What would you do if you get to know, that you have only seven months to live? Probably will complete your bucket list, go to trips, vacations, spend time with friends and family and doing all those things that you wished for but never got time for. But what this man did is truly appreciable. After being diagnosed with cancer, the doctors gave him a deadline of seven months and he used those seven months to raise money for charity and donated all of them.
Ali Banat, who is unfortunately no more with us belonged to Sydney, Australia. This millionaire left the world at a very young age. In 2015, he was diagnosed with cancer and doctors estimated that he would probably die of cancer in the next seven months.
Surprisingly, the Muslim man survived two years longer than his deadline! He invested all his left time in collecting the money for a charity which he later donated to them.
He posts the following picture on Instagram with the following caption:
We all get one chance in this life and when Allah decides to take our soul there is no coming back. We spend more than half our lives in the bathroom and sleeping and the other half at work and waiting in traffic. We have forgotten to atleast leave something for our hereafter build a water well plant a tree donate a quran smile its also a charity anything for the sake of allah so maybe just maybe the day allah wakes us up on the day of judgement we will have something to look forward to that will help us because our family our friends and all the time we waisted in this life will only be a witness against us on the day of judgment why are we so blind why are we so asleep the worse the state of tbe muslims get around the world the more we seem yo sleep love you all for the sake of allah salam.
But things were never always this way for Banat. Before he was diagnosed with cancer, Ali lead a very luxurious life of a Millionaire. Moving around in fast cars, partying, and all the things that make a happening life, he did it all. But he kind of had a complete heart-transformation after getting ill.
Right after the doctors gave him the deadline, he visited a country of Africa called Togo where half of the people were below poverty line. He helped those people with their basic needs and also promised himself to dedicate his remaining time to the betterment of human life.
He initiated building Mazjid for unprivileged Muslims for their educational purpose and also started a non-profitable organization called Muslim Around The World [MATW] which helped the unprivileged needy Muslims.
Ali Banat said in his interview,”What started as a personal project has turned into a long-term vision to bring joy to the smiles of children all over the world.
Muslims Around the World aims to build a village which will be home to over 200 widows, a masjid for the local community and a school to house 600 orphans. A mini hospital/medical center and businesses to support the local community are also going to be established.”
He continued, “I got rid of my cars, I got rid of my watches. Even my clothes, I took them with me overseas and I gave them to a lot of people up there. I wanted to try to leave this world without anything.”
Sadly, this Muslim millionaire passed last week but at least his dream of raising money for charity got completed. He raised $1.2 million for charity and donated it all.