>> Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Alhamdulliah I have started my CELTA course and because of it I will be busy the entire month therefore many, if not all, my posts will be articles. Dr. Aafia Siddiqui is a Muslim woman who is on trial in NYC. This article is about how only one Muslim showed up to her hearing (the author is that one Muslim). Living in NYC I must say that her story has not been giving a lot of press or attention. Unlike other recent stories, like the Bronx Muslims and the CUNY Brooklyn graduate Fahad Hashmi, which both Muslims and non-Muslims were both aware of, I never heard of Dr. Siddiqui's case. We should make it a point to not just give our attention to cases that receive hordes of media coverage but also the ones that do not. Who knows how many other Muslims need our support and we have never heard their story. The best support we can give them is dua and we should make dua for the people we know and don't know. We should make dua for those who are innocent and have been wrongfully imprisoned, those who are innocent and have not been imprisoned because in this day and age they can be imprisoned at a drop of a hat, those who are guilty and been imprisoned so they realize what they have done is wrong and change and those who are guilty and have not been imprisoned so they do not do anything illegal and change their ways and become peaceful before they hurt themselves and others.