In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
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!
For more information on how you can help, please visit the Khalid Ali Fund.
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un. Insha’Allah I would like some of us in America to get together some donations of clothing for this family. I know that there are many of you out there who can help but due to income can’t afford shipping. If you are someone who can help pay for the shipping of someone in America who can’t afford to ship their items, please email me. And if you are someone reading this blog that would like to help out with clothing or other necessity items but need assistance with shipping, please email me. My email address (almost forgot) is ummlayth [at] gmail [dot] com. I can get you together with the appropriate person so that more of us are able to help insha’Allah.
May Allah bring ease and patience to this family, and may He reward them for every tear that is shed.
Update: Their community has given them all their clothing needs. Insha’Allah those who can help can continue helping in other ways. Keep praying for them.