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The Prophet, Sallallahu Allaihi Wassallam, said: “Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day should not hurt (trouble) his neighbour. And I advise you to take care of the women, for they are created from a rib and the most crooked portion of the rib is its upper part; if you try to straighten it, it will break, and if you leave it, it will remain crooked, so I urge you to take care of the women.” [Bukhari]
The Women’s Resource Centre focuses on empowering Muslim sisters to be successful in all facets of their lives. By facilitating knowledge, awareness and acquisition of necessary skills, the Women’s Resource Centre enables Muslim women to take control of their personal growth and success. The health and vitality of a society is greatly influenced by the condition of its women. Vital to the Women’s Resource Centre is the protection of women through empowerment and support for them and their families. It is an inclusive program aimed toward inspiring women to be proactive in their lives and conquer any hardships that may have arisen.

Providing a safe and respectful space for Muslim women to be able to gather and speak about mutual interests and concerns is one of the objectives of the Women’s Resource Centre. Ultimately, the Women’s Resource Centre will function to ensure a cohesive and united community of Muslim sisters. Whether a recent immigrant, a new graduate from university, or an expecting mother, the Women’s Resource Centre will offer beneficial services for Muslim women of all ages from all walks of life.

The Women’s Resource Centre will allocate a significant portion of its resources towards our counselling services. Our team members will be equipped with the necessary tools, techniques and professional training to be able to effectively deal with potential issues that may hinder a Muslim woman’s success. Thus, we will work tirelessly to ensure that whenever a Muslim sister is in a difficult situation, such as undergoing domestic abuse or emotional trauma, the Women’s Resource Centre is able to respond to the situation by providing the necessary counselling based on an Islamic framework.

In addition to the counselling services, our program will offer a range of regular workshops. Through these workshops, Muslim women will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to cultivate excellence in various facets of their lives, and thus eliminate the root causes of stress and conflict, and adapt a healthy and productive lifestyle.

Integral to the mission of the Women’s Resource Centre is the protection of our Muslim sisters. Through a mass campaign targeting violence against women, the Women’s Resource Centre will act as a leading Muslim organization calling for an eradication of this in all of its forms – physical, psychological and emotional. We believe it is up to us, as flag bearers of Islam, to promote the correct and authentic teachings of the Final Messenger, Sallallahu Allaihi Wassallam, with regards to the treatment of women to both Muslim and non-Muslim audiences.

Any valued contributions will help directly in supporting the projects below:

nzf Empowerment Seminars
Women’s Resource Centre will provide monthly Empowerment Seminars at Mercy Mission Madinah. The aim of this service to provide Muslim sisters of all backgrounds a place to learn about Empowerment in everyday life as well as find inspiration from past and present Muslimahs. Past seminars include: Green Living, Roles of a Muslimah, Birthing Trends in North America, and Easy Discipline for 2 – 12.
nzf HelpLine
Through the HelpLine, Muslim women will have access to trained volunteers that will provide free, confidential, and anonymous support over the phone. The support available may be in the form of crisis counselling, emotional support, and advocacy. Though the Helpline will be noninterventionist, if needed, information and referrals will be made available to our callers regarding local legal and health related resources, as well as shelters. Anyone will be able to call to discuss a problem they may be facing. The HelpLine will act as a frontline service for all those sisters that are victims of difficult circumstances, emotional and/or physical abuse.
nzf Counselling, Advocacy and Mediation [CAM]
The Women’s Resource Centre will also provide private in-person counselling services with a trained counsellor to sisters and their families needing serious support due to life changes, relationship problems, depression, grief and bereavement, abuse, and guilt or helplessness.
nzf Violence Against Women
A large scale awareness campaign about violence against women will be launched by the Women’s Resource Centre targeting both the Muslim community as well as the greater community at large. This campaign will be spearheaded by Muslim men, and will promote the protection of our sisters by raising awareness about this important issue.
nzf Social ActivitiesEnsuring that the community of Muslim sisters is united, cohesive, and ingrained with strong bonds of Islamic sisterhood is one of the objectives of the Women’s Resource Centre. In order to promote this, our team will organize social events such as various halaqaat (circles of learning), a book club, parties and other social gatherings throughout the year.
How can you help?

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Donate to us on a monthly basis with your Sadaqah as it helps to support and establish critical services aiding Muslim women.

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Want to make a difference? Interested in providing support to your fellow Muslim sisters over the phone? The HelpLine is currently recruiting for volunteers.
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Location:
3176 Ridgeway Drive, Unit # 47, Mississauga, Ontario
Contact Us:
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1 (855) MADINAH 623-4624
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wrc@mercymission.ca