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#Tahrir Square on #Jan25Two in pictures

posted by Aziz Poonawalla

Today is the one-year anniversary of the uprising in Egypt’s Tahrir Square, the heart of the Arab world and the pulse of the Arab Spring. Thousands and thousands of people are thronging the square. Below are some images from the past 24 hours in Tahrir. I was privileged to go to Cairo this fall and see Tahrir Square for myself, and the scale of it is vast. Keep in mind that this is not a small area but a gigantic open space, and it is full of Egyptians today demonstrating that the people are watching and will not be satisfied with anything less.







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  • http://AssalamuAlaikumMyDearBrothers/SistersinIslam Galib Ramathan

    April 1st 2012

    Galib Ramathan
    1626 Weston Rd Unit B1 Toronto, Ontario
    M9N 1T9, Canada

    Assalamu Alikum My Dear Brothers/Sisters in Islam

    My name is Galib Ramathan. I was born in Mogadishu, Somalia on January 1st 1981. I am from a poor Muslim family. I have a probem and I need some help from my Muslim brothers and sisters.

    I am residing in Toronto, Canada for the past 17 years since in 1994 alone by myself.
    I don’t have any family in Canada. My family
    is in East Africa Dar-Es Salaam, Tanzania.

    I am frustrated living in Canada alone without my family. I have decided to move to
    Dar-Es Salaam, Tanznia permaently to join my family. Now I am a Canadian citizen but I do not have enough money to survive there for that reason I am requesting any Zakat. Whatever Zakat you can afford please send me a cheque with my name on it at above address on the top of this letter. I am planning to go to Dar-Es Salaam, Tanzania on September 1st 2012 insha-Allah. I am requesting for help for the sake of God. Anyway you can help me will greatly appreciated.

    I need your help and would you please help me in this situation I am very desperate for your help. If you don’t help me, who will?

    Thank you, for your understanding and May Allah bless you and your family.

    Jazak Allah Khayran

    Yours truly,
    Galib Ramathan

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Galib Ramathan

    I am a poor young man from Somalia seeking for help

    October 21, 2012

    Bank of Nova Scotia

    1885 Weston Road Toronto, Ontario, M9N 1V9, Canada

    Account Number # 516720403881

    Branch Number # 51672

    Institution Number # 002

    Swift Code: NOSCCATTTOR

    Galib Malik Ramathan

    1626 Weston Road Toronto, Ontario, M9N 1T9, Canada

    E-Mail: galibramathan1999@hotmail.com

    To Whom It May Concern:

    Dear Sir or Madam:

    My name is Galib Ramathan. I was born in Mogadishu, Somalia on January 1st 1981. I am from a poor Muslim family. I have a problem and I need some help. And I am currently a Canadian citizen. I am from a low income family and in need of financial assistance. I am sick and suffering from a mental illness called Schizophrenia;

    I am unable to work or to go to school because of this illness. Presently, I am taking a medication and in care of a family doctor in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. My health was affected by the civil war in Somalia when I was ten years old and its deteriorating day by day. I have been sick for the past 21 years since 1991.

    Presently, I am residing in Toronto for the past 17 years by myself with no family members. My family is in East Africa Dar-Es Salaam, Tanzania, I have been away from my family since 1994; we were separated because of the civil war in Somalia.

    I have a decided to move to Dar-Es Salaam, Tanzania permanently to join my family. I never took a medication in my life when I was in Africa it doesn’t matter what part of Africa.

    Now if I go back to Tanzania my personal health problem will be improve greatly. I will feel much better. I am in need of important urgent support and please try to assist me the best you can

    Now the problem I have is I am not will be able to get enough money to survive there. Please don’t look at the money look the health I will get that it is the most important thing.

    I am going to Tanzania in order to improve my health condition. I am frustrated, lonely and depressed living in Canada alone without my family I can’t eat properly and I cannot sleep because of the stress,

    I believe I will be of in Tanzania with my family as I am ill and they can take care of me. I strongly believe my health will improve with my family around; I lived in Dar-Es Salaam, Tanzania for many years before coming to Canada and that time I was healthy and I never suffered from any disease or illness.

    I am not will be unable to get enough money to survive there. I am in need of financial assistance in order to move back to Tanzania, as I am unable to work due to my illness and I cannot survive in Africa as there is no agency or government that can assist me financially. I am a poor social support in Canada.

    I would be much better for my health wise physical and mentally I will really appreciated for any help that I can get from you.

    If I remember how we lived in Tanzania sometimes I cry. I am in need urgent support and please try to assist me the best you can. Please don’t ignore me. Please try to help me as much as you can.

    Today I don’t have a life in this country. I spend thinking about myself of not knowing what to do. I would like to achieve a better life as well as independence.

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    Now the problem I have is I am not will be able to get enough money to survive there.

    I cannot survive in Africa without any support.

    Tanzania is a poor country however everybody is happy and healthy nobody worries about anything because there is no stress, frustration and depression.

    I used to live in Dar-Es Salaam, Tanzania for 17 years ago before I arrived in Canada that time I had a good health and strong but not I am not, I never suffered and disease or illness when I was in Africa.

    I have strong feelings going back to Dar-Es Salaam, Tanzania. I am requesting any financial assistance for this matter.

    I am requesting any financial assistance it doesn’t matter if you are a Muslim or non-Muslim. Whatever charity you can afford please send me with my name on it at above address on the top of this letter. Please donate to me generously and kindly,

    Please the reason I send you this letter is to let you know about my situation as a brother. Anyway you can help me will be greatly appreciated. Please try to assist me the best you can.

    Any amount of money that I can get will be appreciated and I will pray for you and for myself for God to make it easy for me and bless whoever will be willing to assist me, reward them and make it easy upon them in this world and

    hereafter?

    I will not be unable to survive Tanzania without assistance. Please try your best to assist me. I get depressed if the weather is too cold especially during the wintertime but African season is always summer there is no winter in Africa.

    The weather in Tanzania is good and I will be more active unlike here I cannot stand the winter season and the more I stay inside my apartment due to the cold I get more stressed out and depressed.

    If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me as soon as possible with good news. I feel depressed and unhappy and I feel lonely. I would like to closer to my family. I am frustrated living in Canada alone without my family.

    I am planning to go to Dar-Es Salaam, Tanzania on December 1st 2012 for good. I am happy to go to Tanzania to be with my family. I miss my family and I miss home.

    Any mount of money that I can get will be greatly appreciated. Please send me the money with wire transfer as soon as possible and try to get back to me as soon as possible with good news.

    I need your help and would you please help me in this situation? I would like to have a chance to live happily and to experience no frustration due to my illness. I am very desperate for your help. If you don’t help me, who will?

    Thank you, for your understanding and God bless you and your family.

    Yours sincerely,
    Galib Ramathan

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