…this family did:
On the evening of Monday March 31st a Somali family in Ottawa, Ontario lost their home in a fire. There were 7 children in the family, and as the mother tried to round them up to escape, the youngest became confused and ran in the opposite direction. He did not make it out of the fire, he was 2 and a half years old (named Khalid). The father was at work, checked in on his family half an hour before the fire, and came home to find his house burned to the ground.
It was an electrical fire and was not caused by any mistake on the family’s part. Everything in the house was lost!
Subhan Allah, most of us cannot even fathom what this family is going through right now. If reading about this family does not make your heart ache and does not force you into action, then there is a problem in your heart. Please:
- Make du’a for this family
- Donate generously. Imagine the joy this will bring this family.
- Try to organize a mini fund-raising event at school or at the local masjid (e.g. Friday collections) and donate that money to this family.
- If you’re in Ottawa, please try to find out where they are and pay them a visit.
وَالْمُؤْمِنُونَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتُ بَعْضُهُمْ أَوْلِيَاءُ بَعْضٍ
The believing men and women are aulia (heart-felt supporters, close-knit friends, strong allies) of each other…
“Whoever removes a worldly grief from a believer, Allah will remove from him one of the griefs of the Day of Judgment”