This was my memorial to the victims of the V-Tech tragedy. What I did was find a corner in the library and as usual more desks are full of filthy and dirty graffiti so what I did was replace it with something meaningful. I drew out that the purpose of the writings on this desk is to cheer up people who may be feeling down and to give them a spiritual boost in their difficult school days by sharing motivational quotes and sayings. Anybody could add and contribute.I placed a few Islamic quotes that came to mind that could apply to Christians as well.
I wanted to see if anyone else would contribute but it seems for the period of 2 months no one really did. And now the V-Tech corner has been wiped clean by janitors.
It was an experiment and I honestly thought it would take off, but I guess not… 🙂
Anyways, try it out and see what happens. Here’s what mine looked like.
Some people would say that this is rude or haraam or bad dawah and to that I must say, it’s simply a part of North American culture. Who hasn’t ever doodled on a desk or done something that might not be so proper? You would have to be some sort of textbook conforming nerd to go seriously go against this.
In North American society, the rules are not written in stone they are more or less guidelines. This sort of stuff is something that we Muslims need to get real with because settings like this allow people to be honest and it is very common to see discussions regarding religion take place on bathroom walls or library desks. The one thing that everyone talks about yet is never discussed is always expressed in unusual places. Unfortunate but true.
Subhana kallahumma wa bihamdik ash-haduana la illaha illa ant astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk. Ameen.