I received an email about a little girl called Baraah, and at first i thought it was one of those made-up stories that are written to make people reflect etc but sadly, and very sadly it was a true story.
It's a story of a small family, Baraah and her parents, who moved from Egypt to Saudi Arabia for work and a better life. Baraah, who was 10years old is a memoriser of the Qur'an masha Allah, her family are very devout masha allah. One day her mother was diagnosed with cancer, and it was the last stage of cancer, hence her days were coming to an end. Beautiful baraah would stay with her mum at hospital til late afternoon reciting the quran and making dua.
One day, the hospital called baraah's father telling him his wife is in critical condition. He picked his daughter up from school and went to hospital. Upon arrival, he told Baraah to stay in the car (in case the mother had passed away) until he comes to take her.. while he was walking to the hospital's main entrance, a car hit him and he died on spot this happened in front of Baraah's eyes! 5 days later the mother passed away. May Allah swt have mercy on them both!
Lonely baraah had no relatives in saudi arabia, but their friends and others from the community gathered to find a way out for her. Until one day Baraah felt severe pain and was sent to hospital, only to find out that she has the same sickness as her mother (cancer) upon hearing this, Baraah's response was, with a smaile on her face "Alhamdulillah I will be going to see mum and dad". Subhan Allah, how many of us would have the same reaction as this little girl if we were traumatized with so many trials! Her story spread everywhere in SA until one man sponsored her and sent her to the UK for treatment.
This beautiful little girl has been contacted more than once by a TV channel. Please take the time to listen to her soothing voice, reciting the Quran
And this is a nasheed written and sang by her for her mother
The story did not end...
Baraah's disease kept spreading until both of her legs were removed... increasing her in patience, and recitation of the Quran.
It spread even more until it reached to her brain, causing brain tumor... and now she lies there in a coma.. waiting for the Qadar of Allah (swt).
Inna lillah wa inna ilayhi rajioon... a sad story indeed, yet a true pearl who will be insha Allah a coolness for her parents eyes on the day of Judgement, ameen ya rabb!
Make dua for this precious pearl and make dua for all the Muslims who are traumatized.
Allahuma erhamna bi rahmatak, ameen.
Edited by ::Aqsa::, 31 January 2010 - 11:51 AM.