—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
JAMAICA, New York (March 6, 2010) – The acting President of ICNA, Naeem Baig, the Majlis Ash-Shura and members of ICNA extended their deepest condolences to the family of Sr. Aminah Assilmi, Director of the International Union of the Muslim Women, who passed away in a car accident near Newport, TN yesterday.
She was with her son, Mohammad, who received minor injuries in the accident, and after initial medical care at a hospital in Knoxville, TN was later released.
Sr. Aminah was a pillar of perseverance; the story of her conversion was widely known and stood as an example of dedication to Islam and love for Allah (SWT). By Allah’s grace she traveled constantly, sharing the light of Islam with the world. Her activism in the community knew no bounds. She was most recently involved in organizing a center for Muslim Women’s Studies, which would serve both as a center for new Muslims and as a Muslim children’s summer camp.
“Sr. Aminah Assilmi was a role model for all Muslims,” said Baig. “She gave her life for the sake of Allah’s deen. She was a scholar and a leader who never cared for personal gain and had dedicated her life for the betterment of Muslims and especially for Muslim women. May Allah (SWT) forgive her and have mercy upon her. May He (SWT) give her family patience during this difficult time.”
Sr. Aminah’s funeral arrangements are being made by:
Click Funeral Home
109 Walnut Street
Lenoir City, TN 37771
Tel: (865) 986-8013
For more information, please visit the International Union of Muslim Women at http://www.IUMW.org. The community is requested to donate to IUMW, which is covering all funeral expenses.
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