Monthly Archives: November 2012

REMEMBERING MY FRIEND AND SOULMATE

  PROLOGUE Antra, I know you expect me to write something on the first anniversary of your death.   I always wrote to you first and complained that you never write.  And you always said “that’s because you’re a writer and … Continue reading

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HATE MONGERING – NAMF STYLE

Friends – please see below excerpts from a disturbing message that has been written by a so-called Canadian Imam self-described as: Sheharyar Shaikh is the former President of North American Muslim Foundation.  He is currently the Imam of Masjid Qurtabah. … Continue reading

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UNDERSTANDING HUMAN NATURE AND NATURAL RELIGION

Gems of wisdom (my humble understanding) from lectures by Dr. Abdulaziz Sachedina on: Understanding human nature and natural religion – Imam Husyan’s struggle against false Muslim identity Sura Rum is the summation of the entire message of Islam Religion can’t … Continue reading

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THE MUSLIM NEW YEAR – A TIME FOR REFLECTION By Raheel Raza

” Today, Muslims look upon the incident at Karbala as an example of good over evil; of justice over injustice; of truth over falsehood and of bravery over cowardice. ”                                                               While most cultures and religions ring in their new year … Continue reading

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SCHOLAR AND PEACEMAKER (Toronto Star article) By Raheel Raza

(This is an interview with Dr. Abdulaziz Sachedina which I did many years ago. Since Dr. Sachedina is giving lectures for Muharram 1434 at Taj Banquet Hall, I thought it would be  nice to revisit the story of this special … Continue reading

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THE UN-GENTEEL ART OF ENJOYING AND EATING DESI FRUIT – Raheel Raza

Tonight as I cutting up a fruit salad for tomorrow’s lunches, I found myself laughing (at our age we tend to either cry or laugh at any given time!) But this was pure amusement. I found the pomegranate came with … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING RUMI – AND MEETING COMMUNITY

 Raheel Raza Nov 4, 2012 Last night Rumi was remembered with love, respect, wisdom, sacred music, whirling, poetry, laughter and tears. It was a sublime event presented by The Inner Garden and conducted by a group of dedicated Rumi-lovers. The … Continue reading

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