Mosque and well to be built in India in memory of six killed in Abu Dhabi fire

Kindergarten will also be completed in Kyrgyzstan to honour Fatima Mohammed Al Hosani and her family

September 10, 2010/  Abu Dhabi /  Relatives visit graves of their loved ones on the first day of eid at the Bani Yas Cemetery September 10, 2010. (Sammy Dallal / The National)
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A charity worker who died in a fire in Abu Dhabi will have a mosque named after her.

Fatima Mohammed Al Hosani and five others were killed when the blaze tore through their villa in Bani Yas.

Emirates Red Crescent said the dedicated volunteer would have a place of worship built in her name in India, where the charity carries out vital work.

"The Emirates Red Crescent Authority extends its deepest condolences and sympathy to the family of the volunteer Fatima Mohammed Al Hosani," the authority tweeted on the night of the fire. "May Allah inspired her family with solace and patience."

The charity has launched a Dh110,000 project to build a mosque and well in India to honour those killed in the fire. They will be constructed in the name of Sadaqah Jariyah, the Arabic word for charity that benefits those even after death.

On Wednesday, the authority urged the public to donate money to help build a kindergarten in Kyrgyzstan at a cost of Dh261,000, also in memory of the six killed.

ERC plays a role in many building projects in various countries as part of its continuing humanitarian commitment to help disadvantaged people around the world.

It focuses mainly on Africa and Asia to help communities regardless of ethnic, cultural, geographical or religious status. The locations chosen have no direct link those killed but are in areas where ERC has a presence.

Meanwhile, tributes have poured in on social media from members of the UAE community, friends and relatives since the fire took place.

Abdulaziz Al Hammadi posted a picture of a child – who also died in Monday's fire – with his father alongside an image of the house damaged by fire, offering condolences to the family.

"May God grant you patience and solace. We belong to Allah and to Allah we shall return," he wrote in a tweet.

Dr Mugheer Khamis Al Khali, Chairman of the Department of Community Development, attended the funeral on Monday night and sent condolences to Mr Mohammed Al Hosani for the death of his family members.

"The department offers deepest condolences to the family and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured," the department tweeted.

Updated: May 24, 2023, 2:12 PM