December 24, 2010

Allahu akbar!

Photo snapped by AP photographer near Punjab, Pakistan. The children live in a refugee camp after their homes were washed away during the2010  floods.

A'salaamu alaikum ya'll. Do you see the joy on this young man's face? (I can't call him a boy because he is out trying to get food for his family to survive. )When I see that face, all I can say is "Allahu Akbar!" which I think is his exact thought at that moment.

May Allah make us all so grateful for blessings so small. Amin.


Um Zakarya said...

Assalamu ALeykum dear sister,

MASHALLAH lovely post.I think I know this photographer, isn't he "Muhammed Muheisen"?

Umm Aaminah said...

Walaikum salaam sister. I forgot to write down the photographer's name. :-( I did notice it was a Muslim name however but I hated to use the photo and not give any credit. Jazaki Allahu khair for the comment!

Um Zakarya said...

You're welcome sister.Yes I'm pretty sure he's snapped the picture.He's a palestinian photographer.Actually he used to be a close friend, in my "previous" life, that's why I know about his work, and it made me smile to see one of his pictures on your blog.Brings back loads of memories :)

If you're interested in photography, you can google his name and you'll be able to see most of his work INSHALLAH, MASHALLAH he's really gifted.JazakALLAH khair for the post :)

Mona Z said...

Oh that photo and his face just makes me smile real big and tear up at the same time. MashaAllah.

Angelle said...

Heartrending that a child -- anybody -- is so desperate to have his basic needs met. Thank you for this reminder.

There are several nonprofits that are doing good work in these camps and helping these folks get their lives back. Let's be generous with our brothers and sisters in this time of need. We're all on this big blue marble together.