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Dr. Wael Shehab

Dr. Wael Shehab has a PhD in Islamic Studies from Al-Azhar University. He is currently the Imam of the Downtown Toronto Masjid in Canada.

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Hijrah Lessons for Muslim Minorities

Hijrah Lessons for Muslim Minorities

The Emigration to Madinah (Hijrah)was a turning point in Muslim history that has many inspiring lessons, especially for Muslim minorities. Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be on him) and his Companions set wonderful examples that Muslims should learn from and translate into practice in all aspects of life. After the Prophet and his Companions’ migrated to Madinah, previously known as Yathrib, it became the …

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New Year, New Leaf

New Year, New Leaf

The New Hijri Year occasion is a time for reflection, assessment, and planning for the coming year. One should seize this occasion by assessing his work in the past year(s) and planning to lead a better life in the coming year. It’s high time for reflecting on and studying one’s relationship with God, with his …

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Rajab Is Here... Season of Goodness Starts

Rajab Is Here… Season of Goodness Starts

Every year, when the month of Rajab arrives, I recall the supplication: “O Allah, bless us in the months of Rajab and Sha`ban and take us to Ramadan.”[1] It is high time for everyone to re-think and assess his or her readiness for the blessings of Allah in these blessed months, Rajab, Sha`ban, and Ramadan. …

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`Eid Al-Adha: A Model for Sharing and Caring

`Eid Al-Adha: A Model for Sharing and Caring

`Eid Al-Adha has unique spiritual, devotional, educational, and social meanings. It implants in the Muslim’s heart the spirit of sharing and caring. It has special rituals, ethics, and values that could, if properly observed, change a Muslim’s affairs to the better. On the day of `Eid, a Muslim is recommended by the Sunnah to have …

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