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We just found out that Shaykh Waleed hafidullah has posted some heart-breaking news on the AlMaghrib forums concerning his 4-year old son, Yousuf.

Yousuf was diagnosed with leukemia yesterday. The following from Shaykh Waleed via the Forums. Any videos (as suggested by Shaykh Waleed) can be sent to him via MM email (info at muslimmatters dot org) or link posted on the forum or here. In other words, MM is at Shaykh Waleed’s disposal for this purpose, as Shaykh Waleed is one of our dearest Shayookh in America. May Allah preserve the Shaykh, cure his son Yousuf completely, giving him complete Shifa’ and health. Ameen.

Alhamdulilah ala kuwli haal. Upon my return yesterday, our son Yousuf (4yrs old) was diagnosed with leukemia. I ask Allah The AlMighty, The Most Generous The Lord of the Great Throne to heal him by His Mercy… Healing with which will not leave any sickness behind. He is supposed to get several tests tomorrow so they can figure out what type of leukemia he has. I will update you all, inshaAllah, on his status. I’m sharing this information with you so we can all learn a lesson and take advantage of our health before our sickness because no one knows what might happen to him or to her. May Allah protect us all and cure those who are sick among us.

If any of you wish to send a video message to Yousuf to cheer him up it will be appreciated and loved by him!

Umm Yousuf and I have our hands full right now so the forum will be the best way for communication for us right now.

Finally, a special apology to Albuquerque for not being able to make it this weekend for Torch Bearers. I was looking forward to being the first one to teach in this new Qabeelah.


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65 Comments

65 Comments

  1. Reemo

    June 23, 2009 at 10:16 PM

    May Allah cure him and make it easy for him and his family. Ameen.

  2. Amatullah

    June 23, 2009 at 10:38 PM

    We ask Allah azza wa jal to cure him, purify him and his family and grant them patience through this trial. Ameen.

  3. hamida

    June 23, 2009 at 10:44 PM

    I had my first AlMaghrib class with Shaykh Waleed,that class had my eman soaring to new heights.
    May Allah cure his son and preserve their family during this difficult time. Ameen.

  4. MentalMuslim

    June 23, 2009 at 11:30 PM

    May Allah cure him completely Inshallah, and may Allah strenghten the resolve of your family. Ameen.

  5. Wafā'

    June 23, 2009 at 11:44 PM

    I ask Almighty Allah , Lord of the Magnificent Throne, to make him well and grant him happiness in this dunya. Ameen!

    • Ahmed

      June 24, 2009 at 5:20 AM

      …and akhira! Ameen!

  6. yahmtz

    June 24, 2009 at 12:17 AM

    Where can we donate?

    Houston also has good hospitals (Texas Medical Center, Anderson Cancer Center), so inshallah Yousuf can recover.

  7. kul

    June 24, 2009 at 12:19 AM

    Allah put great love and mercy in our hearts for our children. Allah is the most merciful and most generous. In every situation we have to know that Allah loves our children more than us. In this moment, I pray ALLAH to give shifa to yousuf and cure him completely of the sickness. AMEN.

  8. Douglas Kelly

    June 24, 2009 at 12:49 AM

    Allahumma Rabban-Naas, adhhibil-ba’s, ishfi antash-Shaafi laa shifaa’a illa shifaa’uka shifaa’an laa yughaadiru saqama.

    (O Allah, Lord of mankind, remove the harm and heal him, for You are the Healer and there is no healing except Your healing, a healing which does not leave behind any disease.)

  9. Argentyne

    June 24, 2009 at 1:45 AM

    I pray that Allah ta’ala cures Yusuf’s sickness and blesses him with good health, Ameen. La ilaha illa anta, subhanaka, inni kuntu minazzalimeen

  10. Masif

    June 24, 2009 at 2:00 AM

    May Allah SWT grant him health and purify him from any sickness he has – Ameen

  11. Hala

    June 24, 2009 at 2:23 AM

    May Allah ‘azza wa jal give shifa’ and a speedy recovery to Yusuf and grant him the best health insha’Allah. Ameen!

  12. AbuMisbah

    June 24, 2009 at 2:24 AM

    I pray to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala to cure him and make it easy for him and his family. Ameen. I’ve always loved listening to Sh Waleed especially whenever he is visiting our community, i.e. the MCA bay area.

    And in general always. he is one of my favorite scholars!

  13. AbdelRahman Murphy

    June 24, 2009 at 2:33 AM

    Assalamu Alaykum,

    Ameen to all the du’aa. But remember, it’s easy to sit and type a du’aa on a blog – I do it all the time. What would really mean a lot is to remember Yousuf in our du’aa, especially if we are able to pray qiyaam ul-layl, to add him to our du’aa.

