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

    Assalamu Alaikum,

    I just joined HalfDate on Facebook! Jazakum Allahu khairan. May Allah ease the troubles of all our refugee brothers and sisters, Ameen ya Rabb!

    Wassalam

  • http://www.baitulsalaam.net Hadayai

    As Salaamu Alaikum,

    Baitul Salaam is fund raising in metro Atlanta for the Iraqi families. Everyone (maximum 100 donors) who gives $5.00 we as an organization will give $5.00. We challenge you to challenge us. Give at least $5.00 to be matched by us to the Iraqi refugee families.

    May Allah continue to bless all of us.

    ma salaam
    Hadayai Majeed
    Administrator
    Baitul Salaam Network, Inc.

  • munazza

    cool site! i love it!

  • Anony Money

    May Allah make it easy for them and help us to help them.

    Allahumma-rzuqna rizqan halalan tayyiba! Wa-rzuqna min ghaiyri haulim-minnaa wala quwwah! Ameen.

  • AnonymousMuslimah

    May Allah (SWT) aid our Muslim brothers and sisters fee kulli makaan, both the suffering and the not suffering. It is our duty as Muslimeen to fulfill our duty to aid our Muslim brothers and sisters in need, as well as all the miskeen. May Allah (SWT) soften our hearts so we may feel with those in pain, becoming more inclined to give our help, Ameen Ya Rubbil3alameen.

    May Allah (SWT) help these Muslims in need. Make dua, for that is certainly the best of all remedies, the best charity we can give them (but that doesn’t mean to close your wallet either). Verily, Allah (SWT) tells us in the Quran that with every hardship there is ease (S. 94 – Al Inshirah), and He (SWT) does not place on a soul a burden greater than they can bear (2:286). And Allah (SWT) never fails in His (SWT) promise. Ameen.

  • Zemar

    Asalamu alaikum,

    My parents and most of their families are Palestinian refugees from the 1948 Israeli war. Alhamdulillah, we are doing well and Allah (SWT) helped our famiies create new lives in Egypt (father’s family) and Lebanon (mom’s family). I pray for all the refugees in this world to be able to go back to their country one day and get their lands back. I pray that wars will cease inshallah and no more corruption will exist. I pray for all the refugees who need help, love and nurturing to receive all that they need and more from the donations of their fellow Muslim brothers and sisters inshallah. May their prayers be answered, may their children grow up in good health and may they have sabr and iman to keep believing in Allah and his miracles. Ameen.

  • Omar

    Ya Allah,

    Make their affair easy, and give them patience, strength, and taqwa, and relieve their hardship.

  • Umulkayr

    Sa’laam Alakum, Sorry to the family and what they have been faced with walahi Inshallah I will make dua that Allah makes it easy for you to overcome their tradgey and a quick and easy recovery Inshallah, but we have to remeber what ever happend is from Allah so while i’ll be making dua for the family they too need to make dua to Allah.Inshallah

  • rm

    just posting a dua for the refugee families. May Allah speed their relief, and after every hard time does come easing, by the grace of Allah subhanawatalah, and may Allah reward your trials with Jannah. Ameen.

  • Taha

    May Allah give patience to these refugees and the rest of the ummah. Ameen

  • http://halfdate.com admin

    4/13/09 Update:

    Hoda Windsor Ontario Canada
    $75

    sajed folsom, CA
    $100

    Saira Italy
    $10

    Sahejad Scarborough Ontario Canada
    $20

    tikyda bloomington, indiana
    $7

    Sarah Brigham City, UT
    $100

    Yafa Pomona, CA
    $5

    Tariq Sheffield, uk
    20

    Northwestern University, Galesburg, IL
    $237

    $10 money order from Brentwood, CA.

    Jazakum Allahu khairal Jaza (best rewards)

  • http://ramizarahman.multiply.com ramiza

    As salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

    Alhamdullilah..
    I really want to say thanks to all who are involve in halfdate.com and livinghalal.com for giving me an opportunity to be part of this family..
    i feel that everyone here share a common thing, and that is “ihsan” and may Allah accept this effort..ameen
    May Allah bless us with His Rahmat and show us guidance to the right path..ameen

    InshaAllah, will keep telling and spreading the news abt who you are and what you guys are doing.. InshaAllah.. many will follow and join in.
    May Allah ease the burden of the brothers and sisters in Houston..
    and give them strength and steadfast in iman..ameen

    and please…brothers and sisters, also make doa for brothers and sisters,children and widows in Indonesia, there much fakir,poor family and orphanage and malnutrient children.
    May Allah give me a chance to go there again and help them in Indonesia.. wallahi, i never seen such condition in my life before and to have to hold on to my tears and not showing to them was most difficult thing for me to do.. Till today, i still thought of them and each time i have food to eat, Alhamdullilah.. i never fail to remember them and doa for them.

    sorry i took a long one to write, jazakallah khair for giving opportunity to share Please continue to doa for ummah..
    Jazak Allah khairan kasiran
    singapore

  • http://www.mujahideenryder.net MR

    Ameen to the duas!

  • http://alamaanah.wordpress.com alikhlas

    Please comment here or email us at info@alamaanah.com if you know of any job openings in the Houston area–these families are in dire need of work.

  • http://halfdate.com admin

    Day 12 Apr 14

    Amir Silver Spring, MD $5 through HalfDate
    Anonymous Houston, TX $500 Houston local donation

    —–

    قُلْ إِنَّ رَبِّي يَبْسُطُ الرِّزْقَ لِمَن يَشَاء مِنْ عِبَادِهِ وَيَقْدِرُ لَهُ وَمَا أَنفَقْتُم مِّن شَيْءٍ فَهُوَ يُخْلِفُهُ وَهُوَ خَيْرُ الرَّازِقِينَ

    Say: “Truly, my Lord enlarges the provision for whom He wills of His slaves, and (also) restricts (it) for him, and whatsoever you spend of anything (in Allâh’s Cause), He will replace it. And He is the Best of providers.” (Saba’ 34:39)

    “Allah Ta’ala says: ‘O son of Adam! Spend (in good works), I too shall spend on you.” (Bukhari, Muslim)

  • Amir

    May Allah make this fund raiser a success.

