RIP To The Passengers Of MH17, Gone But Not Forgotten.

My thoughts and prayers are with the families of passengers of MH17. A truly horrific tragedy.

New Zealand Red Cross – Earthquake Appeal

A devastating earthquake hit Christchurch, New Zealand on 22 February 2011, killing around 100 people and injuring around 2,500. There is widespread destruction, including collapsed buildings in the centre of the city and damage to roads and bridges. The mayor of Christchurch, Bob Parker, has declared a state of emergency and aid is being co-ordinated…Read more New Zealand Red Cross – Earthquake Appeal

Update: Pakistan Flood Aid

Pakistan Flood Aid: Good to see at least one Arab country has donated generously... The five countries who've so far given the largest donations are the United States, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, Australia and Canada. Islamists should take note, except for Saudi, the countries most generous in giving sadaqah (charity) are Western nations! Private donations, also…Read more Update: Pakistan Flood Aid

Please Do Not Forget, People Are Still Suffering… Ramadan and Eid may be over, Haiti and Pakistan feature less in the news these days. Ramadan is largely a model of Islam. Except for not eating, it's guidance therefore serves as a guide as to how we should live all year round. While we appreciate the manifold blessings we have, please continue to…Read more Please Do Not Forget, People Are Still Suffering…

Update: Floods in Pakistan

Every day the magnitude of this flood disaster in Pakistan is increasing. Some 20 million people have now been effected. Pakistan and its people are going through a terrible time, especially with this flood. The images speak for themselves. They are so difficult to watch and think about what it must be like, to experience…Read more Update: Floods in Pakistan

DEC: Pakistan Floods Appeal

Over 1,000 people are reported to have died with that number likely to rise as more information becomes available. About 2.5 million people are believed to have been affected by the floods which may worsen as further rain falls and water moves downstream. In the aftermath of the floods there is a serious risk to…Read more DEC: Pakistan Floods Appeal

Earthquake and Cyclone Appeals

In my prayers, I am remembering the victims of the Wenchuan Earthquake, and the cyclone in Myanmar. The relief efforts to rebuild these areas, helping residents return to some degree of normality, will be ongoing. Hopefully the worst destruction is now over, but the plight of survivors is only just beginning, they need our help…Read more Earthquake and Cyclone Appeals