"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep, loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."
I’ve wanted to write all of this sooner. In fact I wish I could have written this four and a half months ago, back when the message might have been more salient, when the marathon bombing was still considered current news. Maybe it’s a symptom of “who I am,” but opening up about something without…
Please make some du’a for the Muslims in Boston and across America who may or may not experience increased violence and harassment due to the anniversary of the Boston Bombings, an unforgettable tragedy.
Slogans like “Boston Strong” and “One Boston” helped rally Bostonians together after last year’s Marathon bombing. But Jamarhl Crawford, a Roxbury-based community activist, suggests that the idea of “One Boston” doesn’t resonate quite the same way across all parts of the city — particularly in those communities [of color] regularly plagued by violence.
Crawford wants brings a number to the attention of people across the city, and across the world: 235. That’s the number of shootings in Boston since last year’s Marathon.
Please make some du’a for my mom, who’s having major surgery tomorrow. Jazak’Allah khair!
Today was amazing. I got onto a stage and told about 500 people about my experiences with assault and rape and made it through without even bawling. I feel so accomplished and proud, and so many others were so brave, including one of the women who started a movement about discussion of sexual assault and rape at Tufts, Wagatwe Wanjuki. It was an amazing night overall, even if it was nerve-racking and scary.
Make some du’a for me, if you could. I have a very important, very emotional, and very personal presentation tonight, in front of 500+ people.
For those in the DC Area, check this out please, it’s really important.
Here is the event description as it was sent to me:
Both suicide and mental health are issues in the community that needs to be discussed. Come join us in a informative discussion with our speakers: Ahmad Azzari (PGMA Resident Imam), Ameedah Rashid, Najwa Awad, Adeyinka Laiyemo, and Abiola Adelaja.
Have a question or situation you’d like the speakers to touch upon during the event? Fill out this form and they will do their best to answer/discuss them.
Dinner WILL be served! First 100 people who sign uphereget free platters (Halal Food Cart in Bmore Ohhhhhh yeahhhh!)
I don’t really promote events, but this is important, and it shows that our communities are starting to put forth the effort, we need to encourage that through our support, insha Allah.
For Abood, since your thirst is real, and the thirst of some of your followers is real.
(Majmoo Al Fatawa Vol 28, page 63)