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  Learn more about Islam in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Islam (الإسلام) is a monotheistic religion that arose in the 7th century based on the religious teachings of a desert preacher named Muhammed; these teachings are contained in the Qur'an.
Islam is an Arabic word meaning "submission (to Allah)" and is described as a "Deen" in Arabic, meaning "way of life" and/or "religion".
Islam assigns Jews and Christians (and certain other, smaller, religions) the status of 'People of the Book' on the basis of their monotheism, and their beliefs about God and the world.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /i/is/islam_1.html   (4332 words)

 Religion in Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Canada has a wide mix of religions, but it has no official religion, and support for religious pluralism is an important part of Canada's political culture.
Canada is a Commonwealth realm in which the head of state is shared with 15 other countries, including the United Kingdom.
The largest groups are found in Western Canada, particularly in Alberta, southern Manitoba and the southern interior and Fraser Valley region of British Columbia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Religion_in_Canada   (1836 words)

Followers of Islam, called Muslims (Moslems), believe that Islam is the religion of God (Allah), which he ordained for the guidance and benefit of humanity.
To accept Islam is to choose to live life according to the revealed will of God, to surrender the self to his mercy and strive to maintain righteousness in the world.
The teachings of Islam are grounded in the Qur'an (Koran), the scripture Muslims believe to have been revealed by God through the angel Gabriel, in Arabic to the Prophet Muhammad between 610 (when he was 40 years old) and 632 AD (the year of his death).
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0004074   (434 words)

 Encyclopedia: Islam in France   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Islam is the second largest religion in France, with approximately 4 to 6 million people of Islamic faith or with a Muslim cultural or ethnic background, of which an estimated 2 and 3 million people actively practice the religion.
A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم) is an adherent of Islam.
This is however interpreted in very many ways: socialism and Marxism as a guide to adapting Islam to the modern world was in decline by the 1980s as the USSR invaded Afghanistan and polarized attitudes against Communism and other secular variants of socialism.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Islam-in-France   (7086 words)

 Islam ethics - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Islam ethics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Islam teaches that the only God is Allah, and that it is a sin (known as shirk) to make other things or people equal to Allah by admiring them, worshipping them, or putting inappropriate effort and desire into obtaining them.
Islam teaches that all humans have rights, granted by Allah, and that Muslims would be going against Allah if they did not defend those rights, whether of Muslims or non-Muslims.
In theory, polygamy (marrying more than one wife) is permitted in Islam, but the husband must keep all wives equal, not just financially, but in the receipt of his time and attention, and the first wife must give her total consent.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Islam+ethics   (1284 words)

There are over 253 260 Muslims in Canada from over 60 countries speaking a variety of languages and adhering to their respective ethnic cultures.
The majority of the Shia in Canada are Ismailis (estimated at 22 000), whose present leader is the Aga Khan.
Other Islamic groups in Canada include Sufis (followers of the mystic traditions) and sects that are deemed non-Islamic by the majority, such as the Druze, the Alawis and the Qadyanis.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1SEC640260   (772 words)

 Islam in Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As of 2001, there were 580,000 Muslims in Canada[1], about 1.8% of Canada's population.
Islam is the largest non-Christian religion in Canada.
Since the September 11, 2001 attacks, many Muslims have begun to look to Canada as an alternative to the United States, where anti-Muslim sentiments are perceived as high.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Islam_in_Canada   (428 words)

 Islam at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Islam (Arabic: الإسلام) is the last of the three major world religions whose basis is monotheism (along with Christianity and Judaism).
Islam teaches that God may reveal His will to mankind though an angel; such recipients of revelation are known as prophets.
According to Islam, Muhammad was sent during a time of spiritual darkness and once the Qur'an was finally established, all past revelations became abrogated, making the Last Testament not only for the Arab nation but for all mankind until the Day of Judgement.
wiki.tatet.ru /en/Islam.html   (5791 words)

