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Rohingya Field Visit by NASIMCO

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REFLECTIONS BY SHAIKH FAIYAZ JAFFER

“And surely with the remembrance of God, do the hearts find rest.” (13:28)        I have a lot of conversations with unique individuals on a daily basis—many of whom have challenges maintaining a sense of “equilibrium” with their spirituality. It's important to understand that this is not a problem that you have, but its something which we all happen to struggle with, and a healthy diagnosis of our own souls. If we were not concerned with cultivating our hearts and souls, then we have likely failed to understan

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Reflections by Shaikh Faiyaz Jaffer: al Asr

Every day is a new, unique opportunity, gifted to us by our All-Merciful Creator. For most of us, we do not see today as the blessing that it really is. We, as a human being, live life as a routine; the morning has a routine, the afternoon has a routine, and our evening has a routine. Though life throws us curveballs, generally our lives are stagnant. There are ups and downs, for sure, but if we take a moment to individually reflect on a day to day basis, perhaps we can find an opportunity to put in more effort to progress ourselves

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Centre of Islamic Learning – Orlando

Teacher Skills Program - Orlando The weekend of January 13-14, 2018, the Center of Islamic Learning of  NASIMCO achieved a milestone in conjunction with the Madrasah Centre of Excellence of the World Federation. A Teachers Skills Program was Held in Orlando for the Madrasah teachers of the IEC Academy. The head of NASIMCO's Center of Islamic Learning, Riyaaz Jivraj also participated in the 2-day training event and saw for himself the impact this training had on the teachers.  Riyaaz Jivraj, said the TSP training sessions equipped our Madre

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Building Strong Families

Building Strong Families with Sr. Marzia Hassan "You presume you are a small entity, but within you is enfolded the entire Universe.  Your sickness is from you, but you do not perceive it.  Your remedy is within you, but you do not sense it.”  With these deep thoughts from Imam Ali (a.s.), Sr. Marzia Hassan began a whirlwind weekend in New York.  After arriving in the early evening hours on Friday, October 27, 2017, Sr. Marzia came straight from the airport to Mehfil-e-Panjatan in Elmont, NY, where she was surrounded by about 50 women,

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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 hate t

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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 b

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