May 2015

‫اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ رَبِّي لا إِلَهَ إِلا أَنْتَ، خَلَقْتَنِي وَأَنَا عَبْدُكَ وَأَنَا عَلَى عَهْدِكَ وَوَعْدِكَ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُ، أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا صَنَعْتُ، أَبُوءُ لَكَ بِنِعْمَتِكَ عَلَيَّ وَأَبُوءُ لَكَ بِذَنْبِي، فَاغْفِرْ لِي فَإِنَّهُ لا يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ إِلا أَنْتَ.‬

The CEO of the charity Orphans in Need, Br. Tufail Hussain, has suffered a great persona tragedy. His only son, Umar (3 years old), drowned in Portugal during a family vacation.

Inna lillah wa inna ilahyi rajioon.

Br. Tufail was working in a very successful position in corporate England, but he gave up his lucrative job and career in order to work full time for Orphans in Need, one of the largest specialized charities that deals with orphans. I have known Br. Tufail for many years and will soon (insha Allah) be launching a very special orphan project with him [and for that project I will be asking all of you for your help]. I have seen myself the dedication of this brother, traveling the world in order to help others.

Truly, he has been tested today with one of the most difficult tests imaginable: to lose one's own child.

I ask each and every one of you to make a special dua, from your heart, to grant patience and iman to Tufail and his wife, for while Umar is now in Jannah insha Allah, being taken care of by the Prophet Ibrahim and his wife Sarah, the parents of Umar are still here on this earth, waiting for the time to be reunited with their son.

Tufail: may Allah give you and your wife and family the sabr and iman that will allow you to deal with this tragedy in the best of all manners, may He reward you with His infinite rewards for your loss, and may He bless you in the sweet memories of Umar and with righteous siblings of Umar to follow insha Allah!

Timeline Photos
My beautiful and loving son Umar Tufail Hussain passed away Saturday evening in a tragic drowning incident in Portugal, he was just 3 years old. Allah has decided to take him from us at a young age – there is khair in this and we accept His decision.

Please make dua that Allah SWT accepts Umar into Jannahtul Firdaus and that my family, especially my wife, are able to handle this grief. Please also make dua that we are able to get his delicate little body released ASAP for burial and that we are able to avoid an autopsy being performed, ameen.

We have been inundated with calls, messages, friends trying to find out where I am so that they can fly out to join us. It has been hard to speak and I may not have responded to every message, forgive me. Know this, that I've read most messages and have appreciated every call, prayer and offer for help – they have all given us strength. My family have arrived in Portugal and are with us, we are also being supported by the British Consulate and the local Muslim community.

I will inform all about burial plans as soon as I know, insha-Allah. Allah bless you all, ameen.


If you’re in the Dallas area, don’t miss out on “Story Night: A Father of Two Nations” tonight at 6pm! I’m going to be talking about our father, Prophet Ibrahim.

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Story Night: Father of Two Nations – Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan – Plano, TX – May 31, 2015

Story Night: Father of Two Nations – Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan – Plano, TX – May 31, 2015

If you're in the Dallas area, don't miss out on "Story Night: A Father of Two Nations" tonight at 6pm! I'm going to be talking about our father, Prophet Ibrahim.

Register here:

Story Night: Father of Two Nations – Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan – Plano, TX – May 31, 2015
Story Night: Father of Two Nations – Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan – Plano, TX – May 31, 2015

‫في طريقنا إلى الواحد الأحد، يجب أن نكون في خدمة الآخرين ببسماتنا ودموعنا. لنكن في الخدمة ونبذل بقلوبنا ونظراتنا ووجودنا. فالخدمة والبذل يعكسان المحبة وهما طريق الحرية.‬

A most excellent approach to inviting to the way of your Lord!

Photos of Yusuf Chambers
The Qur'an already spelt out how believers are meant to respond to hate and bigotry, and promised amazing results if followed:
“…when the pass by irreverence, they pass by it with dignity” (25:72);
“…when the ignorant address them, they reply: ‘Peace!’” (25:63);
“Not equal are the beautiful and the wicked: repel (the wicked) with that which is more beautiful, and then he between you and whom there is enmity will become as though a bosom friend!” (41:34).
A divine promise which always works wonders. So, great news: if there's an increase in hate, then there's really just an increase of opportunities to create love! Time to start living it like these guys did, Allah bless them and increase their like:


There is a reason why Zionists are seeking to criminalize #BDS. It works. God bless the students that press on.

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