Europe: A place of broken dreams

Despite warnings of the difficulties ahead, sometimes even in the form of floating dead bodies in the treacherous seas, refugees risk everything to reach Europe in the hope of what they believe to be a good life; they believe that the grass is greener on the European side… The grass for many in Africa, naturally, especially in Somalia, will always be greener on the European side. But upon arrival reality will certainly surprise them. In fact, Europe’s lights do not shine as brightly when one experiences life here as when one does not.

Supporting the Education of the less fortunate in Somalia

The importance of education is that only through the attainment of education, man is enabled to receive information from the external world; to acquaint himself with past history and receive all necessary information regarding the present. Without education, man is as though in a closed room and with education he finds himself in a room with all its windows open towards outside world.

This is why Islam attaches such great importance to knowledge and education. When the Qur’an began to be revealed, the first word of its first verse was ‘Iqra’ that is, read. Education is thus the starting point of every human activity.
Education will be Somalia’s route out of poverty and self destruction. It is the light at the end of the tunnel which has the possibility of ending 20 years of civil war and contributing to the development of the other more peaceful regions of Somalia such as Somaliland and Puntland.