The Untapped Potential of Zakat for Refugee Empowerment

As the world faces unprecedented refugee crises, sustainable financial assistance has emerged as a vital aspect of Islamic philanthropy. Deeply rooted in principles of human dignity, empathy, and the responsibility to aid those in need, Islamic philanthropy encompasses various forms of charitable giving, including Zakat (almsgiving).  Zakat is a religious duty incumbent upon every Muslim, emphasising the […]

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How Canada Could Use Russian State Assets to Rebuild Ukraine

Robert J. Currie, Dalhousie University There’s recently been a lot of news coverage about various efforts by states allied with Ukraine to seize Russian assets that are on their territories, and use these assets — or the money made from selling them — to help Ukrainian war relief. Canada was the first state to put […]

The Withering of Human Rights: Proposals to Counter Forced Displacement, Gender-Based Violence, Corruption and Other Human Rights Violations

World Refugee & Migration Council Member Allan Rock spoke at Montreal’s Concordia University for the Henri Habib Distinguished Speakers Series on 4 April 2023. Read Allan Rock’s five objectives for Canada’s international efforts to counter human rights violations: Introduction I begin with words of gratitude for the invitation to speak here today.  It is a […]