Your Last Walk In The Mosque Screening in Winnipeg, MB
Hosted by the Manitoba Islamic Association of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Dawanet in participation with MuslimFest and Canada Zakat presents, YOUR LAST WALK IN THE MOSQUE - a documentary about the horrific Quebec City Mosque shooting that happened a year ago. Please join us on January 31st, from 7:30pm at the Metropolitan Entertainment Centre in Winnipeg for the official screening of the documentary. Tickets: We are accepting donations. Donations collected will go to Community work in Sainte-Foy, Quebec. The DawaNet (Canada Zakat) Team visits the community monthly and provides programs for families, such as sermons at the mosque, as well as programs for the youth, and counselling for anyone who needs the support. RSVP: Synopsis: A Quebec City mosque was at the centre of a brutal terrorist attack on January 29th, 2017, when a lone shooter entered the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec (CCIQ) in Sainte-Foy, Quebec and began shooting. Six men were killed, 19 more were injured in the first such attack at a place of worship on Canadian soil. YOUR LAST WALK IN THE MOSQUE details the horrific events of that night through the recollections of the survivors, including from those were severely injured in the attack or who witness the terror unfold. For the first time on film, we hear what impact the shooting had on the families of those who were killed as they share their harrowing reflections of loss and trauma. The documentary explores how the CCIQ was a target of hate crime and the past, raising critical questions about how to protect communities in a time of growing anti-Muslim sentiment. Feelings of sadness, loss, empathy, and hope are shared throughout this film which demonstrates the resilience of a targeted community working to heal from an unimaginable tragedy. ------------------------------------ Current Campaign for Aymen Derbali: Quebec Mosque Shooting Hero During their monthly visit to Sainte-Foy, Quebec, the DawaNet (Canada Zakat) team asked the community what other needs there are, everyone collectively said one thing: Aymen Derbali needs a home. Aymen saved the lives of many when he took several bullets during the shooting which left him paralyzed. Now, we are trying to raise $400,000 to provide him with a safe and accessible home. To learn more and donate, please visit: www.LaunchGood.com/Aymen
1/31/2018 7:30:00 PM -06:000.0000
Pankcake Breakfast Fundraiser
Come join us on Monday, December 25th for breakfast! Menu: 3 pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit, coffee/tea $10.00 (ages 7+) 2 pancakes, egg, sausage and choice of: apple juice, orange juice or chocolate milk $6.00 (ages 6 and under) This is a great way to support your masjid and enjoy a hearty breakfast for the whole family! Ticket sales at door
12/25/2017 10:00:00 AM -06:000.0000
Baby Formula Drive
Join us in support of Atticus McIlraith’s fifth annual Baby Formula Drive in support of the Winnipeg Harvest Friday, DECEMBER 22 at 12:50PM (JUMMAH) at: GRAND MOSQUE (2445 Waverley St.) and PIONEER MOSQUE (247 Hazelwood Ave.) Atticus is a 14 year old teen from Fort Richmond and his goal is to ensure that no baby goes hungry! Winnipeg Harvest assists approximately 1600 infants monthly for the essential and costly baby formula. Donations of baby formula and monetary donations will be accepted. Proceeds from both Pioneer and Grand Mosque will go to support Atticus’ Campaign for Winnipeg Harvest **donations can be dropped off prior to December 22 in the office**
12/22/2017 12:00:00 PM -06:000.0000
The Next 150
The Manitoba Islamic Association (MIA) is pleased to invite you and a guest to join us for our annual banquet. The evening will include dinner and an address by our key note speaker Amira Elghawaby. Journalist and Human Rights Advocate, Amira Elghawaby has written and produced stories for CBC Radio, the Ottawa Citizen, the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail. In 2016, she led a project with New Canadian Media creating Canada’s first Ethnic Media and Diversity Style Guide. She is the former director of communications at the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM). Amira obtained an honours degree in Journalism and Law from Carleton University in 2001. The banquet will explore and address the narrative of inclusion and belonging that we all aim and strive for. The evening will include dinner, greetings from dignitaries, an address by key note speakers and entertainment.
