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3 Signs of the Ultimate Mercy of Allah

3 Signs of Allah's Mercy to His Creation

The Mercy of Allah is that ethereal quality that also embodies gentleness, care, consideration, love and forgiveness. When these qualities are observable in this world, they are a mere reflection of Allah’s mercy towards His creation.


Why Volunteer in Ramadan?

Ramadan is truly a blessed time, a special time when we discover the reality of ourselves. For some, this is a frightening experience while it is reassuring for others. When we endure the rigors of fasting, our pretenses fall and we are more likely to see what we are really made of. This can be …


Save the Earth: By Fasting

Fasting isn’t a new concept for people adhering to Islam. Food fasting is a common practice in many human cultures, as a part of religious practices. Ramadan is a Hijri month that requires daytime fasting; being one of the five pillars of Islam.

Photos of Turkish Man Giving Shoes to Barefoot Boy Goes Viral

Photos of Man Giving Shoes to Barefoot Boy Goes Viral

Photos of a man giving his shoes to a barefooted boy inside a tram have gone viral on social media, drawing praise. The unidentified young man is seen fastening the laces of the shoes after the young boy has put them on. He then leaves with only socks on. The incident took place last week in …


35 Acts of Kindness in 5 Minutes or Less

Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Every act of kindness is a Sadaqa (charity)” (Bukhari, Muslim) Very often though, we feel we don’t have the time for kind gestures, despite our best intentions. These 35 ideas are just some quick things we can do to practice this essential part of our faith. …

Why I Became An Aid Worker ?

Why I Became an Aid Worker

Shirin Aktar had her very first, and temporary, contract with UNHCR in 2001, interviewing Rohingya families who fled from Myanmar. She came on board full-time in 2007, and has since also worked with Rohingya refugees in Thailand in addition to her native Bangladesh. Helping them, she says, is a privilege, even though being an aid …


Muslim Charity Hands Out Winter Clothes to Montreal's Homeless

With an extreme cold weather in many regions of Quebec, a Muslim charity program is distributing winter clothes to homeless people in Montreal and Quebec City. Islamic Relief Canada, whose mission is to provide emergency relief to communities hit by disasters, said that low temperatures put the lives of homeless people in danger. It’s the first time …

Why Didn't God Make All Humanity As One Community?

Why Didn't God Make All Humanity As One Community?

If Allah had willed, he could have created humanity as one community united by a single frame of mind. This is how He created the angels. They all obey Allah with single-minded and unquestioning devotion. However, Allah decided to endow humanity with free will…

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