Bridge over Wadi

Assalam alaikoum wa Rahmatullaah wa Barakaatuh,

If you enjoy watching documentaries about the social and political situation in Palestine, this video might be of interest to you. I came across this documentary about Arab and Jewish children attending a bilingual school together somewhere in Palestine. Despite their intentions to integrate both Arabs and Jews, they  are faced with obstacles in trying to establish the schools itself. Teachers find themselves trying to impose their values and beliefs upon the children and this in turn has caused an uproar amongst parents themselves.

Personally, I find the initiative to set up such a school is a platform to understanding one another better; A small step towards social cohesion between Arabs and Jews. But I don’t necessarily agree that they should celebrate each other religious festivities just to promote a mutual understanding between one another. Social cohesion is through accepting each other’s differences, not necessarily a need to participate in the festivities.

Think about this: How do you reconcile two different races that have histories stained with each other’s blood in a single environment? Do you reckon this will work?

Haha, I hope I’m not boring anyone.. If you enjoy watching documentaries like I do, check this youtube page out: Journeyman Pictures

Jumaah #15

Assalam alaikoum wa Rahmatullaah wa Barakaatuh,

Afwan, I had been quite busy with school thus the lack of update.  This is my final FINAL exams before I finally graduate insha’Allah! Please keep me in your duas 🙂

I watched the above lecture recently and like all his other videos, insha’Allah you’ll learn a lot it! Check out his lectures on the tafseer of other suraah as well!

Jumaah #14

Masha’Allah, Bro Boonaa is pretty awesome! Love this video especially.. Insha’Allah the MSA is planning to have him, Baba Ali and another Sheikh over here down under this coming July! They are having a ‘Strangers tour’ around Aus and NZ so we’re getting funds for their flights etc.

Did I mention that Bro Omar Regan’s comedy show is perhaps one of the best da’wah events I’ve attended? I laughed so hard that my cheeks hurt! He also included reminders, ahadeeth and ayaah from Qur’an in his speech. Although it was slightly different from the usual lecture style, I think we did learn something after the show al-Hamdulillah.

I missed both Imaam Abu Hafsa Clare’s lectures and heard they were great. A sister who went asked him an intriguing question – Since he cannot see Allah’s creations, how does he have such a firm faith in Allah? He simply replied: Sister, breathe in, and breath out.. Isn’t that a miracle in itself? Subhan’Allah!