by Bint Ali
While Samira laments atop a mountain of her clothes that she has nothing to wear; Aminah in Liberia doesn't leave home when her bed sheet is hanging to dry, because she uses it as her hijab.
While Jamal curses his wife for using too much salt in the food againl; the last pile of dirt is placed on baby Karim, the latest victim of famine in Somalia.
While Hind yells at her young daughter for giggling too loudly while she's trying to watch the news; Tasneem and her daughter made the news, the victims of a drone in Pakistan.
While Asif lies to his friends about getting the number of the cute sister at Arabic class; Anisa in Uighur province lies to the police, afraid to be arrested for fasting in Ramadan.
While Hannah argues with her friends that the Iraq war was necessary; Fatima endures the bitter cold of the Iraqi winter, her home destroyed by invading forces.
While Amar promises his parents he will start praying when his exams are over; Maria prays in secret, afraid her Greek Orthodox parents will find out she is now Muslim.
While Jasmine backbites her strict, yet loving parents to her friends; Amir is given the news that his father and brother have been killed in Syria.
While Iman complains to her colleagues about the poor quality coffee served at her office; Barirah collects cans in the stifling humidity of Indonesia, so she can earn enough to buy clean water.
While Abdul-Majid has fun playing video games depicting war and terror for hours on end; Nasir begs Israeli soldiers to allow him to cross the border so he can take his injured baby to hospital.
While we indulge, complain, procrastinate and wallow in mediocrity; sin needlessly and ignore the blessings upon us; the Ummah is crying out - do you hear the call?
... Nu'man bin Bashir (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) said, "The believers in their mutual kindness, compassion and sympathy are just like one body. When one of the limbs suffers, the whole body responds to it with wakefulness and fever" (Bukhari and Muslim) ...
Caring - its a Muslim thing...
Make Dua - Give Sadaqah - Raise Awareness - Enjoin Good - Forbid Evil
Jan 23, 2012
2:27 PM Habibi Halaqas 8 comments
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