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SOCIAL ACTIVISM?

Postby 1nemansquad » Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:42 am

IS SOCIAL ACTIVISM THE ONLY SOLUTION FOR SOMALIA?.. IF YOU AND I ARE GOING TO BECOME ACTORS IN THE CALAMITOUS SITUATION OF OUR PEOPLE FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF GIVING.

we (somalis) are kind and generous people, we give charity and we look after our family members including distant relatives. having said that, the idea of social activism is permanently inactive amongst Somalis. Its viewed as a weakness for the most part, rather than strength. Somalia is a country that doesn't have any social services therefore its upto its citizens to fill that void and here is where we are lacking behind.

i was just reading a thread where everyone seemed distressed about the situation in Kenya, good discussion however nobody said what they would do to help or if they were willing to do anything at all. a lot of this goes on this site, people easily see the problem and the reason is there for us to act; we also have the ability to act no matter age, means, or our background. having the belief that we can make a difference and that we have the power to do something about an issue are at the heart of creating change for the better instead of just talking about the problem over and over..

activism has played a major role in ending slavery, challenging dictatorships, protecting workers from exploitation, protecting the environment, promoting equality for women, opposing racism, and many other important issues. action is vital, you can get upset about a situation and it might hurt you deeply but if you don't act then you wont be a factor. if activism played a major role in all these monumental universal problems, i'm very sure it can cure a lot of ills in our society.

Prophet Muhammad scw was activist before he was a prophet.

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Re: SOCIAL ACTIVISM?

Postby Hyperactive » Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:08 am

Somalis if anything are tribal activists. didn't you see all youtube videos about charity, parties, songs, riwayads to support qabiil Y and qabiil X?

we have out own unique social activism.

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Re: SOCIAL ACTIVISM?

Postby gurey25 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:13 am

Somalis are not that repsonsive to social activism , everything has a clan angle.
Why not create a vehicle for social activism , development and education.
a sort of business but pooling profits into a sadaqa jaariya.
Example a livestock trading business but the shareholder is a waqf and profits are used to fund an orphanage, or a clinic or a school?
or building a marketplace and the rent goes into the same projects.

the success of such ventures will make somalis want to copy you, they are very good at copying.
If you tel them to do something they wont like your preaching.

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Re: SOCIAL ACTIVISM?

Postby Hyperactive » Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:16 am

gurey, Somalis don't like something not profitable.

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Re: SOCIAL ACTIVISM?

Postby SummerRain » Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:14 pm

Somalis are not that repsonsive to social activism , everything has a clan angle.
Why not create a vehicle for social activism , development and education.
a sort of business but pooling profits into a sadaqa jaariya.
Example a livestock trading business but the shareholder is a waqf and profits are used to fund an orphanage, or a clinic or a school?
or building a marketplace and the rent goes into the same projects.

the success of such ventures will make somalis want to copy you, they are very good at copying.
If you tel them to do something they wont like your preaching.
I always thought this is the best way to go too. Many people want to set up free schools, orphanage etc but are in dilemma with regards to funding and sustaining the project. Setting up business will not only allow the sustainability of the projects but will employ people. It really is the way to go to make a difference.


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