An update on Bara’ah
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An update on Bara’ah

An update on Bara’ah

Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa Rahmatullah
Dear Friends,

Ever since the last post on a special girl named Bara’ah, we’ve had numerous queries from readers who, touched by her story, wanted to know how she was faring & the state of her health, etc.
One of our readers forwarded us the following update, that i wish to share with you, together with her initial story:

Bara’a is a 10 year old girl from Egypt and belong to small happy religious family. Both of her parents are doctors and have moved to Saudi Arabia for better opportunities. Bara’a is a very sweet and intelligent young girl and she succeeded, at this young age, to memorize the entire Quran along with its proper rules. Unfortunately, tragedy was in its way to change the course of life for this young girl.

One day her mother felt a lot of pain and after some medical tests she was diagnosed with a deadly form of cancer. Then her mother began to think about her young girl’s future and how she can tell “Bara’a” of the devastating news. How she would wake up one day without her mother besides her. Afterward the mother decided to tell her daughter and said:

“Mommy will soon be going to Heaven, ahead of you, sweet heart”

She emphasized to her that she should continue reciting the Holy Quran everyday which would protect her and keep her safe in this life. At this time Bara’a could not fully comprehend what lays ahead. Soon after, she began to recognize the gravity of the matter when her mother’s health deteriorated and she was admitted to the hospital. Then Bara’a began going to visit her mother at the hospital every day after school and recite the holy Quran next to her mother’s bed until late in the afternoon. She keeps doing that until her father would come from work to pick her up.

One morning the hospital called the house and asked Bara’a’s father to come to the hospital immediately for his wife’s health has gone for the worse and she was near death. The father immediately took his daughter Bara’a and left for the hospital, but he did not inform his daughter what was going on with her mother. When they arrived at the hospital he thought to himself that he should leave his daughter in the car so that she would not be shocked of whatever is waiting to happen to her mother. Therefore he asked his daughter to stay in the car while he finds out more of her mother’s situation and he assured her he would be back in a few minutes. He stepped out of the car and his eyes are filled with tears; bewildered of the grim news of the fate of his wife. While he was walking away from his car Bara’a was watching him crossing then another tragedy hit; he was struck by an incoming bus and was killed immediately. She ran out of her car hysterically and threw herself at her father‘s dead body.

Bara’a’s tragic events do not end here. The hospital staff did not tell Bara’a’s sick mother, who was fighting for her life at the hospital, of the death of her husband which occurred on his way to see her. Five days after, Bara’s mother lost her battle with cancer and died leaving Bara’a alone in Saudia Arabia with no family members nor relatives. She lost her mother and father in the same week. Some friends and good people who were touched by the tragedy of Bara’a story attempted to help her to return to her grand parent family back in Egypt. While arrangements were under way to send Bara’a home, another tragedy came her way again but this time she was the target. She experienced a sudden pain and after some medical test sure enough she was diagnosed with same form of cancer which killed her mother. At this point, when Bara’a was told of her diagnosis of cancer she smiled and said: all praise be to Allah, at last, I will be seeing my Baba and Mama soon.

It is extraordinary to see this young child welcome death and accept the decree of God which has befallen upon her.

Bara’s tragic story became known in Saudia Arabia then an anonymous Saudi Man, a good Samaritan, decided to send Bara’a to London for medical treatment. While Bara’a was being treated in the hospital in London she was interviewed by an Egyptian TV station, called al-Hafiz TV. She was asked to recite verses from the holy Quran aired for a special program dedicated to Quran recitation. Her recitation was powerful and heavenly sweet and brought tears to the program anchor. I am certain it will bring tears to anyone who listens to her beautiful recitation (see link below).

The cancer has taken its toll on Bara’s health and she went through a lot of pain and suffering in the hospital. She was going into commas periodically. During these difficult times, another TV station interviewed her in the hospital and asked her to recite a song about the Mother and orphans. She made millions crying in the Arab world while she was singing .

Days past and she continues living at the mercy of the cancer which by now has spread to her legs which doctors decided to amputate in an attempt to limit the spread of her cancer. During these difficult times she has continued to go into comma periodically but when she is awake she begins to recite Quran to keep her spirit alive. Days passed, the cancer spread to her brain and doctors decided to perform brain surgery to remove the cancer cells. She is still in the hospital fighting for her life. So please remember her in your Du’a and May Allah the most High save her life.

