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Pray for the fires to stop in California (Updates)

California 2007 Wildfire

May God end the fires in California and cool the lands.

Bush declares this a major disaster. The damage has exceeded over $1 billion. Almost 1 million people were forced out of their homes.

If you are from California and/or you know someone who is directly affected by this, please post a comment. Tell us what’s going on and what can we do to help, God willing.

Updates:

  • Islamic Center of San Diego is offering food and shelter. More info here.
  • Shaykh Abdur Rahman ibn Yusuf of Islamic Center of Santa Barbara said the community there has not been affected but to make dua for everyone.
  • ICNA Relief has more info of local Muslim communities and Islamic centers/mosques offering food and shelter to everyone. More info here.

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  • 15 Responses for "Pray for the fires to stop in California (Updates)"

    1. Mikael Pittam October 24th, 2007 at 2:32 pm

      As salamu ‘alaykum. I am from California (North Cali) and I am still waiting to hear from my friends and family.

      CAIR has encouraged masajid to perform Salatul Istisqa via their newsletter.

      Also, the largest San Diego mosque has offered shelter to many evacuees – http://www.cair.com/ArticleDetails.aspx?ArticleID=23497&&name=n&&currPage=1&&Active=1

      Please follow Sidi Amir’s initiative to make dua for the people undergoing this test in SoCal.

    2. Mujahideen Ryder October 24th, 2007 at 2:42 pm

      Shaykh Abdur Rahman ibn Yusuf (Islamic Center of Santa Barbara) says his community has not been affected, but to make dua for everyone.

    3. Kamal October 24th, 2007 at 3:09 pm

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      Please, recite the above verse excessively, with durood at the start and at the end and make dua that Allah SWT forgive our sins and extinguish this fire. Ameen.

    4. Mikael Pittam October 24th, 2007 at 3:17 pm

      Live video stream – http://www.ustream.tv/channel/live-from-the-sun

      Drop some comments, drop some dawah.

      Sidi Amir, thanks for the update on Shaykh AbdurRahman. Imam Tahir didn’t mention anything so I figured everything was cool.

    5. SaqibSaab October 24th, 2007 at 3:38 pm

      SubhanAllah. Your post inspired mine here: http://www.saqibsaab.com/?p=5

      May Allah (SWT) help those suffering!

    6. Mujahideen Ryder October 24th, 2007 at 3:39 pm

      Kamal on October 24, 2007 at 3:09 pm said:

      ?? ?? ??? ???? ??? ? ???? ??? ???????
      Please, recite the above verse excessively, with durood at the start and at the end and make dua that Allah SWT forgive our sins and extinguish this fire. Ameen.

      Sadly, my blog doesn’t support Arabic. I’m trying to fix that. Please type in the transliteration. JazakAllah khair!

    7. sunnilink October 24th, 2007 at 4:05 pm

      I’m in Northern Calif. … I have an uncle in Irvine. They were saying the fire is only 5 miles from them and their car was covered in ash when they went out.

    8. Umm Layth October 24th, 2007 at 6:21 pm

      Ameen

      I am still waiting to hear from some Muslim families and my uncle and his pregnant wife. Insha’Allah keep them in your ad’iyah.

      I was raised in San Diego and from what I hear some of the areas near there have been hit. It’s a sign for us to reflect that one minute we can have everything together but in the end it is what our Creator decides for us.

      Alhamdulillah ala kulli hal fee kulli makaan

    9. Mostafa October 24th, 2007 at 9:31 pm

      Wa Salam Alaikum,

      Im originally from cali..my aunt might have to evacuate and my cousins didnt go to school for a day…insha allah allah will make this tribulation easy for everyone…but allah is all wise…maybe the evacuated people that are staying at the san diego mosques will turn to islam, insha allah

    10. mulimah October 25th, 2007 at 5:42 pm

      I live in Orange County, California. Seriously, the air quality is horrible here and I live about 25 minutes away from the Irvine fires. Many of my close friends have had to evacuate their homes. But compared to San Diego folks and some other Orange County regions, I have it pretty good, alhamdulilah.

      but many masjids in the OC are holding prayers tonight!

    11. Mostafa October 25th, 2007 at 11:28 pm

      biiig news!! Fire Fighters are focusing on CAMP PENDALTON (i think thats how you spell it) because the flames are getting near it, and they hold nucleur weapons…sooooooo..thats BAAD NEWS…i could care less about the camp, but im worried about the damage to my brothers and sisters in the cities

    12. One God October 25th, 2007 at 11:30 pm

      I’m in SoCal, but in the Los Angeles near the beach. We’re like 1 or 1.5 hours away and the ashes are just driving us crazy–it’s everywhere.

