Helping people help themselves
Changing the Future of Pakistan
History of Thanksgiving and its Celebrations
a Difference this Thanksgiving!
To The Human Development Concept
Strategy of Giving
Latest Online Poll: How
much did you spend on gifts per person this Eid-ul-Fitr, on average?
Mohammad Iqbal: Poet & Reformer
Ramadan leaves us, Thanksgiving Day refreshes our spirit of giving
(Nov. 23rd) is a unique holiday in the sense that no single religion
or community can lay its claim on it. It unites us with that Supreme
Being who is the sole superpower of the universe. It brings out
the uniqueness of this country where people of all religions and
faiths from all parts of the world come and expect to be treated
equally by the law of the land.
at the same time it reminds us of our responsibility to other human
beings for treating them as fairly and with same respect as we expect
to be treated ourselves.
gather today with our friends and family for celebrating this special
occasion by feasting and praying, we also think of those who are
not able to do that and we ask ourselves how we can make life a
little better for them.
provides you with the opportunity to make
life a little better for someone. We invite you to make a difference
today with your donation!
year on November 9th, Pakistanis celebrate the birth of the poet-philosopher,
Dr. Mohammad Iqbal,
who played a vital role in the birth of Pakistan. This
week review a collection of articles on his
life, as well as links to some of his valuable classical
Education: Changing the Future of Pakistan
Growing up as a middle child in a family of six, Hadees
found himself out on the street most of the time. Hadees was never
interested in getting an education. Someone suggested HDF’s
“child friendly” school to Hadees’ skeptical parents.
The results amazed them! [read
The History of Thanksgiving and its Celebrations
Throughout history mankind has celebrated the bountiful
harvest with thanksgiving ceremonies. Before the establishment of
formal religions many ancient farmers believed that their crops
contained spirits which caused the crops to grow and die. [read
Make a Difference this Thanksgiving!
Join millions of Americans this Thanksgiving Day in the spirit of
giving and sharing! Through your donation to HDF, you can empower
a deserving person or a family to develop the required skills, resources,
and confidence to stand on their feet. [read
Introduction To The Human Development Concept
Development must put people at the center of its concerns. Human
development has four essential pillars: equity, sustainability,
production and empowerment. It defines the ends of development and
analyses sensible options for achieving them.[read
HDF's Strategy of Giving
Your donation helps us in many ways. Here is a brief explanation
of how your donation may be used. We prioritize the spending based
on which projects require funding urgently. [read
60% of our surveyees shared Ramadan with their collegues at work
by educating them about Islam and Ramadan.
Survey Question: How
will you Share Ramadan with your Co-workers this year?
|By educating them about Islam and Ramadan
|By sharing my Iftar food with them at work
|By sending them Ramadan Greetings card
| By giving them a meaningful gift
How much did you spend on gifts per person this Eid-ul-Fitr, on
Allama Mohammad Iqbal: Poet & Reformer
Iqbal was the first poet in Urdu who not only had the background
of modern English education but also got educated in Western universities.
His stay in Europe brought about radical changes in his thought
and perception. His world-view underwent a sea change. [read
Iqbal's Poetry & Works
Most of Allama Iqbal's writings were devoted to a revival
of Islam. He encouraged Muslims to embrace ideals of brotherhood,
justice, and service. tried to free the Muslim mind from the prevailing
colonial mentality and from Muslims' own narrow self-interests.
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