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Watch “كويتية سنية تفتخر بهويتها الإسلامية في أمريكا” on YouTube

كويتية سنية تفتخر بهويتها الإسلامية في أمريكا: http://youtu.be/PVCbxz_UdsA

The view of niqab and islamic dress by non Muslim women men and children on the street… only the first few minutes is in Arabic the rest of the video is English ❤

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Boys laughing and crossing road in San’aa after a flood yesterday…

SubhanAllah, sometimes there is not enough water to even make merig – other times, it rains and floods! No matter how bad it gets though, we need to see the rain as a blessing from Allah subhana wa t’ala after the more recent drought that has left villages and areas of the city without adequate amounts of water…. most Sanaani locals are used to the flooding, and take off their sandles to make it easier to cross the roads…

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famine in Yemen

Salaam alaikum sisters,
I saw this on dubaisession.com. InshaAllah, we are able to find a way to help. It shows the plight of those who are fighting with famine in Yemen subhanAllah.

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Women, young girls and boys among injured in Yemen

Several dead as Yemen troops shell protesters – Middle East – Al Jazeera English.

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Saleh injured, leaves Yemen

Asalaamu alaikum,
Saleh has left Yemen as president, and now the vice president – Abd Raboo Mansour Hadi – has taken on the Presidential  responsibilities. Dr. Mohamed Abd Al-Malek Al-Mutawakel, member of the supreme council of the opposition coalition known as the Joint Meeting Parties (JMP) told the Yemen Times that vice-president is the legitimate person to take over the president’s tasks for 60 days and presidential elections are to be held during this period, according to Yemen’s constitution.

Currently, Saleh is in Riyyadh Saudi, seeking medical attention after his presidential compound was attacked on 06/04/2011, admist a national uprising demanding his ouster.

update: A visibly injured President Saleh made a speech from Riyyadh today, 07/07/2011 where he is undergoing treatment for his burns and injuries, to speak to the Yemeni people and encourage them to be patient. He also made mention of the other government officials who are getting treatment alongside him.

 

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Women continue to demonstrate in Sanaa and Ibb, Yemen

Salaam alaikum sisters,

While Yemen is still looking for  the ouster of President  Saleh, the women are coming out to show their support for the cause and to convince Saleh that he was wrong in his comments made last week about how women should stay home, which they saw as a personal attack on their souls and dignity. Here below are photos of some female doctors in the streets demonstrating mashaAllah, leading the other women.

In a show of support and solidarity, the brothers  made a human ring around our sisters to prevent them from unforseen injury or attack from government supporters. President Saleh, while working with the government to try and downplay his remarks, recently met with the leaders of the womens groups to tell them that what they did takes courage and so fourth but it may be too little too late.

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Yemeni woman singing in village mashaAllah

MashaAllah this sister has a beautiful voice. Women only please, jazakAllah khair… click here to watch the video, it is on another site.

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Tawokal Karman

Salaam alaikum sisters,
For those of you who are not familier with her, Tawokal Karman is the founder of Women Journalists without Chains in Yemen, a Yemeni journalist and activist who has devoted herself to the fight for journalistic freedom for Yemen—a fight which has proven to be difficult, particularly due to the Yemeni government’s adamant opposition to the group’s cause. She gave the youth a voice on January sixteenth, 2011 after the demonstrations in Tunisia. I just watched a program about her on People in Power on Aljzaeera. (You can watch the program here insha’Allah) There was a conversation she had with another sister in the womens protest camp outside the university that made me laugh so hard, it nearly brought me to tears…. enjoy..

Tawakol: “We are going to protest altogether at the presidents palace, are you coming with me?”
(the sister she was speaking to in the tent): “Yes, I will bake some biscuits. So when people come back from the presidential palace all beaten up, I will give them the biscuits!”

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Yemen declares state of emergency

[18/March/2011] Sabanews.net – President Ali Abdullah Saleh announced on Friday decision of the National Defense Council to impose a state of emergency across the republic,  in addition to banning carrying arms in the capital Sana’a and the capitals of other governorates.

In a press conference held today, Saleh expressed his sorrow for the deaths and injuries took place today among citizens in Sana’a.

“There was a communication between Yemen and Saudi Arabia and the GCC countries for mediation to heal the rip among the political parties in Yemen,” Saleh said, affirming that what happened on Friday caused failure to these moves to bridge the gap and avoid bloodshed.

He renewed the early announced directives for all security systems to protect pro and anti- government sit-ins.

President expressed displeasure with the spread of anti-government protests in residential areas which annoys people living in such neighborhoods, pointing out that what happened was a result of confrontations between the locals and the protesters.

He affirmed that police did not fire any bullet as they are anti-riots police and do not carry any weapons.

Saleh said that if the protesters want to continue their sit-in, they should find other areas away from residential areas to avoid confrontations with the locals.

“A committee from neutral bodies has been formed to investigate incidents in Sana’a, Aden, Taiz, Abyan, Mareb, Jawf and Hudeidah to reveal reasons behind the incidents and to know who is responsible either the government or opposition,” he said.

He considered those who were killed and injured as martyrs of democracy, affirming that the government will take care of their families.

In the news conference, Interior Minister Mutahar al Masri highlighted the circumstances of the incidents saying that preliminary information had revealed that the sit-inners outside Sana’a University have been attempting to break in houses nearby the university forcing the owners to form popular committees to protect their properties and homes.

“After the Friday inciting sermon outside the university, the sit-inners headed to the inhabited areas near the university destroying the barriers built by the people to prevent the sit-inners from pitching more tents and violent clashes took place then,” said al Masri.

Armed people joined the sit-inners a week ago, he said, pointing out that the riot police did not have weapons to take control of the situation.

The riot police had nothing to do with the deadly violence and to the committees formed there by the people annoyed by the sit-inners, he said, urging media to clarify this fact to the public opinion.

Regarding the number of the victims, he said there were 25 dead and about 102 others injured from both sides, adding that some homes were burned.

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Right to Life Institute for Cerebral Palsy in Yemen

Asalaamu aalikum sisters
Here is a wonderful center for children with cerebral palsy in Yemen mashaAllah. Allah give the sisters in the center who help these children reward, ameen.

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