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Ramadan Generosity Drive

DateDrive of Ramadan 1429/Sept 2008

Alhamduillah, this dateDrive is successfully completed.

For all HalfDaters, you got gifts. A limited edition Ramadan 1429 *HANDMADE* bookmarks.

You can claim yours at Ramadan 1429 bookmarks

Contact the site owner if you want to mix and match or put a custom wording!

Here is a sneak peak: Sample1 and Sample2

On the right-hand side under “Sections in this Shop” you will see a section called “HalfDate Members Only.” Once you enter that section, you will see 10 different bookmark designs for the Ramadan 1429 Special Edition collection. Right now, I am only listing 1 bookmark under each design (total of 10 on sale), but as orders come in, I will add more quantity (until 29 is reached). As you can see, I put the price as $0.25 each. The system would not allow me to enter $0 (I hope that’s okay). So the total cost for anyone in the US is $2 for each special edition bookmark (these are mostly shipping charges).

As far as custom bookmarks, just tell the members that they will have to contact me personally for this and that they can mix and match things that they like from the website. Custom bookmarks are $7.99 (plus shipping) for each one and $1 from each sale will go to HalfDate.

Show Allah your generosity.

“Ramadan is already sweeter to me this year as HalfDate has led me to the good works of the Baitul Salaam Network and in sealing my envelope containing my donation, we are all made grateful.” -Br. S

This drive is still OPEN, two more projects to go.

Matching Challenges: To respond to a match, post in the comment the match # and how much (anonymously is fine)
Match #1: Brother Sam from California will match $20, if a $20 is donated during Ramadan to help homeless Muslims (women shelter).
Match #2: Ibn Halal will give $3 for every $1, for the first 3 high school students who can ask their family members to donate $20 to any of HalfDate listed causes. Post a comment once you donate, so we give the matching
Match #3: Brother Ahmed will give $2 for every $1 up to $100, for donations from students to any of HalfDate listed causes. Post a comment once you donate, so we give the matching
Match #4: Sister Mina will match $50, mashallah, if $50 is donated to BaitulSalam during Ramadan.
Match #5: A sister will match donations up to $500 to Naseeha Youth Helpline.
Match #6: A UK sister will donate a £1 for every £4 donated for the Dawah Booklet project.
Match #7: Coaching Duo will donate $2000 if 10 clients joined by Sept 30. Contact them for a free sample session. Sisters can contact their sister coaching service.
Match #8: Sister anonymous from Australia will match up to $100 if anyone working in high tech sector donates $100 during Ramadan. Post in the comment section to confirm this match.
Match #9: A software engineer will donate $100 if any hardware engineer donates $100 😛
Match #10: Br. B Inshallah will match every dollar (upto $100) for any current undergraduate college student that donates to any of the causes listed!
Match #11: Sister Muslimah will match $200

What: Appreciating Allah’s generosity by being generous with others

DateDrive Goals: Collecting $10,000 for several causes, one cause at a time (in-sha-Allah, throughout Ramadan, we will be listing new causes once the requests of the current cause are met)

What’s in it for you: Rewards from Allah, and getting things done, in-sha-Allah

Deadline: Oct 7th, 2008

Actions Required:

Individually or as a group,

1- Donate or raise $100, $20, $10, or $5 from your family and friends.
2- Post a personal message to that cause.
3- Email your friends about this drive

Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was the most generous of people, and he was at his most generous in Ramadan when he met Jibreel; he used to meet him every night in Ramadan and review the Qur’aan with him. The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was more generous than the wind.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari (6) and Muslim (2308)

عَنْ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رضي الله عنهما قَالَ : كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَجْوَدَ النَّاسِ ، وَكَانَ أَجْوَدُ مَا يَكُونُ فِي رَمَضَانَ حِينَ يَلْقَاهُ جِبْرِيلُ ، وَكَانَ يَلْقَاهُ فِي كُلِّ لَيْلَةٍ مِنْ رَمَضَانَ فَيُدَارِسُهُ الْقُرْآنَ , فَلَرَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَجْوَدُ بِالْخَيْرِ مِنْ الرِّيحِ الْمُرْسَلَةِ . رواه البخاري  6  ومسلم  2308

Your brothers and sisters are waiting for you.

