“This week, a Muslim family in Ottawa 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, Khalid Ali, got confused and ran in the opposite direction. Baby Khalid did not make it out of the fire, he was 2 and a half years old. The father was at work, and checked in on his family that evening before the fire. This family has nothing left. They escaped with the clothing on their backs. Please donate anything you can for this family. The mother is in shock and is not able to speak or respond when spoken to. The father is trying to be strong for his 6 children.”

If you live outside Canada, you have the following options:

1) Write a cheque payable to Khalid Ali Family Fund and mail it to the following address:

Khalid Ali Family Fund
TD Canada Trust
Bank branch 0229, account number 5215301.
Address: 1596 Bank Street, Ottawa ON, K1H 7Z5

2) Donate via paypal account by visiting this site, set up by Qabeelat Nurayn 
“He who removes from a believer one of his difficulties of this world, Allah will remove one of his troubles on the Day of Resurrection; and he who finds relief for a hard-pressed person, Allah will make things easy for him on the Day of Resurrection; Allah supports His slave as long as the slave is supportive of his brother…” [Muslim]

If anyone fulfils his brother’s needs, Allah will fulfil his needs; if one relieves a Muslim of his troubles, Allah will relieve his troubles on the Day of Resurrection…” [Bukhari and Muslim]

Note: The funds goal from local students was $10,000 by April 20. update says over $9,000 raised already in less than 72 hours, Alhamdullilah. The new goal: $35,000, minimum.