Skies shudder at an orphan’s tear

Date posted: November 9, 2013

Famine, civil war and conflicts in Africa have left thousands of orphans behind. Yagmur Magazine and Kimse Yok Mu Foundation have jointly launched a projects aimed to lift up those orphans. The profit made out of the poetry album Goklerin Titreyişi (meaning shudders of the skies) will be donated to the African children in need.

“One poem, one orphan” project was publicized on November 3rd. The album, featuring the poems previously published on Yagmur Magazine and now recited by prominent reciters, had its premiere at Cemberlitas Firat Cultural Center. Kubranur Uslu and Suleyman Dincer were the two emcees of the night which was attended by numerous guests alongside the reciters artists and the project coordinator Ziya Paşa Akyürek. Yagmur Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Hasan Ahmet Gokce addressed the attendees with a project brief. “To extend a hand to the orphan is one of the most significant duties of every human being. That being said, we as Yagmur Magazine have taken a step in order to do what we are supposed to. We would like to let our joy be theirs,” Gokce said and further expressed their pleasure to have the artists’ support. Likewise, “I would like to call the project “One poem, thousand orphans’, if I may. We have witnessed an invaluable sensitivity by the artists. It is greatly important to be aware of a cause but to let the others be too is even more important than that,” Kimse Yok Mu Foundation President, Ismail Cingoz, noted.

Speaking of the project’s motive inspired by the Prophet Muhammad’s hadith that reads: “The skies shudder when an orphan cries”, Ahmet Bozkus -one the contributor artists- said: “There should be no other means as gentle and tender as poems are to caress an orphan’s head. Poems can usually move one or make one cry but this album, I believe, will make the orphan and eventually us smile. It is great to be involved in such a project.”

Another contributor, Talha Bora Oge noted that he is willing to be involved in any project on the orphan and that he has been very enthusiastic about it ever since he got the offer. “This is all about kismet. God let me take part in this,” Oge added. Next, Ikbal Gurpinar said: “I can participate in anything by Kimse Yok Mu without a second thought. Today, I give my word that I will sponsor an orphanage.”

The album features recitations by Umut Mürare, Bedirhan Gökçe, Serdar Tuncer, İbrahim Sadri, Dursun Ali Erzincanlı, İkbal Gürpınar, Gökmen, Emrah Yardımcı, Reha Yeprem, Asım Yıldırım, Ahmet Bozkuş, Talha Bora Öge, Mesut Baran, İnanç Ömer Benlioğlu, Minik Dualar ve Saniye Öztürk. The poems are originally written by Turkish literary figures including Fethullah Gülen, Yavuz Bülent Bakiler, Yaşar Beçene, Hasan Çağlayan, Ziya Paşa Akyürek, Kalender Yıldız, Ali Osman Dönmez. The album’s arranger is Umut Murare.

Published [in Turkish] on Zaman, November 4, 2013.

Source: HizmetMovement.Com , November 8, 2013

Related News

Kimse Yok Mu extends hand to Syrian refugees

Around 100 volunteer families from the organization deliver aid boxes to the Syrian refugees every week. Syrian people who are in need of proper assistance expressed their gratitude with the aid assistance.

MGK plan in action

A National Security Council (MGK) plan — dated Aug. 24, 2004, titled the “Plan to Crack Down on the Fethullah Gülen Group in Turkey” and undersigned by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, ministers and military commanders of the time — is already being implemented. Though the government claims it was not put into action, there are several indications to suggest that the MGK plan is in effect.

(Not a joke) Turkish governor: ISIL terrorist detonated himself in construction site not to harm neighbors

Following the detonation of an Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist in Turkey’s Gaziantep province on Sunday, the governor told reporters that the suicide bomber detonated himself in a construction site in order not to cause problems for the neighbors.

The Gülen movement: advocators of interfaith activities in Turkey

To cover up the [corruption] investigations, the newspapers close to the government use many derogatory labels for the movement, such as “promoters of light or moderate Islam,” “the protestantization of Islam,” “collaborators and allies of foreign intelligence agencies,” and “Christian missionaries under an Islamic guise.”

Foes on the Run as Erdogan Makes Power Personal

Members of the Gulen religious movement insist they are innocent of plotting against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, but he has chased them into the shadows, and they fear for their lives and livelihoods. At the same time, Mr. Erdogan has increasingly made himself the face of Turkey’s state, and now he is seeking more authority to rule.

Renowned Kurdish singer Sivan Perwer lauds Gülen’s support for peace process

Famous Kurdish singer Şivan Perwer has said he found the remarks of well-respected Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen on the peace process to end the Kurdish issue “important.” Perwer described the announcement of support from Gülen as a “significant event” as he said people in Turkey listen to what the Islamic scholar has to say. […]

Latest News

Fethullah Gülen’s Condolence Message for South African Human Rights Defender Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Hizmet Movement Declares Core Values with Unified Voice

Ankara systematically tortures supporters of Gülen movement, Kurds, Turkey Tribunal rapporteurs say

Erdogan possessed by Pharaoh, Herod, Hitler spirits?

Devious Use of International Organizations to Persecute Dissidents Abroad: The Erdogan Case

A “Controlled Coup”: Erdogan’s Contribution to the Autocrats’ Playbook

Why is Turkey’s Erdogan persecuting the Gulen movement?

Purge-victim man sent back to prison over Gulen links despite stage 4 cancer diagnosis

University refuses admission to woman jailed over Gülen links

In Case You Missed It

An International Conference on “Philanthropy and Peacebuilding”

Principal of Gülen-linked school, businessman abducted in Malaysia

Court rules for release of Zaman chief editor, Samanyolu manager arrested

AK Party gov’t behind anti-Hizmet declaration, leaked recordings allege

Jews, Muslims Bond Over Shared Values

New York Times urges Obama not to deport Gulen

Turkey’s Erdoğan Regime Extends Post-Coup Witch Hunt Targeting Gülen Followers Abroad

Copyright 2022 Hizmet News