Raghad & Siblings

 Raghad, 14, Muqtada, 12, Mustafa, 10, Yousuf, 6, Ruqaya, 5, Baneen, 4 “Many years ago, when our father was young, he was driving somewhere when he accidentally ran over another man. Unfortunately, the man died at the scene. The deceased man’s family was very angry, and wanted to take revenge. They wanted to kill my father so they could ’break even.’ When my father heard that they were looking for him, he was very scared. He wasn’t scared for himself [...]

Wurood & Siblings

  Wurood, 13, Haneen, 11, Zaynab, 9, Rabab, 8, Hassan, 7, Abbas, 5, & Sajjad, 4 “Our mother had cancer and passed away three years ago. We didn’t get to spend too much time with her when we were younger, because she was always in the hospital because of her illness. Our father was an old man, and he was blind. But he used to take good care of us. He didn’t have a job because no one would hire [...]

Zahra, Kadhim & Hassan

Zahra, 8, Kadhim, 6, Hassan, 2 “It was around the time of the commemoration of the fortieth day after Imam Hussain’s martyrdom. My father took his car and went to go pick up some people and to take them to the city of Karbala. On the way, he got into a car accident and the car flipped over while he was inside, and he was killed, along with two other passengers. We were forced to leave our home because we [...]

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