Redefining Us vs Them


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On Fridays, our two khutbahs start at 12 pm and 1 pm respectively. Each sermon lasts about 45 minutes.


On Fridays, our two khutbahs start at 12 pm and 1 pm respectively. Each sermon lasts about 45 minutes.


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Friday, 26th August, 2016
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Redefining 'Us' Vs 'Them'

The ICV kicked off its Public Lecture series with acclaimed public intellectual and international speaker Andrew MacLeod, the event was hosted by ICV Vice President Junaid Cheema, at the ICV top floor with a packed out audience.

The topic of the segment was Re-defining the concept of 'Us vs Them' in the war on terror and featured talks from both Junaid Cheema and Andrew Macleod followed by an intensive question and answer session.

It was highlighted that since inception of the war on terror, deaths from terrorism have increased by over 4,500%, (in the middle east alone) and there seems to be no end in sight to the conflict. Another point that was raised was that radicals from both sides want to draw us into a conflict which will result in a Global catastrophe and those who truly believe in the authentic values of Islam and the west must work together to achieve harmony for this world.

This is not a battle of Islam vs the West rather this is a struggle between those who are directly benefiting from this conflict and it is time to identify those actors as the 'them' irrespective of faith and then there are those who want to see an end to this this conflict, they are the 'us'.

It was concluded that 'we' are those who don't want this conflict to perpetuate can no longer afford any form of tribal politics and must work together to marginalise the radicals on both sides for the peace and security of this world and the future of our children.
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Prayer Times
Melbourne, Victoria
Friday, 26th August, 2016
SalatTime
Fajr05:24
Sunrise06:52
Zuhr12:22
Asr15:27
Magrib17:53
Isha19:16

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