Through tears, she told me she lost everything. In 2007, she came to Canada from Egypt with her abusive husband. She was a prisoner in her own home; she was not allowed to work, learn English, or leave the house without his permission. She only served him and her children. He was ruthless, the epitome … More 13 Years.
I can say, from personal experience, that rug burn doesn’t hurt that much. Sure, it stings as it happens and during the brief time afterwards. Yes, it shaves off a thin layer of your skin, leaving the area red and sensitive. But that’s really it. The sting fades within minutes, the redness within hours, and … More Real Rug Burn Hurts A Lot.
The story of Umar (RA) and a Powerful lesson for us During one of Umar(ra)’s night patrols as caliph, his servant Aslam narrates that they came across a woman in an open area outside Madina sitting with some children around her, a pot boiling on CAN fire, and the children crying. ‘Umar greeted her and … More Will you carry my burden?
~ They had to amputate my eyes in order not to suffer more…but Alhamdulillah this is what my God wanted me to be.~ Youssef Mohamad – NZF Zakat recipient Youssef may be blind but Allah allows him to see the goodness in You Did you know? Zakat applicants at NZF are individuals with disabilities!
By: Sara Moselhy Bilingual Caseworker I remember the day I felt helpless. I was dealing with a complicated case in my first month of work. A refugee claimant woman with four children. She fled her country because of threats and abuse. The woman called us for assistance and her needs far exceeded what we could offer. … More A lesson of Contentment
~ The Prophet Mohammed (SAW) said: “Do not turn away a poor man even if all you have is half a date. If you love the poor and bring them near to you, God will bring you near him on the Day of Resurrection.” (Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 1376) Assalamualaikum Warahmatullah, Aren’t we so blessed by the grace … More How was your Iftar today?
I am Ahmad, a syrian refugee and a proud father of two beautiful children and this is my Story. I worked hard for my engineering degree from the University of Aleppo. I married the love of my life and we had two beautiful children; a boy and a girl. Wishing a bright and respectable future … More Meet Ahmad