Sunday, October 26, 2008

Flash Floods Hit Yamen


Actually, this news was yesterday's. But just to highlight the plight of our brothers and sisters out there in Yamen, a country with one of the most Islamic scholars still alive.

As of today, the flash flood had already claimed 65 lives, and destroyed more than 1,700 houses in Mahara and Hadramaut alone. There has also been reports of power and water cuts across the provinces. You can read more of the news [here].

Well... so what? Some may ask. So what is the big deal about? I personally think this should matter a lot, not just to me, but also to all Muslims out there, for there is a hadeeth (if I am not mistaken) that says, "one is not truly a believer until one loves his brother as much as oneself." -a/n: not direct traslation, just the overall meaning.

I know, we have heard of no humanitarian aid funds set up for them from Malaysia yet,a t least. But the least we can do for these brothers and sisters, who are going thru such a hard time out there, is to make a du'aa for them. May Allah ease their suffering and help them thru. Just as an additional info for those who are not yet aware of their situation, Yamen is a poor Islamic country, and may not have enough to help out its people.

Also, let us make a du'aa and help out in any way we can to the victims of the flood in Perak and Kedah as well. May Allah make the burden lighter on them all.. ameen...


** Just got the news that my friend's father died this afternoon at 4 p.m. let's recite al-Fatihah for him... May His soul rest in peace, with Rahmah and Maghfirah from Allah.

2 comments:

zul amirul said...

semoga Allah membantu mereka i2 dan memlemparkn kesedran kpd umat Islam,agar bangkit mengembalikan keizahan Islam semula.

PENDEKAR said...

ameen...