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Amtul Q Farhat

A Retired Asst Professor of Pediatrics currently working in Canada.

Why Do Volunteers Live Longer?

Source: Psychology Today By David Fryburg M.D. Research suggests that volunteerism is associated with a lower risk of dying. Once a month, I volunteer at a meal center to help serve food to people who are in need. Prepping and serving the dinner is a busy yet fun team activity […]

The power of giving Ramadan

Source: Arabian Business By Dr. Mona S. Al Munajjed Zakat is a major tool of Islamic social financing and a foundation for promoting sustainable community development In the month of Ramadan, when more than 1.8 billion Muslims fast and strive to give charity, it seems timely to look at traditions […]