Prophet Muhammad

Inside Allah, The One Divine Mother And The Conscience Of Islam

Shahla Khan Salter | Posted 01.06.2017 | Canada Living
Shahla Khan Salter

Traditionally acknowledged by all Islamic schools of thought as being beyond gender, Allah is regarded as encompassing both masculine and feminine characteristics. Nonetheless, in contradiction of this concept, the vast majority of Muslims now refer to Allah by the masculine pronoun of "He" without reservation and in the Quran the pronoun "She" is never mentioned.

What Do Muslims Think Of These Images?

CBC | Posted 03.15.2015 | Canada

Three million copies of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo’s first edition since last week’s deadly attacks went into circulation in 16 lang...

Is It Time to Hazard Peace With Iran?

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Diane Weber Bederman

Peace means something else in Islam and it behooves us to negotiate peace respecting their definition. If we are going to abide by the belief that all cultures are equal then we must accept the views of those with whom we negotiate a priori when we sit down to discuss and hazard peace.

The Arbitrary Limits to Freedom of Expression

Abubakar Kasim | Posted 11.30.2012 | Canada Politics
Abubakar Kasim

I am sensing a high level of double standard here where freedom of expression is abused and misused according to the whims and desires of people. When the victim is Islam and Muslims, then, it has no limits. It is like an open buffet where it is all you can eat. But when it is about others, like Kate Middleton or abortion in Canada, then, you better watch your mouth.

"Innocence of Muslims" Creates Doubt for Our Innocence

Tahir Gora | Posted 11.24.2012 | Canada
Tahir Gora

On one hand, Muslim mobs express their freedom of expression by twisting the facts and even creating a hatred towards others, while on the other hand dismissing others' opinions of them as hate propaganda. In this scenario, Islamic media people need to understand the fact that if they want others to not be blasphemous to their religion, they and their mobs needed to be respectful to others' faiths.

Muslim Hooligans Know Not the Prophet They Defend

Abubakar Kasim | Posted 11.14.2012 | Canada Politics
Abubakar Kasim

Those emotionally-charged hooligans who went ballistic in their protests probably know little about the prophet they claim to defend. They most likely know more about movie stars like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie than they know their own prophet. Had they known a little about his character, they would not have gone wild as they did in their protest.

Crush Hate Propaganda, Not Free Speech

Peter Worthington | Posted 01.23.2012 | Canada Politics
Peter Worthington

Free speech is the right to be obnoxious; on occasion to be offensive; often to be wrong and to say rude or unkind things, but not necessarily untruthful things. Unlike human rights tribunals, those who go to court must prove they've been damaged by free speech.

Charlie Hebdo Chooses Democracy Over Cowardice

Peter Worthington | Posted 01.09.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

Bruce Crumley writes in Time magazine: "In a free society, a newspaper can ridicule and stigmatize whomever (sic) it chooses, except those who demonstrate a willingness to respond with violence." Self-censorship is the order of the day -- something not unknown in the Canadian media when it comes to Islamic extremists.

Will Latest "Muhammad" Firebombing Cause More Self-Censorship?

Ayaan Hirsi Ali | Posted 01.07.2012 | Canada
Ayaan Hirsi Ali

The Paris offices of the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo were firebombed Wednesday, the same day the magazine released an issue caricaturing the Prophet Muhammad on its cover. This is not the first time that Charlie Hebdo's content has angered Muslims.