I cannot even pretend to understand the horrific news story about three YOUNG Muslims that were gunned down in their own apartment over a "parking dispute." I don't understand why it wasn't on the television until a whole day later.
I can't stop myself from getting emotional thinking about the pain and suffering of the family.
But, I have to say these three young people make me so, so, so proud to be Muslim. They were living out Islam in the best of ways - helping others, giving of themselves and of their time. They were so normal. They were so much like the people that I aspire to be like.
It could have been any one of us - any of our friends. I know I myself have gotten into little spats in public about similar stupid things and I know the other people's reaction was 150% of what it needed to be because of Islam. And I'm sure the same could be said of them.
Anyways, I can't talk about it much more than that in detail because I'm already dropping tears all over my keyboard.
What I do want to say, however, is that I cannot think of a better way to honor these three beautiful souls than to contribute to something that they were passionate about.
I suggest strongly that you donate to the cause Syrian Dental Relief and fulfill their mission.
May Allah grant them all the highest levels of Jannah and may I have the honor of meeting them all someday in the most beautiful of places.