasawwuf in our daily life to gain an enhanced spiritual experience.

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Imam Omar Suleiman/Al Maghrib at IIT

“The soul of a butterfly” written by Muhammad Ali where he writes of his meeting w/ MalcolmX - and his turning away from Malcolm. Ali wrote about his remorse about this meeting that signified the break between the 2 great African American leaders.

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ALSO SEE: We were honoured to welcome Imam Omar Suleiman and students of al Maghrib for the Malcolm After Makkah course

Lifetime Achievement Award

One of the highlights of yesterday’s program with Imam Omar Suleiman was the Lifetime Achievement Award given to Shaykh Abdullah Hakim Quick by Al Maghrib Institute AlMaghrib Institute Qabeelat Majd - AlMaghrib Toronto - well deserved for a scholar who has persisted in helping Muslims understand their place in history and bringing to light the long and positive contributions of Muslims in North America and elsewhere.

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Rajab and Sha’ban

O Allah! Bless us in Rajab and Sha’ban and grant us the opportunity to witness the blessed month of Ramadan! Can you feel the vibe? There’s only two months to go before Ramadan begins, and we have started our preparations for it! Be part of the exciting effort by volunteering your time, skills and energy!

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Hajj - the journey of a lifetime

Isn’t it time that YOU undertake it? Join us on Sunday, March 24 at 11:00 am for an information seminar and find out details of our Hajj program: cost, duration, accommodations, requirements and more!

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Striving for Success: Mar. 22, 6:30 pm

We are excited to host Striving for Success: An Ilm Night on Friday March 22, 2019 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm with sister Zohra Sarwari. Sister Zohra is an established author, international speaker, AlKauthar Institute instructor, entrepreneur and a business woman extraordinaire!

Sister Zohra has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, and is currently working on a Bachelor’s Degree in Islamic Studies. She started her own business to share the benefits of her inspirational knowledge and heart-felt experiences with people all around the world. For further info about our guest of honor, please visit zohrasarwari.com.

Sister Zohra invites you to change the way you live…one step at a time. She challenges you to alter the way you look at life…to see the great mystery of it all!

Sister Zohra is visiting Toronto to speak at the 8th Annual Women's Being Me Conference in Toronto on March 23. To purchase your tickets for the Being Me Conference, please visit toronto.being-me.org.

This Ilm Night will be free of charge for all ages. Light refreshments will be provided. Please invite your friends and family!

Muslim Business Expo: Apr. 20, 12 pm

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IIT Ball Hockey League Awards Dinner: Some tickets still available

Annual awards banquet: All our awards will be given out at IIT on Saturday April 27 at our second annual Hockey Awards Banquet. Come join us for this celebration of excellence!

Dinner is FREE for all players, volunteers and children under 6. Family and friends, tickets are $15 each and will be on sale every Friday night after 8 PM in the IIT gym. No tickets will be sold at the door. → Download the flyer

Feeling left out? Want to join the league next season? Get your name added now to our contact list. Must be 6-16, any skill level. Registration begins in August. Beginners welcome.

Email Khalid or call him at 416-894-5758 for Banquet tickets or to be added to the contact list for next season.

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Shaikh Yasir Qadhi on PM Jacinda Ardern - I must confess, I had never known the name of Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, before this horrific incident. But her sincere response to this tragedy and her genuine empathy has shown us that there are still true leaders in this world...
Anti-Muslim bigotry cannot go unchecked - The massacre of Muslims did not just begin with bullets fired from the barrel of Tarrant’s gun. Rather it was decades in the making: inspired by Islamophobic media reports, hundreds and thousands of column inches of hatred printed in the press, many Muslim-hating politicians and unchecked social-media bigotry. Muslims have been constantly cast as suspect communities, foreigners with barbaric views who are a threat to our society. We are now reaping the awful outcome of systemic and institutionalised Islamophobia woven into many sections of our societies...
Don’t Just Condemn the New Zealand Attacks — Politicians and Pundits Must Stop Their Anti-Muslim Rhetoric - When I read the alleged shooter’s manifesto, I couldn’t help but recall how right-wing pundits have made so many similar statements — and paid no penalty. For example, author Ann Coulter who has spoken openly of “ragheads,” “camel jockeys,” and “jihad monkeys,” declaimed three days after 9/11 that “we should invade their countries, kill their leaders, and convert them to Christianity.” Or commentator Ben Shapiro, who believes that a “majority” of the world’s Muslim population is “radicalized” and has claimed that “Arabs like to bomb crap and live in open sewage.”...
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Imam: After devastating New Zealand attack, we will not be deterred - My wife and I decided to take our kids to a synagogue in Dallas the night after the massacre at Tree of Life in Pittsburgh to grieve and show solidarity with the Jewish community. My 5-year-old played with kids his age while we mourned inside, resisting hate even unknowingly with his innocence...
NY Times’ Wajahat Ali: Trump ‘Impotent’ When It Comes to Condemning White Nationalist Terrorism - New York Times’ contributing opinion writer Wajahat Ali spared no punches when talking about President Donald Trump and white supremacists on Friday. Speaking with CNN’s Don Lemon, Ali started off by stating — in no uncertain terms — how he thinks Trump is a racist...
Christchurch happens every day in the war of terror - Others, like Conservative leader Andrew Scheer, have to be dragged kicking and screaming to the point where they are forced to acknowledge the terrorist targeting of Muslims that Christchurch represented. And then there are those like People's Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier, who do not feel such atrocities warrant his condemnation...
Nigerian Imam Saves Countless Lives in Christchurch - Alabi Lateef, the Linwood Avenue mosque imam, who saved several lives during the New Zealand terror attack, has broken his silence about the massacre, the New Zealand Herald reported...