Posts filed under ‘Muslim’
Week 24: Obama. Lease. Well-Being. Hijab Criteria. Ottawa Muslim Women’s Fashion Show. Fitna? or Fitrah? Know Your Body
Host: Omar (GreenKufi) and Ahmed Khalil
An-Noor [ch. 24 v. 1-32 | Recited by Abdullah Basfar -عبد الله بن علي بصفر ]
Barack Obama Excerpt from popular speech in Cairo
WHAT’S YOUR TAKE ON THIS? Write to us with your comments at …
Dr. Tariq Ramadan’s take on this. [tariqramada.com]
Lectures – Husain Abdul Sattar – Lease on Life A lease on life
A great lecture on squeezing every opportunity to do good and reap rewards.
Br. Shabir – Health and Well Being interview on CTS show “Let the Quran Speak” (9 minutes)
Br Shabir explains why the bodies and minds we have need to be kept healthy and clean. He analyzes Islamic resources that focus upon physical and mental conditions and why it is an important practice within the religion.
Zakir Naik – Hijab-Critera & Reason (2:44 minutes)
Quick explanation of hijab from Quran and Sahih hadeeth
Zakir Naik on Sonia Mirza and how to respond to questions from the media.
|The Crazy Spots I’ve Prayed|
|Wisdom and Tea|
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For Sisters By Sisters Fashion Show
Fashion Show A shocking number of Muslim sisters in Ottawa are unaware of the many locations throughout the city where they can buy Islamic clothing. An opportunity will arise June 20 for Ottawa’s Muslimaat to attend a fashion show which will showcase Islamic wear from shops around the city.
For Sisters By Sisters Fashion Show will take place at Jim Durrell Complex, 1265 Walkley Road, from 3-6 pm, June 20. We ask that only Muslim women attend, meaning no children under the age of fourteen.
There will be door prizes and refreshments offered, and tickets are $10.
Please call sister Fatimah at 613-225-4528 for more information or for advance tickets.
WEEK 23: THE GREEN SHOW – Everything you ever wanted (or didn’t want) to know about the colour and what it means
Host: Omar (GreenKufi)
ArRahmaan [ch. 55 | Recited by Abdullah Basfar -عبد الله بن علي بصفر ]
Well, the colour itself is a one we see very often around us. Almost every plant is green or some shade of it. Green is restful to the eye. Studies show that a green environment can reduce fatigue.
Green In the Quran:
Most importantly is that Allah subhanahu wa taala describes many of the blessing and rewards of paradise as green. HE says in Surat Al-Insaan:
Apparently, many Muslims nations choose green in their flags to represent the greenery of nature. Since it is a responsibility that Allah has entrusted us with, and He often commands us to ponder His creation. In fact, similar to many colours, that are given a distictive name, the green often used in Muslim symbols and the likes is referred to as Islamic Green.
Abu Ramthah said: “I saw the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) wearing two green garments.” (Reported by al-Tirmidhi, who said, this is a ghareeb hasan hadeeth, and by al-Nisaa’i, 5224).
Why aren’t we always green. Why must our greenness be deciduous like our kufis and hijabs in the evening when we reach home. Why aren’t we like the date palm, giving shade, beauty, fruits, shelter to all of Allah’s creation all of the time.
WHY MUST WE BE GREEN?
2- Muslims should seek to protect and preserve the environment because by so doing they protect Allah’s creatures which pray to Him and praise Him. Humankind might not be able to understand how these creatures praise Allah but this does not mean that they do not do so, Allah says: (The seven heavens and the earth, and all beings therein, declare His glory: There is not a thing but celebrates His praise, and yet ye understand not how they declare His Glory!) (Al-Israa’ 17: 44)
3- The environment contains Allah’s creatures which the Muslim scholars consider to also deserve protection.
4- Also among the reasons why Islam seeks to protect and preserve the environment is that Islam, as a way of life, is established on the concept of good (khayr). Therefore it is expected that Islam will protect the environment once it is understood that such protection is good by itself. The Qur’an states: (He whoso do good an atom’s weight will see it. And whoso do ill an atom’s weight will see it.) (Az-Zalzalah 99: 7-8)
In Islam, humans are expected to protect the environment since no other creature is able to perform this task. Humans are the only being that Allah has “entrusted” with the responsibility of looking after the earth. This trusteeship is seen by Islam to be so onerous and burdensome that no other creature would ‘accept’ it. Allah says: (Lo! We offered the trust unto the heavens and the earth and the hills, but they shrank from bearing it and were afraid of it and man assumed it Lo! he is a tyrant and fool.) (Al-Ahzab 33: 72)
Ottawa – A Muslim boy, Zaid, came in third place in the two kilometer race last weekend. He participated in the race from his school, from among over 1000 other runners from around Ottawa. We will be talking to him next week insh’Allah.
