Du`a’ for Sr. Octavia this Jumu`ah


وَلَنَبْلُوَنَّكُمْ بِشَيْءٍ مِنَ الْخَوْفِ وَالْجُوعِ وَنَقْصٍ مِنَ الْأَمْوَالِ وَالْأَنْفُسِ وَالثَّمَرَاتِ وَبَشِّرِ الصَّابِرِينَ * الَّذِينَ إِذَا أَصَابَتْهُمْ مُصِيبَةٌ قَالُوا إِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ * أُولَئِكَ عَلَيْهِمْ صَلَوَاتٌ مِنْ رَبِّهِمْ وَرَحْمَةٌ وَأُولَئِكَ هُمُ الْمُهْتَدُونَ

“And We will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient, Who, when disaster strikes them, say “Indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Him we will return.” Those are the ones upon whom are blessings from their Lord and mercy. And it is those who are the [rightly] guided.” - (Qur’an, 2:255-257)

Please keep Sr. Octavia Shwayya Rashid and her family in your du`a’, as she just passed away in Cairo. She was a mother, a student of knowledge and the wife of Br. Ubaidallah Evans, one of our American Azhari brothers. We pray that Allah (swt) grants her the Highest Paradise, al-Firdaws, and that she is accepted as from the shuhadah (martyrs), as she passed away in her pregnancy, and in supporting her own and her husband’s path of seeking knowledge. May her rank be elevated and may Allah (swt) grant her family strength and patience during this difficult time.

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9 Comments

  1. Suhaib Webb says:

    Asalamu alaykum,

    I’m currently in the International Turkish airport and was saddened to see this. May Allah grant Sh. Ubadillah and his children the strengh to burden this great difficulty. May Allah forgive Sr. Octavia and grand her the highest levels of Paradise, widen her grave and place light therein. May Allah bless her parents and those close to her and grant them the sabar of the awliyah.

    “To Allah we belong and to Allah we return.”

    Abu Shifaa

  2. Ahmed says:

    Inna lilahi wa inna ilahi wa raji’un. I’m so sorry to hear of this. Ameen to the du’a and May Allah (swt) Give her family Sabr at this difficult time.

  3. Amatullah says:

    inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’oon.

    may Allah ta’ala forgive her, have mercy on her and enter her into Jannatul Firdaws without any reckoning.

  4. Jeremiah says:

    Inna lillahi wa inna ilahi rajiun. Is this the family from Chicago?

  5. SisAnon says:

    Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raajioon. May Allah have mercy on her and make this time easy on her family insha’Allah.

  6. Layla says:

    Inna lilahi wa inna ilahi wa raji’un. May Allah ta’ala bless her and her family, making this time easy for them insha’Allah.
    Aameen to the dua.

  7. lamia says:

    Inna le Allah wa inna ilayhe raje’un…

    She and her family are in my prayers, may Allah bless them all and forgive them….

    Do they have any little ones who we can help with here in Cairo?

  8. Reem says:

    Inna le Allah wa inna ilayhe raje’un…AMEEN

  9. Karimah says:

    Amin
    Correction….. Al-Baqarah Ayat 155-157

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