Tuesday, January 06, 2009

In support of our brothers & sisters in Gaza...

My heart has felt very heavy since this massacre started in Gaza....
& this caused me to stay away from blogging for a while now...

Al Jazeera is on at our house 24/7 & the tragedies are heart breaking...

what's devastating is the feeling of complete helplessness infront all that's happening to my fellow muslims & human beings...

I have a very close friend living in Gaza...she's an amazing muslima pediatrician & I pray to Allah that she is safe ...

A Palestinian girl cries during the funeral of her brother who was killed after an Israeli air strike in the northern Gaza Strip January 4, 2009.
Picture taken from REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah

Going on a rally or a demonstartion against this is not an option for me in my nick of the woods..but nontheless support of has swept the globe ....but sobhan Allah I don't know if anything will happen soon

Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest against the Israeli attacks on Gaza in front of the Israeli embassy in Ankara January 4, 2009.
REUTERS/Umit Bektas

I don't think this is enough ...but what can we do when we ourselves are opressed by our presidents, kings & sheikhs

But here is something that we can all do ......
this was sent to me by muslimhsers yahoo group by sister Umm talhah...may Allah reward her al Jana ...Ameen

Here's what she posted:

as salam alaikum,

my apologies for sending something off topic.
for those who are not aware of the facts:


then, please don't forget innocent children, women and men in gaza. the following is taken from http://www.muslimmatters.org/

OUR 60-Minute Action-Gaza Plan (one-time, not daily):
1. MAKE Du'a 10 minutes REPEAT EverydayPrint out the dua’s listed here: http://tinyurl.com/gaza-dua and post it on your fridge or any other prominent location. Read the du'as now and move on.

1. It was narrated from Ibn ‘Abbas (ra) that the Messenger of Allah (saas) said: “My Lord came to me tonight in
the most beautiful form…” and in this hadith he said that Allah said, “O Muhammad, when you pray, then say:

‘Allaahumma inni as’aluka fi’lal khayraat wa tark al-munkaraat, wa hubb al-masaakeen, wa an taghfira lee wa
tarhamanee wa tatooba ‘alayya. Wa in aradta bi ‘ibaadika fitnatan, faqbidni ilayka ghayra maftoon (O Allah, I
ask You (to enable me) to do good deeds and avoid evil deeds, and to love the poor, and (I ask You) to forgive
me, have mercy on me and accept my repentance. If You decree that some trial should befall Your slaves, then
take me to You [i.e., cause me to die] without having me be subjected to that trial).” (Tirmithi - hasan)
2. Abu Burdah ibn ‘Abd-Allah narrated from his father that when the Prophet (saas) was afraid of some people
he would say,

“Allaahumma inna naj’aluka fi nuhoorihim wa na’oodhu bika min shuroorihim (O Allah, we place You before
them and we seek refuge in You from their evil).” (Abu Dawud - Sahih)
3. It was narrated from Ibn ‘Abbas (ra) that the Messenger of Allah (saas) used to say the following words of
relief at times of distress:

“Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah al-‘Adheem al-Haleem, laa ilaaha ill-Allaah Rabb al-‘Arsh al-‘adheem, la ilaaha ill-
Allaah Rabb ul-samawaati wa Rabb ul-ard wa Rabb ul-‘Arsh il-kareem (There is nothing worthy of worship but
Allah, the All-Powerful, the Forbearing; There is nothing worthy of worship but Allah, Lord of the mighty
Throne; There is nothing worthy of worship but Allah, Lord of heaven, Lord of earth, and Lord of the noble
Throne).” (Bukhari and Muslim)
4. The Prophet (saas) said: “Shall I not tell you of something that, if any worldly calamity or disaster befalls any
man among you and he says these words, he will be relieved of it. (It is) the du’a’ of Dhu’-Noon (the Prophet
Yunus - as): “Laa ilaaha illa anta subhaanaka inni kuntu min al-dhaalimeen (none has the right to be worshipped
but You (O Allah), Glorified (and Exalted) be You [above all that (evil) they associate with You]! Truly, I have
been of the wrongdoers).” According to another report: “No Muslim man says this du’a’ concerning anything
but Allah will answer his prayer.” (Sahih al-Jaami’)
5. The Messenger of Allah (saas) said: to Asmaa’ bint ‘Umays, “Shall I not teach you some words which you
can say at times of distress and hardship?

