Sunday, September 18, 2011

Ease Africa 2011

I attended the Ease Africa 2011 event, co-organised by SMSO and other tertiary student bodies on 16 Sept 2011 at Ar-Raudhah Mosque in Singapore. There were bake sale, media booth, T-shirt sales etc preceeding the dinner event. Dinner was in dulang style, 4 persons to a round tray. There were religious performances, short film/presentation on the plight of Africa and a forum enlightening us on Islam's views on helping mankind and the legal aspect of fund-raising. Tears flowed as I watched the slides on Africa. Prophet Muhammad said, "None of you truly believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself." It was indeed heartening to see fellow Muslims coming together to help their brothers and sisters in far away Africa. Alas I too can't wait until summer next year. Hopefully, I will get the opportunity to go to Africa on the KEP.

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