WF loan sparks exciting media career

Zahra Rasool, the Head of Al Jazeera’s Contrast VR, was galvanized in her career by a World Federation Higher Education loan. Zahra was studying at The Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri in the United States when she heard about an exchange...

Blind tennis ace ready to triumph

Blind tennis ace Naqi Rizvi is heading for the World Championships with high hopes of coming home victorious. The Khoja engineer by qualification, banker by profession, acclaimed public speaker and sportsman by passion will be sponsored by Stanmore Jafferys in London. Being completely blind has not...

Hundreds take part in Qur’an competition

A competition to foster knowledge and love of the Holy Qur’an takes place in Birmingham this weekend. KSIMC Birmingham is hosting the second Lady Fizza Qur’an Competition (LFQC), from Friday 14 to Sunday 16 June. Jamaats from the UK and Europe have entered, and organisers said:...

Global sports event to build unity

A global sports tournament called the Unity Games 2019 will be held in Dubai from 24 to 29 December. This is a one-of-a-kind event, and all Jamaats are invited to register teams to take part. Organisers said the event will ‘bring together our international community...

Young soul who touched children’s hearts passes away

Sajida Jivraj-Dharamsi, a young soul, passed away on the 7th of June in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. She was the daughter of Gulam Abbas Bhimani and the sister of Ali Jawad, Fatima and Zainab Jivraj. She is desperately missed by her husband, Sajjad Dharamsi...

A month’s income in a day

The inspiring story of a street seller rescued from a life of absolute poverty in a dangerous neighbourhood shines a light on the success of a pioneering small business loans scheme. The scheme run by HBT (Haydari Benevolent Trust) in Karachi is transforming lives. One such...

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