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  • The Relevance of Islamic Identity in Canada
  • Nurjehan Aziz
  • English
  • 01 July 2017
  • 9781927494653

4 thoughts on “The Relevance of Islamic Identity in Canada

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    by Azeezah KanjiGiven mainstream media's talent for waxing hysterical about Muslims without actually talking to any anthologies like The Relevance of Islamic Identity in Canada Culture Politics and Self edited by Nurjehan Aziz are both timely and necessary especially in a post 911 worldThe collection features prominent members of the cultural and intellectual community and their accounts and analyses of what it means to be Muslim in CanadaThe 11 essays in this book deal with a range of issues like the complexity and multiplicity of Canadian Muslims' identities; the pervasiveness of Islamophobia including at the highest levels of Canadian politics and Muslim responses; critiues of seemingly neutral concepts like secularism and multiculturalism that are often used to understand or problematize the place of Islam and Muslims in Canada; and Muslims' efforts to re interpret sacred texts and traditions for contemporary Canadian lifeThe terrain of Islamophobia in Canada particularly during the Harper decade is canvassed in contributions by recently retired editor emeritus at The Toronto Star Haroon Siddiui and Ihsaan Gardee and Amira Elghawaby of the National Council of Canadian MuslimsRead here


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    I really liked Haroon Siddiui's piece in this book but he missed two points self hating or so called Muslims like Tarek Fatah and Irshad Manji and Ang Suu Kyi who is being silent on Rohingya genocide by the Burmese gov't military and Buddhists monks and she given the honorary Citizenship by the Conservative goverment especially by John Baird


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    This book promises to showcase various perspectives on what it means to be Muslim in Canada and to discuss its relevance I was disappointed when I realized that that is not the case In this book you will find essays written by individuals who may define themselves as Muslim one of them being an agnostic really? In a book that discusses Muslim identity? but do not represent mainstream Muslim thought in Canada While I found reading the various points of view interesting this book failed to provide a real discussion on what it means to be Muslim in Canada I did however appreciate the discussions on islamophobia and thought it was well articulated and timely


  4. says:

    The post 9 11 anti Islam bigotry the rise of the Islamic State of Ira and the Levant ISIL the 2015 niāb debate uebec’s Islamophobia the curtailing of Islamic cultural practices and structures in Canadian cities – all of these are some of the important issues that are mentioned and well discussed in the essays in this book However the open ended nature of the essays may simply leave the reader unfulfilledRead my full review here


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Not this identity in fact give rise to the perception of the Muslim as the Other and to suspicions of non patriotism subversion etc Is there really a single Islamic culture Doesn't Islamic identity necessarily erase historical memory and culture Shouldn't religious faith be something private in a secular country in the sense that. I really liked Haroon Siddiui's piece in this book but he missed two points self hating or so called Muslims like Tarek Fatah and Irshad Manji and Ang Suu Kyi who is being silent on Rohingya genocide by the Burmese gov't military and Buddhists monks and she given the honorary Citizenship by the Conservative goverment especially by John Baird

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We don't ask our neighbours or workmates what faith they belong to CONTRIBUTORS Mohamed Alibhai PhD Harvard former editor Islam in America; Karim H Karim Carleton University; Monia Mazigh author Mirrors and Mirages; Asma Sayed MacEwan University Haroon Siddiui The Toronto Star Sunera Thobani University of British Columbia and other. This book promises to showcase various perspectives on what it means to be Muslim in Canada and to discuss its relevance I was disappointed when I realized that that is not the case In this book you will find essays written by individuals who may define themselves as Muslim one of them being an agnostic really In a book that discusses Muslim identity but do not represent mainstream Muslim thought in Canada While I found reading the various points of view interesting this book failed to provide a real discussion on what it means to be Muslim in Canada I did however appreciate the discussions on islamophobia and thought it was well articulated and timely

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The contributors to this volume examine from different perspectives the relevance of an Islamic identity in Canada Does an Islamic identity make sense in a secular country What does it encompass How does it relate to national racial and ethnic identities Doesn't it draw a curtain between itself and the rest of a secular nation Does. by Azeezah KanjiGiven mainstream media's talent for waxing hysterical about Muslims without actually talking to any anthologies like The Relevance of Islamic Identity in Canada Culture Politics and Self edited by Nurjehan Aziz are both timely and necessary especially in a post 911 worldThe collection features prominent members of the cultural and intellectual community and their accounts and analyses of what it means to be Muslim in CanadaThe 11 essays in this book deal with a range of issues like the complexity and multiplicity of Canadian Muslims' identities; the pervasiveness of Islamophobia including at the highest levels of Canadian politics and Muslim responses; critiues of seemingly neutral concepts like secularism and multiculturalism that are often used to understand or problematize the place of Islam and Muslims in Canada; and Muslims' efforts to re interpret sacred texts and traditions for contemporary Canadian lifeThe terrain of Islamophobia in Canada particularly during the Harper decade is canvassed in contributions by recently retired editor emeritus at The Toronto Star Haroon Siddiui and Ihsaan Gardee and Amira Elghawaby of the National Council of Canadian MuslimsRead here


About the Author: Nurjehan Aziz

Nurjehan Aziz was born in Dar es Salaam Tanzania studied in Iran and the United States and immigrated to Canada in 1980 She is a co founder of The Toronto South Asian Review now The Toronto Review of which she is an editorial board member She is the publisher at TSAR Publications