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Allah Almighty will say on the Day of Resurrection: “O son of Adam, I was sick, but you did not visit Me”. He will say: “My Lord, how can I visit You when You are the Lord of the worlds?”. Allah will say: “Did you not know that My servant was sick, and you did not visit him, and had you visited him you would have found Me with him?”. (Muslim)

Iqra, a surviving cancer patient of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital

Because of cancer, little Iqra lost her right leg at the tender age of 10. But your Zakat saved her life.

Iqra’s father is a Rickshaw driver from Charsadda in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. This time last year, he was pacing the corridors of Shaukat Khanum Hospital, waiting for news from our doctors: news about Iqra’s diagnosis; her chances of survival; and the cost of her treatment.

When Iqra was diagnosed with bone cancer, our doctors were able to tell her father they'd do everything to help her beat it. They also told him that Iqra’s medical fees would be taken care of through the Zakat donated by our supporters.

Iqra’s treatment began in Ramadan 2021. Your Zakat covered the full cost, saving her father from debts that would be impossible for him to repay on a Rickshaw driver’s wages. Last November Iqra completed her final course of chemotherapy. Insha'Allah, this Ramadan will be easier and happier for Iqra and her family.

Just like Iqra, thousands of other patients coming into Shaukat Khanum Hospital are treatable. They just don’t have the means to pay for cancer care.

With your Zakat, you can sponsor the full or partial treatment of a cancer patient, and give them an equal chance at life, regardless of their means.

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Invite the people to testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and I am Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ), and if they obey you to do so, then teach them that Allah has enjoined on them five prayers in every day and night (in twenty-four hours), and if they obey you to do so, then teach them that Allah has made it obligatory for them to pay the Zakat from their property and it is to be taken from the wealthy among them and given to the poor. (Bukhari)

An equal chance at life is the fundamental right of every person, regardless of their means. This is what we strive to provide at Shaukat Khanum Hospital, and this is what the obligatory practice of Zakat can achieve.

At Shaukat Khanum Hospital, we’ve been working to close the care gap for 27 years. Because what you earn or where you’re from, shouldn’t determine whether you live. Thank you for supporting our efforts.

With your Zakat, one person facing a fatal disease in Pakistan can now get the help they need. By sponsoring the full or partial treatment of a poor patient, you can ensure they receive the best cancer care available in Pakistan.

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Shaukat Khanum Hospital cares for thousands of patients who rely on your support. Last year, we were able to give free cancer care to 75% of patients through full or partial sponsorships and Zakat donations. Your support paid for all the diagnostic and therapeutic hospital fees, ranging from the cost of radiation and chemotherapy to surgical theatre and medicines.

Treatment costs vary from one patient to another. They depend on the type of cancer a patient has, and the course of treatment required. The cost of treatment can range from £3,440 (for a Germ Cell Tumour) to £13,328 (for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia). Contact us to find out more about the cost of different cancer treatments and how you can help.

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