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Young Muslim Named Hero for Losing Life While Defending Elderly Woman

A young Muslim man has been widely hailed as a hero after he lost his life while defending an elderly woman in Brentford.

Ali Abucar Ali, in his 20s, was killed at 8pm on Friday when he stepped in to defend 82-year-old Betty Walsh who was stabbed.

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Paramedics were called to the scene, but were unable to save his life while Walsh was taken to hospital suffering stab injuries, My London reported.

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gofundme page has been set up by Ali’s family as a Sadaqah jariyah (continuous charity).

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The page reads: “On Friday the 12th of November we lost a son, a brother and a friend. Our beloved brother Ali has returned to our lord, May all forgive him for his sins.

“The most caring, humble, funniest young man, Don’t have a single memory of him without seeing his amazing smile.”

Only a few hours after launching it, the fundraising campaign raised more than £35,500.

Tributes have been pouring in on social media after the tragic news broke, to the shock of local residents.

“A true Brentford Hero,” one person wrote. “Heart-wrenching tragedy,” another person added.

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Saving Lives

Allah tells us that “If anyone saved a life it would be as if he saved the life of the whole humanity.” Quran 5:32

What Ali did falls in line with similar heroic acts done by some other Muslims.

In September 2021, a Muslim man in North Leigh, Oxfordshire, was praised for successfully saving his neighbors when fire started in their house.

Azz Mahmoud, a 37-year-old Muslim youth worker in Oldham, performed CPR for the first time ever to save a man’s life.

A young Muslim teenager from Brooklyn helped police arrest a man who attacked an Orthodox Jewish woman on the subway in December last year.

Another young American Muslim student showed bravery, also in December 2019, as she opened the doors of her mosque as a shelter, enabling more than 100 students to flee a high school stabbing in Wisconsin.