Monthly Archives: October 2015

JOURNEYS TO THE CENTER OF MY SOUL – DE-MYSTIFYING MUHARRAM

I was born in a Sunni Hanafi family from Pakistan. We were taught to observe the pillars of Islam but with no compulsion. My childhood memories of Muharram are those of my mother and grandmother listening to majalis on the … Continue reading

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THE ISLAMIC NEW YEAR 1437 – OCTOBER 2015

Today is the first day of the month of Moharram which is the start of the Islamic New year 1437 according to the lunar calendar. Unlike many cultures, most Muslims don’t celebrate the New Year. Rather we remember the sacrifice … Continue reading

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Geneva – Human Rights Council Thirtieth session September 21, 2015

Report by: Raheel Raza, President Council for Muslims Facing Tomorrow I am attending the 30th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. As a representative for The Center for Inquiry, I gave an oral statement on the murders of … Continue reading

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