Sunday, July 6, 2008

Wedding Weekend

It's a three day weekend, with four weddings and a bridal shower. One of those celebrations was for my younger brother, the others were of good friends.

It's easy during such joyous moments to let the suffering of our our brothers and sisters abroad casually slip our minds. This story of an Afghan wedding reminded me of that and moved me to tears:
BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan (CNN) -- At least 20 people were killed and more than 60 injured in Afghanistan when a U.S. plane dropped a bomb on a wedding party as celebrants fired into the air, an Afghan defense spokesman said Monday.
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Many of the wounded from the bombing in the southern Afghan province of Uruzgan were taken to a nearby hospital in Kandahar. Among the wounded were a 7-year-old girl and a 6-year-old girl, both of whom were said to be the only surviving members of their families.

Wedding guests were celebrating and firing up into the air just before the bomb struck, Dr. Gulbudin said.

Source: CNN
Additional Information: IHT

During the summer wedding season, let's please remember to make dua. Make dua for the happy new couples, but also make dua that one day, soon, our brothers and sisters abroad could enjoy the ease and happiness we so often take for granted.

1 comment:

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