Dear Brothers and Sisters,
It was only by the the Grace of Allah SWT that we were able to gather and not only celebrate history but actually make history. Not only did we remember and celebrate the Birth of our Nation over the Canada Day Long weekend but as Muslims in Calgary, we celebrated 50 Golden and Proud, Fruitful, Successful years of our Islamic Heritage and Multi-Culturalism in Calgary.
We celebrated "The Power of Our Unity" Thousands of Muslims Strong in Calgary and the Multi-Culturalism that we share not only within Canadian Society as a whole, but within our own Muslim Community. It is one of the things I am most proud of as a Muslim Community leader, the fact that I can walk into any of our Masajid and see a wide variation of the races that God created. It is the beauty of Islam.
Allah Almighty Said: "O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other. Verily the most honored of you in the sight of God is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And God has full knowledge and is well acquainted with all things."
All over the world today Muslims are facing hardship, trials and tribulations. The divide and conquer tactic is being applied heavily on Muslims locally and around the world with different types of weapons and various methodologies. Whether it is through military bombardment or through the instigation of civil war or through the media, even our local media attacking our right to exists in this Country and hold beliefs and traditions, or to practice our religion or to dress differently and so on. Our scholars and Imams are being attacked all over the globe both physically and verbally. If we don't stand up, if we don't rally behind our leaders, and if we don't meet to perfect and protect our unity and strive to be productive, integrated citizens of this beautiful Nation made up of all of God's creation, then we will be as the prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said as Gutha Alseyel or the Foam or Froth on top of the Ocean!
"They want to extinguish the light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah refuses except to perfect His light, although the disbelievers dislike it." more ...