As Salaamu Alaikum Brothers and Sisters;
After receiving numerous inquiries into how Jamal is doing we decided to update this site now, although we wanted the next update to have a confirmed date of his return to the states. Unfortunately, we can’t provide that date as of today much to our chagrin.
It has been a very frustrating journey for our family but mostly for our brother Jamal, his wife Safia and their children who asks daily when they will be back home with family. The good news is we have solidified a home for Jamal and his family conveniently located in the same subdivision, one street down from where his sister, Lateefah Muhammad, and brother-in-law live in Georgia. Less than 4 miles down the road is also where his brother Atif Muhammad lives with his wife and children. Jamal and Safia will have the family support needed for their transition into life in the States as well as to make sure Jamal receives the care he will need once settled. Allahu Akbar. This was an answer to many of our dua and we thank Allah for this blessing.
Now, we just need to get them here. The process of obtaining a visa for Safia has been the stalemate in this journey. We have submitted applications, health records informing the consulate of the dire nature of Jamal’s situation and co-sponsor information but we have yet to receive approval of her visa. As of today, there has been no word, Allahu Musta’an. Please make dua that we get the approval this week so Jamal and his family can return to the US.
Approximately 7 weeks ago, Jamal completed his 3rd and final round of chemotherapy. Results from his MRI scan post chemo came in today: there was a significant decrease in the size of the mass in his abdomen (from 15.5 cm to 11.6 cm post chemo) and also a decrease in the size of the bone metastasis in his spine and pelvis, Alahamdulillah. However, while the cancer has shrunk, it still is present in Jamal’s pelvis, spine, abdomen and the right gluteal and iliacus muscles. Unfortunately, the pain which initially left after the chemotherapy has now started to make a come back. It is imperative that he gets treatment ASAP. We ask Allah to remove the cancer from Jamal for good, ameen!
We hope to be able to announce a date for their arrival soon, bi’ithnillah and we thank you for your continued prayers and financial assistance. May Allah reward you all with good.
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