Hundreds of thousands of Somalis have lost their lives to famine that hit the Horn of Africa country in the past two years, half of them children under the age of five, the United Nations revealed Thursday, May 2.
"Warnings that began as far back as the
North Vancouver Muslims will be pleased to know that Masjid Ar-Rahman is now fully operational. Located at 1398 W. 15th St., this is the first full-scale Masjid and Islamic Centre to be established in North Vancouver. The facility used to be a church, whic
Mufti Aasim Rashid, Director of Religion, BCMA
The BC Muslim Association, on behalf of the Muslim communities of British Columbia, commends the vigilance and efforts of Canadian law enforcement and intelligence agencies in protecting the national security of Canada.
We categorically denounce and condemn any act of criminal violence against innocent civilians in Canada or abroad, and view all individuals or groups party to such activities as criminal and un-Islamic. Islam, like other religions, plainly forbids the killing of innocents. Any radical ideology that endorses bringing harm and terror to innocent civilians is contrary to the teachings of Islam.
We take pride in knowing that most planned acts of terrorism in North America were thwarted with the assistance of conscientious Muslim citizens. We remain committed to assist in the apprehension and removal of all radical elements that challenge the peace of our country, and trust that all parties arrested under suspicion of terrorist acts will be fairly and appropriately dealt with in light of evidence and facts.
All believers are but brethren.
Al-Hujurat (The Dwellings) Verse 10
The Prophet said, "Faith (Belief) consists of more than sixty branches (i.e. parts). And Haya (This term "Haya" covers a large number of concepts which are to be taken together; amongst them are self respect, modesty, bashfulness, and scruple, etc.) is a part of faith."
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