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Please remember that the success of our Ummah, depends on individuals like YOU.

إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُغَيِّرُ مَا بِقَوْمٍ حَتَّى يُغَيِّرُوا مَا بِأَنْفُسِهِمْ

“Verily never will Allah change the condition of a people until they change it themselves.” [Ra’ad 13: 11]

Yes, many of you may argue that it was an artificial goal with an artificial deadline. But the lesson learned is: 1- Never have a wishy washy target :) 2- If you don’t feel the urgency about the conditions facing the Ummah, they will remain artificial to you.

May Allah forgive our sins and wake us up to help ourselves.


You + HalfDate = Done, in-sha-Allah.

HalfDate.com is NOT a charity, but a PROMOTION site for good causes. So when we feature a school or an individual, donations go directly to the end beneficiaries.

Month: Rajab 1429/July 2008 (end date July 27th)

What’s U Drive?

U stands for YOU as well as UMMAH!

Summary: Click here

If you don’t want to read… watch this:

Details:

You are about to make history…

to cultivate HalfDate.com into

the BIGGEST Sadaqa “driver” on the Internet.

YES, YOU! But with the help of your lord, the most powerful, Allah.

Your lord who told Ibrahim (peace and prayers be upon him and his family):

The call is on you, and the delivery is on us.

Your lord who made an unlettered person Muhammad (peace and prayers be upon him and his family) into the greatest teacher in history.

But, why do you need to help?

Because you want to. You like to earn the pleasure of Allah, and you want to make a difference in the Ummah. And with HalfDate, a difference is made every Hijri month, alhamduillah.

What if you don’t help?

The Ummah loses. You lose. HalfDate loses… because we are about to run out of juice.

So far, HalfDate’s core team has only one programmer and one promoter.

But, in-sha-Allah, with your help, you earn more rewards with exciting projects, such as Ramadan quiz site, Halal loan fund, awareness campaigns about Muslims around the world, and you get to accomplish BIG FAT projects like this appeal.

Ok, Bismillah, I’m in. Now what?

In this DateDrive, you will invite others to join HalfDate mailing list.

What’s the target number?

You decide.

Allahu Akbar, let's strive for

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Notice the deadline is July 27!!!!

Who should join the mailing list?

Anyone who believes in this hadith:

اتقوا النار ولو بشق تمرة

“Save yourself from the (Hell) Fire even with half a date (to be given in charity). And if you do not find a half date, then with a good pleasant word.” – Collected by Al-Bukhari

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Good News: After clicking you are in, no further confirmation is needed.

Post a comment so we will list your city here

How can you ask your friend to join?

  1. Tell them about your experience with HalfDate, your favorite DateDrive.
  2. Tell them about the difference that they can make with HalfDate, from raising funds for textbooks to helping converts, from helping teachers and publishers to …
  3. Tell them it only takes six seconds to join (depends on their typing speed :) )
  4. Tell them it’s a light mailing list (at most a few emails per month).
  5. Tell them you don’t want them to miss out on this opportunity 😛

What else can you do?

  • Make Dua, Make Dua, and more Dua
  • Add the link to your email signature: http://halfDate.com
  • Add the link to your blogroll, Web site, online profile
  • Spread the story of HalfDate to you local Imams, school teachers, Muslim students’ associations, …
  • Distribute flyer, or upload to your Facebook PDF, JPG Black & White, JPG Color, or PDF Color
  • Record a shoutout audio or video
  • Write a post on a blog or forum
  • Talk to your local media
  • Form a local HalfDate fan club
  • Put a banner
Palm Tree

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Palm Tree

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Finally, before you go, post a message below and tell us what you think about HalfDate and where you are located (city, country) so other readers know that even if we are in difference places, we are still ONE UMMAH.


Behind The Scene

U-Drive Dua List:

Every drive, in-sha-Allah, we try to list all HalfDaters who contributed to the success of the drive. For this drive.

  • We would like to send our prayers to our beloved Prophet (peace and prayers be upon him and his family) for encouraging us to contribute even if it’s half a date or a pleasant word.
  • Sister Huma for proof reading and editing
  • Sister Rahmah, Sister Siam, Brother Tuhfa for organizing an event for this drive on Facebook
  • Umm Youssef for recording a promo audio in French
  • ZamzamDesign for design work
  • Sister Anisa for promoting this event to her contacts and on YouTube
  • Brother Amer for speaking about it
  • Brother Maaz, Wajih, Karim, and Muhammad for telling Muslims in their companies
  • Sister Nazma for sending to her contacts on YouTube and Facebook
  • Sister Eiman for proof reading and editing the speech
  • Sister Ukhtinoor for spreading the message and making a video
  • Dr. Gregory, Dr. Yousuf for talking to their Muslim communities in Georgia and Florida
  • Sister Sofia for translating/spreading the message
  • Sister Yasmine for recording a shoutout in Spanish
  • Sister LaTania for agreeing to record a shoutout
  • Sister of WorkHalal for bloging and spreading the message in her community
  • Brother Aman for sending to his friends
  • Brother Mohsin for Web maintenance
  • Brother Fazrul and Rosli for promoting the site in Malaysia
  • Brother Islamicalbums for promoting to his friends
  • Brother khalifahklothing for promotion
  • Brother MuslimRobot and Brother Iqraproduction for making a video
  • UK4HalfDate for remixing the U-Drive speech
  • Australia4HalfDate for remixing the U-Drive speech
  • Sister WhisperOfDeen for making a video in German
  • Brother Muhammad from Cobalt and Brother Irfan from Microsoft for their contacts and feedback
  • Shahed Amanullah, Zabihah.com founder for offering free banner spaces
  • SISTERS magazine for putting a free banner
  • All those who joined the mailing list
  • All those who left a comment
  • All those who helped behind the scene
  • All those who made dua

