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Big Muslim Gathering In Toronto: "Healing The Wounds"

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    Asalaamu alaikum, Would you please make an announcement at your local masjid, centre or MSA or otherwise help spread the word about this event on October 14th.
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      Asalaamu alaikum,

      Would you please make an announcement at your local masjid, centre or MSA
      or otherwise help spread the word about this event on October 14th.

      wasalaam,
      hussein hamdani

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      H E A L I N G

      T H E W O U N D S

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      UNITING IN THE AFTERMATH OF
      SEPTEMBER 11TH

      The tragedy of Sept 11 has touched us all deeply. On October 14,
      Muslims families and friends are asked to gather in remembrance, prayer,
      and solidarity.

      Sunday, October 14th, 2001
      Doors open at 7pm
      Convocation Hall
      University of Toronto

      Located northwest of Queen's Park TTC Station
      at University Ave. & College Street on the
      main campus; plenty of parking available on
      St. George Street & King's college Circle
      - map available at www.utoronto.ca

      Suggested Donation $2 - $5
      Proceeds will go to all the victims
      of the tragedy, local and abroad

      Join with the community in support of our
      national representative organizations:
      Canadian Islamic congress, CAIR-CAN,
      and the Federation of Muslim Women.

      We will address the following important issues:
      - What can we do to heal the traumatic
      wounds opened by the tragedy?
      - How do we deal with the images of terror
      and violence?
      - What can we do to remember and honour
      the victims?
      - How do we confront harassment, prejudice
      and racism?
      - How can we promote peace at home and abroad?
      - Is there a vision for Islam in Canada?

      SPEAKERS:
      * Riad Saloojee - Executive Director,CAIR-CAN
      * Wahida Valiante - Vice President,
      Canadian Islamic congress
      * Nazim Baksh - Muslim Educator & Activist,
      CBC Journalist
      * Faisal Kutty - Lawyer, CMCLA
      * Rashaad Vahed - Social Worker, Family Therapist
      * Nadia Elsohemy - Student, McMaster University
      * Maliha Chishti - Former Executive Director,
      UN Hague Program for Peace
      * Abdul-Rehman Malik - School Teacher,
      Toronto Star Columnist
      * Representatives from Social Justice and
      Activist communities

      And a special video message from
      * Hamza Yusuf Hanson - Director,
      Zaytuna Institute

      For more information, please
      e-mail: healingthewounds@...
      call: 416-924-0968
      click: http://www.ihyaproductions.com

      Supported by:
      Council on American Islamic Relations of Canada
      (CAIR-CAN), Canadian Islamic Congress, CMCLA,
      Federation of Muslim Women, www.islam.ca,
      SoundVision, MYNA Toronto, MSA-National,
      MSA-U of T and Ihya Productions.


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