On Saturday 21 September 2013, over 350 people attended ‘Dreaming a Destiny 2013’ - a play about the life of Prophet Yusuf (as) held in Vancouver, Canada. The production was put on by Vancouver’s own Madrasah Az-Zahraa and performed by the students themselves.
Give your Qurbani with WF-AID
Qurbani is the religious practice of sacrificing an animal in the way of Allah (swt), whose meat is then distributed among deprived communities for eating.
On a spiritual level, this act symbolises a human beings willingness to give up or detach from those barriers (such as wealth, pride, arrogance) which weaken our faith and hold us back from seeking closeness to Allah (swt). It is a time for people to reflect on what changes we need to make within ourselves to become better human beings.
‘(if you wonder why Allah Needs your Qurbani’s flesh/blood?) It is not their flesh or their blood that reaches Allah. Rather, it is your God-wariness (sacrificial spirit to revere & obey him) that reaches Him (& raises you close to Him)…’ (Surah Al-Hajj, 22:37)
As 2014 comes to an end and we take stock of our affairs, it is a time to be grateful for all that Allah (SWT) has blessed us with and also a time to consider those who have been less fortunate than us.
In December 2013, the N2K Team, a group of youth from London (UK) walked from the Holy City of Najaf to the land of Karbala during Arbaeen 1435 to raise funds for The World Federation’s ‘Community Upliftment Project in Northeast Kenya’.