Revive the Spirit: Do 4 Things for Aasiya

Posted by Zerqa Abid
2/13/2013 4:55 PM  RssIcon

Aasiya Project Sakinah was launched in a response to Sr. Aasiya Zubair’s murder at the hand of her husband, Muzzamil Hassan, in February 2009. Many of us woke up to the reality of domestic violence in the Muslim community due to her brutal death.

While appreciating the services of several outstanding Muslim advocates, social service providers and other organizations who have been working tirelessly to address the issue of family violence in the American Muslim community for decades, we acknowledge and are humbled by the work of those of you who have spoken up and have teamed up against family violence as a consequence of project Sakinah’s work and campaign. 

As this week marks fourth year of that tragedy, we still reflect upon her loss and grieve for her children who are being raised without both parents since then. We know that we cannot change what has already happened, but we also know that we might be able to stop similar incidents from happening by taking solid preventive measures by changing community’s attitudes toward family violence and taking a wholesome approach to grow healthy families. 

With this in mind, here are 4 quick things we can do to commemorate her memory and to take a step forward in growing healthy families and building tranquil homes.

1. Pledge: Here is a short online pledge to revive our spirit and to keep us on the track.

2. Donate: Sr. Aasiya was 37 year old when she died. We ask you to donate  $37 to Project Sakinah or any other organization of your choice. We must understand that none of the needed work is possible without us taking the financial responsibility of getting it done.

3. Pray: Pray for her, her children and her family. Pray for all victims and survivors of family violence. Pray for our families and children so they would be protected from all kinds of violence.

4. Share: Share this with everyone in your contact list. Tweet, Email, Facebook, word of mouth, everything counts.

May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant Sr. Aasiya eternal forgiveness and reward her with highest levels in heavens for all those sufferings that she endured during her abusive married life. May He help and protect all of those who are struggling within the abusive relationships. May He guide us, the Muslim community, to take the right actions in addressing this issue that is ruining so many lives and homes. Ameen.


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