The night of Friday May 17th was tranquil and wonderful when over 11 masajid in Michigan joined into praying for the oppressed people of Syria. Every masjid had a unique program for three hours, 9pm until 12 am. Particularly at the Islamic Center of Detroit over 300 people joined to be a part of such an experience. The halls were filled, hearts were touched, and eyes drew tears. After prayer there was a short movie from Syria, short yet wonderful lectures, and qiyam prayer. Itâ€™s hard to feel with people who are losing family members, homes, and friends every single day. We simply stand and pray for them, since itâ€™s the best we can do. The Global Qiyam was obviously â€œglobalâ€ and thousands stood up in worship to pray for those they canâ€™t personally help. It was a wonderful experience for all those who attended, and heart touching to see the vast empathy of the ummah.