“Surely we belong to Allah and to Him shall we return.”[Qur’an: Surah Al-Baqarah, 2:156]

Losing a loved one is an extremely painful experience and the range of feelings and emotions as well as physical reactions can be very confusing and further upsetting.

For this reason we aim to help in any way we can during this difficult time. Our confidential service is provided by trained volunteers.

How we can help you

It’s okay to grieve

Losing a child


“By Him in whose hands is my life, a child will pull its mother to Jannah if she is patient”. [Ibn Majah]


“I have no better reward than Jannah for a believing servant of Mine who is patient and resigned when I take away one of his beloved, one he cherished most in this world”. [Bukhari]

The death of a close relative or close friend is a very difficult experience and the period of grief can leave you feeling empty and alone. Grief is a very personal process, and can take many months or years to come to terms with.

In the immediate aftermath of the death you may feel any number of emotions. Some of these are shock, pain, anger, guilt, longing, depression and denial. Shock – ‘I can’t believe this has happened’ or feeling numb.

  • Pain – the pain can be physical, mental or emotional.
  • Anger – this can be aimed at yourself, the person who has died or at the situation.
  • Guilt – this can be about things said or done while the person was alive or in the time leading up to the death.
  • Depression – life can seem too difficult to bear, as though it has lost all meaning.
  • Longing – wanting to see or hear the person who has died, or actually seeing or hearing them even though you know it is not possible.

These emotions are completely normal.  Grieving is a normal process and you should not feel guilty for feeling any or all of the above.