: Jan 04, 2018

Omar Ibn Al Khattab (ra) feared that he would be taken to account on the day of judgment for not paving the way for a donkey. Dina is a 7 year old girl from Raq…

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Omar Ibn Al Khattab (ra) feared that he would be taken to account on the day of judgment for not paving the way for a donkey. Dina is a 7 year old girl from Raqqa. She’s a human being. Just because you have something over your head, doesn’t mean you have a home. This picture captures everything for me as I bid farewell once again. We may have taken her some food, a coat, a backpack, and a trailer to be used as a school. But this is what she walks back to after her temporary moments of “escape” in a small trailer every day. I get to go home now, but this is what she returns to.

I’m not posting this to belittle the great work of charity that so many organizations do through the generosity of people who are grateful for the blessings bestowed upon them by their Creator, but to impress upon all of us the importance of taking responsibility for these children. They expect us to be their voice. We can’t change anything by waving a magic wand, but we can continue to pray and strive. Your dua matters. Your work in policy matters. Your charity matters. Your protests matter. Let’s not stop striving until Dina can walk to a home that we would want for our own daughters.

Tomorrow they’re expecting flooding. Oh Allah protect these beautiful souls, and forgive us for not doing enough for them. Ameen

Farewell.

#HumansofSyria

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