Zainab Ismail wanted to be a doctor, Raghda Ali was studying to be a nurse – then Isis destroyed Mosul. Three years on, can they start over?
Hundreds of men, women and children gathered near the Sendhang Gedhe natural pool in Pucung village, Central Java, Indonesia on Friday morning, bringing food such as rice, tofu, tempeh, fried eggs, rempeyek (peanut crackers) and salted fish in baskets.
Imam Hussain was an advocate for social justice. He stood against the Ummayad dynasty by refusing to legitimize their corrupt rule and withholding his allegiance to them. As a result, Yazid I, a despotic ruler, sent an army of 30,000 to obtain his allegiance or kill him. Imam Hussain stood by his principles of righteousness; therefore, along with his supporters of less than 100 in the land of Kerbala in October 680 AD, the 10th day of the Islamic New Year called Ashura, they were inhumanely martyred. Their women and children were taken as prisoners.
The root of the word Islam, silm, refers to "making peace, being in a mutually peaceful environment, greetings, rescue, safety, being secure, finding peace, submitting the self and obeying, respect, being far from wrong." The "submitting the self and obeying" here means "submitting to justice and righteousness in order to reach peace and safety and being in a peaceful environment by one's free will." Islam as either a noun or a verb with these meanings is mentioned in many verses in the Qur'an.
The Global Association of Moslem Women strongly condemns the criminal act of the assassination of the social activist Bahraini martyr Mrs. Fakhriyah Moslem Ahmed and holds Bahraini government the responsibility of this terrorist act and calls upon humanitarian and Islamic society, especially civil organizations to bear responsibility to condemn and denounce such criminal acts and aim to disrupt the family and the sails of society. We pray to Allah to shower the martyr's soul in his countless blessings and pless her family with patience and solace.