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 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

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

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

Let’s Make Rabi’ al Awwal Special!

Let’s Make Rabi’ al Awwal Special!

The Scholars tells us that the most important action we can do in the month of Rabi' al Awwal is to show joy and happiness, in gratitude for the birth of Prophet Muhammad .   This is a season of peace. Watch this beautiful talk by Anse Tamara Gray, in which she discusses how we can tap into and express that peace and joy. Our children should feel h

Reflections on the First Jummah at the Rhoda

My words feel tired, redundant and forced For I am but an observer full of remorse That I am not yet living up to the esteem Allah has created each soul to hold I saw a slave shedding tears more beautiful than autumn leaves and wished I could feel that close to my Master’s Door And then I was reminded there are different stations all of us can stri