Sunday, January 17, 2010

546)Two Tragedies In Opposite Parts Of The World, The Landslide In Hunza,Pakistan And The Earthquake In Port-Au-Prince,Haiti, Galvanize All To Action.

In recent days we have watched two tragedies unfold in distant parts of the world:
1)The fatal landslide in the Hunza Valley, Pakistan, which threatens to flood villages.
2)The devastating earthquake, the first of its kind since 1751, in Haiti, which has caused an untold number of deaths and injuries including many Canadians.

ISMAILI MAIL has covered both tragedies, as follows:

Blogger Stephen Taylor and others have given us important details about the Haitian earthquake, in particular, the Canadian involvement in relief efforts:

US president Barack Obama brought together two former presidents, Presidents Bush and Clinton, in a bipartisan effort to raise money to carry out these relief efforts. Canadian politicians have done the same. The Canadian and US Governments are matching each individual donation dollar for dollar and the message from them is the same: donations of money, cold hard cash, are much preferable to donations of goods: the reputable aid agencies know best how and where to spend the money to extract the maximum value from the donation.

For monetary donations:

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The Qur'an itself repeatedly recommends Muslims to become better educated in order better to understand God's creation: Aga Khan IV(2007)
The Quran tells us that signs of Allah's Sovereignty are found in the contemplation of His Creation: Aga Khan IV(2007)
This notion of the capacity of the human intellect to understand and to admire the creation of Allah will bring you happiness in your everyday lives: Aga Khan IV(2007)
Islam, eminently logical, placing the greatest emphasis on knowledge, purports to understand God's creation: Aga Khan IV(2006)
The Holy Qu'ran's encouragement to study nature and the physical world around us gave the original impetus to scientific enquiry among Muslims: Aga Khan IV(1985)
The first and only thing created by God was the Intellect(Aql): Prophet Muhammad(circa 632CE)