A man is raising £60,000 to build a mosque and a water well in memory of his mother who passed away following a battle with mental illness.
Adnan Hashim, 24, has raised over £48,000 of his £60,000 target since setting up the fundraiser in October, receiving over 3,000 donations.
Hashim’s mother Zahra Sharif beat cancer in 2019 but died in October last year after being diagnosed with anxiety and depression.
Sharif left behind five sons, two of whom are under the age of 15.
In an emotional message posted on GoFundMe, Hashim said: ‘Mama was loved by many and always put on a smile during her worst times, but Mama suffered from cancer, anxiety and depression and recently mental health.
‘Everyone knew Zahra Sharif as the most strongest and courageous woman and had a smile and character that will brighten up the room as soon as she walked in.
‘She was a woman that will feed the poor and most definitely a women that will do anything for her sons and grandchildren whom she loved dearly.
‘This year was the hardest year of her life, her mental health took a turn and her depression took hold of her life. Even though she was loved dearly by her family.
‘She couldn’t help but feel alone and with her thoughts constantly. She had battled with a lot and eventually wanted to find peace.’
Hashim told the BBC that he wants his mother ‘suffered in silence’ and that he wants her death to act as a warning to people.
The 24-year-old has urged people to continue donating to enable him to reach his target.