This is insane. Now I know that the rallies were in support of the Gazan’s plight but we cannot ignore the issues that are taking place in Syria on a much larger scale. The Assad regime has become worse than the Israeli government in their persecution of innocent lives, and, while there is need to stand in support of the Palestinians, we cannot ignore our Syrian brother’s cry for help. As far as I know there have been no rallies in support of Syria in Chicago in the past six months and yet we can amass a group of 10,000 to support the Palestinians at the drop of a hat. The Syrian people are starving and hiding, surviving but not living, and all we are doing is brushing them under the rug while we focus on something we think is a much more pressing matter. Don’t get me wrong, what is going on in Gaza is horrible, but please when you speak up for Palestine, speak up for Syria as well. we cannot let one oppressor slide simply because we were fighting another one
Via Liberty Tumblr. ⒶⓋ⚔
A baby wakes under gray blankets.
The house: not up, or out,
but down, cracking like thunder
and raining in.
This is not where he remembers falling asleep,
and nothing hurt until now
and there’s no sound,
and ash between his teeth.
A baby is unearthed from rubble.
The just-born, unburied.
Syrian children in Damascus protesting for the children of Gaza, Palestine.
“Children of Syria, children of Palestine: We deserve to live" | "Syria, Gaza.. Same country, same wound" -Children of the Qaboun neighborhood: 15/7/2014.
Via The Syrian Revolution
If there was anything that could change the faith of the people and change their decree it wold be by du’ah (supplication to Allaah).
It’s the last 10 days and our brothers across the globe are in need of help from Allaah. Get out your beds, forsake your rest, purify your hearts and turn to Allaah the Owner and Sustainer of the creation.
Make du’ah for your beloved brothers and sisters ask for their safety and security. May Allaah protect them and us and never allow us to be humiliated by those who disbelieve. Aameen ya Rabb!
If you’re a Muslim and you choose to play dumb when it comes to ISIS and remain silent, then I will remind you of the same things you people have been saying in regards to Palestine and Israel. If you’re silent in times of injustice and oppression, then you have taken the side of the oppressor. Stop turning a blind eye, and stand up to this cancer that’s plaguing our region.
For my brothers and sisters in Gaza, Syria, Burma, Egypt, and everywhere else in the world. <3
If in the past year you didn’t CRY OUT when thousands of protesters were killed and injured by Turkey, Egypt and Libya, when more victims than ever were hanged by Iran, women and children in Afghanistan were bombed, whole communities were massacred in South Sudan, 1800 Palestinians were starved and murdered by Assad in Syria, hundreds in Pakistan were killed by jihadist terror attacks, 10,000 Iraqis were killed by terrorists, villagers were slaughtered in Nigeria, but you ONLY cry out for GAZA, then you are not pro HUMAN RIGHTS, you are only ANTI-ISRAEL.– Hillel Neuer (via 3rd-wave) Via Circles of Light
It’s a tragically long list: missing women, ethnic cleansing and spreading diseases. Pick any country — including the United States — and there’s most likely a tragedy you’ll uncover that seriously violates international laws and standards. While unleashing international outrage can sometimes hurt more than it helps, there are some situations where it can make a real impact.
"Anandibai Joshi of India, Keiko Okami of Japan, and Sabat Islambouli of Syria, each became the first licensed female doctors in their respective countries. The three were students at the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania; one of the only places in the world at the time where women could study medicine." | Source
“Inna ilahi wa inna ilayhi rajioon”
(To Allah ﷻ we belong and to Him we shall return) [surah al baqarah]
For all the deceased ummah this Ramadan. We’re caught up in the politics of Gaza, Syria, Iraq, etc. that we forget to say this. But it’s very important to remember these deaths in our prayers.