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Legendary humanitarian Iman Jasim remembered in Dearborn area

Posted at 9:14 PM, Dec 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-20 23:17:56-05

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (WXYZ) — She’s being remembered as a legendary figure, who served humanity and dedicated her life to helping thousands of orphans.

A tremendous loss being is felt tonight by so many who were inspired by her books, and the movement associated with them.

Massive crowds attended the funeral service on Thursday in Dearborn for 58-year-old Iman Jasim, known to many as “Um Omar.”

Her children recall how the teacher, author, humanitarian, wife and mother of 6 wrote inspiring books and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for orphans worldwide.

“She is responsible for everything that I am” says her son Abdallah Jasim, an engineer and comedian.

He says her passing on Wednesday night in Dearborn Heights has left the community with a huge void.

Jasim would often travel to Jordan and Iraq, to personally deliver badly needed items to kids whose families were torn apart by Civil War in Syria. She also dedicated years to helping the sick.

“She was a role model and someone who always gave back to people from every community,” says friend Bushra Alawie.

“Her faith and example inspired thousands,” adds Alawie.

If you’d like to purchase her books, to help orphans around the world, click on the link.