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Care For Refugees

Update # 19

Thanks to all who donated from * Australia, Canada (AB, ON), India, Italy, Jamaica, Kuwait, Malaysia, Singapore, UK, and US (AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, IA, IL, IN, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NJ, NM, NY, OK, OR, PA, TX, UT, VA, VT) and thank you for all your duas from Bosnia to Indonesia

Note:There are several donors who offered to donate but their payment methods didn’t work or the transaction fee is higher than the donation, so we would like to acknowledge their effort and may Allah reward them for their intentions, they are from Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, UAE, UK, and USA.

“Alhamdulilah when Muslims visit,
I forget all my worries,”

-A father of a 3-yr-old son

DateDrive of Rabie A-thani 1430/April 2009
Type of DateDrive: Monetary & Awareness

“I donated $7.29 because that’s all I could afford without making my bank account empty.” -Sister T

Drive Target:

  1. Collecting $4,977 USD (rent about $750 + educational programs for $500)
  2. Getting 70 support comments and dua, click here to post a pleasant word (Put, your city/state/country, so we feel the sense of one global family)
  3. Getting 12 groups/individuals to write support letters/cards to these 50 families in Houston, mail them to this address
“I’ve been planning on donating for the past 10 days but this Hadith really encouraged me to do it now!” -A student

مَا نَقَصَتْ صَدَقَةٌ مِنْ مَالٍ
Sadaqah never decreases wealth

-Authentic Hadith collected in Sahih Muslim

O Allah, for you I give

Current highest donation is $700, smallest $1, click here to read more interesting facts.

Combined total of Paypal, Authorize.net, and offline

The above total includes Al-Amaanah locally raised $2141

“I’m currently an unemployed student! ALhamdulilah I gave $40 to this great cause. I hope HalfDate can match 😀 I remember when our family were refugees, how many generous people helped us with everything: clothing, food, education, etc.” -Sister A

To donate (online or by mail) click on “Donate Now”


Matching & Challenges:

  1. Grow HalfDate: For every mailing list signup, HalfDate will donate $1 up to $200. Just join the mailing list and post a comment that you are participating in Alamaanah drive
  2. Blog for a cause: For every blog post about helping refugees/Alamaanah, $5 will be donated up to $250
  3. A pleasant word! For every comment or Dua about Sadaqah or refugees posted about helping refugees, $1 Canadian Dollar will be donated up to $100.
  4. Matching Challenge: If 100 people each donates $5, I’ll match their donations ($500) – post in the comment
  5. Unemployed & Broke Challenge: If an unemployed Muslim donates $20 or more, we’ll double it up to $500 – post in the comment
  6. Baitul Salaam supports Al-Amaanah: Everyone (maximum 100 donors) who gives $5.00 Baitul Salaam (women shelter in GA) will give $5.00. We challenge you to challenge us. Give at least $5.00 to be matched by us


Write to these families

We are looking for 12 groups/individuals to write to these 50 families in Houston.

So far, the following brothers/sisters/groups have promised to write:

  1. Sunday school, TX, USA made 50 cards 😀 Allahu Akbar!
  2. BuildingBlocks, MN, USA
  3. Sydney youth, NSW, Australia
  4. Bengali tigers, CA, USA
  5. Ladiedee, MI, USA
  6. Poetry Sisters, CA, USA
  7. Coach Zohra, IN, USA will collect from her community and send in Hijab and other gifts
  8. Baitul Salaam, GA, USA will collect and send gifts, giftcards, and cards
  9. Calgary Sisters, AB, Canada
  10. Northside College Prep Jamaah Club, IL, USA
  11. Miriam, NY, USA will send a Hijab and a note
  12. Bebo’s parents, NJ, USA
  13. Abu & Umm Omar, CA, USA
  14. Dulles High School Muslims, TX, USA

Al Amaanah, Inc.
8181 Fannin, Suite 337
Houston, TX, 77054

Or email tamra at halfdate and we will print/convey your email to Alamaanah volunteers.