      It was like 95 degrees yesterday. :(

      Inshallah everything will be better soon.

    13. DaWatan DeMusalMan Watan October 30th, 2007 at 11:10 pm

      Brother,

      Well, You claimed that brother InshAllahShaheed was lost and needs Guidance. If you think your completely guided, then do not delete this message, rather post it so many brothers and sisters can see.

      You stated on Tariq Nelsons blog:

      MR, on October 15th, 2007 at 9:26 pm Said:

      We use good friends. I hung out with him for a week. It’s really sad and depressing to hear how he is now and his current beliefs. He was such a nice brother, mashaAllah. Now he’s just a lost brother in need of true guidance. May Allah guide him. Ameen!
      ———————————

      You claim that InshAllahShaheed was devoid of guidance, when in fact it is you who is devoid of Guidance. It is you who makes Dua for the People of California, and it is YOU who attempted to defame the Taliban. Where is your Dua when it comes to the Mujahideen who are striving in Allah swts cause? It is YOU who claims to be a Mujahid with your title, who is in love with the Mujahideen from the Russian Invasion. What do you know about Afghanistan? Have you been there? Do you even know anyone from there besides Northern Alliance members?

      Brother,

      Since your so full of Guidance, we should come to you, i mean remember InshAllahShaheed is in need of Guidance? So perhaps you can enlighten us on what Guidance you have? Oh i remember, where you mixed DMX with the Mujahideen and created this name MujahideenRyder? Is this what you do? Mix a Kafir with the name of a beloved warrior of Allah swt? That is your title? This is only the beginning Akhi,

      Brother InshAllahShaheed’s bravery, as a matter of fact, the breath of this brother is more beloved to me rather than you Mr. MujahideenRyder for you always sided and relied on the kuffar sources for the actions of the Mujahideen. Such an example was the situation with the Taliban, in which InshAllahShaheed embarrassed you shamefully, and yet you say he has no guidance?

      What have you done for the Ummah besides play your MR Radio and explain to everyone on your blog that you are a “MujahideenRyder” No, you are devoid of true guidance. A true Mumeen does not say i am an American Muslim, neither am i an Afghani Muslim. La, a True Mumeen allways says i am the Slave of Allah swt making hijra from land to land. Nationalism will never be accepted in Islam, nor the Ummah. You respect Hamza Yusuf, where was Hamza Yusuf the so called Sheikh when Afghanistan was being bombed? When Iraq was being bombed?

      Do you not read the words of Allah swt when Allah swt says:

      And the Jews and Christians will never be pleased with you until you follow their way…[al-Baqarah; 120]

      Yet you still side with the stories presented by Jews,Christians and so called Muslims on issues relating to the Mujahideen…

      May Allah swt give you true Guidance akhi, and next time when you debate, atleast bring evidence from the Quran and Sunnah…

      JazakAllah kheir

      Walakam Salam Rahmatullah Wabaraktu

      I thank you brother for reading this..

    14. musa al-Hanafi February 26th, 2008 at 3:38 am

      DaWatan DeMusalMan Watan, nice post, maashaa’llaah!

      i am so disappointed with all the modernists and those who make taqliid to kuffaar media agencies and governments and the likes of alex “lying kaafir sensationalist” jones when it comes to ISLAAM and MUSLIMS, especially the mujaahidiin!
      what a crying shame! how will they face allaah on judgment day when they are asked about their slanderous attacks against the best of the ummah who give their blood in the cause of allaah and desire only allaah’s pleasure?
      how will these people answer to allaah when He, subHaanahu wa ta`aala, asks them what they did that even compares to the giving of blood in His cause and for them to believe they have the right to slander those who do give their blood and liives? do they not stop to think of what their tongues and hands (typing) are getting them into, when the messenger of allaah, `alayhis-Salaatu was-salaam, has told us that whoever we slander or backbite (if we do so) will confront us on the bridge over the fire of jahannam and they will be given 2 choices (a) to forgive us, (b) to take our good deeds… and they will not let us pass them until they have been given that choice and have made their decision on the matter (which is the deciding factor of whether the one qufaced with this will topple into the fire or not) do these people consider this? the day when every man will only be thinking of himself!!! i warn my muslim brothers and sisters while they still have iimaan and a chance to rectify themselves and worship allaah to not let their tongues throw them into those flames… THINK before you speak!!! do you forget that the prophet, Sallaa’llaahu `alayhi wa sallam, told us not to speak unless we have something good/useful to say? this is a warning against the danger of the tongue; that small muscle the rest of your body relies upon not to get it thrown into the fire of hell!!!