Leading by example:

Part of HalfDate’s DateDream is research and development in Islamic philanthropy. Basically, you want to share your knowledge and experience with other Muslims. With that, in-sha-Allah, you can lead others to goodness and earn more rewards. So, please list in the comment section how you helped, what you felt, if anyone rejected your invitation, or anyone accepted, etc.

Samples of Spreading the Word:

DallasMuslimSisters for HalfDate

Sent to DallasMuslimSisters

Samples of Shoutouts:

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  • http://nicheoflight.com Sam / Zahid

    As-salaamu Alaikum Brothers & Sisters –

    Beginnings with words to bring oasis … date palms to All.
    One Sweet Love, Sam / Zahid

  • Sunni4lyf

    ASA WR WB Rhode Island in the USA 23 yr old mother of 2

  • safwat

    aslamuakum,
    hi, i am from glendale, Ca. I believe this would be a great website to help people everywhere, and also help us get rewards.

  • http://www.angelfire.com/ar2/ladybuggin UmmAbdurrahman

    Assalaamu alaikum from Worcester, MA!
    I’m with you!

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  • beeslovehoney

    salam,
    need to raise funds for the following countries, : could u assist, thankyou,
    chechnya, boznia, kosovo, palestine, iraq, lebanon, pakistan, afghanistan.
    plus many other countries.
    which r u currently working in halfdate.com ?
    bye, salam,

    This comment posted on U Drive (Blink), 2008/07/15 at 7:58 AM

  • Abuayisha

    I joined the mailing list because I know I can un-join at anytime, but more importantly, the simple message of collectively helping our community and easily sharing its burden reminds me of a hadith; Narrated Anas: The Prophet said, “Allah will say to that person of the (Hell) Fire who will receive the least punishment, ‘If you had everything on the earth, would you give it as a ransom to free yourself (i.e. save yourself from this Fire)?’ He will say, ‘Yes.’ Then Allah will say, ‘While you were in the backbone of Adam, I asked you much less than this….”

    We are now invited to only take a small step, “halfdate” and so I say yes! May Allah bless you for providing this opportunity.

    This comment was moved from U Drive (Blink), 2008/07/16 at 10:09 AM

  • Ahmed

    I suggest a recycling drive.

    Goals can be:
    1- Get 10 Masjids to participate
    2- Conduct 3 online events about Islam and the environment
    3- Make 10 vidoes on YouTube

    Sounds good ha? :)

  • Abu Omar

    Salam Alaikum Wr,

    Ramadan is coming..might be a good idea to prepare a drive for that

  • Bint Nawaz

    Assalamoalaikum warahamtullahe wabarakatahu to the Half-Date team all my muslim brothers and sisters. Alhumdulillah i am in!!! and inshAllah will tell my friends to join it as well.
    May Allah help me and you all ameen.

  • wondering

    Is this site a hoax or what? why there is a kangaroo video there?

  • Alima UK > Birmingham

    As’salaamu alaykum wa Rahmatullah,

    Kangaroo > Muslims in Australia, lol

    Br LH’s has great taste when it comes to picking pictures, masha’Allah.

    Masha’Allah halfdate is really cool, masha’Allah i’m amazed at how Halfdate has been able reach out to different muslims from all around the world for the sake of sadaqah, alHamdulillah.

  • Sis Nusaybah

    Alhumduli’Allah for everything. I am sending this to the email groups for Louisville, KY Muslims. Insha’Allah they will all feel the same joy of uniting the Ummah in an effort to ACHIEVE good for all. May Allah (SWT) bless you and us for all the efforts, and may be embolden our efforts in this cause to make a difference of good for the world to see. Ameen.

  • MuslimBro

    I told a brother and showed him the video… Alhamdulillah he agreed to help and I called him yesterday, he said, he already email to his list 300 people including shaikh Yusuf Estes, Yasir Qadhi, Muhammad Al faqih, Safi Khan, and others… He will also mention it to people whenever possible, inshaAllah.

    May Allah accept my “good word.”

    Keep up the good work all HalfDate team and fans.

  • A Sis

    How about a care for cats drive? We can post videos or stories of cats. Maybe have a home video contest of cats and funny cat stories with a monetary prize. Rather than allowing the winner to keep the prize, s/he could choose which Islamic charity the money goes to. People can donate to the prize money. It’ll be fun inshaAllah. Just a suggestion…

  • A Brother

    Yes, there are hadiths about cats, like the one who entered fire because of abusing her cat… Maybe we can have a drive about care for animals.

