Monthly Archives: December 2014

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A Portrait of Peace and Unity in Islam

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By: Abdul Rahmān bin Tawhīd

( Grade 9 student, Kamloops Islamic Association)

Unity is strength. When grains of sand unite, they become a vast desert. When little water  droplets unite, they become a boundless ocean. According to many definitions, the words peace and unity are defined as freedom when joined together as a whole.

But in Islam, there is a much more profound and broad meaning. The unity of Muslims among other Muslims, coupled with the unity with other faiths, creates a strong invincible nation.

(Estimated 1:51 mins reading time)

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Imam Mazhar Mahmood

Examining Islam: Kamloops Imam Mazhar Mahmood on his religion and the media’s coverage of radicalization

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An imam who oversees religious services for Muslims in Kamloops revealed he received threats in the wake of the Ottawa shooting last month that left a Canadian soldier dead.

Imam Mazhar Mahmood said he received a number of emails following the Oct. 22 shooting death of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau.

Mahmood spoke recently at Thompson Rivers University on Islam and the politics of reporting terrorism.

In an interview following the event, Mahmood described two of the half-dozen message as “full of hatred” and others as mean-spirited.

(Estimated 2:24 mins reading time)


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