Let The Quran Speak, a weekly media production promoting Muslims and Islam, is hosting a fundraising dinner February 14 entitled “Let the Quran Speak Family Day Fundraising Dinner” to be held at the Grand Cinnamon Banquet and Convention Center, Toronto, Ontario.
The list of guest speakers:
Imam Siraj Wahaj
Dr. Shabir Ally
Mamoun S. Hassan
Circanda has previously reported on Imam Siraj Wahaj, an American from New York. This Imam has been under fire for comments concerning jihad and anti Jewish sentiments. Following is an undated prayer by Mr Wahaj:
“Everyone invited them to Allah’s deen [religion of Islam] in order to establish Islam. May Allah, Glorified and Exalted be He [GEBH] help us, guide us to the straight path. We Ask Allah, GEBH, to help us, to help the people, to guide the people, to guide the people towards Islam. We Ask Allah, GEBH, to help the Muslims everywhere on the earth. We Ask Allah, GEBH, to help the Sudan. Make the Sudan a great example of establishing Allah’s deen [religion of Islam]. And in Senegal, and in Trinidad and Tobago, and in Jamaica, and in South America, and all over the world. Allah, GEBH, never to forget Jerusalem, never to forget Palestine. May Allah help the Muslims in Palestine to establish the deen [religion of Islam], take over our land again, establish Islam back as it is supposed to be. We ask Allah, GEBH, to help our Muslim brothers and sisters in Yemen. Help them in every part of the globe.”
Dr Shabir Ally is the president of the Islamic Information & Dawah Centre International in Toronto, Ontario. He is a prolific debater engaging in regular debates around the world with noted theologians.
In 2015, Dr Ally refuted statements made by Robert Spencer, an American author and activist who fights radical Islamism.
In the video, Dr Ally made the statement that Modern Western Civilization was not based on Christianity. Following is a quote from the video.
“Somehow he (Robert Spencer) has misunderstood history, because as far as we know, Christianity is not the basis of Modern Western Civilization.” “As you know, our Canada is not a religious state.”
See entire video here: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2vrziy
To the best our knowledge, he has not corrected that statement.
As far as history goes, the founding fathers of Canada thought Judeo/Christian ethic was important enough to inscribe it on our Canadian Coat of Arms. A Mari usque ad Mare, latin for From Sea to Sea taken from Psalm 72:8.
The Canada Coat of Arms are used on federal government possessions like buildings, official seals, money, passports, proclamations and publications. They are also reproduced on the rank badges of some members of the Canadian Armed Forces. The Arms of Canada are also used by federal institutions, including the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Canada and the Tax Court of Canada to symbolize their judicial independence from the Government of Canada.
Dr Ally’s viewpoint is echoed to a certain extent by the founder of the Islamic Party of Ontario. Jawad Anwar of IPO believes that Islam is Ontario’s and Canada’s native DEEN (religion). Here is the IPO Principles and Policies.
Dr Ally has also been vocal in his views of homosexuality.
“But God’s law says that what we’re talking about here [homosexuality] is wrong, and if they do that wrong they have to face it.”
On the subject of homosexuality, we read this in the Quran and Hadith:
Quran (7:80-84) – “…For ye practice your lusts on men in preference to women: ye are indeed a people transgressing beyond bounds…. And we rained down on them a shower (of brimstone)”
Abu Dawud (4462)– The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Whoever you find doing the action of the people of Loot, execute the one who does it and the one to whom it is done.” (This is a sahih hadith)
Dr. Ally is a regular contributor on the program “Let the Quran Speak”.