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Friday, December 19, 2008

Omar Kamali - rahimahullah

Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raajiun.

Omar Kamali, aged 26, journeyed to his Lord tonight (Dec. 19th) before 9pm. I remember Omar as a smiling, friendly and very helpful brother who had a fire in him for Allah and the Deen. May Allah (swt) reward him for all of his good actions, and meaningful intentions. After the tragic death of his good friend Omar Khairallah, about 4 years ago (may Allah have mercy on his soul) Omar dedicated his life for Allah and made a firm intention to increase in all good. Omar was generous in donating whatever money he had, his friends abroad would see him praying the tahajjud prayer in his room, and he never missed a prayer due to his firm resolve and high level of sincerity. From what I was told by his beloved mother (may Allah grant her the best of sabr), while studying in medical school in China, Omar was able to convey the message of Islam in the area he lived to the Chinese inhabitants and in response, more than a dozen people entered into the fold of Islam. Allahu Akbar! May Allah (swt) accept all of Omar's good actions and enter him into the highest levels of al-Jannah. Ameen!

Before he fell and went into a coma that he never awoke from, Omar was actually on his way to the bank to get money for the masjid that he himself was building for the Muslims in that locality. Subhan'Allah! The masjid is halfway complete, and I pray that Omar will see the house that Allah (swt) has ready for him in al-Jannah. Imagine that - Allah (swt) promises a house in Jannah for the person who builds a masjid -- even if it be a very modest sized building (the hadith mentions a "bird's nest" to indicate the humble size that qualifies -- showing the immense reward in the act).

May his soul rest in peace and tranquility in al-Jannah and may his grave be expanded and made into a garden from the gardens of Paradise. Ameen.

Omar's Janazah will be held in Lodi tomorrow (Sat. Dec. 20th) at 2pm and those who would like to meet and pray for him and his family, and offer support and comfort to his loved ones, may come to the Stockton Islamic center (downtown Stockton) at 11am tomorrow.

May Allah (swt) grant patience to Omar's family and allow this to be a means to draw closer to our Lord. After reading this, please recite Surah al-Fatiha for Omar. JazakumAllahu khayrun.

A beautiful du'aa sent in by Sister Penny:


اَللَّهُمَّ [ إِنَّ فُلاَنَ بْنَ فُلاَنٍ ] فِيْ ذِمَّتِكَ، وَحَبْلِ جِوَارِكَ، فَقِهِ مِنْ فِتْنَةِ الْقَبْرِ وَعَذَابِ النَّارِ، وَأَنْتَ أَهْلُ الْوَفَاءِ وَالْحَقِّ. فَاغْفِرْ لَهُ وَارْحَمْهُ إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ الْغَفُوْرُ الرَّحِيْمُ

O Allah! Surely Omar Kamali is under Your protection, and in the rope of Your security, so save him from the trial of the grave and from the punishment of the Fire. You fulfill promises and grant rights, so forgive him and have mercy on him. Surely You are Most Forgiving, Most Merciful, Ameen.

22 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:10 AM

    J.A.K. Shamira. May Allah swt shower him with mercy and bring patience to his family. I remember Omar as a tall, pleasant-natured young man. Allah yar7amah wa yar7am jamee3 Al-Muslimeen. Sanaa

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  2. Tariq9:24 PM

    May Allah bless Omar and bring peace to his family. He was like a younger brother to me. Inshallah I hope inshallah the young youth can continue to do what he started by becoming better muslims. Tariq Saeed

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  3. Anonymous9:57 PM

    JZK Shamira..I knew Omar (Rahimahullah) as a child, when when we were just kids taking our Quran lessons at the masjid. He was so young..and this is a painful reminder of how short life in this dunya really is. I pray that Allah (swt) gives his family sabr in this difficult time. May Allah (swt) grant him Jannah and have mercy on his soul..Ameen.
    ~ Toheeda

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  4. Anonymous9:46 AM

    Omar Can't be found anymore in this world.. this world really needed Omar and will be blindly lo0king for such a Omar.He was the best best & best.Best means a true religious , a true Muslim ,a true Momin Mashallah.May his Soul rest with peace in Jannat-ul-Firdous aMeen Ameen summa Ameen...

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  5. Anonymous12:25 AM

    I had the pleasure of going to medical school with Omar (Rahimahullah) he was a great friend a wonderful little brother he was always there lending a helping hand even if he didnt knwo the person... he always had a smile on his face...im really gonna miss our adventures that we had your smile your laugh and most of all your generosity.....im not happy that your gone ..but im happy that i will always have these wonderful memories of you....may your soul rest in peace in Jannat-ul-Firdous Ameen.....and like you told me we will meet again someday.....

