A Blessed Night of Giving at the ICD; Syria: A Nation in Need
By Noor H. Salem
The crisis in Syria seemed to decrease in the media talk, but it definitely did not leave the hearts of thousands in this country. On Friday evening of January 17th, over 400 community members came together to hear Dr. Mohamad Rateb Al-Nabulsi give words of gem, thanks to the Shaam Foundation and the Syrian American Council. He visited many masjids across the country, giving his words of wisdom, touching the hearts of the listeners, and ending with a fundraising for those desperately in need. His lecture did not focus on fundraising, but instead gave tidbits of our purpose in life. He reminds the audience of the fact many forget in their day to day routine: how temporary our lives are. Forgetting oneâ€™s death makes one a fool, for no matter how much one accumulates in this life, whether itâ€™s wealth or status, death is the end of the road for all. â€œHasan said: â€œHuman beings are composed of few days, and whenever one day goes, part of this human goes away.â€ He went on to discuss the benefits of seeking knowledge, beneficial knowledge that is. Peopleâ€™s heart poured out into giving those who are urgently in need in Syria.