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The Rights of a Child

In this series of khutbas we look at the rights of children. We start with verse 66:6 of the Holy Quran which Commands parents to save themselves and their families from fire. As there are many rights to be considered this topic may spread over two sermons. Next week we will look at the reasons why the children’s rights are so grossly [...]

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Welcome to Canada

Whilst European contries have been closing their borders to desperate Syrian refugees, Canada has welcomed them with a song sung by children. This should be familiar to Muslims as when the Holy Prophet (saw) became a refugee himself due to persecution, the City to which he headed welcomed him with children singing a song for him.

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The names of the children who have died in Gaza

See a bigger version of the picture here The crimes being committed by Israel are the most horrific of many peoples lifetimes. There can be no doubt that Israel are targeting civilians and it is their policy to do so. The silence from the vast majority of the international community is shameful, including those so called Muslim nations. Children [...]

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Bring your children to the Mosque

There has been a trend with some Mosques in the UK that they ban or ask people not to bring young children with them to the Mosque, as they deem that the children are disruptive and make too much noise. In this short clip the current Ameer of the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam, Dr Abdul Karim Saeed Pasha encourages all Muslims to bring [...]

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For generations, rape was a taboo subject in this conservative Muslim society. As recently as a decade ago, the news about the 14- and 16-year-old sisters (who were raped and shot dead) might never have traveled beyond this rural area, where rice fields stretch for miles and workers shape bricks from the spongy soil.

But thanks to a freer media and a push by child-welfare advocates to get families to report such crimes, the number of cases under investigation is rising, as is the outrage of parents, the public and advocacy groups.

“People are now reporting things, and people are now seeing children are suffering heinous, horrible crimes,” said Narjis Zaidi, a human rights advocate in Islamabad.

We told you so seems an inadequate response to the following news item which shows how rape of minors, both girls and boys, is increasing in Pakistan. When the brutal dictator General Zia enacted his so called Sharia Laws, we spoke out against them. We said that those laws were not Sharia and the way they were legislated and going to be implemented will give a licence to Pakistani men to rape. Sadly, our words proved true.

We again draw attention to three khutbas given at our mosque in London where we put the correct interpretation of Islamic law to the public and requested amendments to Pakistani law.

Original Source: WashingtonPost.com

Rape of children on increase in Pakistan

For generations, rape was a taboo subject in this conservative Muslim society. As recently as a decade ago, the news about the 14- and 16-year-old sisters (who were raped and shot dead) might never have traveled beyond this rural area, where rice fields stretch for miles and workers shape bricks from the spongy soil. But thanks to a freer [...]

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Terror Camps Training Children

Video footage allegedly showing Kindergarten-aged children firing an arsenal of heavy firepower at a terrorist training camp in Pakistan’s tribal area has surfaced online. Young children garbed in shalwar kameez can be seen lined up in neat rows, straining under the recoil as they fire semi-automatic pistols. Click on the article above to [...]

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Israel Imprisoning more Palestinian Children than Ever

Photo from Guardian.co.uk February registered the highest number of Palestinian children imprisoned and prosecuted in the Israeli military court system since October 2010, reaching a total of 236, an increase of 5.8 percent from January. 39 children were between the ages of 12 and 15, a 25.8 percent increase from January. A total of 141 children [...]

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Pakistani Children Taught to hate at School

the hate content in textbooks has more than doubled since the last time they were revised. For example, some 30 Grade 5 to 10 textbooks published in Punjab, examined in 2009, were found to have 12 instances of biased material that could be considered “hate content.” In 2012, the textbooks underwent a curriculum revision. After another [...]

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Afghanistan: What about the children?

Skateistan: To Live and Skate in Kabul is a film made by director Orlando von Einsiedel. In a country with innumerable problems, Skateistan represents an oasis where children can be children and build the kinds of cross-cultural relationships that Afghanistan needs for future stability.

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Children of Zia

The Holy Quran tells human being to think. It repeatedly asks: Do they not reflect? And yet, in contradiction of this command of the Holy Quran in most Muslim countries people are required to follow blindly the latest state promoted nonsense. From the very start children are told that they are not to ask questions. Anyone who does is accused [...]

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