ACT NOW. Show Allah your generosity.

Completed Requests

AlMaun Fund


cr.605 Sister needs food, prescription medication and transportation assistance. $200.00

cr.611 Family seeks aid with utility bills. $200.00

cr.616 Mother with health issues seeks help with food. $125.00

*Special* HalfDate recommends that you contribute for Almaun Fund non-profit registration cost, $400 and you can share the rewards of this Sadaqa Jaria (continuous charity). The official registration status will qualify them to apply for more public/private grants, bulk mail discounts, and other benefits.

cr.617 Mother of (5) recently began working, needs assistance with utility bills. $200.00

cr.619 Father currently out of work, seeks aid with pending cancellation of car insurance. $200.00

cr.624 Mother of (2) who also cares for five siblings needs food/personal items/transportation costs. $200.00

cr.625 Mother needs aid with back rent and electric bill. $200.00

Donations can be given by Paypal, google checkout, or postal checks.

Click here to donate, the first donation form is for Paypal, and the second is Google Checkout.

Almanu Fund’s email is maunfundorg [at] (it’s also their Paypal account email). If you prefer to mail in your contribution that supports the poor and needy of the ummah (our request for assistance are ongoing), please send to: (please post a comment so we update the progress)

Al Maun Fund
PO BOX 7691
Atlantic City, NJ 08404-7691

No-Riba-Movement by LivingHalal, oonly $69 needed

Go to and enter your email, name, and payment info

Care for abused sisters and children, $2000 needed for emergency fund

The Baitul Salaam Network, Inc. a national domestic violence awareness organization is fund raising to expand its services to families struggling due to some form of abuse.

Since Nov 1999, this organization has housed 608 women and children, answers hundreds of calls monthly, provides educational workshops and advocates for those who temporarily can not advocate for themselves. We work with the entire family when asked.

Click here to donate. If your donation is Zakah, PLEASE SPECIFY that in the paypal note.

You can also donate by check or money order, send to (please post a comment so we update the progress)

Baitul Salaam Network, Inc.
PO Box 11041
Atlanta, GA 30310

“If n e sisters from my state [RI] register with baitulsalaam and need a place to crash for a couple weeks with her kids i have a small room in my apartment i just gotta move some stuff out of, i live with my husband and kids so if the sister doesnt mind we dont either!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” -Sr. M

Advice is an Islamic right

Naseeha.Net is a Muslim youth helpline, based in Canada, but serving North America.


1- 2000 heroes who care about Islam’s future (easy payment plans, can be $20 every 6 months)
2- Link to us
3- Upload this video to video sharing sites, and tell all your friends.

Click here to invest in future generations

Post a comment to encourage others to donate

Help My School

Al-Manidah School is a US registered not-for-profit organization, Tax ID 51-0179919.


-Pay my teacher, $2500 (zakatable because teachers are low income)
-Protect my school, $1,195, commercial fire alarm control panel (sadaqa jariya, not zakatable)
-I need textbook, $3,479.85

Pay by check, bank transfer/deposit, or credit card.

Al-Madinah School
3510 Exposition Place
Los Angeles, CA 90018
(323) 296-5961

Enter an amount first then click the button

Eid Gifts for Duaa, Tawka, Afaf & Leena

Duaa, six, and her family suffered serious burns due to a gas explosion a year ago. Many non-Muslims have been gratefully helping them, yet many Muslims in NY don’t know about their case.

Their mom was completely unrecognizable at the hospital. Before she died, she removed all of her gold (jewelry) and asked for it to be given to charity, because she knew her death was coming, subhanAllah. At the day when sister Lazeena visited them for Eid, the children, one by one sat on their father’s lap and repeated after him, making du’a for Allah to place their mother in Jannah and to reunite them all together there with her, Ameen.

