Imam Dr. Hamid Slimi on the recent events in Canada:
“People are becoming aware and trying to make a difference, but it is our responsibility to show them the difference. Islam tells us that you can’t be a good Muslim unless you are a good human being. And, Islam tells us to stand for what it right and never join those who are wrong… Youth may think to go overseas and fight, [but fight] for what? The fight today is a fight in ignorance. The important fight we have today is to fight bigotry, to fight injustice, and [thanks be to God], Canada is a good ground to promote the values that all human beings share.”
Dr. Hamid Slimi is the Imam, Resident Scholar and Founder of Sayeda Khadija Centre (Mississauga, Ontario). He has been serving as an Imam, Chaplain, Educator and Consultant in Canada for over 17 years in different religious and educational institutions.
See how other Canadian Muslims are responding to the recent events in Ottawa: