STRUGGLE FOR THE RIGHT
indeed are contributing tremendously to show us the right direction, give
us the real peace and happiness and protection from darkness and harms of
all evils including illiteracy, racism, extremism, terrorism,
fundamentalism and discrimination. It
is, therefore, our duty and responsibility to fully help and support them.
This is exactly the real message
of Islam, which means and stands for peace. The struggle of Islam is
directed against all evils and its message is for all mankind and not only
Muslims. The Holy Quran says this. The confusion and misunderstandings
created could only be removed through proper communication, understanding
ENEMIES: Conspiracies against Islam are not new but being hatched
since its advent---over thousand years. Despite all dirty plans, tricks
and attempts of the evil, Islam progressed and spread to all corners of
the world. Muslims are suffering badly today because of their own faults.
They are not following properly the real message of Islam. They have
become puppets in the hands of the enemies of the people and Islam.
so-called religious leaders including Fake or Moron Mullahs and scholars
are adding fuel to the fire by distorting the message of Islam, exploiting
Muslims and distracting them from the right cause and direction. They are
in fact the worst enemies of Islam, Muslims and mankind. Most of them,
particularly Moron Mullahs, are either illiterates or doing it
deliberately to promote their vested interests, particularly political and
ideological. This is resulting in serious misunderstanding and great
confusion. On October 4, 2004, I saw some literatures of ICNA Canada about
Ramadan in the lobby of my building. The content shocked me. Just imagine
the message it was giving:
example: “Just for this month, I will not watch TV at all. My knowing of
what is shown in the news does not affect any affairs of the world.
Watching the news causes only frustration, despair and anxiety. If I do
not watch for a month, it will not have any impact either on me, my Ummah
or the world at large.”
example: “This Ramadan, I will decline all invitations to dinner
meetings with non-Muslims because every moment is this month is too
precious to be spent on these activities.”
was the association trying to prove and portray Muslims as? It wants to
keep the Muslims in darkness and isolation. It can only lead to
differences and distances. Is this what Islam teaches? Not, Sir. This
certainly needs explanation.
time to change attitude and approach. On the one hand the Muslim World led
by President Musharraf of
even highly educated, experienced and respected persons not only blindly
follow but apparently worship the so-called religious leaders. Not
Allah’s but their word is final for them. This has become common.
Thousands of Fake Pirs are fleecing and fooling the people.
evil is fully exploiting this situation and using such elements for
harming Muslims and tarnishing the image of Islam. The result is that the
true believers of The Almighty and followers of Islam---whether Mullahs,
scholars and preachers---are being targeted, hunted and eliminated to
crush Muslims and their supporters. This is the reality.
FREEDOM: Islam is struggling against Global Fear to give people Global
Freedom. It is committed to ensure peace, democracy and happiness to all
people---as per message of the Holy Quran and teachings and preaching of
So the serious situation needs proper focus and attention of all.
Realization is there but action is needed to help and support the people
by showing them the right path and providing them the necessary facilities
and services. For these, moral and financial support (donations and
assistances) are badly needed and could help in practical implementation
of the plans and objectives. Every individual and penny counts and could
work wonders for all the people. This is not a dream but a reality which
could be practically and successfully achieved.
this urgent need and the critical situation in mind and to ensure that
Muslims are provided at least five times prayer facilities and real
liberal Islamic teachings based on the Holy Quran in their vicinity and in
proper manner, the Richmond Hill Muslim Association was formed.
is located at
1997, R.H.M.A is already holding successfully Jummah (Friday) Prayers,
Tarawih Prayers (In Ramazan) and educational programs for the learning of
Quran. Since then, the Muslim community has grown so rapidly and
contributing tremendously that the need for a Community Centre that can
accommodate all of the increasing needs is now more than necessary. The
pressure on the R.H.M.A to help build a strong and vibrant Muslim
community is growing. This is the vision of both the R.H.M.A and Muslims.
CENTRE: R.H.M.A plans to build and run the Community Centre on both
religious and modern lines so as to impart not only purely liberal Islamic
education, teaching and discipline based on the Holy Quran and character
of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) but education and training based on modern
curriculum as well.
aims to bring the community closest to the Holy Quran and character of
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). The focus will be on studying, knowing and
understanding the contents, message and vision of the Holy Quran through
recitation, translation and Tafseer. The task is not difficult and needs
only commitment and determination.
main objective of R.H.M.A is to enable the Muslims to become fully ready
and capable of joining the system and society as responsible and
respectable citizens and help in the progress and prosperity of the people
and the country in all fields including religious, social and cultural and
of their choice.
awareness and understanding will be created to give them a positive vision
and make them broadminded, civilized and educated. This is extremely
essential. R.H.M.A has felt it as its duty and responsibility to
practically help them with the backing and support of the community.
