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June 15, 2014 
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Islam in the News
Islam offers Important Lessons for Environmental Movement

When I first heard of Obama's most recent plan to combat climate change, I thought about the issue of the environment more broadly.Ninety-seven percent of scientists say climate change exists, and according to 18 scientific associations,humans are the prevailing cause for this change. Putting aside the inevitable political wrangling over such a plan, the environment is something that stands as a universal concern. The details of Obama's plan may receive legitimate criticism, but cutting coal pollution is without a doubt a prudent course of action. Yet Congress and the American people are having difficulties coming together on this issue.

 

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"Value of each man depends upon the art and skill which he has attained." - Imam Ali (AS), Nahjul Balagha

 

The achievements of the youth of our communities are a tremendous honor for all of us, not only in light of the above hadith, but also because the youth are the future leaders of our community. Their achievements and successes deserve to be congratulated.

 

It is with this in mind that NASIMCO recognizes the youth of our community. Students in North America who have graduated or are graduating from post-secondary education this year, as the Class of 2014, should send the following information to secretariat@nasimco.org by July 1st, 2014 so that their achievements can be recognized:


 Full name
 Email / Mailing address
 Home address
 Program they are graduating in
 Institution from which they are graduating
  

Following the recent situation in Bosnia, NASIMCO has launched an emergency appeal to provide aid to those affected by the floods in Bosnia.

 

Almost one-third of Bosnia has been affected by the worst flooding since modern records began. It has been confirmed that at least 35 people have died in Serbia and Bosnia and about a quarter of Bosnia-Herzegovina's four million people are without clean water.

  

 

After three months' worth of rain fell in just a few days, tens of thousands have fled their homes taking refuge in sports halls and schools. Approximately 1,000 people, including pregnant women, children and the elderly were evacuated from the region of Zeljezno Polje in central Bosnia, where hundreds of homes were destroyed in landslides.

 
NASIMCO understands that aid centres have been set up to distribute medicine, food, blankets and clothing. There is a great demand for basic necessities such as baby food, shovels, diapers, candles, clothing, medicine, bottled water and hygiene items.

 

Individuals wishing to make donations can do so by visiting our website at www.nasimco.org or through their local Jamaats.