Skip to main content


“Every time you give up something for the sake of your creator he will keep replacing it with something better” – Ali Bannat.

Ali Banat, a super wealthy, successful businessman- turned philanthropist, passed away on May 29th, 2018.

His charity, Muslims Around the World (MATW) helped many people in countries like Togo, Lebanon, Ghana and Burkina Faso. MATW has been changing lives of people in poverty-stricken countries.

Currently, MATW aims at building a village which will be home to over 200 widows, a masjid for the local community and a school to house 600 orphans. A mini hospital/medical center and businesses to support the local community are also going to be established.

The organization has been working on many projects in these African countries. From building schools, mosques and hospitals to providing daily meals to the poor, the work of MATW is ongoing.


Just before his death, Ali’s fund-raising efforts led to the building of a bakery in a poor village in Togo. The bakery distributes up to 5000 loafs of bread a day among the less fortunate.

Commenting on this video, Ali Banat said:

“The MATW first ever bakery. When I first got to Togo, some of the tribal and less fortunate people were throwing themselves at me for a piece of bread; this was the state of poverty and Subhanallah now we have our own bakery and will produce 3-5000 loafs of bread a day to distribute to the less fortunate, may Allah keep allowing us to complete and be apart of these endless rewarding projects . Wallahi goals, goals, goals.. we all need to set the and work towards them especially now in Ramadan push yourself hard.”

During the Rohingya crisis, his organization raised money to aid refugees living in camps. The funds provided them with water, food, shelter and clothing. It also hoped to put sustainable farming for those still in Burma in place.

Just a couple of days before Ali banat’s death, he posted a video of his organization handing out food for poverty-stricken families in Lebanon.

Ail Banat said the idea of establishing the charity organization was born out of the realization that when he dies everything will be gone except for his deeds.

“It all started when I went to the cemetery where a brother that had cancer had passed away. And I was at the cemetery and I was thinking to myself after you go there’s nothing, there’s no one there for you, no mother, no father, no brother, no sister except for your deeds,” explaining that even the wealth also disappears.

“Even your money is not going to be there for you so the only thing that’s going to be there for you is sadaqa (charity) and that’s the only thing that’s going to help you gradually through your time in the grave until you get to your ultimate destination.”


We ask Allah SWT to grant our dear brother Ali Banat paradise gardens beneath which rivers flow, we ask that he fulfilled his purpose here on earth, and is rewarded with the highest rank in Jannah. (Ameen)


Popular posts from this blog


In the name of Allah, most compassionate and most merciful. “From among the signs of the Hour (end of time) are that religious knowledge will be taken away (by the death of religious scholars), ignorance will prevail, drinking of alcoholic drinks, and there will be a prevalence of Zina.” – Prophet (saw) We begin our topic with these words of our beloved Prophet. How true were his words? We live in a world where all these things are prevalent and unfortunately in our Muslim community as well. Many of our Muslim brothers and sisters are trapped in the evil of Zina and it has become a norm for them, as a result they don’t even consider it haram and unlawful. Allah says in holy Quran: Sūrah al-Isrā’, 17:32: “And do not even approach zina, for it is an outrageous act, and an evil way…’’ We are not going into detail about why Zina is unlawful but in this article, you will find the consequences of this sin. How this affects a life of a person physically, mentally, spiritually and so


It’s a sad day for all those who knew Ali Banat, the young man gifted with cancer. Ali Banat was an inspiring Australian Muslim philanthropist whose diagnosis of cancer motivated him to dedicate his life to charity work. “At this point in my life, Alhamdulillah I have been gifted by Allah with cancer throughout my body and I have changed my whole life to helping people,” he said. An Inspiration to Muslim Youth A man of a kind heart was known for his charity work over the past three years. One of his biggest achievements is MATW project, (Muslims Around The World) launched in October 2015 to assist those less fortunate in the poverty-stricken areas of Togo, Africa. He was an inspiration to Muslim youth, dedicating his big fortune to charity work. His organization built mosques and schools for the less fortunate in Africa. May Allah accept it from him! Indeed, to Allah we belong and to Him we shall return. May Allah have mercy on our brother Ali Banat and make it easy


Ali Banat is a sydney born who was diagnosed with Cancer and doctors have given him only 7 months to live. Despite his circumstances, he considers this a gift from Allah. Ali Banat, is a young man who, in his own words, was “gifted” with a stage 4 cancer throughout his body. He was given just a few months to live but took this great test as an opportunity to change his life. Upon receiving this news he immediately sold his business, gave up his lavish lifestyle and prized possessions and began a new mission to give up his Dunya and work for his Akhira. Ali has humbly dedicated the remainder of his life to helping those who are far less fortunate than him and in doing so, set up the charity MATW Project (Muslims Around The World) which has already changed the lives of so many. Being diagnosed with cancer is like death sentence for many. But this is not the way Australian Muslim Ali Ali Banat sees it. For him, the sickness is unquestionably a gift from Allah. “At this point in m