    May Allah enable us to do this, insha Allah!

  14. nomad-one

    June 24, 2009 at 4:31 AM

    Yaa Rabbanaa, Grant a cure for your servant Yusuf, grant him and his family ease and cause them to all remain steadfast in your deen until they meet you in Jannah. And May Allah grant the same for all of us.

  15. Maleeha

    June 24, 2009 at 5:12 AM

    Oh Allah (SWT), grant Yousef with good health and a long life. And Allah (SWT) make this trying time easy upon the Sheikh and his son and the rest of his family. Ameen. Surely no family deserves to have to go thru this.

  16. Umm Ibraheem

    June 24, 2009 at 5:40 AM

    May Allah him shifa quickly. I would if possible like to contact the family. My 5 year daughter was diagnosed with leukemia last August, and we have been undergoing treatment since then.

    MashaAllah, the blessings of Allah have been countless since then, and despite having chemotheraphy everyday my daughter leads a normal life attending school etc……

    The first month of treatment can be difficult as it is fairly intensive but brings the child into remission and the child loses hair etc, but after that depending on the protocol, the child leads a fairly normal life for the remainder of the treatment.

    We have a further 15 months of chemotheraphy left, but Alhamdulillah she is doing fantastically and I have to keep reminding myself that she is being treated for cancer.

    Because leukemia is the most common childhood cancer, doctors have been able to develop a very efficient protocol for it. When we stay at the cancer ward and see all the different types of cancer the kids are diagnosed with, SubhanAllah my husband and I cannot thank Allah enough that it is leukemia, as leukemia is the most treatable childhood cancer in this day.

    I would say lots and lots and lots of dua and ruqyah on the child, this is what will InshaAllah give him a quick and easy cure.

    I am sure the family will be getting lots of support from medical team, but it is alot of information to immediately take in. We have found in Uk the medical team to be very supportive but even then the best type of support was to contact other parents.

    I will pray for him and ask my daughter to also.
    #Wasalaam

    • Douglas Kelly

      June 25, 2009 at 7:27 PM

      May Allah (subhana wat’ala) continue to heal your daughter as well. Let us all include her as well as young Yousuf in our du’as.

  17. Umm Ibraheem

    June 24, 2009 at 6:03 AM

    I am really sorry to hear of your news! May Allah give him shifa.

    I would really like to give you and your wife reassurance as our 5 year daughter was also diagnosed last August with leukemia. I can understand exactly what you are going through.

    But I would like to reassure you that Leukemia is the most treatable childhood cancer of our times. Because so many children develop it, doctors with the mercy of Allah have develop a very efficient protocol for it.

    My daughter is on a 2 year and 2 month treatment plan, she has Mashallah completed 10 months so far and has another 16 months to go. What I would like to tell you is that, despite me giving her chemotheraphy every night she MashAllah leads a perfectly normal life. She attends school full days, is reading and writing fluently, participates in all activities. Some days she gets tired and has to take it easy.

    Allah has been so merciful that the side effects of the chemotheraphy are minimal. Most days I have to remind myself that she is a child being treated for cancer. This I feel is down to countless duas and ruqyah.

    i am not saying its going to be an easy ride, the first month is particularly hard as it is intensive and aims to get child into remission. But after that it does get easy with the help of Allah, to the extent that now most days we forget she is on treatment.

    When my husband and I are in the cancer ward with other families, we see all the different types of cancers the kids have. Not all the cancers i.e brain tumours, bone cancers etc have a good prognosis, it is then we truly thank Allah that it is leukemia.

    InshaAllah you will get endless support from family, friends and the medical team, but for me the most invaluable support was being able to contact other families who had been through the same thing.

    If you wish to at any time, yourself or your wife may contact me.

    I will make dua for your son and also ask my daughter to.

    wasalaam

    Umm Ibraheem

    • Amad

      June 24, 2009 at 4:02 PM

      jazakillahkhair Sr. Umm Ibraheem. Your comment was passed on to Sh. Waleed.

  18. Umm Maryam

    June 24, 2009 at 6:38 AM

    Yah Allah!! the hearer of dua,the lord of all mankind, Heal all the children,young and old.Grant us goodness in this duniya and in aakhira.Yah Allah give shifa to yousuf and to Umm Ibraheem`s daughter.Aameen to all the above dua`s.