 Encyclopedia: Islam in Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Shia Islam (Arabic شيعى follower; English has traditionally used Shiite or Shiite) is the second largest Islamic denomination; some 20-25% of all Muslims are said to follow a Shia tradition.
Since the September 11, 2001 attacks, many Muslims have begun to look to Canada as an alternative to the United States, where anti-Muslim sentiments are high.
Islam by country Canada has a wide mix of religions, but it has no official religion, and support for religious pluralism is an important part of Canadas political culture.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Islam-in-Canada   (1098 words)

 iranian.com: Azar Majedi, Islam in Canada
In the case of Islamic courts and empowering them with legal procedures regarding civil disputes or family disputes, we are leaving women in the so-called Moslem communities at the mercy of Islamic laws and traditions, which are clearly discriminatory against women.
There has been a long battle in countries under the rule of Islam by the women's liberation movement to achieve a secular system and secular legislation in order to diminish discrimination against women and promote the recognition of equal rights for women in the realm of family as well as the society as a whole.
We are fighting to diminish the role of religion in the running of society, to separate religion from education and the state, and judiciary.
www.iranian.com /Opinion/2005/January/Canada/index.html   (1831 words)

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 Capital News Online | News | From hijabs to jihad: Exploring Islam in Canada
The "fundamental" principles of Islam are the belief in one God and the Prophet Mohammed, prayer, fasting, charity and pilgrimage.
Islam is the youngest of the monotheistic faiths in Canada.
Although Islam is becoming established in Canada, it's still a fairly new religion in most parts of the country.
www.carleton.ca /jmc/cnews/05112004/n6.shtml   (786 words)

 Islam, Canada's 2nd largest religion - 50plus.com Discussion Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The growth of Islam, however, has led to different conclusions and questions, provoked by a series of campaigns of terrorism and national oppression committed in the name of the Muslim faith.
Canada is a "tossed salad" each part different from the other contributing equally towards flavour of the country.
Islam is growing about 2.9% per year which is faster than the total world population which increases at about 2.3% annually.
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 Nation of Islam of Canada
We believe that Islam is the nature of the Black man and woman.
Islam is a way of life, not just a religion or organization.
Linwood X left instructions for the administration of the Nation of Islam of Canada that are being carried out by those in positions of leadership.
noic.ca /faq.html   (1413 words)

 CTV.ca | Islamic group against Ontario use of sharia law
But the Council on American-Islamic Relations Canada is worried that including the word shariah in the legislation would enshrine in law so-called shariah tribunals, which they say are a violation of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Saloojee said the use of faith-based arbitration is on the rise for Canada's burgeoning Muslim community.
Islam is Canada's fastest growing religion, with 579,640 Muslims enumerated in the 2001 census, more than twice the number in 1991.
www.ctv.ca /servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1093194233767_13/?hub=Canada   (703 words)

 Islam :: Can tolerant Canada tolerate sharia?
But the peaceful facades of the dozens of mosques in Canada's most populous province belie the public rancor that has been stirred up over the use of sharia, or Islamic law, by Ontario's Muslims.
It is considered to be a distortion of Islam.
Adherents of Islam are called "Muslims." The term "Arab" describes an ethnic or cultural identity.
www.religionnewsblog.com /news.php?p=8288&c=1   (1172 words)

 Islam Online- News Section   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Affirming "the self-witness of Islam as a religion of peace, mercy, justice and compassion", it maintains that Christians should seek to "understand Islam with humility and caution".
It also dismisses earlier depictions of Islam as sensual, despotic and promiscuous, some of these ideas proved to be persistent in western mindset and media.
The document admits that earlier sweeping conversions to Islam among Christians were due to the fact that "theology of Islam seemed much simpler and easier to engage than the paradoxes associated with the Trinity and the dual nature of Jesus".
www.islam-online.net /English/News/2004-02/08/article09.shtml   (1169 words)

 Islam :: Canada's Muslims split over bid to introduce Islamic law courts
Canada's Muslim community is being torn apart by a controversial proposal to establish Sharia courts to enforce Islamic law in civil matters.
Women’s groups and moderate Muslims in the nation’s largest province are outraged at the recommendation by former attorney-general Marion Boyd to allow arbitration tribunals to be governed by the principles of Sharia - the code of Islamic law.
The ruling is the latest challenge for multicultural Canada, whose open-door policy to immigrants is under strain from the post-11 September terrorist threat.
www.religionnewsblog.com /9924/Muslims-split-over-bid-to-introduce-Islamic-law-courtsCanada's   (682 words)

The representative of Canada, responding to the statement from the representative of Iran, said his delegation certainly agreed that no country could claim a perfect human rights record, and that everyone needed guidance, assistance and collective wisdom to move forward.
The representative of Iran said Canada’s accusations against Iran were unacceptable, as was Canada’s belief in selectivity, and that it alone had the right to raise questions regarding human rights violations in other countries.
Regarding the need to defend multiculturalism in a world of increased discrimination, he said the main concern was the refusal of some States to recognize multiculturalism, such as in Japan.
www.un.org /News/Press/docs/2005/gashc3835.doc.htm   (4326 words)