11/18/2017 6:00:00 PM -06:000.0000
Open house - Visit a Mosque
An Open House at th Manitoba Grand mosque, ask questions, learn about Islam, free heenna and face painting, snacks and a tour. everyone welcome. Celebrating Islamic history Month
10/22/2017 3:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Muslim Heritage Fair
To celebrate Islamic History Month Canada - there will be teh first ever Muslim fair at teh winkler Arena from 3-5pm Entrance is free and there will be henna and snacks
10/7/2017 3:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Youth Hangout will be taking place at the Waverly Mosque this upcoming Friday night. There will be a bonfire and other fun activities. Spread the word and make sure to sign up so we know how many people will show up! Free Food and Refreshments. Only 16+ allowed. Sign up here: tinyurl.com/ya5ub6kt
8/26/2017 12:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
Pakistani Foodorama 2017
Guest of honors: -Deputy High Commissioner of Pakistan Mr. Muhammad Saleem - Honorable Premier Brian Pallister Tickets $20/person For Tickets: -Contact the MIA office (email@example.com) -Grocery Bazar -Everyday Grocery -Faraz (204.296.6989) Brought to you by -Pakistan Business Association of Manitoba -Pakistani Community of Manitoba
8/12/2017 6:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Join us on July 15 from 6:00-9:30 PM as we celebrate Canada's diversity. Cuisines include Aboriginal, Pakistani, Filipino, Chinese, European and much more!
7/15/2017 6:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Summer Day Camp July 10-Aug 25 2017
AssalamuAlaikum! Welcome to Manitoba Islamic Associations Summer Day Camp 2017! Calling all children aged *6 to 12! Take a trip around the world with us, as we travel to many countries and experience the vibrancy of cultures both near and far! Whether you are new to MIA’s summer day camp for kids or you’ve camped with us before, let us assure you that you are in for a real treat! Signing your child(ren) up for MIA’s Summer Day Camp 2017 will allow them to experience a fun, diverse and exciting camp based out of the Grand Mosque, where Islamic values are upheld. Children will enjoy going on exciting field trips, making crafts, spending time in the kitchen cooking up some tasty creations, participate in daily physical activity, and much much more. An MIA camp allows your children to enjoy an exciting summer, make new friends, pray as a group, learn new and valuable skills, and stay physically active all while having a great day! What are you waiting for? Sign your children up today! Visit https://docs.google.com/a/miaonline.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfem0VWHXf1-VjbSyy2d6CIuR1LNVDrZKHhzSNwA_EWcyUZgA/viewform?usp=sf_link to sign up for one, two or seven weeks of camp! Details → Girls and Boys ages 6 to 12 (must be 6 by 7/10/2017) → Camp registration is weekly: Week 1, INDIGENOUS CULTURE: July 10 to July 14 Week 2, FRANCOPHONE CULTURE: July 17 to July 21 Week 3, MIDDLE EASTERN CULTURE: July 24 to July 28 Week 4, AFRICAN CULTURE: July 31 to August 4 Week 5, ASIAN CULTURE: August 8 to August 11 [$60 for short week due to long weekend] Week 6, SOUTH EAST ASIAN CULTURE: August 14 to August 18 Week 7, CANADIAN CULTURE: August 21 to August 25 → Cost per week is $75.00 MIA members receive 10% off! Registration is limited, to hurry and sign up today! → Camp runs weekly from Monday to Friday, Drop off between 8:30am and 9:00pm and Pick up between 4:30pm and 5:00pm *Priority will be given to children aged 7 to 12, on a first come first serve basis until we reach capacity! E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!
7/10/2017 8:30:00 AM -05:000.0000
MIA Kids Library Grand Opening
Stop by for a 20-min tour to find out what the library can offer for you. Contact: email@example.com
7/9/2017 2:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Eid Festival this Saturday! All are welcome. All activities are free. Parking $10 Bring your own lawn chair to enjoy the fireworks. We will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Winnipeg Harvest, so please bring a tin for the bin! And remember...BYOC (Bring your own chair). We look forward to seeing you and your family on Saturday!