“Hey, lets do the card thing… it would be awesome for our kids to make cards for refugees” -Teacher N

There are about 50 families, lots of kids, about 10 widows, and a few sisters living on their own. If your school/masjid want to ask your kids to make cards for these families, please try to make 50 cards and let the kids write their names and their city.

Sample Letters & Cards

“We are from a class in an Islamic After School program in California, ages 4-7, and we heard about a refugee family whose daughter can no longer walk and talk. The kids wanted to make cards and drawings for their sister in Islam. May Allah reward you all for your efforts inshaa-Allah.”

All the info they gave was that it was from Sister Yafa and her class (Imam, Yusuf, Ahmed, Muhammad, Iman, Amal, Yasmine, and Hosna). May Allah reward the teacher, students, parents, school admin, and all those who helped with the sweetest date in Jannah 😀

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If you want to write to a specific person, you can write to the following:

Kids:
you can ask them to write to Hassan and Ibrahim, asking them to take good care of their mother, of each other, and their younger brother.

Or Mustafa:

Adult:
Abu Mais
A father of 7 kids, eldest is 14 yrs old. He takes his kids to and from school everyday, runs all the errands during the day and then works at night as a security guard.

Pharwin
A Burmese girl, mashallah very very smart, she serves as our guide every time we go to the Burmese complex because she is the only one that can speak English there. She is still in school, learning fast and likes school.

Some of you asked about giving these families some gifts. Here are some suggestions:

Prayer rugs, Qurans (especially, in Burmese language) and scarfs/Abayas, school supplies, household items and appliance, and clothes.

The following are some example of these families (Al-Amaanah sponsors about 50 families):

Family #1 (Iraqi)
Single woman, lives on her own, doesn’t speak English. Wallahy she has been waiting all week for our visit, she hasn’t been here for long and doesn’t know that many ppl. Has no one to talk to, and thats her main problem, she wants to learn English so bad. I suggest some sisters make it a habit to visit her twice a week. Maybe get some dessert or something and just go spend some quality time with her. She will be having surgery in April so won’t be able to work this month until she gets the surgery and recovers. She also needs pocket money during this period until she starts working again. Please visit her, call her on the phone, make her know that she is not forgotten!

Family #2 (Iraqi)
Single woman living with her mom and she is the one that has to pay the bills, her mom is too old to work. She was in dire need of finding a job last week and alhamdulillah she just got one a couple of days ago. She hasn’t been working for a month though and her rent has to be paid before the end of the month!!! She also is planning to move closer to work because she takes 3 buses just to get there from where they live. So we promised to help her move, but rent still has to be paid for this month!!!

Family #3 (Iraqi)
A man in his mid 30s, can’t work because he has a lot of medical problems, needs help paying his electric bill (inshalla is in the process of being taken care of). He doesn’t speak English and therefore is isolated in this big world! We should start making it a habit to visit him every week too. He says he could use some furniture around the house so we need to go visit him and find out how can we help him more.

Family #4 (Iraqi) *update 4/19 He found a job, Alhamduilllah*
The father used to work as a barber in Iraq, he had another job here but got laid off because of the economy. He said he is waiting on his papers to come from Iraq this week so that he can start working his normal job (cutting hair). He is having trouble paying the bills and rent till he starts working again.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Can I give Zakah?
    Yes, you can click here to give Zakah
  • Do you spend my Zakah in administrative or operational cost?
    No, Zakah is strictly and totally giving to end beneficiaries.
  • Can these brothers and sisters work?
    Yes, they are looking for jobs and a few do have part-time jobs, but that’s only enough to pay for food, utilities, etc.
  • What about government assistance?
    Government rent assistance to refugee families cover only the first four months.
  • I saw on TV that non-Muslims organizations (e.g. churches) are helping them?
    Yes, there are other refugee service organizations. However, Al Amaanah provides unique services that Muslim families need, e.g. educational programs for their children.
  • What is Al Amaanah?
    Al Amaanah is refugee service organization based in Houston, Texas, USA. The word Amaanah means trust or duty, because Muslims believe that taking care of our brothers and sisters who happened to be refugees is an amaanah on everyone’s shoulders.
  • What other services does Al Amaanah provide?
    Other than financial support, our services include English classes, homework help for children, and physical and emotional support for many widows, injured, and disabled refugees.
  • I want to know more about your volunteer interaction with these families, where can I find that?
    Visit Al-Amaanah blog http://alamaanah.wordpress.com/

