I'm going through what I'll call a personal challenge in life right now. In order to get through this personal challenge without further complication I'm not going to be socializing for the next week except with those that will be helping me. I'm going to minimize phone conversations and postpone errands.
Furthermore, I'm not going to watch the news or read reports. I'll continue to make duaa with every salat and to forward information on charity drives and protests to my sister and good friend in Jordan. I'll send my brief and heartfelt emails and messages to those I know with family in Gaza, but I have to stay focused on the task at hand. I consider this a sacrifice that I have to make since I would so much rather be an activist right now; I just can't.