7/8/2017 6:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Eid Al-Fitr Prayer
Eid Al-Fitr will be on Sunday, June 25th 8:30am Takbeerah | 9:30am Prayer starts RBC Convention Centre (375 York Ave, Winnipeg, MB) Third Floor - Room C (City View) & Room D Eid will be held at a wonderful new venue, allowing everyone to witness the diverse cultures that make up the Manitoban Muslim community, and mark the end of the Holy month of Ramadan together. A great opportunity for all to celebrate Eid under one roof, enjoy beautiful city views, and take memorable photos. This will also be an opportunity to meet and greet your representatives at the parliament, legislature and City Hall, showing the multicultural spirit of Canada and celebrating together. Make sure to bring your kids to the MIA booth to collect goody bags. Please don't forget to bring your prayer rug and a plastic bag to keep your shoes with you during prayers Come join us with the entire Manitoba Muslim family under one roof at an amazing venue first time ever for Eid Al-Fitr on the weekend!
6/25/2017 8:30:00 AM -05:000.0000
Eid Toy Drive
- Please bring a new toy for children 15 years of age and younger. - We encourage you to make this a family event. - You will gift wrap and make an Eid card for each gift you bring - Absolutely NO toy weapons - All donated toys will go to refugee families in Manitoba - We ask you buy a gift between the price range of $15-$30 - If you would like to help sponsor this event please contact MIA If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
6/18/2017 2:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Experience Ramadan: Breaking the Fast Meal
Experience the spirit of Ramadan! Ramadan is the month during which Muslims observe a daily fast from dawn to sunset. Join us for a breaking of the fast meal (called 'Iftaar') and be part of the rich traditions of Ramadan. Guests are welcome to attempt to fast, each according to their ability. This year, all proceeds from this benift Iftaar will go to support a fantastic local organization doing much good in our community, United Way Winnipeg! Tickets are $25/person and available online ONLY! https://eventstickets.ca/MIA/
6/10/2017 8:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
MIA Speaker Series - Half of Your Deen -Where is the Disconnect?
Post-Iftar Lecture at the MIA Pioneer Mosque on Hazelwood Ave. (45min before Isha). Free Public iftars hosted at Pioneer Mosque by the MIA community. Topic: "Half of your deen - Where is the disconnect? Why are so many marriages are failing? A serious look at the issues facing Muslim couples" MIA Speaker Series - is Proud to have Br. Khalid Iqbal Br. Khalid Iqbal is a Mechanical engineer by profession. He completed his graduate studies in Canada. For the past 20 years, Br Khalid dedicated himself to nonprofit work. His passion for family development lead him to the create Rahmaa Institute that concentrates on Muslim marriage issues, conflict resolution, divorce and social issues. He is a writer, speaker and Khateeb. Married with three children and 10 grandchildren, Br Khalid has been on the board of several nonprofit and professional organizations such as ISNA, Human Concern International (HCI) and American Society for Metals (ASM). He also served as director for CAIR, ADAMS and now with Muslim Family Services (MFS) as the Administrative Director.
6/3/2017 10:15:00 PM -05:000.0000
MIA Speaker Series -Raising Families in North America (in Urdu)
The Muslims Community has many various diverse cultures & backgrounds. One of MIA's initiatives is to recognize this diversity by having some occasions where our guest speakers will speak to that language and culture. Raising families in North America (Lecture in Urdu languge) MIA Speaker Series - is Proud to have Br. Khalid Iqbal Br. Khalid Iqbal is a Mechanical engineer by profession. He completed his graduate studies in Canada. For the past 20 years, Br Khalid dedicated himself to nonprofit work. His passion for family development lead him to the create Rahmaa Institute that concentrates on Muslim marriage issues, conflict resolution, divorce and social issues. He is a writer, speaker and Khateeb. Married with three children and 10 grandchildren, Br Khalid has been on the board of several nonprofit and professional organizations such as ISNA, Human Concern International (HCI) and American Society for Metals (ASM). He also served as director for CAIR, ADAMS and now with Muslim Family Services (MFS) as the Administrative Director.