For more information, visit http://www.alamaanah.com/ or listen to this interview.

To keep updated, visit Al-Amaanah blog http://alamaanah.wordpress.com/

Interesting Facts

  • All early donors are from Australia (Sun does rise from there :) )
  • Smallest contribution is $1 (half a date :) )
  • Biggest contribution so far is $250 from Pennsylvania $400 from California $500 from Texas $700 Calgary, Canada
  • A laid off mother of three donated $20, a brother who lost his job gave $40 (please make dua for them)
  • Several unemployed students gave, one gave $7.29 because that’s what she had in her account.
  • Youngest donor she doesn’t even have a credit card or bank account Rehan and Heba (7 & 4 children donated from their own money).
  • Alhamdulillah, Over 10 blog posts for this drive, may Allah reward all bloggers.
  • Alhamdulillah, over 17K views on YouTube alone (not counting other sites), may Allah reward all views and promoters.
  • The donor who gave $7.29 later gave another $77 from tax refund.
  • A sister found a job after giving.
  • A mother found her sick child improving after giving.
  • Several donors gave multiple times, one sister gave again because she didn’t have enough to give the first time, another sister gave whenever she felt pain or inspirations.
  • Alhamdulillah, over 100 gift items (cards, letter, gift card, scarf, clothing) have been mailed to Al-Amaanah
  • Several groups have raised for the drive, namely Northwestern University, Calgary medical students, and Organic HalfDate Club

If you know any media or Khateeb wants to talk about this drive. Let them contact us (tamra -a-t- halfdate.com)


Drive Sponsors

HalfDate promotion costs are sponsored by the following sponsors and by HalfDaters like you.

SISTERS Magazine Halal job search
Dawah Posters

Want to spread the word?

  • Blog about this drive. Click here
  • Post the http://halfdate.com link on your email or forum signature.
  • Buy an ad on Google or social media ads on Facebook, MySpace, …
  • Chip in for flyer printing and distribution.
  • Tell your local media about this drive.

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  • Mee

    $10

    unemployed student…..

    jazakAllahu khayran for giving me the opportunity to give….

    [Admin: Didn’t satisfy for matching. It has to be $20 or more.
    Will match it anyway. may Allah accept from all of us
    Total pledged for matching as of now: $360+20=$380 ($120 remained)
    unemployed/broke/laid off #matchingFund]

  • http://halfdate.com admin

    إِنَّ الْمُصَّدِّقِينَ وَالْمُصَّدِّقَاتِ وَأَقْرَضُوا اللَّهَ قَرْضًا حَسَنًا يُضَاعَفُ لَهُمْ وَلَهُمْ أَجْرٌ كَرِيمٌ
    سورة الحديد آية 57

    For those who give in Charity, men and women, and loan to Allah a Beautiful Loan, it shall be increased manifold (to their credit), and they shall have (besides) a liberal reward. [57:18]

    Day 21 Apr 23

    Syed Houston, TX $10
    Shahinoor Brooklyn, NY $20
    Arshia Catasauqua, PA $25
    Rehan and Heba (7 & 4 children from their own money) $20
    Brother NC, $50

  • iadiedee

    I will be very happy to send a card or letter.

  • sister from Vermont

    Assalamualaikum.

    I pray that my brother-in-Islam, Br. Usman from Vermont will find a job soon. Insya Allah. Please join me and make doa for this very helpful,caring young man.

