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From the Front Part 15

A short post tonight, mash’Allaah…

Still no word from Mujaahid. I finally gave in and we checked to see what the Arabic Salafi forums had to to say about the situation in Damaaj. The last update was December 26. It said that the cease fire fell through, and that the Houthis had attacked the village again. Some of the Houthis were killed, none of the students were, alhamdulillah. Apparently, two of the Houthi dead were from Iran, showing again that there is a connection between the Shi’ite groups, mash’Allaah.

They apparently did let some food relief trucks in, before blockading the village again.

I am hoping that Mujaahid didn’t call because he didn’t want to worry me, something that he takes very seriously. I think about our last conversation, when I stressed to him to not expect too much, as the Houthis have shown themselves again and again to be untrustworthy and deceitful. I try so hard to get him to think long term, outside of the box, exploring all the options- but I guess this is something that one has to learn on one’s own.

I long to hear his voice, even for the few brief minutes afforded by an overseas calling card. I miss him so much I can taste it, the taste of tears and time lost. I want to hold his babies close to my heart, and make sure they know that they are loved, and that I would do all I could to keep them safe. I want our family whole again, by the grace and mercy of the One Who holds our souls in HisĀ  Hand.

Until then, we wait, and we pray.

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UmmAbdillaah on January 6, 2012 3:00 am

SubhaanAllaaah…You describe so exactly any mothers’ feelings in this situation, you keep my heart in my throat. May Allaah answer your du’a and ours.
Love your sister,
Umm Abdillaah

Khadijah on January 6, 2012 3:18 pm

An update- talk about synchronicity- I received an email from Mujaahid this morning- in it he says,
“Alhumdulillah everything is fine here, the
internet is back and the phones and the stores are full of food,
eveything is pretty much back to normal now, alhumdulillahi rabbil
alameen!! The comitee that came last with Shaykh Husayn al-Ahmar made
all the Houthis come down from the mountains and destroyed their
locations, alhumdulillah. All is quiet now, alhumdulillah.”
I say what he says, “alhamdulillah” and I pray that this lasts, insh’Allaah…

As Salaam Alayki wa Rahmatullahi

My dear ukh, may our Rabb respond to your request, ameen. And ask to our Rabb to protect your son and his little family and all the people in Dammaj.

I am following the Dammaj’s updates here,

I thought it could be useful for you, bi idhnil laahi ta’alaa.

Khadijah on January 7, 2012 2:42 am

JazakAllaahuKhairun for your du’a, and for the website information. Alhamdulillah, Mujaahid did email me this morning, insh’Allaah look at my comment above to see what he said, alhamdulillah!!!

Thurayah Stoehr on January 7, 2012 4:44 pm

Dear Khadijah, I was almost afraid to read Part 15 . I read it with tears in my throat and some of my worst fears confirmed. Even though the day is bright and beautiful, I felt a sudden grayness descending. Then after several readings, scrolling down to try to find the strength to make a comment , I saw your second posting…may Allaah be praised. I am so happy for all of us and so relieved esp. for you and Mujaahid and family. The sky is blue again!! Always, Thurayah

Alhamdulillaah wa Allahu Akbar! verily Dammaj is blessing and protect by our Rabb alhamdulillaah!!!

Im happy for them and for you as well. I share the same feeling as Thurayah.

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