‘Allaahu rabbee laa ushriku bihi shay’an (Allah is my Lord, I do not associate anything with Him).’” (Sahih -
Abu Dawood)
According to a version narrated in al-Sahih al-Jaami’, “Whoever is afflicted by worry, distress, sickness or
hardship, and says, Allaahu rabbee laa shareeka lah (Allah is my Lord, He has no partner or associate), will be
relieved of that.”

2. DONATE 10 minutes Make a donation. Every one of you can make a small donation, even if it is $5.

• Islamic Relief USAhttp://www.irw.org/campaigns/palestinecrisis08

• KinderUSAhttp://www.kinderusa.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=79&Itemid=2

• Palestine Children’s Relief Fundhttp://www.pcrf.net/can/can2.html

• American Near East Refugee Aidhttps://secure2.convio.net/anera/site/Donation2?df_id=1280&1280.donation=form1

3. JOIN MM's new DIGG Club on FACEBOOK 5 minutes This is a means to increase the power of the word-of-mouth for important news articles or analysis:

• Learn about these tools: http://tinyurl.com/mm-digg.

• Join the new FB group by going to this link: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=42909069316(make sure you ONLY join if you are COMMITTED to spending 5 minutes maximum per day).

• Here's how it will work:As soon as there is a significant/fair article brought to our attention, we will send a message on FB to the entire group.All members of the group are required to do their part: to DIGG, SU, Reddit, whatever, within 48 hours of receiving notice (it takes only 1 minute to do it).You have suddenly become part of blitzing truth over falsehood.


• Call any random number in Gaza, and tell them that you are calling from North America (or wherever you are), make Duaa for them and tell them all their brothers and sisters around the world are with them; this will give them moral support and courage !

How to call? > Very simple!

• Dial any of these number and replace the last 4 digits by any random ones, try 4 or 5 times and you'll reach a family insha'Allah ! Even if you don't speak Arabic, talk to them with very slow and simple English





CAIR has launched an online petition drive to collect one million signatures. Be part of it by clicking here. http://petition.cair.com/

6. WRITE or CALL your Congressional Representative 15 minutes To locate your U.S. Representative: https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtmlTo locate your Senators http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm Talking points at the bottom. You can be much more detailed than the letter to the editor.You can review talking-points here towards the end of the post: www.tinyurl.com/action-gaza You should also consider sending a quick note to the Saudi Arabia’s ruler (see http://tinyurl.com/7kjdvm.

7. WRITE a Letter to the Editor 20-50 minutes REPEAT for other newspapers Letters to editor is the most-read section in the entire newspaper, and is read by local leaders as a means of keeping up with the pulse of the community.

• Write a letter to your local newspaper (you can find it from the list here). You have a better chance of getting published than writing to one of the national newspapers.

• Consider these guidelines to increase your chance of getting published. The most important point: Make ONE point, even if you have a hundred swarming in your head. Be very succinct and add some “color” or “reasoned emotion”, it may increase your chance of getting published.

8. CIRCULATE (EXTRA BONUS AJAR): • Cross-post on your blog. Email it. Post to your facebook profile.• Print out this hard-copy of this "Action-Gaza", make copies and distribute.FINALLY, DIGG the POST to get the message out by clicking here:http://digg.com/world_news/ACTION_GAZA_Can_we_Spare_60_Minutes_Can_we_Walk_the_Talk


Yasmeen said...

Mashallah sister for listing ways(besides making dua) , to help our suffering brother and sisters in Gaza.Jazakallah.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Assalamvalekum Dear, Gr8 work. My heart goes with those people... They are in my Duva's...

Noor said...

Asalam Alaykum, I am so sad especially when I see the kids. Having a son myself I do not know how they handle all of this, haram.
May Allah help them ameen.

Do you know anyone who has called?