    My husband had his work hours reduced quite drastically but not unemployed. Alhamdullillah.We have limited financial means but we donated our “precious” $30 to sponsor an orphan at Al-Amaanah. To those who have the means, please match our donation and help the orphans and refugees.

    A nation is judged by how they treat the weak.

    Warm Salam
    Singaporean sister based in Vermont

    [Admin: $60 will be matched, may Allah accept from all of us
    Total pledged for matching as of now: $380+60=$440 ($60 remained)
    unemployed/broke/laid off #matchingFund]

  • Al Amaanah

    CHECK IT OUT! – http://www.vimeo.com/4294474

  • A sister

    I told myself that if I can spend $40 on myself, then I can spend that same amount in a cause far more better than that.

    May Allah make us all better Mumineen!

  • http://dawahforall.blogspot.com omer

    In the name of Allah ,most gracious , most merciful

    Whoso desireth that (life) which hasteneth away, We hasten for him therein that We will for whom We please. And afterward We have appointed for him hell; he will endure the heat thereof, condemned, rejected. (18) And whoso desireth the Hereafter and striveth for it with the effort necessary, being a believer; for such, their effort findeth favour (with their Lord). (19) Each do We supply, both these and those, from the bounty of thy Lord. And the bounty of thy Lord can never be walled up. (20) See how We prefer one of them above another, and verily the Hereafter will be greater in degrees and greater in preferment. (21)

    Chapter 17 , the holy Quran

  • anon

    Salaams

    Hope this comment helps Insha Allah

  • http://halfdate.com admin

    أَلَمْ يَجِدْك َيَتِيمًا فَآوَى

    Did He not find you (O Muhammad (Peace be upon him)) an orphan and gave you a refuge? (Ad-Duha 93:6)

    وَوَجَدَكَ ضَالًّا فَهَدَى

    And He found you unaware (of the Qur’ân, its legal laws, and Prophethood, etc.) and guided you? (Ad-Duha 93:7)

    وَوَجَدَكَ عَائِلًا فَأَغْنَى

    And He found you poor, and made you rich (selfsufficient with selfcontentment, etc.)? (Ad-Duha 93:8)

    فَأَمَّا الْيَتِيمَ فَلَا تَقْهَرْ

    Therefore, treat not the orphan with oppression, (Ad-Duha 93:9)

    وَأَمَّا السَّائِلَ فَلَا تَنْهَرْ

    And repulse not the beggar; (Ad-Duha 93:10)

    وَأَمَّا بِنِعْمَةِ رَبِّكَ فَحَدِّثْ

    And proclaim the Grace of your Lord (i.e. the Prophethood and all other Graces). (Ad-Duha 93:11)

    Day 22 Apr 24

    Kamran Houston, TX $200 raised locally
    Faridah Middlebury, VT $30 raised by HalfDate
    Saber Houston, TX $7 raised locally

    Day 23 Apr 25

    NONE $0

    Day 24 Apr 26

    Saira Italy $15 raised by HalfDate
    Farhiya Houston, TX $40 raised by HalfDate
    Aisha Houston, TX $100 raised locally

    May Allah accept from all

    .

  • Blog post match up

    http://awakenedbytruth.blogspot.com/2009/04/sadaqah-for-sake-of-allah.html

    [Admin: Jazakum Allahu kahira for blogging about this cause. $5 will be donated for blogging. #matchingFund]

  • Mrs. H

    My blog post about the drive:

    http://thelifeofawifeandmom.blogspot.com/2009/04/halfdatecom-promoting-sadaqa.html#comments

    [Admin: Jazakum Allahu kahira for blogging about this cause. $5 will be donated for blogging. So far, $35 allocated 250-35= $215 remained #matchingFund]

  • striving to be a stanger

    http://myself-and-him.blogspot.com/2009/04/sadaqah-never-decreases-wealth.html
    here is my post

    [Admin: Jazakum Allahu kahira for blogging about this cause. $5 will be donated for blogging. So far, $40 allocated 250-40= $210 remained #matchingFund]

  • gawan093

    May Allah SWT give these refugees His guidence and enter these Muslim brothers and sisters a sweet reward of Jannah. Ameen.

