We are deeply saddened by the passing of Sanabel Abubaker, daughter of Shukri Abubaker of the HLF5. Her courage in the face of tremendous difficulties was remarkable, and the light she brought to the world will be missed. May Allah comfort her family and friends.
To Allah we belong, and to him we return.
We were blessed that Sanabel was able to speak at our 2011 gala in Dallas, just a day after being released from the hospital. We were going to let her skip her appearance, but she refused to allow anything to deter her. She gave a heartfelt account of what it was like to struggle with her health as she also wrestled with the heartache of her father being locked away with severe communications restrictions in prison. It is a touching speech.
–Khalil Meek, Executive Director, Muslim Legal Fund