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Archive for January, 2009


A word or two are far too many,

In a world filled with insincerity.

Heavy on the heart and light on the tongue,

An easy slip causes a difficult fall.

Now the silence resonates the message clearly;

So do not attempt to dare utter a word to me.

Have mercy on yourself, and the Angel shadowing you,

For a word or two can damage the heart so easily.

Yet what is uttered is uttered and the doors have finally been sealed,

And now silence resonates the message clearly.

If only a whisper passed by my ear then:


Kids, it’s STUDY TIME!

Durbah’s Study Session Crew is back in effect.
Your exam scores, they will positively affect.

They’re Paltalk’d, recorded, for future posterity
Such innovation, embracing modernity

So now we present the first session of precious provisions
It’s like a podcast, not radio or television.

So stop watching that 80’s action film
And hit up

p.s. BOO
We have a slash Exams too.

$32,853 for GAZA

Alhamdulillaah, through the efforts of the students of Qabeelat Durbah, and the will of Allaah ‘azza wa jal, our attempt at raising $20,000 for GAZA went a tad above and beyond.

The Project was renamed to:

$32,853 for GAZA

More from our MashaAllaah Fantastic Fundraising Department:

$20,000 for GAZA

$20,000 for Gaza

ACTION-GAZA: A to-do list we can’t do without

From MuslimMatters:

JOIN Facebook Group for Action-Gaza. DIGG this post.

Bismillah, before continuing, please check all pessimism and hopelessness at the gate, otherwise do not read any further. Feel free to use this post, in entirety, and circulate as much as possible. Copyright rules are waived for it.

FAMILIARIZE : Familiarize yourself with the Gaza situation if you are not already up to speed. You can read MM’s complete coverage by clicking here.

We have compiled a list of action-items (many from readers’ comments) into one list that, inshaAllah, will empower us all. We have all read enough about Gaza to know the grave situation that our brethren find themselves in. Now, it’s time to do something. This is OUR 60-90 minutes action-guide that WE should go through at least once. Repeat one or more of the actions as often as you are able to. Do as much as you can, whenever you can. NO ACTION IS INSIGNIFICANT.

Once you are done taking ANY or all actions, come back and add a comment to record your small contribution(s), but with great reward towards OUR cause. The purpose of checking back in is to encourage others to do the same. A small logo for this post will be added to front page, on the right side:

OUR 60-Minute Action-Gaza Plan (one-time, not daily):



Palestinian…I am Palestinian

I carved it on all the fronts

With bold handwriting rising above all the headlines

My name follows me, lives with me, and nurtures me

It ignites the fire in my soul and pulses through my veins

The caves of mountains know me

I did my best then asked the nation to be

Salah Aldin is calling from deep inside me

All my arab identity calls for revenge and freedom

And my flags that were folded up on the hills of Heteen

And the voice of Muadhin Al Aqsa alarmed, calling for help

And thousands and thousands of prisoners

And calling on the nation and chanting

Telling them: To Al-Quds

To a war denouncing oppression and destroying Zionism

Raising Palestinian flags to the skies

And repeating my words


This poem was written by a Palestinian girl and the video can be seen on youtube. Powerful rhetoric can move mountains, if only it could move the hearts of oppressors.