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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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`Ashura’ and Human Brotherhood

`Ashura’ and Human Brotherhood

Every year, Muslims mark `Ashura’ on the 10th day of Muharram. The day of `Ashura’ is not only celebrated by Muslims, but other faith communities. Jews for example, used to celebrate this day too. Also, Quraysh (Prophet Muhammad’s tribe) used to fast on the day of `Ashura’ in the pre-Islamic period. Moreover,  Allah’s Messenger too used …

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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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