The Khoja Heritage Team in Mumbai Dr. Sadiq Uttanwala, Dr. Nasreen and Asad Virani, have been interviewing seniors of the Khoja Shia as well as Ismaili communities
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It's Eid for them too!!! The Displaced Shias of Yemen
The tremor in their voices,
the desperation in their eyes,
it doesn’t let me sleep,
the fading dignity of their lives.
Until yesterday they stood tall and sanguine
just like us.
A life, a living, a home, a family,
comfort and security, they had it all
just like us.
Never did the thought cross their minds
One day the world would see them as
asylum seekers, refugees.
Today from us they need support and compassion
As we prepare to celebrate the proverbial sacrifice of Ibrahim
and its related Eid,
Let’s vow to sacrifice our vain desires and greed
and satiate an oppressed person’s dire need
On these special days of Zilhijja, together with our hands
let’s raise our souls too.
Let self-indulgence and extravagance come under the knife
and replace it by nobility and benefaction, an impetus for life.
Let’s be an instrument of God,
humans, whom even angels want to applaud.
By Atiya Sumar
Tto make a difference in a displaced person’s life click here.
We dedicated the last days of the month of April 2017 to holding youth camps in India
At the start of November 2015, The World Federation received a plaque from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in recognition of its support of UNRWA relief programs in Gaza.