Fostering Fear: Examining the roots of anti-muslim discourse

The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM formerly Cair-Can), in collaboration with NASR and other organizations, are bringing two well respected authors to their annual dinner in Toronto.

This is an evening panel discussion with Nathan Lean and Doug Sanders to discuss the roots of anti-muslim sentiment that has evolved in the media. In addition, special guest Jonathan Kay will be in attendance.

Unfortunately, we have all witnessed a growing sense of anti-Muslim and anti-Islam attitudes from time to time. Nathan Lean and Doug Sanders have documented this phenomenon in two different books and they will talk about why some people are trying to foster an anti-Muslim agenda (in Canada, US and Europe).

National Council of Canadian Muslims is our Canadian Muslim communities’ premier advocacy group. We need to support them and their programs or we will lose an important voice for our diverse Muslim communities.

The event will be in downtown Toronto at the Sheraton Center, on October 26th. Tickets are $30 per person and include dinner.

To purchase tickets, click on the eventbrite link here.

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Imam Siraj Wahhaj – Building a Legacy

NASR in partnership with Islamic Relief is proud to host a lecture by one of the most influential Muslims in the history of North America – Imam Siraj Wahhaj – at the ISNA Mosque in Mississauga on Sunday, October 6th. The purpose of the lecture is to raise funds for the Imam Siraj Wahhaj Water Well project in parts of sub-Saharan Africa.

Imam Siraj Wahhaj is a pioneer of the Muslim community in North America and Europe. He is an educator, activist, scholar in his own right and a leader of the Muslim community in the Western world. The scholars who grew up learning from him and the students who revered him will attest to his breadth of knowledge and sincere devotion to the establishment of Islam. Imam Siraj is an inspiration to millions and he has brought hundreds of people to Islam.

If you are interested in tickets, click the eventbrite link here to buy your tickets online. Tickets for this lecture are only $10 per person. Please note that capacity will be capped so book early to avoid disappointment. Lecture begins at 7pm.

Imam Siraj will also be giving lectures in Waterloo, London and Scarborough as well as providing the jumuah khutbah at the ISNA Mosque on October 4th 2013. For more information on the tour, please go the Islamic Relief website.

Splendour of Islamic Calligraphy: Tour with Master Calligrapher Haji Noor Deen

Back by popular demand, NASR is honoured to once again host renowned Master Calligrapher Haji Noor Deen on his tour of Ontario. Haji Noor will be presenting his unique brand of Islamic calligraphy that seamlessly blends Chinese and Arabic styles in an art form that is simultaneously traditional and modern.

Haji Noor will be demonstrating his skills and teaching calligraphy workshops at various locations in Southern Ontario as well as be a guest lecturer at a number of evening events.

During the workshops, you will have the opportunity to learn and participate in the art of calligraphy, with instruction from Haji Noor Deen himself. No prior experience is necessary and the cost includes all calligraphy supplies.

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