With a devastating accident in an auto collision

Muslims Pray for Father of Nine Fighting for His Life

Omari Grey, an American Muslim father of nine, was traveling from the Washington D.C. area to his homestead in Orange, VA on June 17th when he was struck in a head-on collision with a tractor trailer on a two lane road.

A helicopter took him to a nearby hospital but was unresponsive in the ICU. He had no brain activity, and could only be visited by his wife and one other person.

A close friend to the family told AboutIslam.net that Grey is still struggling, fighting for his life, which means he’s still apparently on life support.

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Omari Grey is a man who would always put the community first. He works as a math instructor, basketball coach, fitness trainer, and youth advocate. As a father, he works diligently alongside his wife to raise nine beautiful children. 

Muslims Pray for Father of Nine Fighting for His Life - About Islam

He was always donating his time to help provide communal programs to the youth and young adults.

“If he wasn’t teaching students math at Woodrow Wilson High School, he was coaching community members with his Body’s Rights Wellness Program. He also started Fitrah Farms, a program providing naturally raised and organic chicken farms delivering fresh halal chickens to DC and Richmond,” according to a Launchgood campaign to support his family.

Muslims Pray for Father of Nine Fighting for His Life - About Islam

He appeared on the cover of Men’s Health for his Body’s Rights Wellness Program, and showed the world how his faith helped him in life. 

An article by menshealth.com highlighted brother Omari Grey as a leader and change maker.

“On any given day, you’ll find him teaching calculus at a charter school in Washington, D.C.; coaching youth basketball; owning and operating a fitness center in Virginia; converting his 50 acres of land to a non-profit retreat serving at-risk youth; and co-parenting his nine children, ages 18 months to 8 ½ years old.”

Outpouring Support

Once the news of Omari’s vicious accident became public, community members and leaders poured out love and support for brother Omari and his family on social media. 

Muslims Pray for Father of Nine Fighting for His Life - About Islam
Muslims Pray for Father of Nine Fighting for His Life - About Islam
Muslims Pray for Father of Nine Fighting for His Life - About Islam
Muslims Pray for Father of Nine Fighting for His Life - About Islam
Muslims Pray for Father of Nine Fighting for His Life - About Islam

The community is raising funds for his family using a LaunchGood campaign: 

https://www.launchgood.com/campaign/omari_grey#!/

People have also been sharing a Google spreadsheet to arrange Qur’an recitation for the brother.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19_QJFBPMTrBOgFu4eOAov17RpDVl62Htx6sEqlaV7ms/htmlview#
About Sabria Mills
Sabria Mills is the Co-founder and Executive Director of MACE - Muslims Advocates of Children with Exceptionalities. She is an Educational Leader and Social Advocate, who partners with educators, community leaders, and activists to advocate for inclusive spaces for people of all abilities. After spending nearly a decade working in education and addressing the needs of non-profit organizations, Sabria knows what truly drives social reform, equality, and education—and it’s not mastering the social advocacy flavor of the week. It’s how well you connect with the heart-beating people you’re trying to help and communicate your understanding back to them.