It saddens us to inform the communities that our Brother Alvin Atkins passed away on Thurday December 14, 2017.
It has been 20 since his death!!
إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون
Inna Lillaahee wa inna ilayhee Raji'oon
To Allah we belong, and to Him we will all return.
Br. Atkins was 77 years old when he passed away and died due to cancer.
Once The Janazah Project found out about this case, we jumped to the opportunity to not only facilitate Br. Atkins' rights over us as a community, but we jumped on the opportunity to remove this huge sin off the entire community, by the Permission of Allah سبحانه وتعالى.
Br. Atkins' originally passed away in Philadephia and was being cared for by his non-Muslim family members. They could not afford his Janazah there (which we hope to open a TJP office in PA in the near future inshaAllah) and their church got in touch with a non Muslim funeral home in NY to help the family. The funeral home charged them more then what they were expecting to originally pay them and ultimately the family learned about The Janazah Project. When they reached out to us, we were able to solve their problem immediately Alhamdulillah.
Alhamdulillah- All Praise and Perfection is due to Allah and Allah alone. Allah سبحانه وتعالى has used TJP for His Sake and then the Sake of one of His servants, to save him from being buried in a mass plot at Potter's Field or even cremated (considering his decomposition) and we will now pick him up, wash and shroud him according to the teachings of RasoolAllah صلى الله عليه وسلم, pray his Janazah prayer and bury him with the Muslims.
We ask that you all step forth in helping fulfill this Fard Kifayyah (Communal Obligation).
Allah سبحانه وتعالى will surely come to your help and the help of your loved ones when you do the same for his slaves.
The funds will go towards his Janazah, Burial and necessary burial documents.
Any excess funds will go towards the Project for future needy cases like this.
May Allah سبحانه و تعالى help you more than how you help your brothers and sisters, ameen.
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