“We did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me” (Al-Dariyyat:5)
by Kashif Shabir
Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu
Allah says: “We did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me” (Al-Dhariyyat:5)
With this responsibility Allah has also put the rest of creation at the service of mankind to fulfil the duties laid upon it. It is thus upon us to use the resources at our disposal to fulfil our purpose mentioned in the verse above. Allah, in His Infinite Wisdom and Power, gave me the opportunity to visit the Mercy Mission teams around the world recently to see the work being undertaken across the regions.
Canada – On 25th March 2012, Canada hosted the first ever single day Alkauthar Conference, in Ottawa. The conference was well received and included a line-up of some new speakers on the AlKauthar platform including Yousseff Berada and Zijad Delic, amongst some more familiar instructors.
UK – This year Mercy Mission UK will be holding their Sisters Conference – Being ME – in London and Manchester. On the 10th of March Mercy Mission UK held their 2012 first teamhive. They launched a NZF Champions Campaign.
Malaysia – The Mercy Mission Madinah shelter for women will be accepting applications by the time this newsletter reaches you, the team is also holding a ground breaking vision and leadership course in conjunction with the Malaysian government.
India – The Guardians pre-school programme has completed its intake of students to start classes in the coming months. The Mercy Mission shelter also hosted a Women’s Wellness day where free health and medical advice was offered to the community, and was well attended by over 150 sisters.
Australia – the Melbourne team geared up to deliver the Twins of Faith conference, the largest Muslim event in Australia. The Australian team did a great job and the Australian Talent Contest went down a treat with the local community! World House Party, also raised funds for a hospital ward in Somalia!
Coming up in Canada:
27th – Mercy Mission Annual Gala Fundraiser.
27th – 30th – WRC Staff attending the annual Islamic Social Service Association Four Day Training: Counseling Muslims in North America in Winnipeg
5th & 6th – Home Sweet Home – A Proactive Approach to a Happy Family – by Sheikh Alaa ElSayed in Ottawa.
12th & 13th – The Victorious One – Seerah: Madinah Period – by Sheikh Alaa ElSayed in Toronto.
19th & 20th – Coolness of the Eyes – Fiqh of Salah – by Sheikh Abdurrahmann Murad in Waterloo.
26th & 27th – A-Z of Love & Mercy – Fiqh of Marriage and Divorce – by Sheikh Musleh Khan in Vancouver.
Until next time
Chief Operating Officer