This is how we celebrate Eid!

Have a glimpse of the beautiful Eid ul-Fitr celebrations held at The Rhoda Institute / Institut Rhoda by Sanad Collective on June 25th, 2017. Share in the memories of this joyous day and spread the happiness! We start the day with praising God, proclaiming His greatness and expressing thanks for His generosity. We then continue that praise in praye

Pas de Paix. Pas de Justice.

Pas de Paix. Pas de Justice.

La volonté de s’opposer à l’oppression, l’indignation face à l’injustice et la répulsion face au mal — tous des sentiments appelés «ghadab» dans le vocabulaire Prophétique et souvent mal traduits en «colère» — sont des pouvoirs venant de Dieu. Ils sont un feu. Si ce feu vient à vous et que vous n’en faites pas bon usage, il vous brûlera. Afin de l’

No peace. No justice.

No peace. No justice.

Feeling objection to oppression, indignation at injustice and repulsion for wrongdoing (feelings referred to as ‘ghadhab’ in the Prophetic Teachings and often wrongly translated as ‘anger’), is a power from God. It is a fire. If this fire comes and you do not invest it properly, it will burn you. To invest it, you must control it and put it in its

No peace no justice (Part 4)

BismillahFeeling objection to oppression, indignation at injustice and repulsion for wrongdoing (feelings referred to as 'ghadhab' in the Prophetic Teachings and often wrongly translated as 'anger'), is a power from God. It is a fire.If this fire comes and you do not invest it properly, it will burn you. To invest it, you must control it and put it

No peace no justice (Part 3)

There is no doubt that there is oppression against Muslims in the world today, just as there is oppression against third world peoples, indigenous peoples, black people, and free men and women in each and every society the world over: free Americans, free Canadians, free Frenchmen and women. Muslims face attacks and injustice, marginalization and p

No peace no justice (Part 2)

BismillahThe truly oppressed is he who allows himself to believe that he is oppressed. He believes that other human beings have the ultimate control over his circumstances, have power over him and are able to give him the justice he seeks or withhold it. Such a person will be reacting to the action of injustice like a ping pong ball thrown at the w

No peace no justice

BismillahMuslims have sadly become a people who are focused on the idea of justice, and justice above all. Our actions and concerns are governed by the mentality: no justice, no peace. Thus, we have become known to the world as fighters for our rights, demanding justice from all those who would oppress us or challenge our way of life.Is this how we

Letter about Eid Prayers at the Rhoda by Bassem Elghawaby

Eid Mubarak to my family, friends, and all of humanity! I was happy to attend Eid Prayers at a welcoming and loving place in our community, in the garden of the Rhoda Masjid, and then shared a soulful breakfast with family and friends at the adjoining Lotus Cafe. Find out more about this gem of a community organization here: https://www.facebook.co

Letter from Shaykh Hamdi

Assalam alaykum wa rahmatAllah wa barakatuH. Ramadan Kareem to you and your loved ones. May this be a month of celebrating God’s blessings on us! I am writing to ask you to be part of a very important project here in Ottawa. A project that addresses the many challenges we face as a community. A project whose time has come. All around us we hear sto

Reflection on Orlando

Reflection on Orlando

Dear Sisters and Brothers,I think we all know that our community has a lot of problems, and the reality is that the problems we as Muslims face are exactly the same problems any person in the world today faces. We share the same problems as our neighbours - from marital discord to child abuse; from drug, alcohol, and porn addictions, to doubts abou