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Husain's wife delivers baby girl

Nida which means ‘the call’ in Arabic is an apt name to describe the generosity of residents who heeded the call to help distressed family

  • By Mazhar Farooqui, deputy editor
  • Published: 23:38 November 21, 2012

  • Image Credit: Abdel Krim-Kallouche/xpress
  • All smiles: Ishtiaq Hussain with wife, children and the newborn baby girl

Dubai Ishtiaq Husain’s wife Zainab gave birth to a 3.17kg girl at the Iranian Hospital on Sunday afternoon. Both mother and baby have been discharged from hospital following a normal delivery and are doing well.

The baby has been named Nida which means ‘the call’ in Arabic. It’s a befitting name to describe the outpouring of generosity from UAE residents who heeded the call to help the distressed family.

Nearly 1,000 people called Husain with money, food, clothes and job offers after XPRESS highlighted his plight in its November 8 edition. Driven to the brink, with no food to eat and nowhere to go, the Pakistani national had begged Dubai Police to put him behind bars along with his pregnant wife and two small children so that they wouldn’t starve.

As he held his little bundle of joy, Husain said his story is a reminder of God’s infinite mercy.

“I used to get suicidal thoughts, but I overcame them with faith and never lost hope.”

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  1. Added 12:39 November 22, 2012

    May Allah bless those who helped them. My best wishes to the new born baby as well as her family.

    Rasel, CTG.BD-Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

  2. Added 11:41 November 22, 2012

    Mabroook...May Allah Bless you with more love and support, and you should be thank full to Allah as he have blessed you with a beautiful daughter you never know because of her you came out from the bad situation...May Allah give her more blessings...may Allah help you and gives you success in your work so that you can give a better life to your children...i am soo happy to see all this.

    Fatima, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

  3. Added 11:02 November 22, 2012

    God is indeed great for helping out our brother Hussain and his family on their plight! He placed this generosity on the readers who helped him. May all those who helped him be rewarded back, and may Hussain's family continue to do well. It is just fitting that he dedicates his new baby to God and to remind him of His infinte mercy and generosity.

    Jennifer, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

  4. Added 08:56 November 22, 2012

    Al Hamdulillah God Bless Them....... :)

    Sajna Rafi, Ajman, United Arab Emirates