Updates on Bara’a’s health

الحمد لله تعالى خرجت براءة اليوم منذ قليل من العناية بعد اجراء عملية هامة جدا دعواؤكم لها بالشفاء العاجل جزاكم الله ىخيرا جميعا واذكركم لسماع صوتها التواصل مع
Praise be to God Almighty, Bara’a came out today from her extensive care after under gone an important operation. Please we ask for your Du’a for her speedy recovery and to remind you to hear her voice on radio;
ابو براءة”
“All praise be to God, Bara’a is getting better. She is now under very extensive and important course of treatment. So please continue offering Du’a for her recovery. (source; abu Bara’a on Feb 12, 2010, see comment below)”
Please note: For Arabic speakings readers, for news updates regarding the health status of Bara’a there is an Arabic website dedicated to Bara’a:
And an Arabic Radio broadcasting called “Radio Bara’a” and can be linked at:
And you can email your questions about Bara’a to:

or you can call: 0020183260290 for the latest news about Bara’a.

And for more updates read the comments below, for some comments convey fresh news about Bara’a
And for the English readers, I will try to post any updates periodically on this website.

You can listen to her recitation on the links below. com/watch? v=NnNS9ID9Ecw&feature=player_ embedded com/watch? v=gkIO02s6Ywg&feature=player_ embedded

Here is the English translation for the orphan song which was sung beautifully by this girl Bara’a. So before you listen the to the third link below you may want to read the lyrics of that song below .. com/watch? v=yD5S-jtxFls&feature=player_ embedded
O tear of the Orphan
O painful letters
My father has died,
so tell the merciful souls
O tear of the Orphan

O tear of the Orphan
O painful letters
My father has died,
so who is there for me,
to throw love around me

O tear of the Orphan
Tell them so that I may,
Get generous hands
Get generous hands
O tear of the Orphan
O painful letters
My father has died,
so tell the merciful souls
O tear of the Orphan
Tell them the story of the young,
Who have gone to bed without guardian,
O broken tears
O tear of the Orphan
O painful letters
My dear fathers;
the speech has frozen in the mouth
And we are left with an orphaned tears…
with an orphaned tears…
with an orphaned tears…
with an orphaned tears…

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  • The Vawdas
    Posted at 19:53h, 15 Feb Reply

    Shukran for the update. Aaisha just asked me this weekend if we could find out more about Bara. May Allah grant her complete shifa and ease her pain Ameen.

  • Naveed Bakhsh
    Posted at 13:49h, 16 Feb Reply

    Asalamu Alaikum.
    I am from Scotland, UK and have been touched with the story of this little girl.
    Can you please update me on her progress and which country she currently resides in.
    I look forward to hearing from you soon inshallah

    Naveed Bakhsh
    Jamiat-Itihad-Ul Muslimeen
    Glasgow Central Mosque

    • Rayhaanah
      Posted at 16:57h, 16 Feb Reply

      wa alaykumus salaam wa rahmatullah,

      Wal hamdulillah! and we ask of Allah Ta’ala to grant Bara’ah complete shifaa, strength and good health.
      Inshaa Allah, I will post updates as we receive them / forwarded them.

      Please continue in your du’aas for her andthe rest of the ummah
      BaarakAllahu Feek

  • Mohamed Aden
    Posted at 22:32h, 28 Feb Reply

    Yaa Bara’ah,
    We ask Allah to give you a complete recovery from this ilness and protect you from Sattan and give his Jannah together with you mother and father.
    Insha Allaah.

    Never loose courage, Allah is with you. You need no one else.

  • Abufarhaan
    Posted at 08:42h, 04 Mar Reply

    Alghamdulillaah Thuma ALGHAMDULILLAAH…..
    I only hope and pray that that Allaah cure’s our sister because she has been a Star amongs us and her Quraan reading is the best i have heard in many years…..May Allaah grant her the best of health and cause her to be a Lesson for all of us in this Dunyah. And may she get better soon that she can shine amongs us and brighten up our lives,
    like she has been this past few weeks……
    OH Allaah grant her Shifa’a and grant her Mother and Father Jannahtul Firdous…And cause our children to be like her in her learning the Quraan, and help all of us to keep learning from lessos like this….
    Insha-Allaah ……………..Ammeen

  • farah
    Posted at 01:08h, 17 Mar Reply

    asalam alikoum

    I am very very touched by this story, I live in London and I’d like to go visit her to bring her the love, keep her company.

