Short Story Contest ’08 2nd Place – “Cancer in Ramadan” by Khaled elMassri

AlHamdulillaah, the brothers finally got their representation in the contest

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21 responses to “Short Story Contest ’08 2nd Place – “Cancer in Ramadan” by Khaled elMassri”

  1. Bint Bashir says:

    SubhanAllah what a touching account, May Allah keep you healthy and give you a long, prosperous life filled with love and rememberance of Him the Alhmighty and make your final abode a palace in Janat al Fordous, Ameen.

  2. Amad says:

    Everytime I read this story, I am amazed at courage and trust of the brother in Allah.

    May Allah keep you healthy and grant you good in the duniya and the akhira.

  3. MashaAllah! Laa hawla wa laa quwata illa billah!

  4. vindicated says:


    May Allah keep you in the best of health in the future, and may your illness be a means of forgiveness and mercy from Allah (SWT) in the Hereafter.

  5. Ayooshi says:

    Asalamu Alaikum,

    Amazing, Amazing story! Ameen to the dua !

    Fi AmanAllah

  6. AmatulWadood says:

    MashaAllah, may Allah azza wa jal protect our brother. Ameen. Jazakum Allahu khayran.

    My uncle passed away exactly a year ago this month from leukemia after Ramadaan (alhamdulillah he was very healthy, went for umrah in Ramdaan and stayed there the whole month and fell very ill when he returned), rahmat Allahi alayhi wa ‘alaa jamee’i mautal muslimeen. Ameen.

    It never ceases the amaze me how our brothers and sisters who have been diagnosed with cancer keep their trust in Allah, and remain grateful. My uncle lost nearly 50 pounds in one week from the chemo treatment, yet he was still smiling, still praying and saying alhamdulillah. This story really touched my heart and brought back a lot of memories.

    الحمد لله كثيرا طيبا مباركا غير مكفي ولا مودع ولا مستغنى عنه ربنا

  7. azza says:

    Allah Akbar
    May God keep you in a good health . Never forget ” Alhamdolellah ”

  8. Travelller says:

    AmatulWadood i know what you mean, my grandfather passed away this year during Ramadan, and even on his last days, he was pretty much unconcious and he would in his ‘sleep’ do all the actions for wudu and pray laying down, even though he was not able to really talk they would see his lips moving during salah.

    Also when he was able to talk there were only two things he would say, 1; ask for his mother (he was 107 yrs old and still say Ma) 2; the only complaint he had was that he was not able to read his Quran or pray properly, Alhumdulilah.

    But Alhumdulilah Allah blessed him, he always said he wanted to die on a friday, and he did, during ramadan, with all his family now i pray Allah grant him a home in janat al firdous. Ameen.

  9. Ali says:

    Subhan’Allah, beautiful story. May Allah continue to bless you..ameen

  10. IbnAbbas says:

    Subhaanallah, great story!
    May Allah keep you in the best of Health and Emaan brother.

  11. MK says:

    Jazakallah Khair for sharing for sharing this story with us, Br.Khaled…..May Allah keep you in the best of health and may all you have been through be an expiation for your sins (Ameen)

  12. Brent says:

    as-salaamu’alaikum ya habibee,
    May Allaah grant you cure and steadfastness on the haqq!

  13. Abu Maryam says:

    Thanks for posting such an ‘eeman booster. May Allah gives u a peaceful healthy life in this dunya and akhira.

  14. ilmsummitee says:

    Alhamdulilah for all the ni3am he has given us. Alhamdulilah for all of them, that when they are taken away from us we fully understand their worth and value. Alhamdulilah, for these stories and inspirations of others and mawa3ith that help strenghten our eman and taqwa.

    JazakAllahu khairan brother for that emotional, deep story (with the happy ending!) May Allreward you and your family for their support and patience, and make it a means of cleansing for all of you. Allah yehfathak and yehmeek and keep you steadfast on the deen. Ameen.


  15. Mariya says:

    Alhamdulilah, brother. That was really, really refreshing to hear. May Allah keep you in the best of health, and give you success in this life and the aakhirah! Ameen.

  16. ilmsummitee says:

    Oh, yeah. I forgot to add:

    Mabrook for your wedding!
    BarakAllahu lakuma wa barakah alaykuma wa jama baynakuma bi khayr.

  17. Repent Now says:

    We are so proud of you Br Khaled for your courage and your trust in Allah…You have to meet this brother to believe how beautiful this brother is. I have tears again in my eyes… I love you for the sake of Allah. May Allah unite us in Jannah – Ameen

  18. Khaled says:

    assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullaah,

    jazaakAllaahu khayr everyone for their du’a. May Allaah reward you all and may He unite us all in Firdaus al-a3laa

  19. ASC says:

    Subhanallah, what an amazing story, Truly inspirational!

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  21. sister says:

    And whosoever fears Allah and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty). 65:2

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