Sparks

Critique without Criticism

Imagine you are asked to donate to a charity that distributes shoes in an African country. Seeking to improve the lives of the less fortunate, you accept, contributing a portion of your hard earned money to a cause you believe to be virtuous....

New Year, New Muslim

The ugliness of the term aside, the characterization of “Ramadan Muslims” is reminiscent of the perceived renewals and resolutions surrounding New Year’s.  Evidently, both groups take advantage of a specific date to begin changing their lives...

Can You Defend Your Beliefs?

“I’m not saying you’re wrong… I’m just saying you wouldn’t know if you were.” Those were the words of my professor, who had just assigned us a research paper designed to challenge our convictions. The premise was that most people,...

Kaepernick: When Will We Stand Up For Justice?

Professional athletes, and really all celebrities by extension, are constantly under the microscope. Their every move is analyzed, their most insignificant choices critiqued. And yet it is ironic that of all the things a celebrity could do to draw...

What Have We Learned From Our History?

Ask any history teacher for the benefits of studying their subject and their go-to answer will be “to learn from our mistakes.” If we can understand what it was that caused catastrophes such as the Crusades, the Spanish Inquisition, or the two...

A Little Bit of Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing

From a young age, we have all had the importance of education impressed upon our minds. The hadith, “Seeking knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim” (Tirmidhi, 74) is one of the most famous and oft-repeated sayings of the Prophet PBUH, and it...

About ISNA Canada

ISNA Canada is an Islamic organization committed to the mission and movement of Islam: nurturing a way of life in the light of the guidance from the Qur’an and Sunnah for establishing a vibrant presence of Muslims in Canada. ISNA exists as a platform for all Muslims who share its mission and are dedicated to serving the needs of Muslims and Muslim communities.

Copyrıght 2013 ISNA LANTERNS. All RIGHTS RESERVED.