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UK Christian charity: Stop stereotyping Christians in the Middle East as victim

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SHAFAQNA - UK Christian charity Embrace the Middle East is calling for Christians in the region to be celebrated instead of stereotyped as victims. The charity says labelling the believers in the region this way is both unhelpful and degrading. Explaining…

Ramadan’s spirit of generosity throughout Lebanon

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 SHAFAQNA - Annahar | by  Ghadir Hamadi and Tala Hammour : People all over Lebanon are currently wishing each other “Ramadan Kareem,” which means “have a generous Ramadan.” More than just a well-wished sentiment, the month is…

The charity app that could change the way we give and think social responsibility

SHAFAQNA - If Islam heavily encourages people to extend a generous hand to those less fortunate, as a mean to elevate their faith and hold true to their social responsibility, the holy month of Ramadan revolves almost exclusively around such…

A lesson in compassion and partnership

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SHAFAQNA - Young Jews and Muslims joined together to collect more than £500 for refugees sleeping rough in Calais last Sunday. The youngsters asked shoppers at Camden Sainsbury’s to add an extra item onto their shopping list for refugees,…

The difference made by Muslim charities is often ignored – especially over Christmas

SHAFAQNA - Tory MP Anna Soubry and Labour MP Wes Streeting, co-chairs of a parliamentary group that addresses Muslim issues and seeks to tackle Islamophobia, say we should recognise the important work carried out by many different communities…

Imam Ali's hadith about charity

SHAFAQNA- 7. Amir al-mu'minin, peace be upon him, said: Charity is an effective cure, and the actions of people in their present life will be before their eyes in the next life. 3 7. قَال عليه السلام: الصَّدَقَةُ…

Volunteering with A World Without Barriers - Sayyid Mohammad

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SHAFAQNA - We asked Sayyid Mohammad, a dentist who dedicates a lot of his time to volunteer for the charity organisation A World Without Barriers a few questions about his experiences in Iraq and fundraising for the charity. Below are his beautiful,…

Windsor, Canada Muslim charity food drive spreads across country

SHAFAQNA - A charitable food drive that began with Windsor's Muslim community is spreading to communities across the country and organizers hope to have it in every region of Canada within just a few years. Sousan Khaled helped launch…

Charity Changes People

SHAFAQNA- Ibn Abbas has commented on the above-mentioned event, saying about the following holy verse: “Men whom neither merchandise nor selling diverts from the remembrance of Allah and the keeping up of prayer and the giving of poor-rate;…

Canadian Muslims to send help to Somalian famine victims in Ramadan

SHAFAQNA - Volunteers in Canada will be partnering with the International Development and Relief Foundation to pack supply kits, which will be sent to families facing famine in East Africa. Ramadan is a time for fasting, prayer and renewal…

Muslims And Jews Join Hands Together To Spread Holiday Spirit

SHAFAQNA - In a united expression of the common moral imperative in Islam and Judaism to help the weakest and most vulnerable in society, Muslim and Jewish volunteers from across Central New Jersey will be gathering at the Trenton Area Soup…

Muslims in London Donate Food in Charity Drive for Homeless at Christmas

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SHAFAQNA- The charity drive, organized by Muslim Aid and the East London Mosque in Whitechapel, saw hundreds of congregants arrive to Friday prayers bringing food donations The food will be given to homeless charity Crisis, with more than…

London Muslims donate 10 tonnes of food for homeless at Christmas

SHAFAQNA - Muslims have donated 10 tonnes of food to feed the homeless across London at Christmas, religious and charity leaders said. Hundreds of Muslims flocked to the East London Mosque on Friday in a drive to feed London's homeless during…

Dallas-area Muslims pack survival kits for homeless to say 'you're not alone'

SHAFAQNA - Muslim volunteers from across the area earned a round of applause and even a few "amens" from the homeless huddled inside a Dallas shelter Saturday. "We're Muslim, but we care about everyone," Urooj Waheed said at the Austin…

