Afghan Canadian Sadaf Parweez recently made headlines in Durham region after graduating from UOIT. An Afghan refugee, Sadaf has overcome the obstacles many newcomers to Canada face when trying to pursue their education.
Muslim Link interviewed the recent graduate about her educational journey after coming to Canada as a refugee.
It is a situation that none of us ever wants to find ourselves in, but the reality is that some people will have encounters with the police and legal system at some point in their lives. This article aims to go over some basic information you’ll want to know to get you through the earliest stage of the criminal process if you’re ever accuse of a crime.
The first stage of the criminal process is that the police arrest a person accused of a crime. At this point, a police officer would have sworn a written statement before a Justice of the Peace stating that he/she believes that the accused has committed an offence. Criminal charges normally involve a violation of the Criminal Code, but they can involve violations of other statutes (legislative documents) as well, such as the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act or numerous other statutes.
A Nikah – an Islamic marriage contract – has to fulfil certain requirements to be considered binding under Islamic law, one of which is the Mahr. A Mahr is a sum of money, jewelry, or any other valuable assets that is given by the groom to the wife as security in case of a breakdown in their relationship or death of the husband. The amount specified in the marriage contract and/or the property to be gifted may vary depending on many things, including the wealth of the groom. That gift becomes the wife’s exclusive property.