  • Ahmed

    Great job HalfDate.com, may Allah give you hima and reward for your work

  • Ageisha

    I really pray that the goal is reached inshaAllah, I will blog about this and email it to friends and family!

  • http://istherefoodonmyniqaab.blogspot.com Lazeena Umm Yusuf

    As salaamu alaikum,

    I just blogged about this here: http://istherefoodonmyniqaab.blogspot.com/2009/04/help-for-homeless-refugee-widowed.html

    Match, please =)

    [Admin: Jazakum Allahu kahira for blogging about this cause. $5 will be donated for blogging. So far, $45 allocated 250-45= $205 remained. #matchingFund]

  • A student from NYC

    May Allah help all the widows, elders, needy brothers and sisters throughout the world.

    A Student, contributing $20 from NYC.

    [Admin: $40 will be matched, may Allah accept from all of us
    Total pledged for matching as of now: $440+40=480 ($20 remained)
    unemployed/broke/laid off #matchingFund]

  • Sister

    Writing to these families allowed me to refocus myself with my engagement ending. Others have much more troubles than I and it is a good reminder

  • http://halfdate.com admin

    Certainly, your efforts and deeds are diverse (different in aims and purposes); (Al-Lail 92:4)

    فَأَمَّا مَن أَعْطَى وَاتَّقَى

    As for him who gives (in charity) and keeps his duty to Allâh and fears Him,

    وَصَدَّقَ بِالْحُسْنَى

    And believes in Al-Husna. (Al-Lail 92:6)

    فَسَنُيَسِّرُهُ لِلْيُسْرَى

    We will make smooth for him the path of ease (goodness). (Al-Lail 92:7)

    وَأَمَّا مَن بَخِلَ وَاسْتَغْنَى

    But he who is greedy miser and thinks himself self-sufficient. (Al-Lail 92:8)

    وَكَذَّبَ بِالْحُسْنَى

    And gives the lie to Al-Husna (see Verse No: 6 footnote); (Al-Lail 92:9)

    فَسَنُيَسِّرُهُ لِلْعُسْرَى

    We will make smooth for him the path for evil; (Al-Lail 92:10)

    وَمَا يُغْنِي عَنْهُ مَالُهُ إِذَا تَرَدَّى

    And what will his wealth benefit him when he goes down (in destruction).

    إِنَّ عَلَيْنَا لَلْهُدَى

    Truly! Ours it is (to give) guidance, (Al-Lail 92:12)

    وَإِنَّ لَنَا لَلْآخِرَةَ وَالْأُولَى

    And truly, unto Us (belong) the last (Hereafter) and the first (this world). (Al-Lail 92:13)

    فَأَنذَرْتُكُمْ نَارًا تَلَظَّى

    Therefore I have warned you of a Fire blazing fiercely (Hell); (Al-Lail 92:14)

    لَا يَصْلَاهَا إِلَّا الْأَشْقَى

    None shall enter it save the most wretched, (Al-Lail 92:15)

    الَّذِي كَذَّبَ وَتَوَلَّى

    Who denies and turns away. (Al-Lail 92:16)

    وَسَيُجَنَّبُهَا الْأَتْقَى

    And Al-Muttaqûn (the pious and righteous – see V.2:2) will be far removed from it (Hell). (Al-Lail 92:17)

    الَّذِي يُؤْتِي مَالَهُ يَتَزَكَّى

    He who spends his wealth for increase in self-purification, (Al-Lail 92:18)

    وَمَالِأَحَدٍ عِندَهُ مِن نِّعْمَةٍ تُجْزَى

    And have in his mind no favour from anyone for which a reward is expected in return, (Al-Lail 92:19)

    إِلَّا ابْتِغَاء وَجْهِ رَبِّهِا لْأَعْلَى

    Except only the desire to seek the Countenance of his Lord, the Most High; (Al-Lail 92:20)