    15. musa al-Hanafi February 26th, 2008 at 4:06 am

      another thing…

      i am a Sufi, but not of the likes of the heretical claimants nor the kuffaar who CLAIM to be Sufi… i am aspiring towards being a real and authentic Sufi no different to the great jurists of islamic history such as ibnu Taymiyyah (qadiri tariiq) and ibnul-qayyim al-jawziyyah (qadiri tariiq with the chain of ibnu Taymiyyah, that also has `uTHmaan dan fodio in the chain)…

      this is a question for all aspiring Sufis who CLAIM to be on the correct path of tazkiyyah, etc….

      IF IT IS NOT THE BATTELFIELD THEN WHERE DO YOU THINK THE GREATEST TAZKIYYAT IS ACHEIVED? IF YOU ANSWER OTHER THAN “THE BATTLEFIELD” THEN YOU ARE FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR FROM BEING AN ASPIRANT OF THE TRUE PATH OF AN AUTHENTIC AND CORRECT SUFI THAT IS SO INTEGRALLY A PART OF ISLAAM AND IN THIS CASE YOU HAVE FAILED TO TRULY GRASP A CORRECT AND FULL UNDERSTANDING OF TAZKIYYAH THAT IS IN THE QUR’AAN AND THE SUNNAH!

      NARRATED ABU HURAYRAH THAT THE PROPHET, `ALAYHIS-SALAATU WAS-SALAAM, SAID “EVERY SIN OF THE SHAHIID IS FORGIVEN BY ALLAAH EXCEPT SHIRK (AKBAR) AND DEBTS (THAT ARE NOT RELIEVED BY THE ONE TO WHOM THE DEBT IS OWED)”

      IS THE ABOVE HADIITH NOT A TAZKIYYAH??? THE ANSWER IS CLEAR AND YOU KNOW IT, SO DO NOT THINK YOU CAN LIVE YOUR LIFE CALLING YOURSELF A TRUE SUFI AND YET YOU RUN FROM THESE MATTERS!!!

      and for all my brothers and sisters who have followed the literalists and have taken the statements of ibnu Taymiyyah out of context and/or forgotten them, i refer you to the books of ibnul-qayyim al-jawziyyah in their ARABIC text to clarify what it was that ibnu Taymiyyah was really against… you will find that ibnu Taymiyyah has mentioned in his own writings that he once wore the cloak of `abdul-qaadir al-jilaani (this means he was khaliifah of the qadiri tariiq because NONE can adorn that unless he is in the qadiri tariiq and has sat at its head)
      and ibnu Taymiyyah NEVER explicitly brands ALL “Sufis” as heretics and deviants, rather what he did was condemn the beliefs of CLAIMANTS who CALLED themselves Sufi and practiced heretical and kufr doctrines, ie. waHdaat ul-wujuud (believing allaah and His creations to all be one and the same in essence, na`uuthu billaahi min thaalik) and Huluul (believing allaah takes forms as humans and decends amongst us incarnate just as hindus and other pagans believe)…
      these are heretical and kufr beliefs and NOT everybody who calls themselves Sufi adheres to these filthy lies against allaah! these are the things ibnu Taymiyyah so ardently opposed… and he also opposed the bid`ah of those who believed in these heretical doctrines, such as singing and dancing in the masjid (in mixed gatherings too) and the rampant activities of working oneself into a sweat and letting out random statements of supposed poetry that often results in kufr such as al-Hallaj who said “anaa al-Haq”, na`uuthu billaahi min thaalik,
      and he was executed for his statement of al-kufr, and other bid`ah things such as spinning arounf to make oneself intoxicated with dizziness, etc. NONE of which a true and authentic Sufi would ever believe nor do!

      so with this, i ask my muslim brothers and sisters to “fear allaah, lest He become the most insignificant of those who look upon you!”, and don’t blindly follow certain literalists who brand ALL people who say they are Sufi with the same tar brush! the same can be said when it comes to the ash`ari `aqiidah and understanding that there are CLAIMANTS to this too, and there are at least 5 groups, 3 with their own versions of what imaam al-ash`ari taught, and the ones who are not following what he taught lay claim to allaah being everywhere, a`uuthu billaahi min thaalik!

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