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O CANADA – HOW I LOVE YOU, LET ME COUNT THE WAYS……

Last week an American radio show host asked me curiously how come I chose Canada as my home. Without blinking an eyelash I said to him “I came to Canada on a visit 30 years ago and it was love … Continue reading

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COMMEMORATING EID AL FITR

It is with a heavy heart that we commemorate Eid al Fitr. This has been a tragic month of Ramazan with senseless bloodshed of innocents. Let’s not forget that the explicit purpose of the month of fasting is to reflect, … Continue reading

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MANCHESTER – HOW DO WE GRIEVE WITH YOU?

The recent horrific and murderous terrorist attack at Manchester Arena hits close to the heart as I am a mother and grandmother. Twelve children under the age of 16 were among the 59 casualties taken to hospital after the attack, … Continue reading

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HEY WORD & THOUGHT POLICE – CATCH ME IF YOU CAN! Raheel Raza

As a writer I was member of The Writers Union of Canada for some years and used to regularly receive their magazine Write. In my early years as a journalist it was a handy tool to help with the “Canadian … Continue reading

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RENEWING OUR FAITH IN HUMANITY

“We all face death in the end. But on the way beware to never hurt a human heart’ Rumi We live in times when the world faces many challenges. Politicians are selling their souls for votes, leaders and lying for … Continue reading

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A MEETING OF MODERN MUSLIM MINDS

Sunday March 26 was a wet, dark and cold day in Toronto. But inside the boardroom of Hilton Garden Inn, there was warmth, light and critical thinking. This is because Muslims and non-Muslims came together for a one day summit … Continue reading

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M-103 won’t build a more united Canada. It will turn Canadians against each other (National Post, Feb 22, 17)

On Dec. 5, 2016, Canadian MP Iqra Khalid proposed Motion 103 (a motion against Islamophobia) and began her statement in parliament by saying, “Mr. Speaker, I am a young, brown, Muslim, Canadian woman …” I find it curious that she begins by identifying herself … Continue reading

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