The relationship between human beings and his environment – Yousuf Estes [IslamicTube.net
Omar Khadar’s hearing: http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/643886
Come and get inspired!
Faith and the Common Good, in cooperation with
local faith groups,
invites you to a viewing of the
“Be the Change”
The film, produced locally by David Chernushenko,shows us
live green and enjoy the journey.
Participants are invited for a post viewing discussion and refreshments
– an opportunity to share ideas and fellowship.
David Chernushenko will be in attendance
Doors open at 6:30pm
JUNE 8th, 2009
1301 Prince of Wales Drive
Yasir Naqvi MPP (Ottawa Centre) and the Ontario Trillium Foundation will be special guests to present the Trillium Foundation Award and support the launching of the third phase of the program to help faith communities Green their Sacred Spaces. Go back to the top
Week 22: Community Tension: Why can’t we all just get along + Be grateful: Go outside for little bit
Host: Omar (Green Kufi)
Alhujuraat [ch. 49 v. 1-6 | Recited by Abdullah Basfar -عبد الله بن علي بصفر ]
Community Tensions – Talk by Hakim Quick: [REMINDER SERIES]
|Short Lecture by Siraj Wahaj on being Grateful:|
|Are We Pushing Our Children from the Masajid?
Sr. Janaan Hashim
– Off from classes for university students and public school students will be off next month
– Don’t waste the summer away by staying inside
– Spend time with your family OUTSIDE
Yusuf Islam on Colbert Report and Jay Leno
Yusuf Islam was in the U.S. to promote his new album, Roadsinger. He was invited on various shows including Colbert Report and Jay Leno to sing a few songs from his new album. He is no doubt a legend in the entertainment industry, which makes him a great daee. He said on the Colbert report that he is promoting his album to educate. He sang the song, Boots and Sand on one of the shows which is about how he was listed as a terrorist and banned from entering the U.S. five years ago.
Muslims are slowly but surely integrating back into society as normal individuals as displayed in mainstream media. Seeing as media is one of the greatest influences on societal attitudes it seems that tolerance towards muslims is slowly underway.
Yusuf (a.k.a Yususf Islam, a.k.a Cat Stevens) Live on the Colbert Report: with his latest album Roadsinger. The interview: [thecomedynetwork.ca]
|The Prophet – Dawud Wharnsby Ali|
|My Ummah – Sami Yusuf|
|Full of humility – Dawud Wharnsby Ali|
|Don’t be Hypocritical by No Beats Necessary|
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June 8th: Be the Change – more to come on this soon.
Your moment of Zen Alhamdulillah for Islam!
Week 19 – Is It Halal to catch the Swine Flu? + Fatwa on Swine Flu Safety + DALIA MOGAHED + Why Polls?
Host: Omar (GreenKufi)
Ar_Rahman [ch. 55 v. 1-16 | Recited by Abdullah Basfar -عبد الله بن علي بصفر ]
The month of May always seems to brighten up the city of Ottawa with its Tulip Festival. We find blooming Tulips all around the city. Various parks around Ottawa have gorgeous displays for you to come and see. This is one of those events around the city that you and your family can actually participate in and admire Allah’s creation.
For more information about what parks you can visit to view the Tulips displayed you can visit tulipfestival.ca. Event runs from May 1 to May 18th.
Fatwa on Swine Flu Safety
Swine Flu is spreading very fast and causing a lot of public concern in United States, [Canada] and other countries of the world. WHO (World Health Organization) and CDC (Center for Disease Control in US) have already issued advisories to general public. We urge Muslims to exercise necessary precautions in this matter. It is an Islamic teaching that in the situation of wide spread infections, people living in infected areas should be careful not to move around in order to avoid spreading infections. Similarly those who are healthy should avoid traveling to infested areas in order to protect themselves, unless they are needed as doctors or health workers. Allah says in the Qur’an, “Do not contribute to your destruction with your own hands…” (2:195) The Prophet –peace be upon him- said, “If you are in a land and plague breaks out there, then do not leave that place. If you are told that it is spreading in some land and you are not there, then do not go there.” (Muslim, Hadith no. 5731)
In the light of these instructions the Fiqh Council of North America emphasizes that Muslims should take CDC advisories seriously [or in our case in Canada the Health Canada advisory]. Those who are affected by any symptoms of this flu should avoid shaking hands and coming into close contacts with others. They are allowed in this situation to pray at home and do not go to the Masjid for congregational prayers, until they are healthy. The Prophet –peace be upon him- said, “A sick person (with contagious disease) must not be brought among the healthy.” (Abu Dau’ud, Hadith 3911)
In case there is a Swine Flu pandemic, public assemblies might be curtailed. In that situation it will be allowed for the Masajid to issue special instructions regarding Jama’ah (congregational) and Jumu’ah (Friday) prayers considering the general welfare of their communities and cooperating with local authorities to maintain public health and safety.
