Ali Banat sadly passed away after suffering from cancer for three years.
His death last week hit many people hard, particularly due to Ali’s extensive history of philanthropy.
Here’s what we know about this remarkable man.
Ali Banat was born in Greenacre, New South Wales, on February 16 1982.
He made money from a security and electrical company, and in an interview with Mohamed Hoblos he showed the lavish lifestyle he led.
Banat became accustomed to sports cars and Louis Vuitton.
However, all that changed when he was diagnosed with cancer. This made him reconsider his life, and prompting him to sell his cars and watches.
He was told that he had seven months to live, and wanted to use his time wisely.
Ali Banat founded the Muslims Around The World (MATW) Project, which went to countries in Africa and provided people with education, food
and other forms of aid.
Throughout his travels in Togo, Ghana, and Burkina Faso, he helped thousands of people.
His interview with Hoblos went viral, and he received donations from people across the world.
With the money, MATW aimed to build villages for over 200 widows, a mosque, a school to house 600 orphans, a mini hospital/medical centre, and businesses to support the local community.
Despite only being given seven months to live, Banat lived for three years after he was first told he had cancer.
Tributes have poured in for the humanitarian, including one from popular Adam Saleh.
There have been numerous calls for people to keep Ali in their prayers, and think of how he selflessly helped so many.
He was truly an inspiration, and will be remembered as such.