A Tribute to Yasmin Davies

It is with great sadness that we bring you the news that Yasmin Davies, who contributed to this blog on several occasions, has passed away. May Allah grant her the heights of paradise and grant her family ease.

On 12 July 2017, just a few days before her 32nd birthday, Yasmin was told that she had breast cancer. As some of you will recall, Yasmin took part in Tough Mudder in 2016 to raise funds for Cancer Relief, after the death of her mother due to the same disease.

Mashallah, Yasmin was a super woman. Not only was she a wife and mother to 4 young children, she was also a teacher, Scout Leader, Midwife student, loving sister and devoted Muslimah.

Since her diagnosis, her family has supported Yasmin through a traumatising termination and complications which left Yasmin in extreme pain. The last six weeks of her life were spent confined to a hospital bed with the excruciating pain that had left her unable to walk. And yet despite these trials, Yasmin always managed to smile and think of others.

Yasmin was always a strong and brave young woman, with the sincerest of faith and a passion for helping others. In icy February at the start of 2015, Yasmin took part in the exhausting hiking challenge, Endurance80, covering 25 miles in 13 hours, in an effort to raise funds for her scout group.

Mashallah, Yasmin took it upon herself to be the best representation of what a Muslim woman could be, giving herself to her family, community and society at large. This is what Yasmin wrote after she met Bear Grylls, in 2015:

I must admit that his response of astonishment at muslim women being active in scouts and sports was shocking to me, coming from the UK Chief Scout and a celebrity — Bear Grylls, after all, has become known around the world as one of the most recognised faces of survival and outdoor adventure. However it gave me a huge push to continue to do dawah, especially for Muslim Women in the UK, inshallah.

We were blessed to have known Yasmin and have her as a contributor to our humble blog. May Allah give her an easy journey and shower blessings on her grave. Surely we belong to Allah and to Him shall we return. May Allah grant her family ease and give them strength and patience. Please remember her in your prayers.

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