The Islamic Dawah booth at Dundas Square
“Islam Is… Introduction to Islam and Its Principals”, based on Pete Seda’s lectures, is being printed and distributed by ICNA (Islamic Circle of North America) Canada (391 Burnhamthorpe Rd., East, Oakville, Ontario).
Dr. Iqbal Massod Al-Nadvi is the Amir (President) and Chairman of Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Canada and is also serving as Chairperson of Canadian Council of Imams. he also served as Director of Al-Falah Islamic School in Oakville, Ontario from 2004 to 2011, prior to which he served as Imam of Muslim Association of Calgary Islamic Center from 1998-2004 and as a member of the University of Calgary chaplaincy team.
The woman that stood at the centre of the “niqab debate” in the Canadian election campaign also works for the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA).
The following are excerpts of the book that was picked up from the Islamic booth at Dundas Square in downtown Toronto.
“Islam is a global faith… Islam is a complete way of life, implying total submission to God…”
“Islam calls humanity away from the worship of any part of creation to the worship of The One and Only True God. No act of worship or devotion has any meaning or value if the concept of monotheism is in any way compromised…”
“In Islam, to believe that any of God’s creation shares in His power or attributes is considered polytheism and disbelief… The purpose of Islam is to call people away from creation and to direct them toward the worship of The Creator alone…”
“God created humans with an innate, natural inclination toward the worship of Him alone. Satan, on the other hand, does his utmost to get people to turn away from monotheism, enticing mankind to the worship of creation (idolatry)… Due to the allure of Satan, people repeatedly deviated to the worship of created beings (idolatry and polytheism)… In Islam, the greatest possible sin is to worship anything or anyone other than [p. 11] God…”
“If any sort of gain, be it wealth, job, power or recognition, becomes more important than pleasing God, even that is a form of polytheism…”
“To ascribe to God attributes of created things is a form of polytheism. It is likewise a form of polytheism to ascribe to created things attributes that belong to God alone. For instance, anyone who believes that any other than God is The All-Wise or the All Powerful has committed the sin of polytheism…”
“A Muslim must believe in all of the Prophets and Messengers sent by God. God has mentioned some of them in the Quran. Among those mentioned by name are Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad…”
“All the Prophets and Messengers of God brought the teachings of Islam…”
“Likewise, when Jesus came and declared his Prophet-hood with clear signs and miracles, it was obligatory for everyone to accept him unconditionally if they were to be considered Muslims. All those who rejected Jesus became disbelievers in Islam…”
“The changing of God’s laws is forbidden in Islam. God condemns religious leaders who alter divine principles. One who attempts to make changes places him or herself on the same level [p. 35] with God, committing polytheism…”
“The Jinn were created before Adam; they have free will. Disobedient jinns are demons. They live here with us in some manner by which they can see us but we cannot see them unless they choose to make themselves appear. Sorcery, which is forbidden in Islam, is also performed through them…”
“Every human being is responsible for his or her actions and is born as a Muslim, pure and free from sin…”
“An Islamic society can legislate any laws for the improvement of life (e.g. traffic laws) as long as they are not in contradiction to Islamic Law…”
“From the Islamic point of view, ‘liberated’ Western women who must worry about their looks, figure and youth for the pleasure of others are trapped in a form of slavery…”
“A man is responsible for maintaining and protecting his family and providing the basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter for his wife, children and (if needed) other female relatives in the household. Women are not primarily responsible for this, even if married…”