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05 Dec

International Volunteer Day

Written By: Pari Kubdani International Volunteer Day  is celebrated all over the world by different non-profit organizations, business and individuals; as it promotes the ability to work is any condition. Celebration of this day at national and international level encourage more organizations and individuals to work for the welfare of the society and to make it a better place for others to live. International Volunteer Day is not only celebrated to promote volunteerism, but this day also highlights the role of  NGOs and...

04 Dec

NATIONAL GRIEF AWARENESS WEEK AND COVID19

NATIONAL GRIEF AWARENESS WEEK AND COVID19 “Grief is the price we pay for love.” Written by: Muhammad Awais. No one can forget the simple truth so movingly delivered by the Queen at a memorial service in New York for those who were killed twenty years ago in the Twin Towers. For a moment, one begins to wonder, what is grief? And are we all suffering from it knowingly or unintentionally? What is Grief: Grief is the response to loss, particularly to someone who recently passed...

01 Dec

World Aids Day

Written By: Zunaira Irshad December 1st marks the designated day for the awareness of AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome). It is a medical condition that is caused by a virus known as HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). People get this virus through contaminated syringes, specific body fluids, and mainly due to unsafe sex. It can also be transferred from mother to baby during pregnancy, birth, or breastfeeding. The virus attacks T-cells in our body that are responsible for fighting against the harmful microorganisms which enter...

17 Nov

World Prematurity Day

 Together for Babies Born too Soon – World Prematurity Day Writer:  Fatima Hasan Zaidi Around the world each year, about fifteen million babies are born prematurely also known as pre term births. World Prematurity Day derives a significant flash to focus upon global consideration on the foremost cause of the deaths of babies. World Prematurity Day is obvserved to stand with the mothers of the premature babies to let them know that the society stands with them and their babies are not...

14 Nov

The World Diabetes Day 2020

The World Diabetes Day 2020 The World Diabetes Day is celebrated every year on 14th November with a unique theme. This year the theme is The Nurse and Diabetes; this theme acknowledges the role of nurses in Diabetes management and prevention. Diabetes is a global health concern and proper Knowledge about it matter as it’s a prevalent issue the contemporary world. According to International Diabetes Federation statistics in 2019, nineteen million people in Pakistan are patient of diabetes. Diabetes mellitus, commonly known...

17 Oct

I Support Pink Lady Campaign

Dated: October 16th, 2020 Shifa Foundation is endorsing breast cancer awareness campaign among the public under the tagline I support pink lady. The idea of supporting pink lady basically specifies the survivors of breast cancer. The pink lady campaign was launched at the Centaurus Mall, Islamabad. Volunteers played a great role in providing awareness to the mass; telling them that breast cancer is a fatal disease and not a taboo so they should talk about it. People showed great participation towards the breast...

22 Jul

Shifa Foundation Speaks

Shifa Foundation Speaks Quarter Report – April, May, June Editorial Note The previous quarter (April, May and June) of the year 2020 has been a rollercoaster of happenings. The world we knew had faced the “biggest challenge since World War Two” as declared by the United Nation Development Program (UNDP) while commenting on COVID-19 pandemic. The Government of Pakistan had responded to the situation by imposing protective lockdown, closing education institutes, limiting travel and large gatherings. This triggered high inflation and joblessness which...

11 May

What is Fitrana and How to Donate it in Ramadan?

The spirit of Ramadan lies in empathy and love of Muslim brethren in our communities. The philosophy behind abstaining from eating and drinking is to feel the pain of hungry and thirsty in first-hand experience. Moreover, we also pray salah taraveeh, recite the Holy Quran and perform other prayers. Being human we often commit mistakes (minor or major) in performing these duties. To diminish the impact of these mistakes and to include the poor among the festivity of Eid ul...

08 May

Spreading Kindness, Not Coronavirus (Covid-19) in Pakistan

Shifa Foundation has received tremendous feedback on its Covid-19 Response Ramadan Appeal Naiki Ko Unlock Karo from all over the globe. Within two weeks of launcing the campaign, Shifa Foundation raised Rs.12.88 million in donations from across globe.   It is also pertinent to mention here that all donations were raised from “no-touch-methods” using online transactions. The donations were received from Canada, USA, Sweden, United Kingdom and Europe. The response from people in Pakistan for the Ramadan Appeal is also overwhelming.   The primary...

13 Apr

Importance and Purpose of Zakat in Islam and How to Calculate the Zakat?

Islam is the complete code that aims to civilize every aspect of human life. It offers a set of practices to enable its followers achieve the spiritual, psychological and physiological wellbeing. These practices include salah (namaz or prayers), fasting, Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca) and zakat. Our religion has also described the functions purpose and results of all these prescribed practices. The purpose of offering prayers is described as “Verily, Namaz prohibits from all sorts of visible and hidden wrong doings” (Surah...

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