It was Islamic Awareness Week (IAW), here in Windsor, Ontario, at the University of Windsor, last March 10 - 14th, 2014. Here is a link to an online advertisement: http://feest-ca.com/Islam-Awareness-Week-at-UWindsor-03-10.
Here in Windsor, we have Islamic grade schools. Now, they are working towards opening high schools, in my city.
Last week, I read a notice posted on Kijiji Edmonton entitled, Islam Awareness Week 2015: The Messenger. Here is a link: http://www.kijiji.ca/v-events/edmonton/islam-awareness-week-2015:-the-messenger/1045827595. And, here is what was posted (in case you can't open the link):
|Address||Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, University of Alberta, 11405 87 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton, AB T6G 1C9|
|Event Date(s)||26-Jan-15 to 30-Jan-15|
|Start Time||18:30 to 20:30|
| Five cities team up once again to bring you a United Islam Awareness Week across Western Canada. The third of its kind, you don’t want to miss out on this exciting trilogy! Learn about the astounding events that place more than 1400 years ago when Prophet Muhammad and his message of Islam transformed the world forever. |
What has the media taught you about Islam? How do you pronounce the words “Muslim”, “Qur’an”, and “Muhammad”? Are all Muslims terrorists? What does Islam have to say about women’s rights, environmental sustainability, and war? These are all questions you may have thought of before but may not have had an outlet to have these questions answered. Now’s your chance!
In a growing multicultural and vibrant society, it is critical to teach yourself about the various ethnic cultures and religions. It makes communicating with people easier and it is extremely important to understand other people’s world views.
Join us, as NYMiNK in collaboration with universities in BC, Alberta, and Saskatchewan, bring to you “Islam Awareness Week” (IAW). From January 26th to 30th 2014, Muslim Student’s Associations from across Western Canada will be hosting an exhilarating Islam Awareness Week featuring dynamic exhibits, free learning material, and engaging seminars.
Come ask any question you have about anything Islam – judgement free!
More information on locations, program schedules, and keynote speakers to be released soon! Look out for #IAW2015 at a university near you!
Islam Awareness Week 2015: The Messenger
The Legacy of Earth's Mightiest Messenger
1) Transformer: Age of Illumination
Before Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.)* came with the message of Islam, society was ravaged by numerous injustices. Many people worshiped idols and did not respect the dignity and honour of human life. Infant daughters would be buried alive, people would fight and kill for petty reasons, and the poor would be enslaved and taken advantage of. Let us venture forth on a transformative journey and learn how the Final Messenger illuminated the world with his example and teachings, which revolutionized society as well as every generation to come.
2) Kryptonite for Corruption
When Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.)* received revelation from God, he was tasked with confronting a nation which threatened to bring the world to a hopeless state of oppression and inequality. With scarce resources and supporters, find out how he swiftly changed the corrupt
ways of the most powerful and influential people and established a methodology to extinguish social injustice for all places and times. He was truly a Kryptonite for Corruption.
3) Guardian of the Galaxies
More than 1400 years ago, Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.)* found himself chosen to be the final Prophet, after a series of Prophets were sent to humanity from its inception. These Prophets would guide humanity to their true purpose for existence and emancipate them from ignorance. Join us and explore how the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.)* fulfilled this role and became the
guardian and guide towards answering the galactically profound question, ‘what is our purpose in life’?
4) The Incredibles
The family of Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.)* were seemingly ordinary people living very simple lives. However, their extraordinary impact on societies and history continues to affect and inspire billions of people today. In addition to learning how we can pragmatically strengthen our own family units and societal values, we will delve into the lives of arguably the greatest family in history and discover what made them so incredible.
5) Justice League
Today there exist leagues in the forms of international courts and organizations that attempt to establish justice through diplomacy and other means. Most governing bodies we see today have struggled to create a system of harmony between all races, genders, ethnicities, and faiths. However, during the life of Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.)*, he successfully created a society of peace, security and stability through a strong connection with our Creator. Join us and challenge your conventional understanding of what Shariah Law is, and how it surpasses any justice league in serving the needs of humanity.
*(p.b.u.h.); ‘Peace be upon him’ is mentioned after the names of Prophets as a form of respect.
Unfortunately, Muslims here in Canada, are doing everything they can to encourage people to become Islamic. Even though Islam isn't truly just a religion, but is actually an ideology.
Meanwhile, our Canadian soldiers have suffered.
Here in Canada, late in 2014, three (3) Canadian soldiers were shot by Muslims. Two (2) died. The other suffered physically, to be sure. Emotionally? Only he, his family and God knows, to be sure.
Our Canadian soldiers are suffering overseas, as well.
Here is an article by Huffington Post entitled, Canadian Soldiers Exchange Fire with ISIS In Iraq: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/19/canada-isis-iraq_n_6502810.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000014.
Please don't misunderstand my reasoning for posting about this, today. Or, ever.
It is my opinion, that since Islam is doing everything it can by using terrorism to overtake areas of the world, and while it is doing everything it can to change the world in general, and convert it to Islam, I believe they should be stopped.
No different, than what some people thought with regards to Adolf Hitler, and his Nazi regime, that attempted to do the same thing, many years ago, during WW2.
I agree with what our Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper stated recently. I've said it in the past, and will say it, again.
While we are not at war with Islam. Islam is at war with us.
If they are not stopped, our country and various other countries in this world of ours, will be taken over. Just as many small, poor countries in Africa had done to them in the past, and are now Islamic. Even if it takes a much greater amount of time, for unless they are stopped, they will not give up.
Of course, it is all in God's time, when this will happen.
Just like we read, in Ecclesiastes 3:8, " A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace."
As was mentioned earlier in this entry, and in the past, while we were not at war with Islam, Islam is at war with us. This can only mean that we are virtually, at war.
Please, pray that God will lift us up, encourage us, and provide for our every need, to be able to end the terroristic activities of those who are at war with us.
And, please... pray that any/all Muslims we come in contact with, will come to Christ, and become saved by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Until next time...
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