Dhul-Qi'dah 20 - New SalamOttawa + Muslim Link + Muslims in China + Women's Shelters

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In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

HOST: GreenKufi (Omar)



What to do this Eid - A look at all the Eid activities:

Silent victims in Ottawa’s shelter crisis by Sr. Lula Adam
The headline, “Thousands turned away from Ottawa women’s shelters,” on the front page of the Oct. 7 issue of the Ottawa Citizen has elicited shock and concern. Many question how it is possible that over 5,000 women seeking safe haven are turned away each year from local women’s shelters. As shocking as this number is, it is an incomplete picture. Many of hese women who are turned away have children. If it is difficult to find a bed for one woman, imagine how difficult it is to find multiple beds for a woman with five children. We are not only turning away women—we are also turning away their children. In some cases temporary shelter is found for women who escape violence with their children, however other children are being condemned to remain in homes that are not safe. Children are being reared in homes that are infested with a societal disease called violence. This disease has infected our community and it threatens the future of our nation. Violence against women when witnessed by children is also child abuse. Additionally it is a drain on our community’s human, financial and future resources. Without community support, children who witness such violence may be caught in a cycle that leads them to believe that violence is the most effective communication tool. Whether these children grow up to become victims or perpetrators of violence, the larger community is deeply affected.
Yes, it is shocking that thousands of women are being turned away from shelters. What is also appalling is that children are the silent victims in the shortage of shelter beds. These children do not have safe and nurturing upbringings, yet we as a community expect them, by some miracle, to grow up to be contributing members of society. According to Statistics Canada,domestic violence affects 7 per cent of women and their families in Ontario. Over 800,000 women in Ontario living in a common-law or marital relationship experienced physical and/or sexual assault by a spousal partner at least once during 2004 to 2006. And when we speak of violence against women, we are also speaking about the effect that violence has on their children. Children witness abuse in 40 per cent of violent relationships and 100 per cent of these children are impacted by the violence. If as a community we are unable to ensure the safety of every woman and child, then we need to invest in services within our community to support them. It is time to speak up for healthy homes, healthy communities and safe places for women and children. Our future—our children—depend upon it.
To learn more about violence against women and its impact on children please visit our website http://www.intervalhouseottawa.org/

Sr. Lula Adam is the Public Education Coordinator of Interval House of Ottawa, a local shelter for women and children fleeing violence

Community Reviews: Brand New Halal Restaurant on 230 Herzberg Road Just off of Carling Avenue.
Food type: Indo-Pak-Chinese Buffet. Price: Excellent. Features: Huge place, Comfortable, NO Alcohol! Excellent for families, and large groups.
Menu: Lots of Items to choose from. Includes typical Indo-Pak-Chinese menu with a little bit of Thai.

The Plight of Muslims in China's western Xinjiang province:

Officials in China's western Xinjiang province have stepped up pressure on the region's ethnic Uighur population during the holy month of Ramadan, and against other day-to-day Muslim practices. You can send a protesting email to the Chinese embasy here in Ottawa. chinaemb_ca@mfa.gov.cn


Muslim School by Baba Ali: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWt3Fg7QE5U

Doing Good in Unison http://omar.mahfoudhi.googlepages.com/05-Track5.mp3


Al-Burdah by Ahmed Bukhatir

Can't take it with you by Wharnsby, Bhikha, and Abdulamlik

Mountains Of Makkah by Bkikha

For all the Mothers out there who think they've been forgotton, and those new mothers who feel overwhelmed, and those soon to be mothers who are anxious and worried, this one is for you:

My Mon is Amazing by Naadira Ali

A blast from the past:

MYNA Raps: Deenin'


Dul-Quidah 13 - Nasheeds

Category: , By Salam Ottawa Team
In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

HOST: Ahmed Khalil


Supplication - Sami Yusuf http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCVwvDhw2H8
Thank You Allah - Raihan & Yusuf Ali http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5QbD16Nno0
Ya Elahy - Muhammad al-Husyan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUVApBu-7E4
Rope of Allah - Iman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mihGXzJNdU0
Mawla - Muhammad al-Husyan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBPO7VomD4Q
Tala Al Badru Alayna - Native Deen & 786 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pMtWDN-lFY
Your Beauty - Hamza Robertson http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NkFbqaPhfs
Tala'al Badru - Mishary Rashid Al-Afasy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CowSckEFoWU
Can't Take It With U - Zain Bhikh feat. Dawud & Abdul-Malik http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dtSRvyfxc4
Meditate - Seven8Six http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cGhUvM8T_Q
Bismillah - Dawud Wharnsby Ali http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1YLCslUS5o
Ella Salati - Mishary Rashid Al-Afasy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6QlEqQW_-E
Palestine - Seven8Six http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoTrazl-rmM


Dhul-Qi'dah 5 - Last Week of Funding Drive +

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In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

HOST: Ahmed Khalil

Quran: Surat Al-Baqarah: v. 261 to v.http://www.quranexplorer.com/


History of SalamOttawa

Dr. Jeffrey Lang - From Atheism To Islam Part 3 of 4 & Part 4 of 4

Zamilooni - Native Deen & Zain Bhikha

Allah knows - Zain Bhikha & Dawud Wharnsby

Why Are The Drums So Silent - Dawud Wharnsby

The Prophets Hands - Dawud Wharnsby Ali

Supplication - Sami Yusuf


- MAC Youth Learn's series, In the Footsteps of Sahabiyat, Session #03on Friday, Nov. 7th, @ 7pm @ 5050 MC Carleton University

- MAC Give is helping the Snowsuit Fund of Ottawa, for moreinformation email mygottawa@gmail.com


Last Appeal - Please Donate

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In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful


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Jazakum Allahu Khairan for all those who donated during our fund drive.

You can still donate, drop us a line at salam_ottawa@yahoo.ca

Fund Drive Running Tally:

$20 by Anonymous

$25 by Gwenyth Henderson

$10 by Rashid

$25 by Anonymous

October 28 over the air total: $80

$20 by A.L. & M.O.

$25 by S.S. & A.A.K.

$15 by Anonymous

November 4 over the air total: $20

November 4th online total: $40

Overall Total: $140

TARGET: $500

Jazakum Allahu Khairan and May Allah Accept all your good deeds.

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