"No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark,” Warsan Shire.  On June 20th, every year, Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD) joins the United Nations (UN) in recognizing refugees around the world on World Refugee Day.World Refugee Day was established 72 years ago on the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees. This global effort by the UN aimed not only to recognize but also to honor the struggles of refugees.Who are re...
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20 Jun, 2023 | 78 Comments |
World Health Day is an annual reminder of the significance of health and well-being for individuals around the world. However, we cannot ignore the fact that quality healthcare and nutrition are still privileges for many, particularly those in marginalized communities. Children and the elderly are the most affected when access to reliable medical facilities becomes a problem. This year, let's celebrate Health for All and work towards maximizing convenience and attainability to all healthcare...
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07 Apr, 2023 | 68 Comments |
Losing a loved one leaves a void that can’t be filled. The unparalleled grief and challenges that follow are difficult enough for adults to bear, but for children, they are often even more overwhelming and life-changing. With each passing year, the number of children orphaned by world events, natural disasters, and other tragedies continues to rise across the globe. The Islamic World is no exception. The recent floods in Pakistan and the earthquakes in Turkiye and Syria have only adde...
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06 Apr, 2023 | 74 Comments |
World Water Day was initiated on March 22, 1994, to draw attention to the plight of the world’s freshwater resources. Celebrated every year with a different focus, this year’s topic is Accelerating Change. This concept is meant to highlight the worsening nature of the climate catastrophe but also serves as a call to action.  Climate change affects water through flooding, both by land and by sea. Glaciers are melting, causing seawater to rise. Heavy storms such as Hurricanes Matt...
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22 Mar, 2023 | 0 Comments |
The Syrian Refugee crisis is one of history's most prolonged humanitarian crises. March 15, 2023, marks the 12th anniversary of the crisis, which began when civil war broke out in Syria. Since then, an estimated 13 million have been displaced, and 6.7 million refugees have fled the country, seeking safety in neighboring countries and beyond. An entire generation of Syrian refugees has grown up witnessing unrest and hardships, and the next generation is living through these conditions as well...
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15 Mar, 2023 | 0 Comments |
The Holy Prophet (PBUH) said, “Women are the twin halves of men.” (Abu Dawud and Tirmidhi)  Fairness. Justice. Equity.  We are all different. We come from different places and backgrounds and continue to grow in our uniqueness through different life experiences. While in the case of equality, we strive for the same opportunities for all, in the case of equity, we must strive to understand, accept, and accommodate our differences. Women worldwide have fac...
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08 Mar, 2023 | 0 Comments |
The value of this blessed month is often overlooked. Not only was Sha’ban one of the most beloved months to the Holy Prophet (SAW), but he (SAW) also used to fast more during this month than any other time besides Ramadan. What can be learned from this Sunnah? Understanding the virtues of the month of Sha’ban, often referred to by the Prophet (SAW) as the “neglected month”, can help us take advantage of its benefits. In addition to the extra fasts the Messenger (SAW)...
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22 Feb, 2023 | 0 Comments |
This year, if you want to invest in people, prioritize education!
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23 Jan, 2023 | 0 Comments |
On an ordinary Tuesday afternoon, around 5 o’clock on January 12th, 2010, as people got ready to finish a long work day, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake shook Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince with one of history’s most destructive natural calamities. The country, which shares a border with the Dominican Republic on the island of Hispaniola, lies between two large tectonic plates, or the Enriquillo Plantain Garden fault system, located between North America and the Caribbean.  The...
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