  19. HalfDate.com

    June 24, 2009 at 7:47 AM

    May Allah cure him and make it easy for his family

  20. ayesha

    June 24, 2009 at 8:51 AM

    May Allah give him complete cure!!
    Yusuf or Um yusuf could also read the Quran in tahajjud time…The .”Quran is a cure”…

    Surah muzzamil(ayah 4-6)
    “Or a little more; and recite the Qur’�n (aloud) in a slow, (pleasant tone and) style “.
    ” Verily, We shall send down to you a weighty Word (i.e. obligations, legal laws, etc.)”.
    “Verily, the rising by night (for Tahajjud prayer) is very hard and most potent and good for governing (the soul), and most suitable for (understanding) the Word (of All�h).”

  21. Shirtman

    June 24, 2009 at 10:54 AM

    May Allah cure your son quickly Shaikh and make this trial easy for you and your family…

  22. Dawud Israel

    June 24, 2009 at 11:40 AM

    I will give charity for him.
    The Prophet salallahu alayhi wasalam, mentioned “Cure your sick with sadaqa.”

    May Allah protect him and save him, Ameen.

  23. Faiez

    June 24, 2009 at 1:18 PM

    May Allah make it easy on him and his family. Ameen.

  24. Arif Hanid

    June 24, 2009 at 1:26 PM

    I pray that Allah (swt) gives Yousuf shifa and he becomes the joy and coolness of your eyes!

    I pray also that He gives you patience and perseverance through this difficult time.

    May Allah cure Umm Ibraheem`s daughter also.

    The Prophet (pbuh) said “Whoever Allah wishes good for. He inflicts him with (with hardship)”

  25. Umm Zainab

    June 24, 2009 at 1:30 PM

    I pray Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala grants your son complete shifa that leaves no sickness behind.
    May Allah also grant you and your family beautiful patience through this difficult time…Ameen

  26. MR

    June 24, 2009 at 4:50 PM

    May Allah (swt) cure him. Ameen!

  27. Amatullah

    June 25, 2009 at 1:44 AM

    Shaykh Waleed wrote this on the forums:

    Alhamdulilah in all situations.

    First of all, we would like to say everyones response has really helped us to cope with the situation by your support, through your kind words and warm duas….reigniting the feeling that we are all one family in a time which family support is much needed and appreciated.

    Today they ran some test to determine the kind of Leukemia he has. It is the Acute Lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). When I heard the name in the beginning my optimism first kicked in when I heard the word ‘cute’ He started his chemotherapy today and the treatment period will be 3 1/2 years. We will be able to go home at the beginning of next week as long as he responds well to the medications, inshaAllah. I ask Allah (swt) for everything to go good in Yousuf’s favor and to protect him from all evil. Yousuf is doing much better after the blood transfusions and getting a hang of the hospital environment. Yesterday we told Yousuf that hundreds of people were making dua for him and it was one of the very few smiles we got from him. He also watched the video message from Abdurrahman Murphy.

    JazakaAllahu khairan to all of you and may Allah (swt) to cure those who are ill among us and to protect our health.

    • Sister Diewo

      June 28, 2009 at 4:43 PM

      May Allah bring Shiffa to your son. May Allah make this test easy on your son, on you (the parents) and on your entire entire family. May Allah bring peace and tranquility to your heart and may He reward you immensely for your patience. Ameen ya Rub!

  28. Amal Ibrahim

    June 25, 2009 at 9:13 AM

    الله يشفيه ويصبر والديه

  29. Anon

    June 25, 2009 at 10:01 AM

    May Allah give complete Shifaa’ to Yousuf, and may Allah strengthen the family’s resolve. May Allah cure all the sick of the Muslims, Ameen.

  30. maz

    June 25, 2009 at 1:54 PM

    InsyaAllah Yousouf will survive. He is still very young. The probability of surviving is a lot higher the younger the patient is. I have a friend whose 9 year old son was also diagnosed with ALL 2.5 years ago. At first we were all pessimistic about the word leukimia. But here he is, almost three years later and almost done with his chemo. Alhamdulillah, we live in a country with advance medical science that would make all all humanly ‘ikhtiar’ possible. With ikhtiar and dua from everyone here, insyaAllah he will make it.

  31. Yasmeen

    June 25, 2009 at 5:27 PM

    May Allah cure him and keep him in the best state of health and may He give patience and strength to his family to bear this test — AMEEN YA RAB!

    This is certainly an eye opener to all of us, May Allah protect us all and let us be thankful for everything He has blessed us with – Ameen!

  32. UmmeAmmaarah

    June 25, 2009 at 6:09 PM

    Thumma Aameen for all those du’as…May Allah grant us all Shifa-e-kuli for all of our physical, social and spiritual problems.