  • Conf

    inshaAllah, i’m going to talk to the speakers at Dawah conference that we have this weekend.

  • http://www.ijtema.net mummyjaan

    Assalam alaikum.

    HalfDate.com is one of the best ideas I have seen in a long time.

    It would be a shame to cancel next month’s drive simply because you didn’t reach a goal of 20,000 subscribers.

    In doing that, you’d be needlessly pessimistic and overlooking the actual achievement – you did achieve a subscriber count of nearly 1000. That’s a thousand people who know about you, support you, pray for you and will inshaAllah pray with you. A thousand is a better number than a handful, isn’t it?

    Hopefully, in the future, more people will become aware of it inshaAllah.

    But for now, I’d urge to you carry on the good work and not cancel the next month’s drive.

    Jazakumullah.

  • http://www.angelfire.com/ar2/ladybuggin UmmAbdurrahman

    Assalaamu alaikum. The word is getting around about this masha’Allah! I was so excited to get an email from the Reverted Muslim Wives Club (a yahoo group I’m a member of) telling people about HalfDate!! When it’s coming to me from people I don’t even know, that’s awesome!

  • http://www.h-hennaworks.com Haleema

    I like the concept of halfdate however they havent posted any organizations that they are giving to. Also I like to see where my money is going anyone can give a convincing speech but some charity organizations are dishonest and they put all or some of the money in their pockets. So I think that showing proof of where the money is being sent to is important.

    Salaamu Alaikum,
    Haleema

  • Flyers are in the Bay Area

    assalam alaikum

    I posted flyers in MCA.

  • http://halfdate.com/about HalfDate

    Sister Haleema,

    Assalam Alykum

    Each drive lists the beneficiaries. So, far it was one school (non-profit) and one publisher.

    Please read the under construction FAQ at http://halfdate.com/about

    Jazakum Allahu khaira

  • http://www.youtube.com/iadiedee iadiedee

    A’asalam aleykum brothers and sisters;
    Is there any plan to put the site into different languages? I only speak English but if a language switch were offered in Arabic, French, German and Spanish we might get more participants. I’m sure it’s a huge effort but a suggestion. Do any of the members have the abilities in these languages to offer translation of the site? I know people can use google.translate but it’s not very good with Arabic.

    May Allah reward you well for these efforts and all your good deeds. ameen

    Dee

  • ummMina

    As salaamu alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatu

    I’m originally from Baltimore, MD now residing in Queens, NY. I happened upon this site from IslamicTube. Alhamdulillah. Think it’s great what you want to do. You substantiate what I’ve thought for awhile, all the Muslims that there are, we can make a contribution in many ways by just giving a $1.

    Right now this is a project I’m interested in and have received little feedback:
    I’d like to know how we can go about writing in our own candidates for Pres and VP instead of voting for those others select for us.
    Siraj for Pres and Hamza for VP or vice versa. If ALL the Muslims voted together even if they didn’t win, the ‘United States’ would know that we are United Muslims.

    Just a $1 can give funds to support a campaign.
    Just a $1 can provide scholarships.
    Just a $1 can provide Hajj money, feed the poor, pay rent, buy a house, renovate a building, start a medical center/hospital, etc, etc, etc.

    Just a suggestion: Please don’t post who contributes. That’s between them and Allah and only Allah, the Most Merciful, the All-Encompassing, knows the reason why they contributed.

    May Allah, the Most Forgiving , the Most Merciful, grant us forgiveness for our shortcomings and protect us from His punishment.

    Our Lord, we have wronged ourselves. If You forgive us not and have mercy on us, we would certainly be the losers.

  • http://nicheoflight.com Sam / Zahid

    Salaams –

    The downloaded flier has been delivered to the local Islamic Center in Santa Cruz,
    California / Monterey Bay. With Allah’s guidance it insha’allah will spread the HalfDate further.

    in faith,
    Sam / Zahid

  • bro

    Alhamdulillah, a speaker announced halfdate to the audience in Orange county.

  • Faris Mahmood

    Asaalamu alaikum to all brothers and sisters out there….

    I am from kerala(india) , living in Dubai( U.A.E.)

    I really fell in love with the theme and name of this website..

    May Allah succeed us in our good intentions to spread the message of Islam as the prophet wished!!!!

    Aameen

  • Young Anonymous Muslimah

    Salaams,
    Half Date is a really good idea, Alhamdulillah it seems loads of people have been joinin up. its good that you dont pressurise people into giving money, but instead remind people that even a smile is a charity, which in my case makes me wanna giv even more!
    Inshallah, you will be rewarded greatly in this world and the hereafter! Ameen!
    Wassalam.
    p.s the E-mails that u send r gr8, i realy luk 4wrd 2 thm, Jazakallah 4 all th duas 2 gat th sweetest d8 in Jannah! 😀
    oh, yh Leicester, U.K gyal here!