As I sit on my couch bored , constantly switching between my phone and laptop , clueless of what to do, I looked outside my window , the leafless branches shook aimlessly in the rain. The weather outside was even more boring than my mood I preferred staring at my screen scrolling down the newsfeed of my facebook in hope of finding something interesting , so now appeared a video from one of the pages , it was in Arabic with french subtitles, my french is not good enough but I gave it a shot. It was short interview of few syrian children surviving in war torn Syria.I didn’t need the words anymore , their expressions were enough. I have put the link at end .
They talk about death, war, starvation and how they have to get up 6 am in morning to draw water from hand pumps and help their families to lift the water to top floors since the supply of water and electricity is cut by the government .They see bombs dropping in nearby buildings and people dying everyday. One of them with red top is like their leader, even joking , which translates “Look you want to kill us, We are not dead, hahaha” . These kids are not kids anymore at 4-5-7 years of their age, they have seen all.
I was numb for few minutes after watching this and even felt guilty of being bored, of having the luxury of boredom, How can I ?? I am grateful to Allah for what he has given me but I still feel guilty of closing my eyes to what is happening in rest of the world. I felt guilty of spending money uselessly without sparing a thought that someone might need it.
We being common man cannot control what is happening in Syria , but we can surely lend a helping hand to the people who are suffering there, who do not have any money to migrate to other countries. Charity organisations like Syrian Charity are collecting funds right now for winter survival of these kids. Skipping a dinner for a friday night or a movie and donating that amount for these kids would not affect much on our monthly statements, but these kids might have some food and blankets for these winters. So please help them by spreading the word for Syrian Charity this Christmas and New Year. Let us end our year by doing something good. May Allah bless us all .