In 1995, one of the most harrowing tragedies took place in Srebrenica, Bosnia.
Over 8,000 Bosnian men and boys were massacred, in just 5 days. Thousands of women went missing and were the victims of mass rape and torture.
The children of those rape victims still have no legal recognition to this day.
The Srebrenica genocide is one of the most brutal and horrifying events of our lifetime, but it is widely erased from our collective memory.
Till this day, bodies continue to be excavated and buried, giving families an opportunity to finally pray Janaza on their loved ones and bury them honourably.
The impact of this war has destroyed the economy, causing widespread poverty, which has disproportionately impacted widows and orphans.
It is our duty to honour the memory of the fellow Muslims we lost to this tragedy and provide relief to those still experiencing the effects of the conflict.
“And do not say about those who are killed in the way of Allah , “They are dead.”
Rather, they are alive, but you perceive it not.” (Quran 2:154)