6/3/2017 1:27:00 PM -05:000.0000
The Goodly Tree - Ramadan is the Month to Share Goodness
Post-Iftar Lecture at the MIA Grand Mosque (45min before Isha). Free Public iftars hosted at Grand Mosque hall by the MIA community. Topic: "The Goodly Tree - Ramadan is the Month to Share Goodness" MIA Speaker Series - is Proud to have Br. Khalid Iqbal Br. Khalid Iqbal is a Mechanical engineer by profession. He completed his graduate studies in Canada. For the past 20 years, Br Khalid dedicated himself to nonprofit work. His passion for family development lead him to the create Rahmaa Institute that concentrates on Muslim marriage issues, conflict resolution, divorce and social issues. He is a writer, speaker and Khateeb. Married with three children and 10 grandchildren, Br Khalid has been on the board of several nonprofit and professional organizations such as ISNA, Human Concern International (HCI) and American Society for Metals (ASM). He also served as director for CAIR, ADAMS and now with Muslim Family Services (MFS) as the Administrative Director.
6/2/2017 10:15:00 PM -05:000.0000
MIA Speaker Series - Topic: As We Age
Topic - "As We Age..." MIA Speaker Series - is Proud to have Br. Khalid Iqbal Br. Khalid Iqbal is a Mechanical engineer by profession. He completed his graduate studies in Canada. For the past 20 years, Br Khalid dedicated himself to nonprofit work. His passion for family development lead him to the create Rahmaa Institute that concentrates on Muslim marriage issues, conflict resolution, divorce and social issues. He is a writer, speaker and Khateeb. Married with three children and 10 grandchildren, Br Khalid has been on the board of several nonprofit and professional organizations such as ISNA, Human Concern International (HCI) and American Society for Metals (ASM). He also served as director for CAIR, ADAMS and now with Muslim Family Services (MFS) as the Administrative Director.
6/2/2017 5:44:00 PM -05:000.0000
A family event that will help us all begin our Ramadan Journey - plan your day, diet, exercise, Quran and spirituality
5/13/2017 6:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Islamophobia:Understanding Anti Muslim sentiment
Faisal Kutty is a co-founder of KSM Law and teaches at Valparaiso University Law School in Indiana and Osgoode Hall Law School of York University. His opinion pieces regularly appear in the Toronto Star, CBC News, Aljazeera, and Middle East Eye. He also frequently appears in the media on issues involving Muslims, Islam, ant-terrorism, national security and constitutional law. In 2008 he was invited by Amnesty, Human Rights Watch and opposition members of the Egyptian Parliament to serve as an international trial monitor at the military trials of political prisoners at the Haikstip military base outside of Cairo. Faisal has published more than 350 articles in academic and non-academic publications and he is a frequently featured public speaker. For the past seven years, he has been included in The Muslim 500: The World’s Most Influential Muslims. He tweets @faisalkutty www.TheMuslimLawyer.com This event will be an insightful interview style discussion that will explore the topic of anti-Muslim sentiment in the 21st century, with particular focus on North America. The audience will be given the chance to pose questions of their own to Faisal Kutty and Terry MacLeod
5/5/2017 6:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Mental Health Awareness Friday
This is an initiative by a group of Muslim professionals providing mental health services whose mission is to promote our community's mental healthfor the goal of strengthening our ummah
4/28/2017 1:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
Shop to Raise Funds for Refugees
Ten Thousand Villages is partnering with the Manitoba Islamic Association to offer YOU a day of shopping and an opportunity to raise funds to help refugees in need! You heard that right! YOU shop, YOU raise funds. Ten Thousand Villages has agreed to host an evening of shopping and will donate 10% of all sales during the event to the Manitoba Islamic Association (MIA) to enable us to help refugees in our city who are in need.
4/10/2017 5:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
Lets talk Science Drop in Workshop
Lets Talk Science Drop in Workshop Brought to you by Manitoba Islamic Association in partnership with University Of Winnipeg. Let's Talk Science connects educators and youth with outstanding volunteers to deliver a wide variety of meaningful science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning experiences In this community setting. This is a Drop-In workshop that will be directed towards pre-school to Grade 12. We encourage your participation in this learning opportunity. Please call the MIA office for further details. This is a free event. MIA office 204-256-1347.
4/2/2017 10:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
Boys Soccer Tournament 5-12 years old
Boys Soccer tounament Ages 5-12 years old. Great opportunity for your kids to be involved with organised and supervised sports in a fun and friendly environment. There are multiple dates as listed on the poster. Call the MIA office at 204-256-1347 to register.
