Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Pro-Palestinian activists in more than 100 cars and trucks have crossed into the Israeli-blockaded Gaza Strip through Egypt's Rafah crossing with aid worth nearly $5m.
The multinational "Viva Palestina" ship arrived at Egypt's port city of al-Arish from Lattakia, Syria, earlier on Thursday.
About 300 activists then flew into al-Arish airport and converged with the ship's passengers before entering Gaza.
The activists had initially joined up in Syria from Turkey, Algeria, Morocco, Jordan, and more than two dozen other countries.
The convoy, which was organised by George Galloway, a British politician, originally departed from London on September 18 and arrived in Syria two weeks later.
The activists then waited for over two weeks in Lattakia for permission from the Egyptian authorities for the shipment, which includes medical supplies and school equipment, to be allowed to enter al-Arish port.
The aid does not include any building materials, which the Egyptian authorities did not allow, as part of the agreement permitting the activists to enter Gaza for three days.
Israel has kept Gaza under a blockade since 2007, saying it is a necessary step to stop arms reaching the Hamas group running the strip.
Several dozen survivors from the Israeli attack on May 31 on the Turkish aid ship the Mavi Marmara were among those in the "Viva Palestina" convoy.
Israeli commandos killed nine pro-Palestinian Turkish activists when they boarded the Mavi Marmara, the main vessel in a 'Freedom Flotilla' also attempting to deliver aid to Gaza.
Israel's leaders said their troops opened fire in self-defence after being set upon by activists.
However, a UN inquiry last month found that Israeli troops broke international law by boarding the flotilla and found that the killings of activists on-board were comparable to "summary executions".
After an international outcry over the Mavi Marmara raid, Israel relaxed its embargo but construction materials remain restricted.
Gazans have limited freedom of movement and Israel still enforces its naval blockade.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Sunday, October 03, 2010
By : Dawud Wharnsby
All the sounds that surround us, All the noises that dumbfound us, The clatter and the clamor of the clutter in our lives. Cars and streets make silence shatter, Idle minds fill up with idle chatter, If we fill our void, that's all that matters.
Why are the drums so silent? Why can't we hear the rhythm? What's wrong with you and I? Why are the drums so silent? Why can't we hear the rhythm, From the heels of believers, Marching to the garden as they strive?
We digitize the revelation, Does our rehearsed recitation, Go any deeper than our throats? Our calls to prayer seem to rise up to the sky, Conferences and lectures, seminars for you and I, The words that blow away with anasheed that make us cry.
Yet... Why are the drums so silent? Why can't we hear the rhythm? What's wrong with you and I? Why are the drums so silent? Why can't we hear the rhythm, From the heels of believers marching to the garden as they strive?
And if we could just be brave enough to be each other mirror, We may finally recognize, The face of conscience that we fear. And if we can take the time, To mute the noise we've built around ourselves, The rhythm of the heartbeat, And the purpose may be clear.
If we beat the drum, (A whisper of peace), Beat the drum, (Moving through the land) Beat the drum.
If we beat the drums of hope and faith, We will all fall into rhythm. I have faith in you and I. If we beat the drums of hope and faith, Then we will feel the rhythm, From our footsteps and our striving, Marching to the garden as we try.
If we beat the drums of hope and faith, We will all fall into rhythm. I have faith in you and I. If we beat the drums of hope and faith, Then we will feel the rhythm, From our footsteps and our striving, Marching to the garden as we die.
Please listen to it in youtube and let me know what you think.
Friday, October 01, 2010
Kenapa perlu istighfar?
1) Kita perlukan perlindungan dari Allah
2) Kita perlukan doa daripada makhluk yg tak pernah berdosa(malaikat)
3) Kita banyak keperluan hajat
Ada 3 org bertemu hasan albasri dan mengadu mengapa mereka ditakdirkan begini, dan apa yang patut dilakukan oleh mereka:
-org yg buah-buahan di kebunnya tak menjadi
-org yg dah lama kahwin dan takde anak
-org yg miskin tegar
Jawapan Hassan Al Basri adalah, banyakkan istighfar.
4) Kita fakir,jadi memerlukan bantuan Allah dan perlu menyedari nyawa kita milik Allah
2 janji keselamatan dari Allah:
Al-anfal:33 ada 2 perkara yg selamatkan kita dari hukuman
Kelebihan org selalu beristighfar:
1)Terasa ringan dengan musibah (Allah nak bagi pahala,sebab tu bagi musibah)
2)Terasa jauh dengan dunia kerana rasa segalanya hak Allah
Other references :
Mari usaha sebanyak mungkin utk cari kebaikan sebesar mana pun!
(ayat terakhir perlulah kata-kata semangat! chayok2)