This Ramadan, let’s remember our responsibility to refugees
To mark the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, Islamic Relief Canada has partnered up with the Humanitarian Coalition for our annual Ramadan Launch, sponsored by Maple Lodge Zabiha Halal. This year we’ll be focusing on the plight of refugees around the world.
We have admired and been inspired by the generosity of Canadians in welcoming Syrian refugees to Canada. As a result, however, millions of refugee are still in grave peril. This Ramadan we’re focusing our campaign on the refugee crisis in Syria and around the world and funds raised throughout Ramadan will help us reach thousands of refugees, both around the world and here in Canada.
For us, Ramadan is the month of deep reflection. We remember those in our human family who are facing extreme hardships across the globe. It is also a time for action; in every country Muslims fulfil their obligation towards humanity by donating a portion of their wealth to support the poor and vulnerable.
According to latest figures released by the United Nations, the number of people displaced by war, conflict or persecution is at a record high of around 60 million.
Our Ramadan Launch – Refugees and Faith-inspired Action – aims at raising awareness amongst Canadian Muslims of the refugee crisis the world is facing and the role faith can play in making a difference. For us, assisting refugees is not only an act of compassion but also an Islamic obligation as the Qur’an urges Muslims to treat refugees with compassion and love.
Join us in welcoming Ramadan and raising awareness of the plight of refugees around the world with Keynote Speaker Shaykh Omar Suleiman!
When: Monday May 30th 2016 at 6:00pm
Location: Casa Loma, Toronto
Dinner will be served!