4/1/2017 4:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Canadian Muslim Identity- A family Night event
This event is brought to you by Islamic Social Sevrices Association. Event will be held at the Winnipeg Grand Mosque 2445 Waverley on the date and time listed on poster. ISSA has been conducting sessions with Muslim youth 15 to 25 who had questions and shared their challenges. This is an opportunity for parents and community leaders to listen to them and respond constructively, respectfully and urgently. Speakers will cover insights, solutions and facilitate conversations. Register at email@example.com
3/18/2017 5:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
Being Muslim a practical Guide
Being Muslim is a class that will cover the essential aspects of Islam from the most basic level. Together, in a relaxed and friendly environment, we will cover a wide variety of subjects that will give learners not simply a collection of facts, but an understanding of the vision and spirit of Islam. Topics covered include essential beliefs, religious practice, life of the Prophet, spirituality and character, and living as Muslim in Canada. All are welcome to attend. No background knowledge is required and all questions are welcomed.
3/18/2017 10:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
Mobilizing Compassion: Manitoba's Refugee Claimants Crisis
Women, men, children all crossing into Manitoba from the US, through snow fields and on foot. So far, about 200 have crossed since the beginning of the year. Border communities are struggling to cope. Why are refugee claimants crossing the border this way? What is the process to integrate them into the community after the arrive in Canada? What is support is available and what more is needed? Join us on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 6:30 PM at the Grand Mosque to learn more about this issue and what role YOU can play. Hear from experts in the field, grassroots leaders, and refugee claimants themselves
3/13/2017 6:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Special Prayers for Quebec City - Open to all
The Manitoba Islamic Association will be holding a sermon and prayers at the Waverley Grand mosque for the families affected by the Quebec City Mosque shooting. May Allah bring ease in this difficult time. #QuebecMosqueShooting #PrayForQuebec
1/30/2017 8:00:00 PM -06:000.0000
Share the Warmth - Sk. Moola from Islamic Relief Canada
As temperatures drop in Canada and our heaters turn on, refugees are terrified of what this winter will bring. Hundreds of thousands of refugees and children living in camps cannot afford the luxury of fuel to keep themselves warm. Food is scarce and the need for basic items such as blankets, mattresses and clothes has never been greater. For them, the changing weather means more than just digging out last winter’s coat – it’s a threat to survival. Islamic Relief is working across the globe to provide vital support this winter to those who would otherwise go without. There are currently over 3 million Syrian refugees seeking shelter in neighbouring countries, often living in temporary accommodation including tents and make-shift shelters. But Islamic Relief is there supporting them, in countries like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. With your support, we will be reaching out to families like these this winter, providing food, mattresses, clothes, blankets and other essential warming equipment. Together we can help hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.
1/3/2017 7:30:00 PM -06:000.0000
Faith in the Face of Genocide: A Community Conversation
Are you struggling to make sense of the unfolding tragedy in Aleppo? Whatever happened to 'Never Again'? Are you loosing faith in humanity? Do you want to express solidarity and reach out to local Syrians? Join us for a night of reflection, prayer and community. Be ready to take action, to donate, to express your emotions and to connect with your community and neighbours. Confirmed speakers: - Shaikh Ismael Mukhtar, Manitoba Islamic Association. - Belle Jarniewski, Manitoba Multifaith Council - Nina Condo, Rawadan Canadian and ED of the Elmwood Community Resource Centre. - Serge Kaptigaine, genocide survivor from the Democratice Republic of Congo - Nahanni Fontaine, MLA for st. Johns and an indigenous leader - Mernisa Hadzic, Bosnia and Hercegovina Association of Manitoba - Mutee Arabo, Syrian new comer -Leslie Spillet, Executive Director of Ka Ni Kanichihk Check back for program updates. - Ibrahim Sarhan, Syrian youth who overcame disability This event is open to all. The admission fee is nothing but a caring heart.
12/18/2016 6:00:00 PM -06:000.0000
Meet and Greet with the Incoming MIA Executive Council
The 2017-2019 Manitoba Executive Council has been announced! Come meet the new members of the board and get to know them in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. Refreshments will be served.
