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This is Day 13 of Hindtrospectives' #MyMosqueMyStory series for Ramadan 2015 By Sabina Khan-Ibarra “Allah created one hundred units of mercy on the day Allah created the heavens and the earth. Each one of them can contain all that is between the heaven and the earth. Of them, Allah put ...
Wed, Jul 01, 2015
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Awaiting #Iftar, esp. Rooh-Afza, inside Parkdale Islamic Education Centre / Hamza Masjid, Downtown #Toronto |#Ramadan pic.twitter.com/SuXRarmGcH — HïMY SYeD (@30masjids) July 1, 2015 ...
Tue, Jun 30, 2015
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My quest -- man's quest -- is not for theoretical knowledge about myself ... What I look for is not how to gain a firm hold on myself and on life, but primarily how to live a life that would deserve and evoke an eternal Amen. IT IS NOT ENOUGH ...
Tue, Jun 30, 2015
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The women's prayer area is behind a glass wall at the Islamic Center San Antonio. “Days are much longer in Texas than in California. Made it in time for 10:45 PM Taraweeh. They pray 8 rakats with a mini-lecture in between. Parents, make sure you teach your kids Ayat ...
Tue, Jun 30, 2015
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“Randomly found a small mosque nearby. During Taraweeh salah, I became a jungle gym for a little munchkin. He was too adorable while speaking Arabic, that I couldn't get annoyed at him.” This photo of Masjid Beit el-Magdes was shared by Mia C in San Antonio, Texas. ...
Tue, Jun 30, 2015
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“Not too shabby side entrance at a Fiji masjid.“ Photo shared by Instagram User kslmng ...
Tue, Jun 30, 2015
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In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful As-salamo alaikom wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh; Imam Dr. Wael Shehab will be teaching a weekend course on ‘The Understanding and Jurisprudence of ‘Itikaf & Laylatul-Qadr' on Sunday, Ramadan 18th (July 5th) after Asr prayers (6:00 PM). This course will explore how one should spend ...
Tue, Jun 30, 2015
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Men and women at the Islamic Institute of Toronto during Ramadan. Photo submitted by Mohamed Khadim. ...
Tue, Jun 30, 2015
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Imam Khalid Latif is blogging his reflections during the month of Ramadan for the fifth year in a row, featured daily on HuffPost Religion. For a complete record of his previous posts, visit his author page, and to follow along with the rest of his reflections, sign up for an ...
Tue, Jun 30, 2015
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I speak with anecdotes. I write with anecdotes. I think with anecdotes. I'm Jewish and have identified as everything from secular to reform to conservative to orthodox at some point in my life, and finally decided to forego labels and just call myself Jewish. I live in a Christian-dominant country ...
Tue, Jun 30, 2015
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This is Day 13 of Hindtrospectives' #MyMosqueMyStory series for Ramadan 2015 By Dilshad D. Ali This night, like so many nights, is spent rocking in the rocking chair while uttering whatever du'as I know in his darkened bedroom. Sometimes I'm there as a presence when he is upset, anxious and ...
Tue, Jun 30, 2015
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This is Day 13 of Hindtrospectives' #MyMosqueMyStory series for Ramadan 2015 By Sarah Ager The thought of attending the mosque tends to bring me out in a cold sweat. I'm not even joking. An actual real life mosque visit requires an extra preemptive layer of deodorant. It would be all ...
Tue, Jun 30, 2015
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(June 30, 2015) – Holy Blossom Temple, one of Canada's most influential synagogues, hosted an Iftar gathering that brought Muslims and Jews together to learn about each other's traditions of fasting and to share in the fast-breaking meal last Tuesday, June 23. “I believe that true inter-religious dialogue happens when people ...
Tue, Jun 30, 2015
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“I don't blame the imam if he forgets to tell the congregation that there is a sajda. He has to remember the entire recitation; he can't always remember to mention if there is anything different. But yesterday, the LCD screen on the women's side broke, so there was a bit ...
Tue, Jun 30, 2015
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Adhan Al-Asr / The Late Afternoon Call to Prayer inside Toronto Islamic Centre ( http://t.co/aTMAbAL9Jq ) #Ramadan pic.twitter.com/LY6IeFcikq — HïMY SYeD (@30masjids) June 30, 2015 ...
Mon, Jun 29, 2015
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Credit: www.babylifestyles.comIt was a cold, snowy winter night on Christmas Eve. The lights outside the house were glowing with cheer and the tree inside was decorated with shiny ornaments. The small space underneath the tree was left intentionally empty, Santa needed room to put our presents you see. Anticipating his ...
