Wednesday, July 08, 2009

ALLAHUH AKBAR, COMOROS ISLAND!



O Allah, forgive our living and our dead, those who are present among us and those who are absent, our young and our old, our males and our females

O Allah, forgive our living and our dead, those who are present among us and those who are absent, our young and our old, our males and our females



O Allah, forgive our living and our dead, those who are present among us and those who are absent, our young and our old, our males and our females

O Allah, forgive our living and our dead, those who are present among us and those who are absent, our young and our old, our males and our females



O Allah, forgive our living and our dead, those who are present among us and those who are absent, our young and our old, our males and our females


O Allah, forgive our living and our dead, those who are present among us and those who are absent, our young and our old, our males and our females


O Allah, forgive our living and our dead, those who are present among us and those who are absent, our young and our old, our males and our females



O Allah, forgive our living and our dead, those who are present among us and those who are absent, our young and our old, our males and our females


O Allah, forgive our living and our dead, those who are present among us and those who are absent, our young and our old, our males and our females

O Allah, forgive our living and our dead, those who are present among us and those who are absent, our young and our old, our males and our females



O Allah, forgive our living and our dead, those who are present among us and those who are absent, our young and our old, our males and our females


O Allah, forgive our living and our dead, those who are present among us and those who are absent, our young and our old, our males and our females


O Allah, forgive our living and our dead, those who are present among us and those who are absent, our young and our old, our males and our females




O Allah, forgive our living and our dead, those who are present among us and those who are absent, our young and our old, our males and our females


O Allah, forgive our living and our dead, those who are present among us and those who are absent, our young and our old, our males and our females



"O Allah, forgive our living and our dead, those who are present among us and those who are absent, our young and our old, our males and our females"

My heart goes to those relatives of the 152 passengers who received the call on June 30th, heard through the media, through friends that something went wrong. I imagine that these people days started just like mine not even worrying abt seeing their wives, sisters, sons, fathers, future wives, fiances ..they probably thought that they would see them soon, probably envied them for leaving the busy life of an Imigrant in France.Probably thought that they had it good, sun playa in their home island.

O Allah, forgive our living and our dead, those who are present among us and those who are absent, our young and our old, our males and our females

Looking at these pictures of these beautiful Comorian people I'm touched by their unity in this pain that their community shared. I am touched by their faith, yesterday as I was watching the Michael Jackson Memorial a few words by Stevie Wonder touched my soul when he said that even though we may have thought we needed him , the Lord probably needed him even more.
These people didn't die in vain, these angels brought out international attention , my attention , your attention our attention on airplane security, in fact since 2004 the authorities were notified abt the Yemania Airline alarming conditions , I understand their frustration, their anger but now we know this will help save the lives of many other people in the future.

O Allah, forgive our living and our dead, those who are present among us and those who are absent, our young and our old, our males and our females

My heart goes out to the diplomat whose wife and kids perished, my heart goes out to Baya the sole 12 years old survivor who had to hold on to a piece of the airplane for 13 hours alone, if that's not internal strength and belief, my heart goes out to her, it won' t be living with the memories of the voice around her, the loss of her mother, people's attention, remenbering that she left with 152 other people and that she came back to Paris alone.
My heart goes to mothers who worked hard their entire lives for their children,and today nothing, the sweat, the laughters, the ambitions ..nothing
My heart goes out to these children who won't have the chance to experience more of life, this is the reason why we have to make each day the choice to live better....

My heart goes out to you Comores Island!

O Allah, forgive our living and our dead, those who are present among us and those who are absent, our young and our old, our males and our females


Allahu Akbar!

Thanks to AFP for the touching pics

10 comments:

Retromus-ik said...

Truly touching piece. My heart aches for all those who lost their lives, for their families and that 13 year old girl. It's great though to see how people bond in times of hardship.

Passion Fruit said...

amazingly poignant. Heartbreaking yet it inspires hope.

Ciaa said...

MY heart is still aching over this. Noone can explain the pain that the families are going trough right now. May good welcome them all in paradise. I can t beleive that there was almost no media coverage on this tragedy. This remind us all that life is so short and that we should enjoy everyday like it's our last . Thank you Yaye for remembering our people !!!

Clare said...

Amen. May they all rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

Truly sad and well captured.
Your blog is really inspiring!

Tatu, Tanzania

Ebony Intuition said...

I hope the young girl who is the sole survivor recovers soon..And condolences for the families that lost their love ones.

Amal said...

Ameen. My Koran teacher's wife was one of the people who passed away on that flight and she left behind 3 children. May Allah have mercy on all of them and may Allah grant their families patience through these tough times.

Salam
Sunrise Waaberi

Onada - Fashion and Photography said...

This was so heart breaking and painful. I pray for their families.

Thanks for visiting my photoblog :)

StandTall-The Activist said...

it was s painfull I couldnt get it out of my head and this incident followed shortly after 228 people died in France Airline plane.

I am so afrraid to fly cuz I couldnt get out of my head how the last moment would have being for these departed souls.

MAY THEY ALL REST IN PEACE

hm said...

that touched at my heart. thank you and may all of them RIP