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Laylat al-Qadr or the Night of Power commemorates one of the most significant events in the history of Islam, when Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) received the first revelation from Allah. Laylat al-Qadr thus marks the historical beginning of the Prophet’s teachings, informing the lives of nearly one-quarter of all people across the world.
“America changes, we can change America – that is the promise of interfaith work,” Dr. Eboo Patel, Founder, and President of the Interfaith Youth Core.
Hurricane Season 2021 begins in less than 50 days!
A major undertaking to vaccinate Americans is taking place throughout the country, and volunteers have been eager to step up to the task. As part of an I-CERV initiative, over 25 volunteers partnered with Los Angeles County and Orange County to administer vaccinations to over 500 individuals. The volunteers included registered nurses, physician assistants, and non-clinical volunteers, who assisted with administering the vaccinations, post-vaccine observations, and registration.
Building a fairer, healthier world is the theme for this year’s World Health Day, recognized annually by the World Health Organization on 7 April.
Tornadoes are violent and can happen anywhere. In 2020 there were 1,075 tornadoes across the US with the greatest risk in the Central, Southeast, Midwest, Southeast, and Florida regions.
The National Economic Planning Board has dedicated February as Retirement Savings Month. Being aware of the importance of saving and taking necessary steps to regularly fund a retirement account is the first step. Informational webinars and knowledge articles will be shared throughout the month to help you start your journey.
“You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.” Sir Winston Churchill
The USA has been particularly, and surprisingly, affected by the pandemic, due in large measure to political tardiness and an unwillingness to confront it early on, as well as a resistance to preventive measures by some segments of the public. As a result, the infection rate and the economic and social consequences of the virus have been significantly higher than would be expected.
Consul General Abrar Hashmi recently visited the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center in Atlanta, where he met local leaders from the Ismaili community and toured the Jamatkhana facility. Mr. Hashmi is based at the offices of the Consulate General of Pakistan in Houston, with jurisdiction in Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana, Arkansas, Colorado, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.