Watch this video and help them.

“Yes! I just showed my kids the video, and they are writing letters to Duaa and her sisters during homeschool today. We made it a lesson on caring about others. Jazak Allah khair for passing this along to us.” -Sr. Amina

Then Leena came home. SubhanAllah it was much more emotional seeing her because of her being blind. She walked into the living room, her arms stretched out feeling around. Her father told her she had guests and she was beaming. She felt around the livingroom hugging us, kissing us and giggling. No doubt she was the one who laughed and smiled the most out of all of them mashaAllah. However, it’s obvious she still needs time to get comfortable with her condition. Eating is very difficult for her to do on her own, she also seems to get really irritated and emotional whenever she’s playing with her sisters and they take something from her or even get up and leave without telling her. She starts wailing right away and throwing a tantrum. I can only imagine how she must feel. Remember she wasn’t born blind, she remembers the world of sight I’m sure, subhanAllah, and so now being trapped in a world of darkness will take her a lot of time to get used to, but overall she’s very happy mashaAllah.

Update: Read about the Eid visit to Al-Ghaithi family at


A sister has been collecting for them, so we just want to add an Eid gift package for the children $400.

And if you have kids, please ask them to send cards or letters to this family. Of course, make dua!

If you have any questions or comments, you can email lazeena.hosain[AT]yahoo[DOT]com (this is the same email for Paypal, please specify HalfDate Eid Gift, otherwise it goes for general donation)

We’d like you to also thank the firefighters and the hospital that took care of them, as the Prophet (SAW) said, “Whoever did not thank people, did not thank Allah.”

Click here to contact the hospital

The firefighter link

Thrift Shop

Since 2005, Baabun Nasr has been helping Muslims women and families in Philadelphia, PA and surrounding areas.


(not zakatable, but sadaqa jariya, in-sha-Allah)

In need of about $800.00. $500 to file non-profit status and $300 to repair the location rented for the community thrift shop. The cost covers:

Store Supplies, cash register, office supplies, desk, chairs, file cabinets, and building supplies
1- five gallons of paint

2- sheets of dry wall sheet rock
3- bio fold doors

Baabun Nasr accepts monetary donations, via Paypal at , money orders, cashiers-checks or non-monetary donations.

Baabun Nasr Inc.
3522 N 16TH ST
Make payments with PayPal - it's fast, free and secure!

Dawah Booklet

IslamBradford is an UK Islamic Dawah organisation and registered charity (no. 1105942) established in January 2004.

How much do you value the message that your beloved prophet (SAW) gave you?

Now, with HalfDate bargains, you can print 2000 Dawah booklets at an affordable price.
HOW? By collectively pooling the money.


Printing dawah material for non-Muslims. As currently they have a book at the publishers produced by IslamBradford entitled: What Is Islam?

The publisher was originally meant to print the book for free as it had only been five pages. However after revising and expanding the whole booklet, it ended up as 17 pages and the publisher just last week contacted us stating that he would have to charge for the project.

A5 Booklet – What is Islam? – Cover, 4pp printed full colour on 250gsm gloss, 16pp printed black throughout on 100gsm bond, saddle stitch and delivery to one address.

1,000 copies – £788 (1,464.60 USD)
2,000 copies – £907 (1,685.32 USD)

When you donate, notice the amount is in British Pound (roughly £1 GBP = $2 USD)

Donate using checks, bank transfer, credit cards, or PayPal.

Checks payable to: IslamBradford, PO BOX 835, Bradford, BD9 6WW, UK.

Bank transfers account: Lloyds-TSB Plc. Hustlergate. Bradford. Sort Code: 30-91-12 Account No: 04752431.

Bismillah, O Allah, for you, I give

***You don’t have to have PayPal, when you see the PayPal login box, you don’t have to sign up, just enter your cards info on the left side****

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  • anonmuslimmah

    thank you all for the kindness you show those who are less fortunate than yourselves