 Islam in Canada
The incident has upset and embarrassed Muslims across Canada, who are demanding answers from their elected representatives, from immigration officials and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), "The community has launched a campaign to get answers from Ottawa," said Hussein El-Henawy, an executive member of the Canadian Chapter of the Muslim Arab Youth Association (MAYA).
The lawyer told the Washington Report that he was left with the impression that an employee at Canada's Detroit Consulate had made a mistake with Sheikh Ghoneim's name when the visa was issued.
He noted that it was regrettable that this incident took place in the holy month of Ramadan.
www.wrmea.com /backissues/0398/9803100.html   (1040 words)

 Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Canada
In Canada, Eidul Fitr was celebrated on November 4, 2005.
Accommodation for the victims is a crucial issue and the Humanity First is working with the government on having a “tent colony” under its complete care, many tents are sent from UK and many are being brought from China.
Doctors under the auspices of Humanity First from Germany and UK are already in Pakistan while doctors in USA & Canada await their rota.
www.ahmadiyya.ca   (2360 words)

 The War Against Islam - Stormfront White Nationalist Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Muslims are hellbent on establishing multitudes of mosques and islamic schools to get the base population of muslims rising at an alarming rate in christian based countries and inject islam with a dirty needle.
there was an immigration officer who was saying that all of the immigrants coming to canada is causing a threat to terrorist attacks, and he wants to slow down the numbers of immigrants into canada, i didnt catch his name unfortunatly.
but the damage done on canada is to severe, we need a new fuhrer to save the white race from world jewry.
www.stormfront.org /forum/showthread.php?p=977399   (441 words)

 Canadian Islamic Congress
Although Canada's political and social cultures are highly inclusive, minorities tend to follow a pattern of either assimilation or isolation.
The Canadian Islamic Congress has reacted strongly to news that some of Canada's most senior and influential federal ministers have pulled out all the stops to preserve the draconian anti-terrorism legislation that was hastily...
I pay my respects to Islam because it seeks peace through the pursuit of human rights, economic equity, and social justice.
www.canadianislamiccongress.com   (360 words)

 Courting Islam: Shariah law in Canada - The Varsity - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The lecture was organized by the Outreach Committee of the Muslim Students' Association and aimed to answer questions about Shariah law-muslim law, based on the Koran-and the role of faith-based arbitration in Canada's secular society.
The issue of Shariah law in Canada has sparked a media sensation across the country, but has also polarized the 700,000-strong Muslim community.
Shariah supporters believe that Canada's system of laws would perfectly complement a proper implementation of Islamic law.
www.thevarsity.ca /news/2004/10/25/News/Courting.Islam.Shariah.Law.In.Canada-779207.shtml   (678 words)

 Reflections from Canada: Islam: My Humble Opinion
One does not have to look hard to realize that the reality of Islam on the ground is very different from the ideals of love, peace, tolerance, unity, modesty, etc that not only Islam but all religions teach.
Extremism, intolerance, spendthrift, slander, backbiting, imbalance, disunity, vulgarity, you name it, are all behaviors that have been repeatedly condemned and prohibited in the Holy Quran.
Anyway, below is a subtitled list of my favorite Quranic verses that illustrate this discrepancy between Islam and Muslims, all Muslims, from the average person in the streets of Riyadh, Manama, and Amman to the terrorist in the caves of Tora Bora.
bahrein.blogspot.com /2004/06/islam-my-humble-opinion.html   (2353 words)

 -- Beliefnet.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Resources for use with "Understanding Islam: the Mini-Course," produced in collaboration with the Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam & Christian-Muslim Relations, Hartford Seminary.
Islam specialist John Esposito says our acquaintance with Islam has just begun, and at the wrong place.
Islam, Gender, and Social Change By Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad and John L. Esposito
www.beliefnet.com /story/89/story_8997_1.html   (212 words)

 RS 365: Islam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
We will examine themes such as Orientalism, Islamic “fundamentalism”, the “Islamic Threat”, the meanings of “jihad”, the “Rushdie Affair”, the Nation of Islam, the role of Islam in Canada and the United States, and the study of Islam after September 11, 2001.
March 29: The religious practices of Islam: The hadith of Gabriel revisited.
May 17 - 19: The role of Islam in Canada and the United States.
www.csun.edu /~ah34999/rs365.html   (1204 words)

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