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About raheelraza

Author, Public Speaker and Human Rights Advocate

WOMEN’S MOSQUE OF CANADA….a much needed initiative

I first heard about The Women’s Mosque of Canada in April when there was a news item that a group of women were praying together at a Church in downtown Toronto. The idea intrigued me as a Women’s rights activist … Continue reading

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THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE (CANADIAN) THINGS….

This July 1 on Canada Day it will be 31 years since we came to Canada. We have lived longer in Canada than any other country including Pakistan which is my land of birth so there is no denying “this … Continue reading

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HATE HAS NO PLACE IN CANADA…OR ANYWHERE ELSE!

In a diverse country like Canada where myriads of faiths and culture live together, we work hard at co-existence and keeping communities together. This needs mutual respect and tolerance plus a total condemnation of hate, wherever it’s coming from. There … Continue reading

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HATE FESTS ABOUND ALL AROUND

When I was in school, there was always the one kid who constantly ratted on others and called them names. When challenged, he hid behind the teachers skirt and curried favours from them. He became the teachers ‘pet’ and no … Continue reading

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THE ‘FEISTY’ BARONESS AND THE ISLAMISTS

It was a great honor for Canada to welcome Baroness Caroline Cox of the UK House of Lords last week. How to describe this indomitable person? A headline of The Daily Telegraph reads: “The feisty baroness defending ‘voiceless’ Muslim women: … Continue reading

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CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY IN JERUSALEM

March is when we celebrate women. Although March 8 is International Women’s Day, activities take place throughout the month. Some people question as to why we need a “Women Day”? Well we need this to create awareness that women are … Continue reading

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UNVEILING INFINITY

Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality. Dalai Lama “Let yourself be empty so you can learn”. These are the wise words with which Sri Sri Ravishanker started his 3-day program called “Unveiling Infinity” at Roy Thompson Hall … Continue reading

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