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Volunteers ventured out into stormy conditions to provide assistance in flood affected areas

Hurricane Harvey has been referred to as a "1,000-year flood," with its 50 inches of rainfall exceeding all records for the continental USA. It is estimated that damage from the storm will surpass that of hurricanes Sandy (New Jersey 2012) and Katrina (Louisiana 2005) combined. Volunteers have worked to reach Jamati members and others affected by the flooding, and to provide assistance with the recovery process.

Mawlana Hazar Imam addressing the special convocation at the University of Ottawa where he was confered the honorary degree Doctor of the University.

At a special convocation ceremony held on 13 January 2012 at the University of Ottawa, Mawlana Hazar Imam was awarded the honorary degree Doctor of the University for his service to humanity.

Mawlana Hazar Imam addressing the special convocation at the University of Ottawa where he was confered the honorary degree Doctor of the University.

At a special convocation ceremony held on 13 January 2012 at the University of Ottawa, Mawlana Hazar Imam was awarded the honorary degree Doctor of the University for his service to humanity.

The University of Ottawa insignia and degree certificates that were presented to Mawlana Hazar Imam.

At a special convocation ceremony held on 13 January 2012 at the University of Ottawa, Mawlana Hazar Imam was awarded the honorary degree Doctor of the University for his service to humanity.

Mawlana Hazar Imam together with AKU President Firoz Rasul, University of Ottawa Chancellor Huguette Labelle and President Allan Rock, after Hazar Imam received an honorary doctorate from the University.

Ottawa, 13 January 2012 – At a special convocation ceremony held this morning at the University of Ottawa, Mawlana Hazar Imam was awarded the honorary degree Doctor of the University for his service to humanity. The convocation was presided over by University of Ottawa Chancellor Huguette Labelle, in what was her last official event following an 18-year tenure as Chancellor.

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