  33. Anisa

    June 25, 2009 at 9:29 PM

    asalaaamu alaakium
    The part where sheikh waleed told youssuf hundreds were praying for him really made me emotional I started to tear subhanAllah. May Allah grant the sheikh sabr during this time. May Allah grant Yousuf and all the sick Muslims shifaa, ameen

  34. Amad

    June 26, 2009 at 7:02 PM

    I had a lengthy conversation with the Shaykh. I thought I’d share some key points for his many well-wishers:

    He is very thankful for all the dua’ and messages of support. Hopefully, he’ll have a special email account set up for people can send messages/videos directly soon. Meanwhile, please continue to use the Maghrib forums or if you are not registered, this post for the messages. If you have a video that you don’t want to have publicly displayed, you can email that to us and we’ll send it to him.

    The prognosis for Yousuf is good walhamdulilah. His chemo treatment began yesterday, another stop today, and everyone is very optimistic for his recovery, a lengthy process as Sh. Waleed’s comment above indicated.

    Yousuf is a brave kid (in addition to being very cute mashallah) and he is doing as well as a kid can be expected to. Of course this is all very difficult and heart-breaking, especially with someone as young as he. But in all affairs of the believers, there is mercy and forgiveness from Allah. Sh. Waleed’s spirit is as strong as ever. He asks for nothing except your prayers and good wishes. My family sent Yousuf a little video and I highly recommend that videos are the best way to give little Yousuf a little cheer. Inshallah, 10 years from now, this all will be only bad memory and those videos will continue to be a reminder of how everyone cared for him.

    w/s

    • Hassan

      June 26, 2009 at 8:46 PM

      Sh Waleed never gives anything less than awsome khutbah, but in context of his child sickness, today’s khutbah was just awsome.

      -edited… jazakallah khair… we’ll embed and make a post…

  35. Farhan

    June 27, 2009 at 2:22 AM

    May Allah grant him recovery back to full health and shower your family with His Mercy during these trying times. Ameen.

  36. MuslimahCA

    June 27, 2009 at 4:27 PM

    Our qabeelah video is in production! Yousouf and family we love you for the sake of Allah!

  37. Anisa

    June 27, 2009 at 7:30 PM

    Insha’Allah we, the Knowledge of Tawheed Group at Youtube, are going to make a video for little Yousuf, we’ll post it soon.

  38. A. Fahmy

    June 28, 2009 at 1:41 PM

    I make dua (from Maldives) to Allah (SWT) for a complete cure for Shaykh Waleed Basyouni’s Son Yousuf.

  39. AnonyMouse

    June 29, 2009 at 10:53 PM

    أسأل الله العظيم رب العرش العظيم أن يشفيه

    Ameen, thumma ameen.
    May Allah keep Shaykh Waleed’s family strong and increase them in emaan, taqwa, and sabr, ameen.

  40. Dilshad

    July 6, 2009 at 12:59 PM

    Very sad news to hear, I am not a muslim, but for the sake of humanity I will pray to Waheguru/Allah the one ness of God, to cure him. My email: dilshad40@hotmail.com

  41. Amatullah

    July 11, 2009 at 11:00 AM

    Umm Yousuf has made a blog to update everyone on his health and status: http://ummyousuf.blogspot.com/

  42. Ayub hassam

    October 5, 2009 at 3:40 PM

    Ya allah bring me back my wife and children back home ya allah i have been oppressed ya allah i beg for justice ya allah

  43. AB

    October 7, 2009 at 2:27 AM

    Bismillah hir-rahman nir-rahim.

    Dear Brothers / Sisters,
    Please make dua for my family will be together again.
    Make dua for my wife and children will come back home.
    Please make dua for my wife will have strength to come home soon.
    Please make dua for we will build up: sincere, patiency, be best friends, and take care of each other.
    Please make dua for Allah, to have me the opportunity for either Umrah soon, or Hajj next year, inshallah.
    And for keeping me have Taleem about Islam, and be Sincere.
    Please make dua for that we will build up and islamic home.
    Ameen.

