Please make special dua for sister Farida and family. Sadly, Farida returned to Allah last night in her home town of Mombasa. As you all know, she had part of her leg amputated a few months back, she never fully recovered although I don't know exactly what the cause of her death was I will update if I have any news Insha'Allah. Although I didn't know Farida personally, the sister who approached us to fund raise is a dear friend of mine and a grew up with the family.
May Allah forgive Farida for any sins, make her illness a purification, and raise her to the highest Jannah Firdous. Please remember her family in your duas too that they be patient and understanding at Allah The Most High's decree. Ameen
URGENT UPDATE: 26 June 2012.
I just had the news that sister Farida has been rushed to hospital and is in ICU at the moment.
She never fully recovered from the amputation op and is in a bad way and is in need of our duas, for her and her family.
Please do make sincere dua that Allah cures her, gives her and her family sabr and may this be a means of purification. Ameen.
I will keep you posted as and when I get any more news Insha'Allah
Alhamdulillah Farida has now been discharged from hospital and is now recovering well at home.
Below is her invoices from the hospital etc and it's purely to show the extent of hardship some people face when they are not only ill but, also have the worry of where to find the money to pay for treatment so badly needed. jazaki'Allahu Khairan to you all so much for your contributions via Al-Huriyah from myself and the sister who contacted me, her dear friend who is the daughter of Farida and of course from Farida herself.
May Allah bless you all with the best in this life and the next for facilitating the need of our sister in Islam.
Apologies, I just tried to add the invoice but because it's not an image it will not attach to this blog. Should you want to see the copy then please do eamil me at email@example.com and I will be happy to send it to you. I will, in the mean time try to see if there is anyway of attaching the document to this blog.
fi aman Illah
Update 13th April...
I have received this picture from sister Farida's family. Alhamdulillah as you know she has had the operation and is in recovery, waiting to go home Insha'Allah.
Jazaki'Allahu Khairan to all who donated to her need fi sabil Illah. please remember her in you duas as she now has to adapt to using just one leg and this will take a lot of patience and practice.
Update 8th April.
Masha'Allah, Tabark'Allah, we have so far raised £555 towards Sr Faridas operation. She had a shortfall of £800 to pay so we are nearly close to clearing her debt Subhan'Allah.
At least that will be one less pressure for her to bear.
With the trauma of losing her foot and knowing that she had an £800 debt to pay, this is one of the amazing things about sisterhood.
Although our sister is all the way in Kenya and most of you do not know her, we have the bond that is Islam that brings us together when one of our sisters are in need.
Allah is truly The Most Merciful and without His permission this would not be possible.
This is a text message that I received this morning from her daughter....
Dear sisters in Islam. On behalf of my Mum, myself and my family, I am grateful and wish to thank you all from the bottom of my heart all help rendered, by words or in kind to my family in this time of need, by helping with the operation for my Mum which has been done. My Mum's left foot has been amputated and the operation has been successful by the grace of Allah and in return I offer to you all with the sunnat supplication: ''Baraka llahu lakunna fee ahlikunna wa maalikunna'' (May Allah bless you all, your families and your wealth), and may Allah answer all your duas as long as we do not associate partners with Him and may He alleviate all your problems big or small Ameen.
Insha'Allah I will keep informing you on her progress.
Sister Khurshid (Daughter of Farida).
Subhan'Allah, this is a beautiful text from the heart of our dear sister.
May Allah give Farida complete cure, may she have sabr at this very testing time and may he reward you all with the best in this life and the next for facilitating the need of our sister in Islam.
Have a blessed day fi sabil Illah.
May Allah continue to put His barakah into this project and gives us the means and the ability to help so many more of our brothers and sisters.
Update 6 April.
Alhamdulillah sister Farida has know had the operation to remove her foot just below the knee.
Please remember her in your duas as she is very distressed and in a huge amount of pain.
Alhamdulillah because of your kind donations of £415 in total this will at least take some of the burden of debt away from them Insha'Allah.
Jazaki'Allahu Khairan to all of you for thinking of her and remembering her in your sincere duas and may it be a purification for her and a reward for her and all of us. Ameen
Update 5th April 2012...
Please make dua for sister Farida in Kenya, she is having her operation as we speak. She went to theatre at 11am this morning 5th April and they will amputating her leg just below the knee Insha'Allah.
Jazaki'Allahu Khairan to all who donated and made dua, I will keep you posted when I get more details Insha'Allah
Fi aman Illah
I have an urgent appeal from a very dear sister I know who is trying to raise funds for a sister in Kenya. She has liver failure and now has gangrene in her foot. They are waiting for the foot to be amputated as soon as possible but are in need of funds to make this possible.
Should you be in a position to help with any amount no matter how small then please donate via Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use Kenya as the reference.
Or you can email me for other options to donate Insha'Allah.
I'm sorry to have to attach this picture to the blog but this is the sisters foot and you can see the urgent need for treatment.
Please remember, we do this for Allah's sake alone. He is the only one who can accept our humble efforts and only He can give us permission to help those in need.
This beautiful Hadith is an example of Allah's Mercy on the believers.
May we always have this bond of Islam and should you not be in a position to donate then please remember the sister in you duas.
On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him), who said that the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said:
Allah (mighty and sublime be He) will say on the Day of Resurrection:
O son of Adam,
I fell ill and you visited Me not.
He will say:
O Lord, and how should I visit You when You are the Lord of the worlds?
Allah will say:
Did you not know that My servant So-and-so had fallen ill and you visited him not?
Did you not know that had you visited him you would have found Me with him?
O son of Adam,
I asked you for food and you fed Me not.
He will say:
O Lord, and how should I feed You when You are the Lord of the worlds?
Allah will say:
Did you not know that My servant So-and-so asked you for food and you fed him not?
Did you not know that had you fed him you would surely have found that (the reward for doing so) with Me?
O son of Adam,
I asked you to give Me to drink and you gave Me not to drink. He will say:
O Lord, how should I give You to drink whin You are the Lord of the worlds?
Allah will say:
My servant So-and-so asked you to give him to drink and you gave him not to drink. Had you given him to drink you would have surely found that with Me.
It was related by Muslim.