A few days after his shocking death, Ali Banat’s final message, which was recorded privately, has been released by OnePath Network.
The message includes his solemn advice to Muslims, as well as reflections on Allah blessings.
“Try to have a goal, try to have a plan, try to have a project that you work towards. Even if it’s not you personally doing it and you’re funding someone else’s projects. Just do something cause wallah you’re going to be needing it on the day of judgment,” he said in his message.
Banat, the young man gifted with cancer, was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer and was given 7 months to live in 2015.
He began to release himself from all the material things he owned, from his luxury cars to designer clothes, considering them all irrelevant wordily materials, making his ultimate goal returning to Allah with a clean slate.
So he sold his successful business and started his charity MATW Project that focused on building Mosques and schools in Togo, Africa.
He was an inspiration to Muslim youth, dedicating his big fortune to charity work. His organization built mosques and schools for the less fortunate in Africa.
Recalling how people reach out to him, telling him that he had been guaranteed Paradise for all his hard work and charity, Ali said in the message: “Subhanallah this, this is not worth just a simple blessing that Allah has given us. Like waking up in the morning and being able to walk to the bathroom by yourself. These things have been stripped away from me during the last of my life Alhamdulillah…”
Banat passed away on Tuesday, May 29, and was buried on Wednesday.