What’s Your Test?

And most certainly shall We try you by means of danger, and hunger, and loss of worldly goods, of lives and of [labour’s] fruits. But give glad tidings unto those who are patient in adversity. –Holy Qur’an 2:155

Showing compassion for the sick in their time of need is a fundamental aspect of Muslim character. But to do so also reminds us of the endless blessings we’ve been given. Lets pass our tests by showing gratitude through what we give this Ramadan.

Allah tests us in want and plenty; through our losses and our gains. Often even witnessing the tests of others can be a test for us. We can’t choose our tests, but we can choose our response to them.

When Imran Khan lost his mother to cancer, he responded to his test by seeking a way to help others with theirs. He gave his all to build a cancer hospital that would offer support to those tested with cancer, and the people of Pakistan supported his efforts. Watch the Video

Many of our patients tackling cancer at Shaukat Khanum Hospital are bearing their trial with strength and grace that will please Allah (swt). Can you help them through their test in the Holy Month of Ramadan?

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This is Asif’s Test. What’s Yours?

Earlier this year, six year-old Muhammad Asif was diagnosed with Leukaemia. The youngest of four siblings, and a boy with dreams of becoming a pilot, Asif was always that happy child who spread joy to others. Today, in his checked hospital gown, the brave smile on his face takes some effort to muster.

Asif’s father works in a shop in Faisalabad for a humble salary. When he made the journey to Lahore, to bring his youngest to Shaukat Khanum Hospital, his heart was heavy with fears for his son’s life and the helpless desperation of knowing that he wouldn’t be able to afford the high cost of cancer treatment. Now he’s praying for the donors who made his son’s treatment possible.

Asif has been at Shaukat Khanum Hospital for two months now. He’s undergone one chemotherapy session and is awaiting his next. Initially Asif was afraid of the strange environment and all the procedures involving needles. The pain also made him very distressed, but now his condition is stable. Asif’s treatment could last for a whole year, but his parents are holding onto hope. Read Asif’s Story

Help Asif With His Test

Help us Feed 100 Cancer Patients

In Ramadan when we are tested with abstaining from food and drink during the fasting day, we feel more urgently the importance of a healthy, balanced diet. When you’re ill it’s even more important to make sure that you’re getting the nutrients and vitamins you need to recover. Yet for poor cancer patients in Pakistan, a good meal isn’t something that is easy to come by. In their struggle with cancer, they are also tested with hunger. Find Out more

Join IKCA for #Feed100, and help us feed 100 cancer patients over the Holy Month. Organise a fundraising iftar for your friends and family, and share your food with 100 cancer patients at Shaukat Khanum Hospital.

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