  44. mohammed

    October 7, 2009 at 2:31 AM

    May Allah cure him and reward parents for patience inshallah….Allahumma ashfi marza’ al muslimeen ..Ameen

  45. najiba

    October 7, 2009 at 8:03 PM

    please please everyone pray that i get fat really quickly because i have a sickness i can die from
    anorexia and have a very bad eating disorder its very urgent please make dua for me evrything i eat comes right back out thanku for ur duas im very ill

  46. najiba

    October 7, 2009 at 8:14 PM

    please make dua for me that i get into the job training program and gain work experience and get paid
    because i need the money and the experience please pray for me so i can work because i need to get somewhere in life and am very unhappy and need to support my mom iv gotten nowhere in life and am getting old plese plese make dua for me thanku

  47. najiba

    October 7, 2009 at 8:16 PM

    please make dua that i get beautiful as noor

  48. najiba

    October 7, 2009 at 8:26 PM

    please everyone pray that i become fat quickly because im anorexic. too
    thin and have a bad eating disorder if i eat more than 2 bites
    i will throw it all up and am very ill and it may lead to my death please make dua for me i really need ur duas thanku

  49. AB

    October 20, 2009 at 1:41 AM

    Dear Brothers & Sisters
    Please make dua for my family will be together again.
    Make dua for my wife and children will come back home.
    Please make dua for my wife will have the trust to come home.
    Please make dua for that we will build up and islamic home.
    Ameen

  50. AB

    October 30, 2009 at 8:07 AM

    Ya Allah,
    Today’s Jhumma.
    Please bring my family home.
    Please accept my dua.
    Ameen

  51. Anon sister

    November 23, 2009 at 6:18 PM

    I make dua Allah accepts the dua of all those in despair and all those being tested with sickness.you all have Allah, he is greater than any trial and so merciful. Little yusuf will be just fine inshallah, he has the umma making dua for him. Allah is the first and the last, he has the power to cure. So let us all make a dua for yusuf collectively and may Allah have mercy upon all the Muslims. Ameen

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  53. jenan

    February 27, 2010 at 5:37 AM

    May Allah cure him and protect your son for you. It may look like Bad things happen to Good people, but we muslims know better. Allah tests those who are dearest to him and we must remember with every hardship there is relief and Allah does not give us a burden we can’t handle. May Allah heal him quickly as he is the healer of all sicknesses and disease. May Allah grant you patience, strengthen your iman, and reward you for your patience in this trying time. Your classes have helped more than you know and I pray that Allah continues to guide me to the right path. May Allah reward you for helping people like us learn how deal and learn to love our deen. If are in need of anything, my email is jenan99@hotmail.com.
    May Allah accept all our duaa and heal your son from cancer.
    Salamu aalaykum

  54. mib

    July 12, 2010 at 12:51 AM

    As-Salaam Alaikum
    InshaAllah make him drink Zamzam instead of water with Dua . InshaAllah Allah will cure him as Zamzam is the cure for all diseases. SubhanAllah. may Allah give yousuf a long, healthy and islamic life. Ameen. Suma-Ameen.

  55. Yasmine Hernandez

    July 19, 2010 at 4:47 AM

    AMEEN AMEEN

  56. Humera

    November 4, 2010 at 9:01 AM

    May Allah (SWT) grant Yousuf speedy and full recovery from this illness, Ameen. and May He grant him and his family the choicest blessings, and patience, courage and strength to handle this situation with utmost trust in Him, Ameen.

  57. Ab

    February 10, 2011 at 9:22 PM

    Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu
    Just to advice you, look into alternative therapies.It’s helped one of our members,Masha Allah, of our Muslim community, and Insha Allah is more safe and beneficial for us. Using natural diet is much better and healthier Insha Allah. You definitely have the knowledge of the Sunnah of the Prophet, sallallahu alaihi wa Salam, including the knowledge of the Black Seed,Honey, and Zam Zam water & Insha Allah May Allah subhana hu wa ta ‘ala help you to use it to your advantage.Ameen. There’s holistic and alternative centers in Florida. May Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala guide us and you to cures for all of our ailments.Allahhumma Salli wa Salam wa Barak ‘ala RasullahAllah. Ameen

  58. jasmine anas

    March 14, 2011 at 1:49 AM

    A-SALAAM ALAIKUM,
    ALLAH will never let u down,being a convert ur advices n lessons taughtme a lot.May ALMIGHTY ALLAH SHOWER HIS BLESSINGS ON UR SON..ALLAH WILL NEVER LET U DOWN BROTHER PUT ALL UR BURDON ON ALLAH.

  59. jasmine anas

    March 14, 2011 at 1:51 AM

    A-SALAAM ALAIKUM,
    ALLAH will never let u down,being a convert ur advices n lessons taughtme a lot.May ALMIGHTY ALLAH SHOWER HIS BLESSINGS ON UR SON..ALLAH WILL TRUELY GRANT UR PRAYERS.

  60. Arif

    April 19, 2011 at 5:49 PM

    Allah give him shiffa.Allah help him

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