House Burned in Fire – Family Needs Help

3 04 2008

Assalamu ‘Alaikum waRahmatullah waBarakatu,

Imagine if this was your family:

On February 1st, 2008, a Muslim family of 7 children were caught in a house fire in Ottawa, Canada. Fatuma Hersi, the mother, attempted to get all 7 children out of the house. The youngest child, Khalid Ali, 2 yrs, ran in the wrong direction and didn’t make it out of the house alive. Inna lillaahi wa innaa ilayhi raji’oon. His father, Abdi Ali, was at to work Tuesday evening and called to check in on his family before the fire.

Not only did the family lose their youngest son and brother, they lost everything in their home. They walked away with the clothing on their back. But, they did not lose everything. They still have their generous Muslim brothers and sisters in North America. We have lost a son, we have lost a brother.

Alhamdulilah, the community of Ottawa within 24 hours have donated enough clothing for the familiy. They are most in need of monetary help. Alhamdulilah, in less than 24 hours, brothers and sisters have donated almost $1,000. Please help this family in need by donating whatever it is you can. Remember, this could have been your family.

Please donate whatever monetary assistance you can give to this family, and please make du’aa for them.

Below is a flyer a sister made. JazahAllaahu khayr. Please circulate it amongst family and friends. It contains all the necessary information for donations.


May Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala strengthen them, forgive them, and ease the pain of losing their baby.

May Allaah subhanahu wa ta’ala replace what has been taken away from them, with things much better! Allahumma Ameen.

Here is how you can HELP…

1) Depositing through TD Bank: Account number 5215301, TD bank branch 0229 – under the Khalid Ali Family Fund (Canada Only)


2) Donating via the paypal account set up by Qabeelat Nurayn of AlMaghrib Institute.

If you have any questions, please reply to me or email

The Prophet (sallahAllahu aleyhi wasallam) said:“The similitude of believers in regard to mutual love, affection, fellow-feeling is that of one body;when any limb of it aches, the whole body aches, because of sleeplessness and fever.” [Sahih Muslim, Book 032, Number 6258]




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