    وَلَسَوْفَ يَرْضَى

    He surely will be pleased (when he will enter Paradise). (Al-Lail 92:21)

    ——-

    Day 25 Apr 27

    Ahmed Plymouth, MI $25 (HalfDate)
    Omar Houston, TX $50 (locally raised)
    Rebecca Bristol, CT $50 (HalfDate)
    Ayyaz Long Island City, NY $20 (HalfDate)
    Ageisha Teaneck, NJ $30 (HalfDate)

    May Allah reward you all

    .

  • ok

    May Allah help them be successful in this life and in the next.

  • ok

    http://canihavesomemoremum.wordpress.com/2009/04/28/halfdate/

    I blogged about half date

    [Admin: Jazakum Allahu kahira for blogging about this cause. $5 will be donated for blogging. So far, $50 allocated 250-50= $200 remained #matchingFund]

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  • Hytham

    New Mexico in the house

  • http://halfdate.com admin

    مَّن ذَا الَّذِي يُقْرِضُ اللّهَ قَرْضًا حَسَنًا فَيُضَاعِفَهُ لَهُ أَضْعَافًا كَثِيرَةً وَاللّهُ يَقْبِضُ وَيَبْسُطُ وَإِلَيْهِ تُرْجَعُونَ
    سورة البقرة آية 245

    Who is he that will lend to Allâh a goodly loan so that He may multiply it to him many times? And it is Allâh that decreases or increases (your provisions), and unto Him you shall return. (Al-Baqarah 2:245)

    Day 26 Apr 28

    Zabrina Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia $50
    Haytham Albuquerque, NM $5 (qualifies for Baitul Salaam $5 matching #matchingfund)

    May Allah accept from all

    .

  • Ruqoyyah Bello

    Seek Allah’s help with patience and prayer; verily Allah is with the patient. My heart goes out to all the refugee families and all muslim families who are in dear need of one form of assistance or the other. May Allah be with them all and make their feet firm in the deen. And to halfdate, I cant wish you anything less than the best in both world. Thumbs up to you guys once more. May Allah enable me to contribute in more ways than this soonest.

  • http://www.baitulsalaam.net Hadayai

    As Salaamu Alaikum,

    We (Baitul Salaam) challenge any organization, small majsid, business to catch our efforts or surpass (not done to cloat), insh’Allah:

    1. Two boxes of clothings for women and girls.
    2 Personal care items
    3. 20 gift cards with a minimum of $10 each on them

    Our goal is to ship the box on Tuesday from our outreach office.

    We have had a group effort to make this possible. Everyone put something in made you happy.

    ma salaam
    Hadayai

  • http://themuslimkid@gmail.com themuslimkid

    Hey so I got my school Muslim Club to make cards.

    Were going to mail them to the address listed and yea, you can add:

    “Northside College Prep Jamaah Club, Chicago, IL, USA” to the list. =D

    any questions/comments, email us at:

    ncp.jamaahclub@gmail.com

    -The Muslim Kid-

  • Miriam

    Inshallah I will be sending a hijab to the organization this week along with a note.

  • http://halfdate.com admin

    لَن تَنَالُواْ الْبِرَّ حَتَّى تُنفِقُواْ مِمَّا تُحِبُّونَ وَمَا تُنفِقُواْ مِن شَيْءٍ فَإِنَّ اللّهَ بِهِ عَلِيمٌ

    By no means shall you attain Al-Birr (piety, righteousness, etc., it means here Allâh’s Reward, i.e. Paradise), unless you spend (in Allâh’s Cause) of that which you love; and whatever of good you spend, Allâh knows it well. (Aali Imran 3:92)

    Day 27 Apr 29

    Sofia Italy $1
    Donita SMYRNA, GA $10

    May Allah accept

    .

