As salaamu alaikum wr wb, I hope this reaches you in the best of health and imaan.
My beloved father passed away due to a brain haemorrhage on 22/08/2015 and every Fajr since feels like a fresh reminder of him and his absence. The last thing my dad did was pray Fajr salah in jama'ah, woke my mum to ask if she prayed and then fell into a sleep that he never woke up from again.
And it is now, after Fajr( 02/10/15), after much internal debate that I write this message. After his demise, a good friend suggested I create a JustGiving page on his behalf for sadaqah jaariyah. Alhamdulillah, my family and I have been blessed with the capability of doing some good acts in his name and I felt almost ashamed to ask others to do the same when my father raised us, educated us and provided for us... It only seemed right that we repay his kindness alone. However, this morning, an ayah came to mind:
“Those who (in charity) spend of their goods by night and by day, in secret and in public have their reward with their Rabb (only God and Sustainer). On them shall be no fear nor shall they grieve.” (Qur‘an, 2:274)
And realisation dawned on me that though we are giving on behalf of my father, Allah's ﷻ Merciful Generosity means that not only will my dad benefit from it, but our reward as the charitable individual has been promised. After seeing duaas and condolences from so many of my friends and family, my love for you all grew powerfully and faith in the unity between Muslims was restored and it is out of love that I ask you to donate whatever you can to a good cause. Whether it be here or for another charity, please offer whatever you can, be it a penny or a pound. It is selfish of myself to think that only my dad's immediate family should be taking part in this act of immense reward. Forgive me and please remember my father and family in your duaas.
Bint Muhammad Jamal Uddin Ahmed