Happy New Year Everyone! The Hijra is an important event in Islamic history, it was the turning point, the start of something grand. As the Prophet (pbuh) and his companion Abu Bakr (ra) fled across the desert from Mecca to Yathrib they hid in caves. So I’m reminded of this story which is probably my favorite piece of Islamic history, but more so because they just don’t make friends like these any more:
During the Hijra of the Prophet pbuh with Abu Bakr, in the cave of Thawr, Abu Bakr entered first and tore pieces of his cloth to fill the holls of the cave. The Prophet pbuh fell asleep beside Abu Bakr when suddenly Abu Bakr noticed an uncovered hole and so he stretched his leg over to cover it, fearing something would come out and sting the Prophet pbuh. So Abu Bakr got stung by a scorpion, and he did not scream or move because he did not want to disturb the Prophet’s sleep until the tears fell from his eye on the prophet’s face and eventually woke him up
In the spirit of the Hijra, I urge everyone (Muslim or non-Muslim) to donate a little something for the Asia Earthquake victims. There are still 2.5 million people in Pakistan who are homeless in the middle of winter.
‘they just donÃ¢??t make friends like these any more’
the comparison is frightening.
Happy New Year Nas.
to you as well bilotee 🙂
Happy New Year Nas
Ahhhhhh … Friends are quite rare these days aren’t they?
Happy new year Khalidah 🙂
maybe this time i’ll make a go of my actual resolutions.
Happy new year, nasaneesoo!
saaleha, to you as well. i think i’ll just reuse my 2006 new year resolutions. save paper. save face.
yasmine, thanks, to you too!
I thank you for your kind hearted good will and I mustt say that that I am for donating money to the Tsunami victims. However, it is worth noting that the Los Angeles Times recently had a long article on this and said:
“In the first nine months after the Indian Ocean tsunami, a group of private charities including the American Red Cross and Mercy Corps spent less than half of the $1.8 billion they received from American donors, a new report has foundÃ¢?Â¦ One of the largest recipients, the American Red Cross, took in $567 million and had one of the lower spending rates, using $167 million, or about 29%.”
Perhaps we should asking the Red Cross and Mercy Corps what they want to do with that money. The money was donating to the TSUNAMI VICTIMS and should NOT be used for any other disaster.
More on this, follow this link: http://ainashe.net/?p=263
With best regards,
Mukhtar, thanks for the info, although i was refering to the earthquake that hit pakistan and india a few months ago. the islamic relief fund is pretty reliable i think
Happy belated new year 🙂