  • http://study.taleemalquran.com-a.googlepages.com/qurantafsironlineenglish2009 Muslim

    Assalaamu Alaikum,

    $5 has been donated just now on behalf of an unemployed student. Pls match accordingly.

    Jazakum Allahu Khairan wa Barak Allahu fikum jam’eean

    Wassalaam

    [Admin: I just realized that minimum match is for $20 donations, but your $5 donation qualifies for $5 Baitul Salaam matching, may Allah accept from all. #matchingFund]

  • http://alamaanah.wordpress.com alikhlas

    Admin, do all of my posts about HalfDate on the Al Amaanah blog count for the matching fund? After all, you guys have your own category 😉

    http://alamaanah.wordpress.com/category/halfdate/

    [Admin: Jazakum Allahu kahira for blogging about this cause. $50 will be donated for blogging. So far, $100 allocated 250-100= $150 remained #matchingFund]

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  • http://halalfactor.com Maria

    as salaamu aalaykum,

    my husband and I can write to the brothers and sisters inshaAllah.

  • http://halalfactor.com Maria

    as salaamu aalaykum,

    I just donated again (unemployed). Admin the first time I donated I signed up to give $xx.xx of dollars every month for a year. Does that get matched or not?

    As soon as I increased in my sadaqah my son started to get better Alhamdulillah.

    ws

    [Admin: I just realized that minimum match is for $20 donations, but since you gave for one year. Basically, all the remaining matching for this category will be used. may Allah accept from all of us. Total pledged for matching as of now: $500 unemployed/broke/laid off #matchingFund]

  • http://halfdate.com admin

    بينا رجل بفلاة من الأرض ، فسمع صوتا في سحابة : اسق حديقة فلان . فتنحى ذلك السحاب . فأفرغ ماءه في حرة . فإذا شرجة من تلك الشراج قد استوعبت ذلك الماء كله . فتتبع الماء . فإذا رجل قائم في حديقته يحول الماء بمسحاته . فقال له : يا عبدالله ! ما اسمك ؟ قال : فلان . للاسم الذي سمع في السحابة . فقال له : يا عبدالله ! لم تسألني عن اسمي ؟ فقال : إني سمعت صوتا في السحاب الذي هذا ماؤه يقول : اسق حديقة فلان . لاسمك . فما تصنع فيها ؟ قال : أما إذ قلت هذا ، فإني أنظر إلى ما يخرج منها ، فأتصدق بثلثه ، وآكل أنا وعيالي ثلثا ، وأرد فيها ثلثه
    الراوي: أبو هريرة المحدث: مسلم – المصدر: المسند الصحيح – الصفحة أو الرقم: 2984
    خلاصة الدرجة: صحيح

    Abu Huraira reported: While a person was in the wilderness he heard a voice from the cloud (commanding it thus): Irrigate the garden of so and so. (After that the clouds slinked aside and poured water on a stony ground. It filled a channel amongst the channels of that land and that person followed that water and he found a person standing in the garden busy in changing the course of water with the help of a hatchet. He said to him: Servant of Allaah, what is your name? he said: So and so. And it was that very name which he had heard from the clouds. and he said to him: Servant of Allaah, why do you ask me my name? He said: I beard a voice from the clouds of which It is the downpour, saying: Water the garden of so and to. like your name. What do you do (for the favour) shown to you by Allaah in this matter? He said: Now as you state so. I look what yield I get from it. and I give one-third as charity out of it and I and my children eat one-third of it and one-third I return to it as investment. [Collected in Sahih Muslim]

    Day 28 Apr 30

    Saira Italy $5
    Nasra United Kingdom $30
    Gloria Meriden, CT $3

    May Allah accept

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  • umayr

    may allah reward them

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  • Muni

    Dear Abu Mais,
    I’m so touched by your great effort in bringing up your 7 children. I’m sure that all your sweat now will bring valuable results in future, inshaa-allah. Keep it up!