Mon, Jun 29, 2015
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(June 28, 2015) – CivicMuslims will be holding a one-of-a-kind iftar themed, ‪#‎GIVTAR, on Saturday July 4 at Toronto's Centre for Social Innovation (CSI)-Regent Park in support of the Give 30 national hunger-fighting campaign. “#GIVTAR is a special iftar evening to give back to local food banks in support of the ...
Mon, Jun 29, 2015
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“My mom was telling me stories about her recent Ummrah (mini pilgrimage) to Mecca and one thing that she couldn't shake was the amount of disrespect women were shown in the Holy Sites. She would tell me how women would be praying and male security would force the women out ...
Mon, Jun 29, 2015
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Shaikh Abdool Hamid delivers Islamic Reminders on Mondays and Wednesdays in Masjid Toronto after the Dhuhr / Mid-Day Prayer. Today's Reminder answered frequent questions Muslims have as to What is Allowed and What is Not Allowed during Fasting. ...
Mon, Jun 29, 2015
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This is Day 11 of Hindtrospectives' #MyMosqueMyStory series for Ramadan 2015 By Sabira Dewji The media these days is all about the “oppressed” Muslimah, be it CNN or some Pro-Muslim media. We are told by many that we are “un-mosqued” and “second class citizens.” There is so much noise out ...
Mon, Jun 29, 2015
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Credit: SidViciousI was invited to participate in the Interfaith Ramadan blog series, in part, due to a comment I made during a twitter conversation about chaplaincy. What follows is a look at how chaplaincy and interfaith work have changed me, as well as my own take on how to engage ...
Mon, Jun 29, 2015
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This is Day 11 of Hindtrospectives' #MyMosqueMyStory series for Ramadan 2015 By Donelle Bergeson During my first Ramadan, I was a Christian. I was in seminary, completing my M.Div., and had befriended a Muslim through Facebook over the summer. After a month or so of our long-distance chats, I found ...
Mon, Jun 29, 2015
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Youth makes Adhan al-Isha / The Night Call to Prayer inside Albanian Society of Toronto on Annette Street. | #Ramadan pic.twitter.com/JXsewIDAYT — HïMY SYeD (@30masjids) June 29, 2015 ...
Sun, Jun 28, 2015
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Youth makes Adhan al-Isha / The Night Call to Prayer inside Albanian Society of Toronto on Annette Street. | #Ramadan pic.twitter.com/JXsewIDAYT — HïMY SYeD (@30masjids) June 29, 2015 ...
Sun, Jun 28, 2015
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Steve Rockwell serving #Iftar Dinner to The #Ramadan Faithful inside Sheikh Deedat Centre (Downtown Mosque) |#Toronto pic.twitter.com/IJu4vCyUTR — HïMY SYeD (@30masjids) June 29, 2015 ...
Sun, Jun 28, 2015
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Dr. Wael Shehab, Imam of @MasjidToronto, Sunday Lecture: Understanding The Fiqh of Zakat al-Fitr. | #Ramadan pic.twitter.com/AyuU84iQHn — HïMY SYeD (@30masjids) June 29, 2015 NOTE: Videos are still rendering at time of posting this blog entry. InshAllah, they will be viewable by day's end. ...
Sun, Jun 28, 2015
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“I really appreciate the Mosque Foundation in Ramadan because there is a babysitting option for 4-5 year olds, and there are Taraweeh prayers for 6-12 year olds geared toward them and led by the youth. The kids have fun, pray and develop a sense of leadership for those who lead/aspire ...
Sun, Jun 28, 2015
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We've reached the stage in the proceedings where the Interfaith Ramadan series starts to get a bit 'meta'. This means we not only look outward onto the broader issues of interfaith, but also begin to look inward, examining the responses and effects of the Interfaith Ramadan series itself, sharing comments ...
Sun, Jun 28, 2015
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This is Day 11 of Hindtrospectives' #MyMosqueMyStory series for Ramadan 2015 By Sarah Said “I can't find my shoes, Mom!” my seven-year old self cried. We looked and looked after Taraweeh prayer for my shoes. My mom was exhausted and anxious to leave. There was only one pair of little ...
Sun, Jun 28, 2015
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MAC Youth Camp, Camp Awakening, registration is now open. The camp will be held at Cedar Ridge from August 14-17th for high school students 14 – 18. Fees will be $200 for early bird until July 10th (then goes up $230 after July 10th). Register now for an unforgettable and spiritually uplifting experience. You ...
Sun, Jun 28, 2015
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By Muaz Nasir Ramadan presents the perfect opportunity to recharge our spiritual batteries for the year. It is a time to seek forgiveness for our misgivings and to reflect upon the signs of creation from Allah, which includes those present around us in the natural environment. As Muslims we have a ...
