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Muslim Family Reunited in Canada After 3 Years Apart - About Islam

Muslim Family Reunited in Canada After 3 Years Apart

FREDERICTON – In a reunification that left onlookers speechless, a Muslim family from Syria arrived in Fredericton, Canada on March 15, welcomed by the other half of their family after three years of asylum separation, Atlantic CTV News reported. “I don’t know how I’m feeling, I can’t even describe it right now. It’s like all …

Washington Muslim Students Raise Funds for Refugees - About Islam

Washington Muslim Students Raise Funds for Refugees

WASHINGTON, DC – Muslim students at George Washington University will be hosting a fundraising event next March 1 to aid Syrian refugees in Jordan, GW Hatchet reported. “I hope people can recognize that even if you’re an American Muslim or just an American student in Washington, D.C., you can still make an impact on things …

Chilling Temperatures Wreak Havoc on Refugees - About Islam

Chilling Temperatures Wreak Havoc on Refugees

BEKAA VALLEY, Lebanon – Aid workers have warned that over 11,000 refugees were facing the risk of being exposed to freezing temperatures after heavy rainfall in Syria’s Idlib province has left them without shelter, UNHCR reported. “There is no doubt that the situation is very difficult,” said UNHCR External Relations Associate Hiba Fares. “We’ve been …

Woman Invents Refugee Tents that Collect Rainwater and Store Solar Energy

Woman Invents Refugee Tents that Collect Rainwater and Store Solar Energy

In an effort to ease the lives of millions of Syrian refugees, a Canadian architect of Arab origin has come up with an inspiring idea of creating a tent that collects rainwater and stores solar energy. Invented by Abeer Seikaly, a Canadian-Jordanian architect, the tent uses a unique structural fabric composed of high-strength plastic tubing …

Surviving Winter in Tents - Stand with the Refugees

Surviving Winter in Tents - Stand with the Refugees

As you sit in your cozy home, enjoying a cup of hot chocolate in this cold weather, As you plan a hot meal to warm up your family during a cold night, As you put on your new coat, As you sit beside the hearth in your living room, As you make sure the kids …

Trapped in an Airport for 7 Months, Syrian Man Finally Finds Home in Canada

Trapped in an Airport for 7 Months, Syrian Man Finally Finds Home in Canada

Stranded forseven months at the Kuala Lumpur airport in Malaysia, a Syrian refugee was finally granted entry into Canada, TheBBC reported on November 29. According to CNN, two organizations were behind this development. The British Columbia Muslim Association and Canada Caring Society have lobbied for months and eventually managed to sponsor his release. Hassan al-Kontar, …

Inside the 'Nicest Place in America', Syrian Refugee’s Restaurant - About Islam

Inside the 'Nicest Place in America', Syrian Refugee’s Restaurant

A falafel restaurant opened by a Syrian refugee in Tennessee has become a pillar in his community,and a gathering place for people from all backgrounds and walks of life TENNESSEE – A Syrian-refugee’s new falafel shop in Tennessee was the winner of this year’s Reader’s Digest Nicest Place in America accolade, welcoming people from all …

Reuniting Refugees with Their Families - Yes, You Can Help!

Reuniting Refugees with Their Families - Yes, You Can Help!

A group of people that have been inspired and moved by the bravery and perseverance of a teenage Syrian refugee named Sedra, are doing a great act of kindness. They learnedabout her story from adocumentarythat was produced in Canada, by filmmakerSura Mallouh. Sedraalong with her parents and grandmother were relocated while simultaneously and involuntarily being …

Syrian Teenager Hailed Hero for Rescuing Baby - About Islam

Syrian Teenager Hailed Hero for Rescuing Baby

HAMILTON – Commending his quick thinking, a teenage Syrian refugee has been praised and hailed after he rescued a toddler from Hamilton rooftop. “My dad parked the car and said ‘If you can help him go help him,’” said Khalid Tabateb, through his older sister Farah who acted as interpreter, CBC reported Saturday. “I was …

With Islamic Garden, Syrian Refugees Grab Attention at Chelsea Flower Show - About Islam

With Islamic Garden, Syrian Refugees Grab Attention at Chelsea Flower Show

CHELSEA – The world’s leading floral event, the Chelsea Flower Show, opened to members on Tuesday. Of the ten garden shows on display, the Lemon Tree Trust Garden captured many people’s attention, both for the wonderful design, and the hint of traditional Islamic architecture and design. Speaking of the garden, designer Tom Massey said, “This …



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