Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'oon: To God we belong and surely to Him we return.
On the night of Monday, October 5th, the lives of a loving family and an entire community were changed forever when Coach Salah Abdul-Razacq, an adoring husband, father, and inspiring mentor, was struck in a hit-and-run car accident. He was immediately hospitalized and in critical condition for days. At a blessed time on the blessed day of Friday in the blessed month of Dhul-Hijjah, our beloved brother Salahuddin passed away in Knoxville, Tennessee with family at his side. After nearly a week in the hospital fighting for his life, Coach Salah was finally called to return to his Lord right before Fajr on Friday, October 9th, 2015.
Coach Salah, 34, was the Physical Education instructor for 200 children at Annoor Academy in Knoxville, Tennessee. He had memorized the Quran at the age of 14 and was a very active community member of the Muslim communities of Knoxville and Atlanta. He is survived by his wife, Ustadha Zaynab Ansari of Tayseer Seminary, and his three young children: Salah Junior, Layla, and Nusayba. He is also survived by his mother Khadija and sister Kamilah.
As we can all imagine, Coach Salah's family, especially his beloved wife Ustadha Zaynab Ansari, and his three children have a difficult and painful road ahead of them as they pick up the pieces and try to move past this incredible test. With the help of family, friends, and the Knoxville and Atlanta communities, Coach Salah's years of selfless service will never be forgotten and will insha Allah persevere as part of his legacy. There are many opportunities for everyone to assist as well, especially to help cover hospital and funeral costs and to provide some relief for the family so they can mourn their loss without worrying about mounting short and long-term expenses after the shocking tragedy. The more that this campaign can collect, the easier it will be on the family.
Please contribute whatever you are able to, every single cent is sincerely appreciated and will make a difference. There are also other ways you can help this cause:
- Share the Facebook post about this LaunchGood campaign. Click here and share.
- Leave a message for the family of Coach Salah; post a comment on the Facebook post here or email email@example.com.
- Join hundreds who have signed up to make dua or recite Quran for Coach Salah at this link: bit.ly/coachsalah.
May God protect and preserve Ustadha Zaynab and her three children, Salah Junior, Layla and Nusayba, and increase them in faith and patience. Ameen.
May Allah Bless and Accept from You All,
Friends of the Ansari Family