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A vow to restore personal balance

December 4th, 2015 | by Omar

I don't usually comment on the acts of immense carnage that are more frequently taking place by misguided/deviant/ignorant "Muslims" because no one is accountable for what was done other than the perpetrators themselves. However, this latest event really shook me. To see people who had just been blessed with a child feel that their child was better off without them (especially after committing such a heinous act) is highly disturbing

The female scholars of Islam

May 13th, 2014 | by Omar

We as a Muslim community need to make major changes in our attitudes and views. May Allah (swt) bless Shaykh Dr. [&hellip

Getting Married

January 30th, 2014 | by Omar

Getting married is a serious struggle for many in the Muslim community in the western world. The video above is [&hellip

Recovering From Jahaliyya

October 2nd, 2013 | by Omar

A beautiful snippet around how we need to be vigilant in ensuring that we strive to obtain and maintain Islamic character. [&hellip

Islam and Homosexuality

June 24th, 2013 | by Omar

The impitus for writing this post is simple, I find that the vast majority of the discource on this topic is oriented around proving the other side wrong rather than analyzing the very real issues people are facing and looking for solutions.

The struggles new Muslims face

May 10th, 2013 | by Omar

The stuggles that new Muslims go through upon accepting Islam are immense. I as someone lucky enough to be born into a Muslim family can not even fathom what they go through but yet people like myself need to create social supports that meet their needs. We need to understand what they go through so that we can create meaningful supports

Shame is good

June 21st, 2011 | by Omar

The reaction that local Vancouverites have had in regards to the 2011 Stanley cup riots has been one of publicly shaming those who took part. This is primarily being done by displaying pictures of them allegedly in the act and asking the public to identify them. What has enabled this to happen is the advent of Twitter, Facebook and most importantly the modern mobile phone that has not only the capability of taking pictures but also the ability take video.

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