    thanks a lot

    • Rayhaanah
      Posted at 22:22h, 17 Mar Reply

      walhamdulillah, and we ask that you continue in your du’aa unto Allah Ta’ala, for her shifaa’ and ease, inshaa Allah – aameen..unfortunately, none of the media reports that i’ve come across state the name / place of the hospital..if i do get any further info., i will definitely post it on the blog.
      BaarakAllahu feek

  • farah
    Posted at 01:10h, 17 Mar Reply

    sorry I forget to ask you or I could get the name of the hospital

    barakAllah ou fikoum

  • Hessa
    Posted at 00:10h, 18 Mar Reply

    يارب اشفيها واشفي جميع المسلمين في كل مكان

  • bilal
    Posted at 21:16h, 24 Mar Reply

    salaam brother im from londom, i was hoping if you knew the hospital that bara’ah was in wanted to give her a visit inshaallah, i look forward to your replay salaam

    • Rayhaanah
      Posted at 21:46h, 24 Mar Reply

      Wa ‘alaykumus salaam wa Rahmatullah,

      Unfortunately, the media reports have not mentioned which hospital Bara’ah is in.
      However, if we do find out, we will post it on the blog, inshaa Allah.

  • Fatima Muhammad
    Posted at 13:19h, 25 Mar Reply

    This little angel’s story has really brouht tears to my eyes. May Allah, the Curer of all diseases cure her that no disease will be left and grant her long beneficial life,amin. May Allah grant our children the knowledge to also learn the Qur’an.

  • Norwich Muslims
    Posted at 17:36h, 02 Apr Reply

    salam alaikom guys,

    As with everyone else, this story has touched us all and inspried many. May allah give her what is best for her and a place in Jannah.

    Could someone kindly inform us of the hospital she is at so that we can visit her? A lot of us live in and around London and would be honoured to visit her.

    • Rayhaanah
      Posted at 21:05h, 02 Apr Reply

      Wa ‘alaykumus salaam wa Rahmatullah,

      Aaameen! At the moment, we have received no further information as to which hospital Baraa’ah is at..a request to all of our readers who may have any further information, to please forward it to us, so that we may post it on the blog.


    Posted at 13:31h, 14 May Reply

    Please give me an update on the Little Girl

    • Rayhaanah
      Posted at 13:44h, 14 May Reply

      We’ve been trying to get an update for our readers of Bara’ah, the last that we know of, is that she was in a hospital in London, United Kingdom. As soon as we receive further info, we will post it on the blog, inshaa Allah.

  • said ibn mahdi
    Posted at 20:55h, 18 Jan Reply

    Salaamu Alaykom please email me at
    Tell me how this beautiful special little girl is!

    • Rayhaanah
      Posted at 16:00h, 20 Jan Reply

      Assalaamu alaykum,
      Unfortunately, we have not received any update in recent months…if any other readers have further information, kindly sgare it with us at the blog. Shukran

  • Khaira
    Posted at 06:33h, 20 Jan Reply

    i am from indonesia and i very touched with her story. Could someone kindly inform us about the hospital she is at so we can visit her..

  • Muhammad Islah
    Posted at 21:14h, 12 Feb Reply

    Assalamu Alaikum. I have only listened to her story and her recitation today. Please give us an update? Crying face!

    • Rayhaanah
      Posted at 12:29h, 21 Feb Reply

      Wa ‘alaykumus salaam wa Rahmatullah,

      Unfirtunately, we have been unable to get any further updates ; if we do, we will definitely post them here.

  • Ibtisaam Ahmad
    Posted at 20:17h, 14 Feb Reply

    This girl touched my heart I wish if I had a daughter it would be like her may Allah protect her n help her

  • Zamzam
    Posted at 05:00h, 24 Oct Reply

    When I Saw Bara’a Reciting The Qur’an And I Heard This Story, It Touched my Heart, Ohh Allah make Her Have The Best Time In Heaven!!

  • feroza
    Posted at 21:13h, 26 May Reply

    what happened to her???

    • Rayhaanah
      Posted at 12:15h, 27 May Reply

      Assalamu ‘alaykum,
      unfortunately, we haven’t been able to secure any reliable updates on her current situation.

  • Aman Malaysia
    Posted at 00:52h, 20 Oct Reply

    Where is Bara’a now? How is she?

    • Rayhaanah
      Posted at 12:14h, 21 Oct Reply

      Assalamu ‘alaykum,

      unfortunately, we have since tried to source more information but have been unable to. Wallahu ‘alam. We do request readers who have further, confirmed details to kindly post them in the comments box. JazakAllahu khayr!

  • Baba sylla
    Posted at 16:55h, 14 Feb Reply


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