Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Please Make Du'a for Missing Muslimah

21-year-old Muslimah Etidal Abdullah was last seen on September 5.

More information can be found at

The du'a for something lost is:

Allahuma ya jami’a an-nas liyaumin la raiba fih ijma baini wa baina dhaliti.

اللهم يا جامع الناس ليوم لا ريب فيه اجمع بيني وبين ضالتي
I've just read that there is some proof of her being alive. I won't say, "alive and well," since I'm not sure of her mental state if she left her family willingly. The police did receive a phone call which her family has listened to and identified as her voice.

Now, here's the thing: we have to say a big ALHUMDULILLAH for this hope. It isn't what we imagined, but it's the plan of Allah. And she seems to be alive. This is much better than if she had been abducted against her will.

May Etidal understand the importance of family is greater than any infatuation with the temporary. May her family see her again soon and be able to embrace her in forgiveness. May all of us hold our daughters closer tonight while yet allowing them to keep their individuality.

10/10 UPDATE:

This was sent to me on Facebook:

First of all, I would like to thank all who joined this group. The Abdullah family has been through so much and every little effort to help their daughter is greatly appreciated. But I will now close this group in order to give this family their privacy and deal with this tragedy. I ask for all of you to please remove yourselves from this group so that I may proceed with closing this group.

Once again, thank you for your concern and effort.

Does that mean I know what those words signify? Nope! I really don't know.

If Etidal is still alive and away from her family, that is a real shame. I have gone through horrible times with my family, but I would never put them through this kind of misery. I'm sure Etidal doesn't realize how easy it would be to ask for Allah's forgiveness.

She might not know the way home, but like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, she need only click her heels.

Etidal Honey, if you're out there...

It ain't that tough, girl! Just go to Allah, admit how wrong you were and then go home.

If you are scared of your family, for any reason, then meet in the masjid with an imam or sheik.

You never know your last breath on this earth and WALLAHI if your mother or father died from all this stress that you caused without you ever seeing them, then you would be to blame for their death, astragferallah. Make ammends while you still can.

Yes, this has been a big, bad scary time. It will end, inshahallah. It will resolve, inshahallah. If you can't figure out how, then ask Allah TODAY. Tomorrow might be too late.

The Facebook page has now been updated with:

"She is still missing......but the family needs their privacy. We will keep her in our prayers."

Yes, we will, inshahallah.

This is one of the news stories about her reappearance.

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