Wed., Dec. 22, 2021
As a proud Ahmadi Muslim, raised in Canada, I am proud to call Canada the best country in the world. As part of this love for Canada, it is my responsibility to do my part in proclaiming its goodness as well as calling out the injustices and trying to improve it.
It is heart-wrenching to see Fatemeh Anvari, a Grade 3 teacher in Quebec, be removed from the classroom for simply wearing a hijab. It makes it more tragic when we learn that her students loved her teaching.
With profound wisdom, the head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad, states: “Will a woman wearing or not wearing a veil affect the economy of any country or the world? Will the wearing or not wearing of a veil… the moral values of a country or will it lead to a recognition of the Creator? Will the wearing or not wearing of a veil… improve or harm the peace of the world? If it does then I will be the first to accept it because Islam teaches that you should be willing to sacrifice something small for the greater good. But no! All these actions are strengthening the foundations of hatred.”
It is great to see fellow Quebecers, including teachers and students, stand in solidarity with Fatemeh Anvari and calling to repeal the discriminatory aspects of Bill 21.Nomaan MubashirCambridge