Posts Tagged ‘Libya’

Libya: The Promise of Allah is Always True

by AmatuRahman Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar!                    God is Greater, God is Greater, God is Greater! Allahu Akbar kabira!                                                          God […]

Lessons from Libya: A Journey of Gratitude

by Zaineb Shebani Learning Gratitude Having spent a large part of my adolescence in the Arab Gulf, I can say that I was brought up in a consumer driven and materialistic society where the principal concerns of the majority of the population were the shopping centers with their designer shops, the latest and most expensive […]

Blind in Broad Daylight

Free men: imprisoned, exiled, or dead – an accurate description of the Libyan situation during the 1980’s and 1990’s. In the mid-2000’s Gaddafi’s regime started changing faces, trying to improve its international relations, but that did not change the brutal reality of the police state in Libya. Thousands of men were killed in Gaddafi’s prisons, […]

Saturday: Prayers for the Oppressed recently made a call for a Global Evening of Qiyam for Egypt and then for Libya. With pledges from America, England, Malaysia, Mecca, Egypt, and Canada, alhamdulillah our readers responded! May Allah accept all of our prayers and efforts, and may they continue for all the countries in the region facing similar struggles, some even more dangerous.   To every […]

At the Heart of Libya’s Rage, a Massacre

By Tasbeeh Herwees It was the third funeral that summer. “Inna lilahi was ilayhi raji`oon,” my aunt said under her breath after she heard the news of his death. Verily, we belong to God, and to God we return. I’d heard the phrase a lot that summer of 2009 in Libya. I tripped over the words, my American tongue […]

The Situation in Libya

Written by Hoda Emneina, Omar Kelani, Mohammed Kelani, Duaa Kelani Tunisia, the spark. Egypt, the flame. The fire that has been spreading across North Africa and the Middle East has left leaders in the west in a state of shock and panic. Many Libyans living abroad have been desperately waiting for the trigger that would […]

Libyan Protesters Remain Steadfast

By Aisha Ibrahim The online world was abuzz after the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Working off the momentum of their Tunisian and Egyptian neighbors, Libyan youth declared February 17 as the Day of Anger. The protests in Libya began in Benghazi, the second largest city in Libya. As a country where it is […]

Global Call: Qiyam for Libya & the Oppressed

Assalamu `alaykum, Just ten days ago, we saw Hosni Mubarak step down from as president of Egypt. A few weeks before that, Tunisian president Ben Ali fled his country in the face of burgeoning protests by his people. Today, these popular movements have spilled over into Libya, Bahrain, Yemen and Algeria. While these events fill […]