We must also make individual and collective du’a asking Allah to remove this affliction and bless us all.
From the Fiqh Council of North America
OBAMA’S MUSLIM ADVISOR
From Islam Online (Full Article) By Muhammed Qasim, IOL Correspondent
WASHINGTON – Dalia Mogahed, a hijab-clad American Muslim, has made history being the first Muslim woman appointed to a position in President Barack Obama’s administration.
She sets on a newly-formed interfaith advisory board the administration hopes will improve relations with Muslims in the US and across the globe.
The Egyptian-born American heads the Gallup American Center for Muslim Studies, a research center that produces studies on Muslim public opinion worldwide.
WHO IS DALIA MOGAHED?
From gallup.com Senior Analyst Executive Director, Gallup Center for Muslim Studies
Dalia Mogahed is a Senior Analyst and Executive Director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, a nonpartisan research center dedicated to providing data-driven analysis on the views of Muslim populations around the world. With John L. Esposito, Ph.D., she is coauthor of the book Who Speaks for Islam?: What a Billion Muslims Really Think.
Mogahed leads the analysis of Gallup’s unprecedented survey representing the opinions of more than 1 billion Muslims worldwide, including Muslims in the West. She also directs the Muslim-West Facts Initiative (www.muslimwestfacts.com), through which Gallup, in collaboration with the Coexist Foundation, is disseminating the findings of the Gallup World Poll to key opinion leaders in the Muslim World and the West.
Mogahed travels the globe engaging diverse groups on what Muslims around the world really think. Her audiences have included a variety of people from American senators to British parliamentarians to the U.N. She has discussed her findings with all sorts of people like Madeline Albreight, Quincy Jones, Karen Armstrong the bestselling author and Dr. Ali Gomaa, Sheikh Hamza Yusuf, Amr Khaled and more.
HOW POLLING IS A GOOD IDEA TO GET OPINIONS ETC. This is FACTUAL information unlike over the top generalizations and people who consider to be representatives of the ENTIRE muslim population talking on their behalf..etc.
|Short interview on a videoblog “Here on Earth” – at the beginning of last year|
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Green Kufi’s Greening Muslims Tip
The City of Ottawa will be having a one day collection depot of all your Household Hazardouse Waste (HHW) on Sunday May 10th from 9AM to 4PM.The depot will beat the Trail Waste Facility, 4475 Trail Road, off Moodie Drive, south of Fallowfield Road. Household Hazardouse Waste should not be thrown out with the rest of your garbage. You shouldn’t have bought it in the first place, but that’s another story. HHW consists of:
For other waste products like some paints, motor oil, electronics, batteries can be taken to your nearest garage, electronics store or used goods store or a hardware store, or yours truly. If you can’t make it out to one of these depots and don’t want to pollute the very river we get our drinking water from head over to greenkufi.ca and contact us under local services about picking up your household waste and taking it to the depot.
Your Beauty by Hamza Robertson
ASSALAM MOSQUE Fundraiser
WORLD RENOWNED SPEAKER:
SHIEK ABDALLAH ALI IDRIS
and guest speakers:
Shiek Abdurrahman Al-Hejazy
Shiek Mohammad Al-Shareef
TIME: SAT MAY 16.09 @ 5:30PM
@ ASSALAM MOSQUE
TICKETS: PER PERSON: $20
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Week 13 – Imam Khalid, the Citizen, and the Youth: call-in! George Galloway Banned in Canada from Speaking at a Peace Organization
Hosts: Omar (GreenKufi) & Ahmed Khalil
ArRa’d [ch. 13 v. 5-11 | Recited by Abdullah Basfar -عبد الله بن علي بصفر ]
“Verily Allah will never change the condition of a people until they change it themselves (with their own souls)” (3:37 – 8:24)
Imam Khalid, the Citizen’s article and the Youth:
There is this illness amongst many people, and we’ve see this in the character of critics of Islam as well. Since, they can find no qualm with the essence, basis, and fundamentals of something they must pick on the minor details that alone may seem unusual, yet in full context are the salt and pepper of all that is beautiful. People who wish to defame Islam will find nothing that contravenes logic in the basics and fundamental of this beautiful religion. Instead they spend their entire lives and the focus of their life’s workon debating wheatehr a word meaning raisins or women. This seems to be no different when it comes to this issue here in Ottawa with our Imam Khalid may Allah protect him and aid him. People ignore the fact that he is a qualified, well versed, Imam and scholar of Islam. Something Ottawa has been starving for for some time. Yet when people have some concerns about the community at large (justifiably or not) their actions reflect how much they really care about these concerns deep down in side. In other words, no action means no care. So why all the noise? Well as one of our listeners said, “Muslims like to talk”. And in the case of Imam Khalid treat him like “a drop off box”.
