Revive the Spirit: Do 4 Things for Aasiya
2/13/2013 4:55 PM
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
$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.