Guys, here’s something fellow Malaysians and/or Muslims can do to help Syria:
ISLAMIC RELIEF MALAYSIA (IRM) LAUNCHES SYRIA EMERGENCY APPEAL (SEA)
(I just took an extract from the website. Visit the website for more info.)
“Islamic Relief’s Action
- Islamic Relief’s Humanitarian Department is closely monitoring the situation on the ground. In response to the increasing need of affected populations, a team led by IRW’s Head of Humanitarian, Moustafa Osman, will travel to Syria early next week to assess the situation in detail.
- Islamic Relief is working at the Jordan and Lebanon borders, through established offices in both countries and are providing emergency assistance to families that have fled to the borders. Islamic Relief Jordan and Islamic Relief Lebanon have been providing assistance to the Syrian refugees in their respective countries, through food and non-food items (NFI) distributions.
- Families are being provided with regular food packs, hygiene kits and assistance with accommodation.
a) RM200 can provide a family hygiene kit.
b) RM300 can provide a family food for a month.
c) RM700 can provide a family with temporary shelter.
- Syrian families escaping to Jordan are receiving emergency aid including the following:
a) Food packets, which include rice, sugar, oil, beans, cheese and salt
b) Hygiene products
c) Diapers and formula for babies
d) Kerosene and gas cylinders for heat”
*End of extract*
See how you can help. Please, for one minute, imagine people running away (doing nothing, but running away!) and getting shot. Water, which is a daily need, is being poisoned. People trying to call you from all over the world, but you can’t be reached because the lines are down. You’re screaming and screaming, and yet no one can hear you. Children, women and the elderly are dying. Houses are being bombarded, innocent people are getting killed, food is running out, babies are crying and their cries are echoing all over the streets. Children are losing mothers and fathers today - they’re becoming orphans. People are hiding for their safety.
And what about us?
We’re just sitting here doing nothing, eating three times a day, going and coming back without worrying, able to pray, eat, sleep in peace. The same time you put a blanket over yourself at night, a gun shot is heard in Syria.
Please, please help. As Muslims.
In a hadith of an-Nu’man bin Basheer (ra) it is narrated that the Messenger of Allah (saw) said:
“The example of the believers in their mutual love, compassion and empathy is like that of a body. If one part of the body is hurt then the rest of the body calls out in sleeplessness and fever”
Please keep Syria in your du’as. Please pray hard for them, cry for them.
Here’s another link on how to help: