A Message From Sister Linda:
All Praise and Thanks to Allah. The TSG project is a success for many good reasons:
1. The hard work of the HalfDate organization. May Allah shower each member with many blessings for their generosity.
2. The gift from Allah of the sisterhood and brotherhood in Islam. Many Muslims worked hard to help this project succeed.
3. The good will and generosity of Muslims who opened their hearts and gave their money for the sake of Allah and for our Muslim teachers and children!
I am deeply humbled that so many would choose to help with the TSG project even though most did not know me, yet they made an act of faith and helped. I am also so grateful for the many duas said for the project’s success!
HalfDate.com has demonstrated that when Muslims unite…we become strong and purposeful and can accomplish good. It is my hope and I will be saying duas that HalfDate sponsor many more worthy projects that give wonderful opportunities for many to do good, benefit others, and most importantly to serve Allah.
I know I am ready anytime Halfdate calls upon me to help them with future projects. I hope you also will be ready to help.
Sister Widad (Linda Delgado)
Update June 10, 2008:
Last donations received were from: Qamar, Joaquin, Syed, Imran, Fatima, RUSHMagazine, and several offline donors, including attendees of Care4Converts.com picnic.
A special donation was received in memory of Umm Abdulkarim Mai, may Allah be merciful on her.
The Count As of This Update
-Online donations: $1,097.77
-LivingHalal matching: $265.85 (for donations received between May 24-31)
-Survey donations: 82 survyes
-Magazine donations: 1 subscription
-Comments donations: rounded to $29
-Offline donations: expected over $300
With this surplus, we can also cover Paypal credit card fees, alhamdulillah.
The goal of HalfDate is not simply faciliate a cause, but also study how to improve non-profit work. So, in-sha-Allah, after each drive we are going to debrief our findings and lesson learned from the drive.
This Sisters Drive, was our 2nd drive to collect donations for a project. The first drive duration was set for one week only, and alhamdulillah, we’ve collected over $5K. This drive was set for a month long, and guess what, the majority of donations came the last minute.
-First wave came in after a brother sent to his CISCO List
-Second wave when a brother mentioned Sister Linda’s story in a Jumaa khutbah
-Third wave from offline events: Care4Converts picnic
-Last, an email sent out after the drive official end date, as the hadith says, “If the Jugement day is about to start, and in your hand a plant, so if you can plant it before the Judgement day start, then DO IT.”
Special comments People sent with the donation:
“Special thanks to Br Imran Quresh for forwarding the info to sv-pak list. Keep up the good work.” -S.A.
“I just donated $187.92 to bring your total to $1200. Please prey for me and my family.” -Q.H.
“Miss F—-. Thanks for your mail through some group. I got this from bhatkal world yahoo group and I am interested in finding out about ways to help this sister who had two heart attacks. Could you please write more about the case and her contact or email. Also please write which country she lives as to the medical prognosis to be performed. Hope you will reply with details. I know organizations and some hospitals who do the medical treatment free and also plus ways to find her some publishing work.” -Y.S.
Update June 06, 2008:
Alhamdulillah, Sister Linda is very happy to see that so many Muslims DO care about the future of our children. She has recieved contributions from India, the UK, Canada, USA, … (HalfDate doesn’t have the full list)
Lastest contributors are: Mafaza, Shabby, Mazen, qamar, gloria, Mahdi, Mazin, Zabeen, William, Deb, … may Allah reward you all.
Here are some examples of donations received: $1, $3.95, $5, $10, $15, $20, $25, …$100, $107
“I do not profit in any way from this project. Profits from corresponding books to the TSG are used to buy books for Islamic school libraries.” -Linda of MuslimWritersPublishing.com
Update May 30th, 2008
Goal: To invoke Allah’s mercy with your lil contribution
How? You want to raise $1250 to fund the design work of 4 teacher study guides to be published for Muslim schools. (more details click the link at the end)
So, why YOU and why NOW?
1- You are maximizing your rewards by giving NOW, how?
A man came to the Prophet (SAW) asking him which Sadaqa gets the greatest of rewards. The Prophet said, “The one you give and you are healthy, stingy, worrying about poverty, and hoping for richness. And don’t delay until your soul is about to get out (death) when you say, ‘Give such and such to such and such.'” -Collected by Al-Bukhari/Al-Jamia’
2- You are giving for a lasting projects that will bring you continuous rewards, in-sha-Allah, every future print of these study guides you get rewards.
3- You are not helping a lazy dude who opt to beg, NO, this sister didn’t ask for help, but the community recommended HalfDate to help her. She had TWO HEART ATTACKS, yet, ma-sha-Allah still serving our community and doesn’t want the focus to be on her.
4- You are helping a business business that is “technically” running on a non-profit basis, the owner gives the authors all their royalty rights, and gives school teachers 40% discount
5- You are TESTING your iman by giving to a stranger who you don’t know much and maybe even skeptical, because the returns are coming from Allah not the stranger.“I suffered my first heart attack several months after retirement ending my plans to become a teacher in retirement. I suffered a second heart attack and Allah in His mercy spared my life but my heart is permanently damaged. Add all this up and I am pretty much homebound and manage my work and business from my home. My one person publishing business does not have any outside or family employees or helpers. I am computer challenged when it comes to web work so I have a paid web admin who manages my websites, updates them and keeps things going for me with them. I am working a fast as I physically can and will do all I can to help make this opportunity HalfDate is providing a success with the help and guidance of Allah.”
Okay, that’s sister Linda (Widad) Delgado, the woman behind Muslim Writers Publishing.
Because you are helping sisters who are currently running a business, conducting a survey, or working for a non-profit cause.
Before the end of Jumada Ath-thani, 1429 (June 8th, 2008), please help Sister Linda (Widad) Delgado, who runs the one-sister-show of Muslim Writers Publishing, to help teachers by publishing five teacher study guides (TSG)
Muslim Writers Publishing (MWP) Announces New and Exciting Teacher Study
Guides For Quality Islamic Fiction Novels For The 2008-2009 School Year!
Muslim Writers Publishing has been listening to school teachers and administrators saying they need teacher study guides for quality Islamic Fiction books to use in their Language Arts programs.
Linda Delgado, MWP publisher, states that five new teacher study guides will be ready for the 2008-2009 Fall school semester for the Islamic Rose Books series. A sample excerpt of one of the teacher study guides can be viewed in pdf format at the publisher’s website.
Islamic Rose Books are written for the 5th through 8th grade reading levels depending on the students’ reading abilities.
A chapter of each of the four books in the series can be read here.
Teacher Study Guides (TSG) provide a valuable support to schools using the
Islamic Rose Book Series for their Language Arts program. The TSGs provide
a comprehensive cross-curricular resource that has been field-tested and
approved by Muslim educators and administrators. Content includes:
For the TSGs design work, it needs $1,250.00.
Method 1: PayPal
Method 2: USD Check or Money Order donation
Make your check or Money order payable to: Linda Delgado
Mail the check or money order to:
P.O. Box 27362
Tempe, Arizona 85285
In the memo line on your check or money order write: HalfDate.com
Be sure to include your name and mailing address or email address if you
would like to hear from the MWP publisher about the success, Allah willing,
of these projects.
Method 3: Fill a survey
Method 4: Subscribe to SISTERS Magazine
After you subscribe, email your receipt. In-sha-Allah, $5 will be donated towards this drive.
Method 5: Subscribe to RUSH Magazine: AMPLIFY your life sister, start today.
After you subscribe, email your receipt to (tamra at halfdate.com). In-sha-Allah, $1 will be donated towards this drive.
Method 6: Post a comment and $0.5 will be donated for the cause
Post your tributes and appreciations to one or more Muslim sisters in your life, including family, friends, teachers, businesses associates, etc. Click here to post in the comment section
Finally, If you cannot afford to provide any support for these worthy islamic educational projects at this time please pray for the success of these projects. Thank you.