Posts Tagged ‘Charity’

SS Free Gaza: They Made It!

// August 25th, 2008 // No Comments » // Blog

Allahu akbar! Read Sr Yvonne Ridley's account of this momentous event:

Well, you would have to be deaf, dumb and blind not to know that I am writing to you today from Gaza.

I really was too overwhelmed yesterday to put pen to paper after the magnificent welcome I and my fellow peace activists from SS Liberty and SS Free Gaza received as we entered the port of Gaza … the first ships to sail in since 1967.

Continue reading…

Egypt – What Can I Say?

// August 16th, 2008 // 9 Comments » // Blog

It seems the government of Egypt still feels indebted to the Children of Israel, for all that nasty slavery business back in the day of Moses, peace be upon him. Which means they are now willing to do anything to make it up to them; including helping to maintain the oppression of another group of innocents, by denying the transport of essential medical supplies into Gaza via their border with Israel.

Well, better late than never, eh guys? {shakes head}

Taken from a press release written by “EGYPT LET THE Scottish VAN CROSS TO GAZA NOW & End the Siege” Facebook group:


You Don’t Need Eyes to Hear

// August 12th, 2008 // No Comments » // Blog

A young man has recently joined the SignLabs/Al-Qasas transcription team. But so have several others… So what makes him so special? Well dear readers… this brother is blind.

Yes, blind!

His story is reproduced here with his permission – his name has been removed to respect his privacy:

Read the rest of this entry » – It’s Finally Here

// August 8th, 2008 // No Comments » // Blog


Finally, I have the immense honour and pleasure to announce the launch of the long-awaited (well, long-ish, kinda awaited) website, that has recently got the blogosphere in a buzz… (more…)

They Learnt to Sign… (Part 3; The Finale)

// August 6th, 2008 // 3 Comments » // Blog

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…have you?

{Watch the flash version of the video on YouTube, and the high definition version on}

Three days.

Three videos.

And from tomorrow, three ways YOU can get involved.

Curious? Confused? Couldn't care less?

Whatever the case…

Come back tomorrow to finally discover the truth behind the hype.

They all learnt to sign… will you?

They Learnt to Sign…

// August 4th, 2008 // 3 Comments » // Blog

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…have you?

Come back tomorrow to find out more.

{Watch the flash version of the video on YouTube, and the high definition version on}


// July 23rd, 2008 // 5 Comments » // Blog

You + HalfDate = Done, in-sha-Allāh.

YouTube Preview Image is NOT a charity, but a PROMOTION site for good causes. So when they feature a school or an individual, donations go directly to the end beneficiaries.

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A Little Boy in Pain

// April 19th, 2008 // 5 Comments » // Blog

I received the following e-mail from a friend, in the form of a typical 'circular'. Normally, I am very wary about reports of charity cases that don't come from official sources. However, this message ended with a link to a video on YouTube showing the little boy in question, which convinced me that it may be genuine, though Allāh knows best.

I encourage you to watch the video and make up your own minds. Unfortunately, it is not in English… in fact, if someone can translate and write a brief summary in the comments, I would be most grateful.

The thing that got to me most is the fact he looks so much like the son of one of my closest friends, whom I consider as a nephew. I pray that they have already raised enough money for the operation, though I guess there will be post-op costs to consider too. It's so sad to think he has to remain in such a state for a second longer. :(

Did Allāh give you healthy children who don't suffer from any physical pain, that you can watch playing, eating and sleeping in peace?

If so, prostrate before Him in thankfulness, and remember that we will be asked about each ni'ama [blessing] He granted us from His immense Bounty.

Mounib, 2 years old, suffers from a rare kind of spina bifida. The tumour on his back is has become so large that the only position he can be in is prostration. He is in perpetual pain. He cannot eat or sleep, as the pain he suffers from gives him no respite.

Mounib lives in Algeria and his family cannot afford the operation he needs. Of course, if he was the son of an influential person in this country ruled by corrupt people, he would have been operated already. How can you leave a child in that state without doing anything?

His country did nothing for him, but brothers and sisters all over the world have already made donations up to 40 000 euros alhamdulillah, to help him to be taken to a hospital in Europe or Canada where he could have the operation.

Please join them, or at least find out about this story and make dua.

The video YOU HAVE TO WATCH with Mounib is at

For sadaqat [donating charity] BE GENEROUS see

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Keep Praying

// February 4th, 2008 // No Comments » // Blog

I just posted an entry on; one of our “editor written” ones… we've been a bit slack in that department, lately, but inshā’Allāh we will improve! We look forward to your comments.

As Muslims, we believe in the power of prayer. That Allāh hears our silent whispers; our pain-filled cries. Night or day. In public or in private. He hears us, and He helps us.

But sometimes we forget. Not even out of a sense of despair, but rather, due to a misunderstanding of the manner in which prayers are answered. Sometimes, we expect it all to be very black and white: you pray for a promotion, you get the promotion. You pray for a child, you're granted a child.

But what happens when you don't get what you want?

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Organ Donation: Something to think about?

// January 20th, 2008 // No Comments » // Blog

My latest entry for MuslimMatters, discussing the issue of organ donation:

Discovering this “common ground” between five very different religions, made me realise that, as a Muslim, I've never really thought much about the idea of becoming an organ donor before. I had some inkling that it was permissible in Islam, but had not yet embarked upon a serious quest to decide whether or not I should carry a donor card. In light of this recent debate, and the fact that I don't know how long I have left on this Earth, I think it is about time that I did.