How Cat Stevens helped Nashville’s Muslims find a home

SHAFAQNA - Zainab Elberry remembers the day the check came. Trying to build a congregation and raise money for a new Islamic center in the pre-internet age of the late 1970s required some ingenuity. So the small group behind one of Nashville’s…

Expatriate charged in Dubai over Facebook charity post

SHAFAQNA - A 42-year-old British-Australian dual national was charged by Emirati police in Dubai after being arrested for sharing an "illegal" post helping Afghan refugees on his Facebook page. Scott Richards was charged and detained for…

Feed Nova Scotia gets $10K from Muslim families

SHAFAQNA - The group Muslims of Halifax spent Saturday morning bagging $10,000 dollars worth of food for food banks in Nova Scotia. Approximately 50 people participated, including many children. They bagged cereal, tuna, pasta, and…

Peterborough Charities in England Given Food Parcels for Ramadan

SHAFAQNA - Kind residents have been donating food packages to organizations helping needy and homeless people, as well as refugees and asylum seekers living in Peterborough, Britain. A number of donations have been made by organisations across…

Muslims run for charity during Ramadan

SHAFAQNA - Braving long summer hours without food and water, a group of British Muslims participated on Sunday, June 19, in the annual Mersey Tunnel 10k to raise funds for the homeless. “Alhamdulillah!! volunteers completed the Mersey Tunnel…

British Muslims raise money to help most vulnerable

SHAFAQNA - Muslims, including worshippers from the Al Falah mosque in Kensington Gardens, Ilford, handed the money over to children’s charity Barnado’s in Barkingside, urging it to help child refugees and trafficked youngsters. Religious…
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Who is Hussain donates 30,000 bottles of water to aid Michigan crisis

SHAFAQNA - The city of Flint lies on the outskirts of Dearborn, Michigan, in the United States of America. Flint has been suffering from aserious health concern which, for several years, has been falling on deaf ears. After the city’s water…

Muslims For Life Campaign Holds Blood Drive in US

SHAFAQNA - Some Muslims living in Western New York are teaming with UNYTS to help save lives. The Buffalo Chapter of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA held a blood drive in Niagara Falls Saturday. The group began their national Muslim…

US Muslims donate 30,000 bottles of water as Flint water crisis deepens

SHAFAQNA - A Muslim philanthropic organisation Who is Hussain? has donated 30,000 bottles of water to help bail out the desperate residents of Flint, Michigan, as the city’s contamination crisis wears on. The donation comes after…

Iran's wall of kindness - charity in action can inspire

SHAFAQNA - Iran has made the headlines once more .. only this time it has nothing to do with any nuclear deal or talks of sanctions! This time Iran is being recognized for its people 's kindness. An Islamic nation with a long and rich history,…

British Muslim Delivers Presents to Homeless at Christmas

SHAFAQNA - A Muslim man on a mission to “spread peace and love” has captured the true spirit of Christmas — by delivering presents to homeless people. Nubaid Haroon, also known as Rambo Vlogs on social media, filmed himself giving…

A winter in Yemen - When charity becomes a religious duty

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SHAFAQNA - Yemen remains enthralled in a war of attrition, burdened  by poverty and Saudi Arabia’s determination to turn this one nation of Southern Arabia into acquiescent vassal of the crown. But for all their hardship and the daily humiliation…

Yemen fights hunger with the Mona Relief organization

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SHAFAQNA - Dr Riaz Karim and Fatik al-Rodaini have joined forces with other rights activists and charitable organizations to fight hunger with Yemen. Yemen has reached breaking point and without adequate humanitarian aid millions stand to…

Young Muslims raise £400k for charities at Heaton Park run

SHAFAQNA - Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association took part in a 10k for charities including The Royal British Legion, Save the Children, NSPCC, and Barnardos. Thousands of young Muslims from across the country gathered in Manchester’s…