A session was managed by Ideal City Living www.idealcityliving.com in Rabīʿ al-ʾAwwal and very sincere, influential, intellectuals participated to ponder the community issues. Some Agenda Points for discussion and sapas nama is here for your review and consideration. Please have a look and support with your input and feedback
Ya-Sin (Ya-Sin) [36:47] Thus, when they are told, “Spend on others out of what God has provided for you as sustenance,” those who are bent on denying the truth say unto those who believe, “Shall we feed anyone whom, if [your] God had so willed, He could have fed [Himself]? Clearly, you are but lost in error!"
Surah Al-Maun [107:1-7] In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. Have you seen him who denies the Requital? (1) So, he is the one who pushes away the orphan, (2) And does not persuade (others) to feed the needy. (3) So, Woe to those performers of Salat , (4) Who are neglectful of their Salat, (5) Who (do good only to) show off, (6) and who withhold even the common necessaries (small kindnesses, neighbourly needs) from others. (7)
Ladies and Gentlemen: Today is a great event because we have immensely blessed personalities among with us. We are here together to ponder on the issues which are affecting the lives of ordinary people. In this session we have the elite of Toronto City. Let's decide, how everyone of us can contribute to make our community an ideal community.
There are some centres which keep the record of their member families; this is a great step. They try to know what challenges the families of our community are facing after immigration. The survey shows that most of the issues are of psychological nature. If we are not able to address small issues on time; they cause deprivation of health and in some cases even family breakdown; the issue was related to a job but it affected the family life.
The need of 24/7 helpline arrangement is there to encourage the community members that don't feel alone in any situation. Availability of quick and sufficient moral support can save a lot of energy and resources at community level. With efforts we can be able to provide our community members such an environment that they would themselves prefer to contribute in community development and in this environment of mutual cooperation everyone would be able to utilize all of their capabilities.
In Japanese society; the people say; our unwritten constitution; that is social moral values; is much bigger and more powerful than our written constitution. They believe in settling their issues locally and at community level and Government institutions also help them in this regard. Just imagine; how much time and efforts they save with this approach.
We have much more spirit and potential with our Islamic background. Look at daily and routine life of Holy Prophet (PBUH); how he dealt with that old lady who threw garbage on his way every day. In the battle of Yarmuk; the companions of Holy Prophet (PBUH) get martyred thirsty; in spite of that the water was there; but everyone waspreferring others over himself. Islamic history is full of such examples of self-sacrifice. The task is ahead to work with this Islamic spirit at each and every level.
There is a lot to be learnt and follow to help and cooperate with new immigrants with true spirit from the migration of Holy Prophet (PBUH) from Mecca to Madina. We can revive the examples of Islamic history by facilitating students who migrate from other cities and countries.
There is a fair number of great people in the community; land developers, builders, architects, investors; who are willing to launch a plan to provide residences to community families on cost basis. This is a big saving account when it is going to be implemented.
Business Community is willing to guide the community members in business development free of charge. While arranging cultural shows they are thinking to keep in mind the Islamic and moral values while highlighting the society issues.
North American official statistics show that number of people suffering from mental disorder is touching 25% of the population. There is no proper translation of this word in Urdu and Punjabi. As a community; let's step forward; to control this figure in our community and specifically, in North America in general.
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