'O Allah increase me in knowledge,

Saturday, 3 January 2009

The day my kids learnt...

...who the Muslims really are!!!

Assalamu alaykum
today we attended the rally in support of the Palestinians in Gaza.

We set off in the early afternoon and together with a dear friend, we went to Embankment where the peace protest was gathering.

When we get off we couldn't believe the sheer of people! Muslims and non. Allah Akbar!!
We were quickly given couple of banners and leaflets as we enter the heart of the protest. My kids were so amazed by the amount of people, thousands and thousands, Muslims and non, Palestinians and all around the world!

We walked slowly down the street shouting our anger and frustration (kids enjoyed this part): Free, Free Palestine!
We passed by the Parliament and Downing Street. The protest was really well organized and very peaceful. We stopped at Trafalgar Square where speakers took the mic and spoke out about the real situation in Gaza.
At some point I felt so emotional and I could see my friend was too.

This was the day when my kids learnt that a Muslim is like a body, when one part of the body hurts, all the body hurt, and we are all in pain!!! Yes, in pain for Palestine!!
Allah Akbar!

Please keep the Palestinians in your duas

x wa alaykum assalam