Posts Tagged ‘Poverty’

Stamp Out Hunger

Amongst the most basic needs of human existence is sustenance. God talks about this in different places in the Qur’an emphasizing that all people must eat and drink and that even the Messengers who were sent to mankind ate and drank (Qur’an 5:75). He also mentions in various places in the Qur’an that He has […]

“He needs to go to the hospital right now.”

by Bint Abu Yusuf “I’m so glad it’s you!” the woman cried desperately, “it’s my son, Tariq, he’s been very, very sick. I’ve been waiting outside the masjid; I came here today to be able to collect enough money to take him to the hospital. I don’t know what to do!” Crying, she held Tariq […]

20,000 Dead in Unnatural Disaster Yesterday

If you attend a large mosque in America maybe two thousand people come to Friday prayer. 20,000 are dead. The unbelievable thing is that all those deaths were preventable. All of them. Sometimes just one person’s death can cause an entire war (remember Archduke Franz Ferdinand?) Other times, millions of people can die and we […]

Set the Trend!

I just got off the phone with Umm Abdullah. “Wallahi, ehna mutaaban khaalis – We’re so, so tired,” she told me. Umm Abdullah is the wife of a bawab (apartment keeper) of the old apartment building in Egypt I used to live in. They have four kids, three of whom are under the age of […]