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.
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
By: Naaima Ansari – NZF Intern As a student anxiously looking for placement opportunities, there was something inspiring about National Zakat Foundation that just pulled me. I had been searching for placement opportunities at various other non-profit organizations for quite some time; however, my mind was fixated on a Muslim organization. To me, doing something … More Reflection from our Winter Intern
Two years ago, Sara Amshi, an elderly Syrian woman, was sponsored by her son Nasir living in Canada in an attempt to escape the chaos and destruction in Syria. Alhamdulilah, she was able to make it to Canada and began living in her son’s apartment. However, Sara had to have a cataract surgery done on … More Maintaining Faith During Difficult Times
I remember in 2012, I was working on a few new social service initiatives with some amazing people. One of them was New Muslim Care Program and the other one was the Women’s Resource Center (now called Nisa Helpline). Both are amazing programs that have now matured and are providing much needed support to … More Brother, can you help me with your Zakat?
Here is a list of the top reasons why people don’t believe in giving Zakat locally. Now I challenge you to think about each one of these because even I myself used to believe at least 3 of these misconceptions. There are no needy people in Canada Did you know that right here in Canada … More Top 5 Reasons People Don’t Give Locally