Sun, Jun 28, 2015
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OSP Annual Iftar 2015: Abundant Charity, Abundant Blessings: The OSP is having their annual iftar next friday, July the 3rd, at the Multi-Faith centre main activity hall. This iftar features a speech by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, a delicious iftar and a dessert potluck as well as card signing for the orphans. ...
Sat, Jun 27, 2015
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Marbella Mosque. The beach is right behind it. The main entrance to the Mosque. On the left hand side lies the women's entrance. The storage room a.k.a. the women's entrance. I managed to take this photo of the women's entrance from another angle without the rolled up carpets in view. ...
Sat, Jun 27, 2015
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Scenes from the Islamic Center of Kent on June 26, 2015 (the second jumu'a of Ramadan). The first picture shows men listening to the khutba in the shoe rack area outside the overflow room of the men's building. The second photo shows a large group of men listening to the khutba in ...
Sat, Jun 27, 2015
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This is Day 10 of Hindtrospectives' #MyMosqueMyStory series for Ramadan 2015 By Fazeela Selberg Zaib My family and I are spending Ramadan in Spain this year. As there is no mosque in Ronda, where we are staying, and we wished to pray our Friday prayer in congregation, my friend, her ...
Sat, Jun 27, 2015
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Imam Khalid Latif is blogging his reflections during the month of Ramadan for the fifth year in a row, featured daily on HuffPost Religion. For a complete record of his previous posts, visit his author page, and to follow along with the rest of his reflections, sign up for an ...
Sat, Jun 27, 2015
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This is Day 10 of Hindtrospectives' #MyMosqueMyStory series for Ramadan 2015 By Asra Zaheeruddin Corcoran In 2013 my husband and I were in Karachi, Pakistan for the first time and spent the month of Ramadan there. This was my first Ramadan experience in a Muslim country and I was delighted ...
Sat, Jun 27, 2015
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Reflections on the second “Sharing Perspectives: Muslims and Christians in the Holy Land” course at St George's College, Jerusalem led by the Rt Revd Richard Cheetham, Bishop of Kingston and Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra on 18-27 March 2015.The course was supported by the Christian Muslim Forum and was attended by 10 ...
Sat, Jun 27, 2015
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As we sat on the floor chatting, she was picking crumbs off her carpet and, out of habit, sticking them in her mouth and consuming them. It was Ramadan and I was living in a Muslim country, fasting with everyone else. I asked her whether she was fasting that day ...
Fri, Jun 26, 2015
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This is Day 9 of Hindtrospectives' #MyMosqueMyStory series for Ramadan 2015 By Eman Hassaballa Aly If you want to see the dark side of a community, feed hordes of fasting people. It's like they've never eaten before in their life. Ramadan means a lot of things to me, but for ...
Fri, Jun 26, 2015
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The Quran is, as Muslims believe, a revelation from Allah sent down as guidance for humankind irrespective of space and time. Ironically however, it does not suggest any set of religious authorities to mitigate the understanding of this revelation. Rather, in hundreds of verses, it speaks to the individual Reader ...
Fri, Jun 26, 2015
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By Nabeel Nasir (July 6, 2013) – Many Muslims approach Ramadan much like Ramadans in years past. They slip into similar habits and routines, and their ibadah from one Ramadan to the next is predictable. They may have the same tarawih schedules, read similar quantities of Qur'an or perform similar types ...
Thu, Jun 25, 2015
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Imam Khalid Latif is blogging his reflections during the month of Ramadan for the fifth year in a row, featured daily on HuffPost Religion. For a complete record of his previous posts, visit his author page, and to follow along with the rest of his reflections, sign up for an ...
Thu, Jun 25, 2015
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This is my fourth Ramadan, Alhamdulilah. I've been part of the 1.5 (-ish) billion Muslims around the world for four years now. I'm American and white and I grew up as a Catholic. I have a big laugh, lots of drive, and often, a strong opinion. ...
Thu, Jun 25, 2015
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“When praying taraweeh in the Khadija Centre, you'll need to factor in the kids. At times it can be challenging–but when you consider the long term implication: what better way is there to teach your children to love the masjid than to make them comfortable in the masjid. Hence, while ...
Thu, Jun 25, 2015
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This is Day 8 of Hindtrospectives' #MyMosqueMyStory series for Ramadan 2015 By Anisha Ismail Patel It's 1987 and I'm fourteen years old living in Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi, a country in southern Africa. Every year my father drives us to the countryside to search for the Ramadan moon. There ...
Thu, Jun 25, 2015
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This post provides different perspectives on the challenges of not fasting during Ramadan. The contributors share their personal experiences, give advice, and offer alternatives to fasting to help others get the most out of the Islamic holy month.Gaylawww.heifer.org/I have been unable to fast Ramadan due to several medical issues including ...
Wed, Jun 24, 2015
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