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  6. May his soul rests in peace. Ameen

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  7. shahzad sherpao1:09 PM

    ina lilah he wa inna alihe rajioon...
    may allah keep his soul in rest and peace.....we all will pray for his maghfirat

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  8. Anonymous12:32 PM

    I know Omar, he's a pretty cool guy and overall an awsome muslim.
    I just wish I got a chance to meet him, peace be upon him.

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  9. Anonymous7:19 PM

    Aziz Said... Allah! I am really happy that i had a Cousin that was such a best best and best Muslim but am sad that your gone from the world no one can be a better Muslim than u Omar kamali O Allah give Omar's family sabr
    Ameen.

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  10. Anonymous7:22 PM

    O Allah give Omar's family sabr. May his soul rests in peace in Jannat-ul-Firdous

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  11. Anonymous12:36 AM

    allah yarhamoh.

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  12. Anonymous10:27 PM

    Omar.....o Allah...have mercy..i just hope to God tht his family's doing ok..my feelings r beyond words...

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  13. Anonymous7:20 PM

    Aziz. O allah give may omar kamlai's soul rests in peace in Jannat-ul-Firdour. Peeace be upon him

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  14. Anonymous3:02 PM

    Aziz. May allah give his family patience. May his soul rests in peace

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  15. Anonymous10:43 AM

    Peace to Omar's family. We taught tennis to Omar when he was a young boy. We remember the bright smile everyone speaks of. We re-visited his elementary school picture that was given to us many years ago. He was a lovely person inside and out.

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  16. Anonymous2:17 PM

    Oh my beloved Omar , my handsome prince ,my kind generous,genius son .I loved you beyond any ones thinking ;I 've always regreted the fact that i was not your mother . I miss you every minute of the day . I can not believe you are realy gone . You left us so young so early .Life will never ever be the same without you ,I am devestated and destroyed . I wish I can shout out to the world and tell all how much you meant to me . Until I die you'll forever be in my heart.I come to talk to you at your grave and I 'll continue to do so , Do not be scared alone my son your best friend is there with you , I and alot of people are coming to visit you .Farewell my son may you rest in peace . I'll see you soon .I love you .

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  17. Dr.Najiba kamali12:29 AM

    dearest kind brother omar jan,you left us and made a BIG space in our heart on ur departure, may ALLAH BLESS U JANATE FIRDUS AMIN AND REST YOUR SOUL WITH HIGHEST POSITION IN PARADISE WITH prophets INSHALLAH,AND BLESS PATEINCE AND AJAR TO OUR DEAR UNCLE and all family TOO, IT WAS MY PLEASURE AND PROUDNESS THAT I had OAMR JAN AS MY FIRST COUSION WHO WAS GREAT MSULIM ,GREAT SON, BROTHER ,LOVE YOU V MUCH N WILL MISS U ALOT,BUT LIFE HERE IN THIS WORLD IS NOT GUARNTEE FOR ANY ONE NOT EVEN for the PROPHETS SO WE SHOULD SHOW PATEINCE FOR OUR DEAR DEPARTED BROTHER OMAR JAN , AS WE ARE IN SAME ROUTE TO MEET HIM SOON INSHALLAH HAPPILY,

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  18. Anonymous1:42 PM

    I went to Medical School with Poland he truly was a brother to me. He had such a magnetic personality and was one of the kindest, most energetic, loving, caring, guys I knew. He also had a wicked sense of humor and could erupt everyone into laughter at a moment's notice. Not only was he intelligent beyond his years, he also was compassionate and a loyal friend. We miss you dearly and wish this hadn't happened to you at a very young age. We love and will always cherish the moments we had with you.

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  19. Anonymous1:26 PM

    From the day i met Brother Omar he was always personal and carring and helped everyone that was around him, often remembering him gathering all the muslims together for a prayer. always encouraged other and taught them about islam. may Allah bless you jannat. you are truly missed.

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  20. Anonymous12:04 AM

    I miss my friend, my brother. I am glad to have known him. I can still hear his laugh! I dream that he is in no pain and that he is an angel over his family. We must remember him daily. God rest his soul. I miss you so much Omar!

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  21. My sister just reminded me of how it's been 1 year since you leaving us. We are both observing our grief along with your loved ones. This is a passing that will never make sense to the both of us. We must have talked and cried about you at least five dozen times this past year. Even though a year has passed, it doesn't seem real. We miss you so much. It reminds me yet again to hold the ones I love closer and tighter...Time is no one's friend.. Don't put off something you need to do or say today until tomorrow.. We miss you and love you...L&P.

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  22. Anonymous11:08 PM

    may allah(swt) grant you paradice omar, may allah(swt) bring peace to your family. i didnt know you personally but i have heard beautiful stories of you. I dont know why but i think of you every day i cant imagine what your parents must feel may allah(swt) give them saber. khuda hafiz. Ya allho ya rahman o ya rahim.

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