  • http://www.zohrasarwari.com/ Zohra

    Bismillah,

    Walakaium Asalam WR WB,

    Ok…I collected 12 nice Hijabs…Pretty nice colors…A few people are intested in donating, am waiting on them…meanwhile, I am sending hijabs…out on Monday, inshAllaah…With a personal note..inshAllaah…

    Jazak Allaah Khairan,

    Zohra

  • Nadeem

    As-salaam Aliakum,

    May Allah help you all in this great work. Jazaak Allah Khair, Nadeem

  • 50 Cards for refugee families!

    we got about 20 or so students to participate, but many of them volunteered to make more than 1 card. Others told their friends and classmates from school to make some too, so thats how we managed to get 50 Allhamdulillah. :)

  • http://halfdate.com admin

    ‏عَنْ ‏ ‏ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ ‏‏أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ ‏ ‏صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ‏ ‏صَلَّى يَوْمَ الْفِطْرِ رَكْعَتَيْنِ لَمْ يُصَلِّ قَبْلَهَا وَلَا بَعْدَهَا ثُمَّ أَتَى النِّسَاءَ وَمَعَهُ ‏بِلَالٌ ‏ ‏فَأَمَرَهُنَّ بِالصَّدَقَةِ فَجَعَلْنَ يُلْقِينَ تُلْقِي الْمَرْأَةُ‏ ‏خُرْصَهَا ‏وَسِخَابَهَا

    صحيح البخاري

    The Prophet (salallahu alaihi wassalam) prayed Eid Al-Fitr two Rakaa Eid and didn’t pay before it or after it, he then came to the women and Bilal was with him, and he commanded the women to give Sadaqah and they started to throw their jewelries. [Collected in Sahih Al-Bukhari]

    Matching Fund contributed by HalfDate donors:

    For comments $100
    For blogging $100
    For joining the mailinglist $200 (not everyone mentioned Al-Amaanah referral)
    For $5 donations matched by Baitul Salaam $200 (in gift cards)

    Day 29 May 1

    Syed San Antonio, TX $5

    Day 30 May 2

    Samira Houston, TX $20
    Shun Los Angeles, CA $200
    Mohammed Chicago, IL $10

    May Allah reward with several folds

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  • muslimina

    Assalamu alaykum va rahmatullahi va barakatuh, dear brothers and sisters!
    I’d like to ask you to give any advice where could I address for the help for my family. We are refugees, and in a very hard and poor situation. I don’t know what to do or who to ask for the help.
    please, help us, bismillyah, with any information you know.
    sebilla57@yahoo.com
    Assalamu alaykum va rahmatullahi va barakatuh!

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  • Ni’Mah

    Asalamu Alaykum,

    Ramadan Mubarak everyone! I just want to say may Allah help you all who are in need and ease your pain and suffering. May Allah accept our dua’s on this holy month. Alhuma Amin:)

  • N.Fatimah

    Asalamu Alaykum, just wondering can I still donate? it’s not much but maybe it will just help even it’s only a little.

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  • Ishac

    ASALAMU ALAYKUM MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN FAITH. INSHALLAH ALLAH ACCEPTS YOUR GOOD DEEDS AND EXPIATES YOUR SINS, AND ACCEPTS YOU, YOUR MOTHERS, FATHERS, BROTHERS, AND SISTERS IN THE DEEN INTO JANNAH. AMEEN. MAY ALLAH SWT GUIDE US AND ACCEPT US AND SAVE US FROM THE FIRE WHOSE FUEL WILL BE MEN AND STONE, MAY ALLAH SWT SAVE US FROM THE TORMENT OF THE GRAVE, THE TRIALS OF LIFE AND DEATH, SIN AND DEBT, MAY ALLAH SWT SAVE US FROM THE TRIALS OF AL MASIH AL DAJJAL, AND MAY ALLAH SWT SAVE US FROM THE HELLFIRE, MAY ALLAH SWT GRANT US A GOOD LIFE IN THIS LIFE, AND A BETTER ONE IN THE HEREAFTER. AMEEN YA RABB IL ALAMEEN!

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