Today we talk about a Muslim who belonged to 21st Century . He shook the World with his message that NO Money ,No Friends and No glitter of the World can save you from Death. Death is inevitable and we should mend our ways before it is too late .
Ali Banat was born in Greenacre, New South Wales, on February 16 1982. He made money from a security and electrical company, and in an interview with Mohamed Hoblos he showed the lavish lifestyle he led. Banat became accustomed to sports cars and Louis Vuitton. However, all that changed when he was diagnosed with cancer. This made him reconsider his life, and prompting him to sell his cars and watches. He was told that he had seven months to live, and wanted to use his time wisely.
Ali Banat founded the Muslims Around The World (MATW) Project, which went to countries in Africa and provided people with education, food and other forms of aid. Throughout his travels in Togo, Ghana, and Burkina Faso, he helped thousands of people. His interview with Hoblos went viral, and he received donations from people across the world. With the money, MATW aimed to build villages for over 200 widows, a mosque, a school to house 600 orphans, a mini hospital/medical centre, and businesses to support the local community.
While I was talking with People about Ali Banat , I came across comments like ‘He Knew he had few days to live and so he did whatever was possible for him in these few days” and it made me think “Do We know how many days are we going to live ? ” We all are in the same position dear friends . Every morning when we wake up we say :
الحَمْدُ لِلهِ الَّذِي أَحْيَانَا بَعْدَ مَا أَمَاتَنَا وَإِلَيْهِ النُّشُورُ
Praise is to Allah Who gives us life after He has caused us to die and to Him is the return.
You know why ? It is because Sleep is like Death .And Every Morning we wake up we thank God that we are alive and he has given us one more chance to be better .
Here are some Works Ali Banat did in few years after he was diagnosed with cancer :-
His Masjid is now complete . It is is Syria .
Ali Banat delivers his final message after his death shook the world. This video was recorded at his request to leave a personal message to be released once he has passed away.
Ali Banat understood his Purpose of life before his death but “What about you and Me” ? We are still lost .Death can come to us at anytime . Shouldn’t we gear up and do every possible good deeds we can to earn the Pleasure of Allah swt .
Keep in Dua.
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