12/10/2016 6:00:00 PM -06:000.0000
Manitoba Islamic Association Annual Banquet
This year's banquet them is "Paths to Healing: Indigenous and Musilm Perspectives". We are honoured to have Dr. Niigaan Sinclair from the University of Manitoba and Dr. Sheema Khan, Canadian Muslim author and activist, as our keynote speakers. Also, we will have the chance to hear from Mayor Brian Bowman and the Hon. Rochelle Squires, as well as greetings from other community leaders and dignitaries.
10/1/2016 5:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
Muslim-Catholic Dialogue Series
Join us for some thought-provoking discussion as we explore the concepts of Mercy and Suffering from Catholic and Muslim perspectives. This series is co-hosted by the Manitoba Islamic Association and Mary Mother of the Church. Two events are planned on September 14 at Mary Mother and September 21 at the Manitoba Islamic Assocation Grand Mosque.
9/21/2016 12:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
Experience Ramadan - Support the Coalition for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
Join us for a unique Ramadan experience. Muslims observe a daily fast from dawn to sunset during the holy month of Ramadan. The intent of the fast is to become more spiritually aware, focus on family and community and feel with those who are less fortunate. Join Muslims in breaking their Ramadan fast and observe some of the Ramadan traditions. Guests are welcome to fast for the whole or part of the day, if they choose to, each according to their abilities. 8:30 PM Doors Open 9:00 PM Program commences Quran Recitations Idris Elbakri, President of Manitoba Islamic Association Nahanni Fontaine, Member of Legislative Assembly Bernadette Smith, Coalition for Missing and Murdered Women 9:30 Breaking of the fast dinner Tickets are $20 and all proceeds will go to support The Coalition for Missing and Murdered Women. Contact the MIA office for tickets. firstname.lastname@example.org, 204-256-1347
6/19/2016 8:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
Mosque Open House
A mosque open house with a 15 min tour of the mosque and prayer area, free calligraphy, henna, try on a hijab and much more. Refreshments and a one on one 'Ask Me' session with community experts.
5/8/2016 3:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Moon Sighting: many ways, one goal
What methods have Muslims throughout history used to determine the beginnings and ends of lunar months and the important religious occasions of Eid and Ramadan? Join us as local and visiting scholars share their knowledge and research on the issues.
5/6/2016 7:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Provincial Election Forum - Presented by MIA and UYP
Manitoba Islamic Association and Unpack Your Potential have collaborated together to bring you a great event! On April 15th, together we will be hosting a forum for the upcoming provincial election! Candidates have been invited from the four major parties, plus an independent. The event will consist of two question and answer segments followed by an informal open reception. Refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there!
4/15/2016 6:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Mosque Open House
Mosque tour, free henna/calligraphy, refreshments and the opportunity to ask questions about Islam in a one on one setting Stay and observe sunset prayer
11/22/2015 3:00:00 PM -06:000.0000
Islam and Domestic Violence
Brought to you by Manitoba Islamic Association and Winnipeg Police Service.
10/10/2015 2:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
Free Public Lecture: Human Rights in Islamic Thought
The Manitoba Islamic Association and the Canadian Museum on Human Rights Present a free public lecture on the topic of "Human Rights in Islamic Thought" The guest speaker will be Dr. Ingrid Mattson, a leading scholar on Islam in North America. Human rightshave been the subject of much discussion among Muslim thinkers since the rise of Islam, while the key concerns have shifted over time. The Qur'an and teachings of the Prophet Muhammad are particularly insistent upon the rights of all people to life, basic subsistence and religious freedom. In the imperial age of Islam, upholding the rights of religious and local communities and self-organizing entities (such as trade guilds) to a degree of self-governance was balanced with the desire to offer individuals an appeal to justice outside the collectivist ethos. At the dawn of the modern era, reformists articulated a theological ethics of freedom and rights centered within nationalism that sought to give full equality to all human beings, seeking to abolish slavery, religious discrimination and patriarchy. The sobering reality is that there is rarely total success in achieving the rights advocated for in the past, while we continue to face more challenges to rights as new technologies that can be used for human liberation or repression by any state or group capable of seizing power become available. Authority, power, technology and identity are universal themes of human rights struggles that engage Muslims in our world today.
10/3/2015 1:30:00 PM -05:000.0000