ROLE: The role of R.H.M.A will be
totally non-political and completely educative, specifically directed
towards establishment of a good society and system to protect people from
hatred, exploitation, discrimination, extremism and all related negatives.
The highly qualified teachers, counselors and instructors, all at least
degree holders, selected would be fully trained ones and properly
qualified in their respective subjects and fields. It would be made sure
that they are dedicated, caring and attentive.
Before selection, they would be
carefully screened to check infiltration of the so-called Mullah-type
elements who with poor knowledge and narrow thought promote hatred,
discrimination and extremism. This aspect will be considered extremely
important. The students and beneficiaries would be taught and trained to
fully understand, respect and follow the federal, provincial and municipal
laws. This way R.H.M.A plans to protect the Muslims from un-Islamic and
destructive teachings and trainings.
R.H.M.A gives great importance to recreation and related activities as
part of best education, healthy environment and development. It held and
would hold social and cultural activities including picnic, sports and
entertainment programs. All people would be allowed to participate in such
activities and even enter the religious places including mosque in the
institution but in the acceptable manner. No one would be allowed to
create or promote hatred and discrimination.
association plans to acquire and maintain a cemetery, which will be
acquired and maintained through donations and assistances.
CONDEMNED: R.H.M.A strongly condemns all acts of terrorism anywhere
and would support strongest action against those responsible. The
association believes that hatred and discrimination could only be ended
through proper communication, understanding and awareness and considers it
essential to build strong bridges to bring Muslims and others closest
possible. R.H.M.A with its plans and objectives could play a very positive
and constructive role in this connection. It sympathizes with all victims
of terrorism and natural disasters.
ongoing programs of R.H.M.A are: 1) Conducting daily, weekly and annual
prayer sessions 2) Organizing social and family gathering 3) Counselling/Helping
distressed and needy people 4) Fundraising
5) Building bridges between community and various levels of the
PROGRAM: For the Richmond Hill Community, this Ramadan is very
special. It marks the first Ramadan in which Muslims of the vicinity are
truly observing Ramadan together as a community. The Ramadan activities of
R.H.M.A include Tarawih Prayers followed by Eid Prayers.
in a short period of a year has managed to collect Canadian $86,174.74.
The target of overall cost is over $3 million in order to acquire a
permanent place for worship and community centre. Presently, R.H.M.A does
not have its own place for five times prayers. During the holy month of
Ramadan it hopes to receive generous donations from the people everywhere,
particularly the community, to help acquire the place. R.H.M.A is renting
places like Bayview Hill Community Centre, Lions Club, Spruce Community
R.H.M.A plans to build the Community Centre in an area which covers Hwy 7,
OF DIRECTORS: The R.H.M.A team includes highly qualified, experienced,
respectable, tested and trusted people. They are doctors, accountants,
computer specialists and so on. The Board of Directors of the Richmond
Hill Muslim Association comprises: Dr Saeed R. Faizi, President (905)
780-5734, Dr Abu Alam, Vice-President (416) 821-6644, Farheen Khawaja,
Secretary (905) 884-2765, Azizul Mohammed, Treasurer (905) 508-8414, Dr M.
Jamil Dar, Director (905) 737-7888 and Shahid Hashmi, Director (905)
queries and details any official can be contacted. The policy is to keep
everything open and everyone aware of the programs, policies and progress.
R.H.M.A wants to keep close contact with the community. The association
needs people who are backbones of the community and ready to serve the
people at any time and under any circumstances. The jawbones and knee
bones types would be kept away because instead of supporting and
contributing they always keep interfering and causing trouble for all.
R.H.M.A’S APPEAL: R.H.M.A
has appealed to all the people in the interest of the community and to
meet their urgent need of five times prayers and community centre
facilities to generously donate to the association. For donation, use the
TD Canada Trust Bank Account 1083 2 004 1083 526354. Those visiting the TD
Branch can make a donation and send R.H.M.A the copy of the deposit slip
for issuance of a receipt. No receipt will be issued without obtaining
physical copy of the deposit receipt.
is confident that if every member of the community deposits one dollar per
month then it will make a huge difference in the association’s cash flow
to fulfill the community’s requirement.