A Little Boy in Pain

// April 19th, 2008 // Blog

I received the following e-mail from a friend, in the form of a typical 'circular'. Normally, I am very wary about reports of charity cases that don't come from official sources. However, this message ended with a link to a video on YouTube showing the little boy in question, which convinced me that it may be genuine, though Allāh knows best.

I encourage you to watch the video and make up your own minds. Unfortunately, it is not in English… in fact, if someone can translate and write a brief summary in the comments, I would be most grateful.

The thing that got to me most is the fact he looks so much like the son of one of my closest friends, whom I consider as a nephew. I pray that they have already raised enough money for the operation, though I guess there will be post-op costs to consider too. It's so sad to think he has to remain in such a state for a second longer. :(

Did Allāh give you healthy children who don't suffer from any physical pain, that you can watch playing, eating and sleeping in peace?

If so, prostrate before Him in thankfulness, and remember that we will be asked about each ni'ama [blessing] He granted us from His immense Bounty.

Mounib, 2 years old, suffers from a rare kind of spina bifida. The tumour on his back is has become so large that the only position he can be in is prostration. He is in perpetual pain. He cannot eat or sleep, as the pain he suffers from gives him no respite.

Mounib lives in Algeria and his family cannot afford the operation he needs. Of course, if he was the son of an influential person in this country ruled by corrupt people, he would have been operated already. How can you leave a child in that state without doing anything?

His country did nothing for him, but brothers and sisters all over the world have already made donations up to 40 000 euros alhamdulillah, to help him to be taken to a hospital in Europe or Canada where he could have the operation.

Please join them, or at least find out about this story and make dua.

The video YOU HAVE TO WATCH with Mounib is at
http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=YOVIc3u723Y

For sadaqat [donating charity] BE GENEROUS see http://www.sosmounib.com/

Call Ilyes (London) on 0750 245 5411

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5 Responses to “A Little Boy in Pain”

  1. Faraz says:

    I just watched the video; I wasn’t able to translate most of it as they jumped between French and Arabic all over the place, and people kept interrupting each other, so this was all I was able to understand from the French:

    Man: How long has it been that he has been in this condition?

    Mother: Long! [Something] He suffers, miskeen!

    … Hajar told me, it is very rare, this sickness,

    People ask me, “What are you waiting for, your child doesn’t walk, he won’t walk, he’ll suffer his whole life?” But doctors here say they can’t do anything!

    Father (?): we hope that we find some relief for him insha-Allah […] barakAllahu-feek.

    Mother: they say it’s nothing, the doctors, just a sickness, they can’t do anything… but he suffers in my hands. I did research on the internet and it is spina bifida, they can treat it in Quebec, in Belgium.

    From what I can tell, what they are saying corroborates the rest of the e-mail contents. Seems pretty legitimate to me.

  2. iMuslim says:

    Jazakallah Faraz… sorry your comment got spammed! Not sure why.

  3. wehdelwahed says:

    Unfortunately this is a very genuine story.
    English website relating the updates
    http://www.aaagw.org/

  4. Mourad Abid says:

    finaly mounib is in america for his treatment we sent him threw air ambulance to rochester Mayo hospital in america his suffrance an nearly over

  5. iMuslim says:

    Alhamdulillah, that’s great news… I pray that he is cured swiftly, and that he and his family can experience relief soon. Ameen.

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