Now of course we can’t expect the Ottawa Citizen to realize this. Far from them being a balance source of information about Muslims, it is also a non-Muslim entity that could not possible understand the intricacies of Islam and Muslim (whom have shown to be very complex, socially). But what we did expect, naively as it was, that the Muslims who had their concern would have addressed it where it matters; within the Muslim community.
I can’t imagine, now that the Ottawa Citizen has published this article that we will be seeing droves of Imams crawling out of the wood works. Nor would we expect that the general Ottawa public will have something valuable to contribute when it comes to managing a Masjid. The reality is that the situation we are in is a result of our own apathy. Our own indifference, our own laziness, our own ignorance, and our own inaction.
Unfortunately, because some of our elders have lived their lives with indifference, it is natural that our youth would follow suite, except those whom Allah guides, of course.
There is no denying that the youth are in a dire situation, and a dire need of spiritual uplift. But the citizen? Really? They could have come to us, here on Salam Ottawa, or the Muslim Link, or other imams in town, or other community leaders, if they felt the Muslim public should know. In fact, I would love to have them on Salam Ottawa in order to properly hear what they have to say. I seriously doubt the Citizen had the Muslim youth’s interest in mind when editing their piece.
Perhaps these youth really do have something to say. So how about those youth head over to Slam Ottawa (the only Muslim Radio program in Ottawa) to have their say heard without the editing hand on the citizen puppeteering Muslims against each other.
Now it is true. The youth are in a totally differnt dimension than many of the Imams that are being offered as spiritual guidance. But then they are also in an absolutely differnt dimension than many of thier parents.
So what is the solution? Those who talk and care should be stepping up to take on the resoponsibility of building Muslim community. I’m not talking about mosques, by the way. Not even Islamic centers. I’m talking about building people. From our elders and our parents to the community works and the youth. everyone needs to step up and be Muslim in all that the word means.
Be a Muslim in our behaviour. Be a Muslim in our daily actions. Be a Muslim in how we feel about things.
The prophet peace be upon him said: “Whoever does not give care to the affairs of the Muslims is not one of them”. The arabic word is beautiful in this hadit; Yahtam. It does not simply mean “care” in the sense of a thought or feeling. It means those who move either internaly or in their actions when the Muslims are in need. So where are teh people of himmah or ambitoon and action? Well, they are busy with thier lives. Oh, so their family and children… No, no no. Children? The school takes care of them. Then I drop them off after school to the brother to learn quran and that’s it.
Where is the care and action with your children? The onse who now have grown up and know no where better to turn than the Ottawa Citizen. Why aren’t we as a whole community caring for our community?
George Gallaway banned from Attending a peace meeting in Ottawa next week:
Pride and Arrogance:
The Prophet peace and blessing of Allah be upon him said:
“He shall not enter paradise whosoever has in his heart even an atom’s worth of pride.”
Green Kufi’s Greening Muslims
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Don’t Forget Earth Hour this March 28, 2009. And just like many of the special hours, days, weeks, or months of the year that draw attention to important things we should be practicing the encouraged actions and habits all year round. It is our responsibility. Allah says in the Qura’an: (and we presented the “trust” (Amanah, responsibility, stewardship) to Heavens, and the Earth, and the mountains, but they declined to uphold it, so we had mercy upon them, so mankind upheld it” Al-Ahzaab 72.
As stewards and representatives Allah has given us guidelines and rules to follow. One of which is against mindless, wasteful and extravagant consumption. Islam teaches us to exhibit justice and conserve, and preserve what we have been given as a responsibility. Allah says:“And don’t be wasteful” and He also warns us that “In deed those who are wasteful are the brethren of devils”. Lets cut the waste and hit the power switch off when we don’t need it. Keep on Greening, Muslims.
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The Art of Complaining:
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We want to hear from YOU on what you think about Imam Khalid!
- Do you think things are as dire as people say it is about the youth?
- Do you think the selection process was the right way to appoint an Imam?
- Do you feel that Imam Khalid is to blame for what has happened with the Ottawa Mosque, and the youth?
- Do you have something you think the Muslims of Ottawa have totally missed that you want them to know?
We’ll be talking to YOU, and taking YOUR calls this Tuesday between 5 and 6PM.
Call us between 6-5PM on Tuesday: 613-520-2528
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