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Friday, January 29, 2010

Haiti’s History of Hardship

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
Assalamualaikum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuh

I bet that most of you already knew about the tragic disaster in Haiti. It has been the worst earthquake in the past 200 years! Until now, many survivors remain buried under the damaged, ruined and destroyed buildings as communication systems have broken down. Fearing aftershocks from the earthquake, thousands of Haitians slept out in the open gathering in wide parks or streets.

Haiti has already been the victim of a series of natural disasters, including massive hurricanes and storms which left over 800 dead in 2008. As the poorest country in the western hemisphere, Haiti did not have the infrastructure to deal with such calamity on this scale and people within the country are struggling to maintain public stability in the middle of civil chaos and uncertain situation.

Watch the video below of Haiti’s history of hardship. Its history has been marked not only by natural disasters, but even by political and economic conflict. It is a story of international intervention that has left the country particularly vulnerable. There are also some pictures of the destruction in Haiti during the earthquake occurred. The pictures are really heart-wrenching, melt your hearts and stir your souls. Click Here and Here



Even though the majority of Haitians are Christian, but there are still a pocket of them which are our Muslims brothers and sisters. In Haiti, there are about 3,500 Muslims, who have converted to Islam from other religions. Half of the Haitian population lives in the capital city Port-au-Prince and there are five mosques in the capital city. When almost all of the buildings collapsed, there are still a number of mosques which still remain. Awesome huh? It is within Allah’s power and control.

Hence, at times like these we ought to renew our faith in God, when others are tested in their faith. It’s a real wakeup call reminding us about the blessings we enjoy, that we are often ungrateful for. It’s unfortunate that it takes something like this to remind us of that. I ask Allah to guide the Haitian people to His worship through this calamity. Ameen.

Let’s Share and Let’s Care. Wallahu'alam.

2 comments:

member yang prihatin said...

Benar kata saudara...

Masjid Al-Tawhid di Port-au-Prince, Haiti tidak terjejas selepas gegaran gempa bumi yang lalu.

Masjid Al-Fatihah juga di Port-au-Prince masih kukuh dan kini menjadi tempat perlindungan mangsa gempa.

semua itu dbawah kekuasaan Allah. wallahu'alam

member yang prihatin said...

Benar kata saudara...

Masjid Al-Tawhid di Port-au-Prince, Haiti tidak terjejas selepas gegaran gempa bumi yang lalu.

Masjid Al-Fatihah juga di Port-au-Prince masih kukuh dan kini menjadi tempat perlindungan mangsa gempa.

semua itu dbawah kekuasaan Allah. wallahu'alam

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