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7th Annual Qur’an Camp

When my mother told me that she had signed me up to work as a counselor at the annual Summer Quran Camp, that takes place at Jaffari Community Centre in Toronto, I was very hesitant and slightly nervous; I had no idea what to expect. Would I be able to handle a room full of excited 9-12-year-olds? Would I be able to fulfill the expectations placed on me? But on August 14th, 2017, when I met all the lovely campers during our daily morning circle all my worries faded. I knew that the upcoming week would be filled with wonderful memories that I

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Rohingya Emergency Appeal Update

We would like to thank all the donors who have generously contributed to NASIMCO’s Rohingya Emergency Appeal.  To date, we have raised $59,641 Canadian and $2680 US. As a result of the generosity of so many concerned individuals, we have been able to provide 1145 families with food packages that will feed them for one month. While we are proud of this achievement, we remain cognizant that with 400,000 refugees in Bangladash, this is only a drop in the bucket in comparison to the sheer need. We are partnering with two organizations that ar

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REFLECTIONS FROM MYANMAR

Zaid Al-Rawni, the CEO of Islamic Relief Canada speaks about his experiences during his recent visit to Myanmar Dear all, Asalamu alaikum There is a point in Northern Rakhine state where the Naf river narrows and on the other side Bangladesh looks deceptively close. For days thousands of Muslims have been running to this point, some carrying all they could stuff into sacks, others only carrying their loved ones. Young children who see the fear but don’t understand it, or elderly parents who’ve lived their whole lives dreading the h

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Homeless on a Wintry Night in Vancouver

The following is a personal account by NASIMCO President, Mohamed Dewji, who spent a night sleeping on the streets of Vancouver to raise awareness for Covenant House, a nonprofit organization that helps homeless, runaway and at-risk youth. “Iarrived at Covenant House at 7:30 pm on Thursday night and mingled with the few dozen people who had signed up to learn about the organization, and experience homelessness for a night. I was humbled by the prospect of sleeping out in the freezing cold with nothing but a piece of cardboard and a sleeping

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