I received the following email in my Muslim-Investor "inbox" and wanted it to serve as a warning to others.
For those of us that are familiar with Islam --- Qur'an, Sunnah, and Shar'iah --- the validility of such requests become very clear.
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Subject: From Mrs fatima wattara,
Date: Mon, 2007/08/13 - 06:27
From Mrs fatima wattara,
Abidjan Cote D'Ivoire
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Dearest in Islam,
I do recognised the surprise this letter will bring toyou, most especially
as it comes from a stranger.I am fatima wattara. We are from Guinea Bissau.
I am married to Mr abdul wattara who was a wealthy cocoa merchant in Ivory
Coast for years before he died in the year 2004.
We were married for many years without a child. Hedied after a brief
illness that lasted for only twoweeks. Before his death we were both
Since his death I decided not to remarry or get achild outside my
matrimonial home which the holly Quaran is against. When my late husband
was alive he deposited the sum of ($4.8Million U.S. Dollars) with the
security company in Europe Presently, the fund is still with the security
company. Recently, my Doctor told me that I have serious sickness which is
cancerproblem. The one that disturbs me most is my stroke sickness.
Having known my condition I decided to donate thisfund to a Islamic
institution or individual that will utilize this money the way I am going
to instruct herein. I want a Islamic that will use this fund for
orphanages, widows, propagating the word of mighty Allah and to endeavour
that the house of mighty Allah is maintained. The holly Quaran made us to
understand that Blessed is the hand that gives. I took this decision
because I dont have any child that will inherit this money and my husband
relatives are not Muslim and I don ft want my husband fs efforts to be
used by unbelievers. I don ft want a situation where this money will be
used in an ungodly way. This is why I am taking this decision. I am not
afraid of death hence I know where I am going. I know that I am going to be
in the bosom of the mighty Allah.
As stated in the holly Quaran (Surah xxxvi Yasin) Thou wariest only him
who followeth the reminder and fearieth the beneficent in secret to him
bear tiding of forgives and a rich reward. I don ft need any telephone
communication in this regard because of my health hence the presence of my
husband fs relatives around me always. I don ft want them to know about
this development. With mighty Allah all things are possible. As soon as I
receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the security company in
I want you and the Islamic institution to always pray for me because the
mighty Allah is my shepherd. My happiness is that I lived a life of a
Whoever that Wants to serve the mighty Allah must serve him in spirit and
Truth. Please always be prayerful all through your life. Any delay in your
reply will give me room in sourcing another Islamic or individual for this
same purpose. Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I Stated
herein. Hoping to receive your reply.Thanks.
Sister Fatima wattara.
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