Boston Bombing

Boston Bombing
Illustration by AA Sumadri  Boston Bombing tanaman aa sumadri

Illustration by AA Sumadri

The incident in Boston has left us speechless. We are all deeply saddened by this incident. In no way do Muslims condone these acts of violence. We, as Muslims, use the greeting, Assallamu Alaikum Warohmatullahi Wabarakatuhu which means Peace be Upon You. How is this act anywhere near this initial greeting?

All people of all walks of life, especially here in the USA, have been affected. Here is a reprint of a brother who was onsite experiencing it first hand. This is his story which he wrote for the Boston Globe.

I volunteered to work in one of the medical tents at the Boston Marathon because like many, I have always been inspired by and wanted to contribute to the experience of watching runners from all corners of the earth compete and safely complete the greatest marathon in the world.

When the bombs went off I experienced the same confusion, fear, and anger that every Bostonian felt that afternoon. Our tent leader helped transform the medical tent I worked in into a trauma unit. As a physician running a team and managing patients, there was no time to consider the implications of what had just happened; it was simply a time to react and respond as I worked with and witnessed hundreds of first responders from every race and religion run into the chaos, instead of away from it, and pull together to save lives….Click here to read more on the Boston Globe Site


Ummzaytun represents versatility as it is the Mother of Olives. The Olive fruit is an extremely durable, versatile and delectable fruit. It is the base of many foods yet it can also be the centerpiece. I love this name because in many ways it represents me. With the graciousness of Allah SWT I am blessed to be a wife, a mother of two wonderful boys (Masha Allah!), a family Chef, completed my MBA, got a great career and now have The opportunities that have been presented to me up till this point have all been self indulgent however this time around the opportunity is to serve and give back to my sisters in Islam and empower them with stories, life experiences and a warm community experience. I welcome all sisters from all nations to join and be a part of this exciting community.Bismillah~Ummzaytun

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