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September 24, 2019

Meet Nadia

Mohammed Jalabi, Fundraising Assistant
Meet Nadia

After reading this close your eyes and think, imagine yourself as a 21-year-old 4th-year university student. And now take a moment to think of all the struggles, anxiety, and stress that you felt at that time from school and peers. Are you depressed yet? Now take all those struggles you already have and imagine all this with the addition of being a blind divorced single mother. 

This is the story of Nadia Umar, a 21-year-old girl living in beautiful Greenland’s of Pakistan’s Kashmir in the city of Mirpur.  

Her story begins like any other young girl, with excitement, ambition, dreams, goals, and of course one day finding her prince charming and living happily ever after. Unfortunately for Nadia, her story does not follow track.

Within months of her marriage, Nadia developed a severe cataract in her eyes, making her completely blind. Scrutiny from her in-laws as “useless to them” forced her back to her parents as a single mother of one beautiful baby girl. Even though all this Nadia persists that “I have to be strong for my daughter”.

As she stayed true to her promise of patience so did Allah keep his promise “Only those who are patient shall receive their rewards in full, without Hisaab (without limit, calculation, and estimation).” (Quran, 39:10).

It was through the blessings and permission of Allah that Muslim Hands Canada was able to set up an eye camp where she and many more like her were facilitated with free of cost services of OPD, medicines and a cataract-removal surgery.

Her cataracts were removed on the first day of camp operations, and by being given back her sight she was also given back her life, dreams, and goals that had once been washed into an abyss of uncertainty. But most importantly she was given the chance to see her daughters face for the first time since she was born.  

Help to create more Happy endings like that of Nadia’s and donate now for the gift of sight campaign and be the answer to one’s prayer.


Muslim Hands

Muslim Hands was established in the UK in 1993. A separate and independent entity was incorporated in Canada in October 2015 and there is a pending application for registration with the Canada Revenue Agency. Muslim Hands is an international aid agency and NGO working in over 50 countries worldwide to help those affected by natural disasters, conflict and poverty