By Shaykh Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi Al-Hasani
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My Dear brothers and sisters, relatives, friends, students and supporters throughout the world: As-Salamu `Alaykum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuh.
“Indeed, we belong to Allah, and to Him we must surely return!”
With grief and sorrow, I share with you the tragic loss of my beloved wife, my companion, and the love of my heart Al-Hajjah Farizah Aal Rabbat,known as Umm Ibrahim, Rahimaha Allah, who is also the mother of my three children (Aisha, Ibrahim and Ismael).
Allah chose her out of this world to enter al-Jannah on the very birthday of His Beloved Prophet (sallalahu ‘alayhi wasallam) through the door of martyrs. I do not object to His Will: we belong to Him and our return is to Him; whatever He takes is undoubtedly His, and whatever He gives is undoubtedly His.
She left this world on Monday 12th of Rabi’ Al-Awwal, 1427 (April 10th 2006), around 5:00 pm in a car accident while she was driving from our home outside Damascus toward the city to visit her family and attend a mawlid. At the same time, I was leading a mawlid feast in the city. She died at 37 years of age, and was approximately five months pregnant with a baby boy who also died. Just a few hours before the accident we had agreed to name him Shareef.