  • HalfDater

    I showed a Muslim couple the interview of brother Ghulam, the wife
    was shocked that a PhD is working in a gas station, then she asked “How
    is this group in terms of managing the work? Do they deliver it in a
    timely manner” So I showed the 2nd clip, so they felt comfortable to help and tell others.

    Other than money. So, they want to send in some in-kind donations, I told them money is more efficient, but the brother explained that, “Sometimes I buy my
    daughter some cookies, I want to buy another box for the refugee kids,
    and sometimes I buy clothes or socks for my family, I want to buy the
    same for those families.”

    So, if Al-Amaanah can tell us what type of in-kind donations are
    needed. school stationary, clothes, …?

    May Allah reward you

  • Al Amaanah

    School supplies, household items and appliance, clothes..

  • Pingback: Administrative Details « Al Amaanah

  • http://halfdate.com admin

    Day 13 Apr 15

    Tamer Dublin, CA $20
    Syful Bronx, NY $100
    Afzal Minneapolis, MN $25

    Hadith collected by Muslim and At-tirmithi
    Sadaqah never decreases wealth
    مَا نَقَصَتْ صَدَقَةٌ مِنْ مَالٍ

    May Allah accept

  • Anisa

    Bismillah! Asalaamu Alaiakum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatu

    My name is Anisa, 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.

    So this is a really noble effort, ALhamdulilah, I wish I could give more. It’s not easy being a student you are constantly broke, but what better way to spend your money than in the way of Allah?

    JazaakAllah Khair for raising awareness about our brothers and sister’s conditions, I wouldn’t have known if I wasn’t on the HalfDate mailing list!

    May Allah accept from us all, ameen!

    Take care,

    Ma’Salaama

    [Admin: $80 will be matched, may Allah accept from all of us
    Total as of now: $200 ($300 remained)
    unemployed/broke/laid off #matchingFund]

  • May Allah Accept

    I’ll try to promote it to Muslims in Kentucky, inshaAllah.

  • Alief Muslimah

    Assalamu alaykum waRahmatulahi waBarakatu,
    Ma’shaAllah!

    Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: “The similitude of believers in regard to mutual love, affection, fellow-feeling is that of one body; when any limb of it aches, the whole body aches, because of sleeplessness and fever.” (Muslim)

    May Allah reward these brothers and sisters for supporting the refugees.

  • Calgary Usrah Girls

    Oh Allah, make our hearts yearn for the eternal reward and reduce our love for this fake world!

  • Alief Muslim

    Unemployed
    Student
    Orig from TX
    $55

    more money to match!!!!

    I’ve been plannign on donating for the past 10 days but this hadith really encouraged me to do it now!!!!!:
    Prophet (salAllahu ‘alayhi wa Sallam) said “Sadaqah never decreases wealth!”

    jazakAllahu Khayran

    May Allah make the difficult easy, as there is no ease except that which Allah makes easy.

    [Admin: $110 will be matched, may Allah accept from all of us
    Total pledged for matching as of now: $310 ($190 remained)
    unemployed/broke/laid off #matchingFund]

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  • http://halfdate.com admin

    Day 14 Apr 16

    Sister Fresno, CA $40
    Mohammed Sugar Land, TX $200
    Sister Calgary, Canada $700
    Fatimah Houston, TX $500 (locally raised by Al-Amaanah)
    Syed Houston, TX $55
    .
    .
    May Allah purify your hearts and increase your Barakah

    —–

    هل تنصرون وترزقون إلا بضعفائكم

    “You are supported and provided for no reasons EXCEPT because of the weak amongst you.” -Collected by Al-Bukhari

    Read more: http://halfdate.com/currentdrive/page/17/#ixzz0CueZvjjr&B

  • ilma

    MAY ALLAH REWARD YOU WITH JANNAATH-UL-FIRDAUS FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND COURAGE. Ameen.

    May Allah reward the Prople behind Halfdate and the people donating with Janaath ul-firdaus. Ameen.

  • Rihanat

    Assalamualaikum,

    Thanks so much Halfdate! May Allah reward you abundantly. My little donation is a special prayer from my heart: May Allah in His infinite mercy ease your tasks, reward your patience and shower His barakah on you my brothers and sisters, as well as other muslims around the world who are refugees in their own homes.

  • Mujahid02

    May bless your work and continue it after you. Ameen!

  • manahil

    May Allaah ease their lives and help them. ameen
    May Allaah reward all those involved in helping them by any means.

    will be making duaa for my brothers and sisters

  • http://sembahyang.blogspot.com A pleasant word

    $100 for the 100 comments/duas that everyone has posted up here! Keep the buzz going!

  • http://halfdate.com admin

    هَاأَنتُمْ هَؤُلَاء تُدْعَوْنَ لِتُنفِقُوا فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ فَمِنكُم مَّن يَبْخَلُ وَمَن يَبْخَلْ فَإِنَّمَا يَبْخَلُ عَن نَّفْسِهِ وَاللَّهُ الْغَنِيُّ وَأَنتُمُ الْفُقَرَاء وَإِن تَتَوَلَّوْا يَسْتَبْدِلْ قَوْمًا غَيْرَكُمْ ثُمَّ لَا يَكُونُوا أَمْثَالَكُمْ

    Behold! You are those who are called to spend in the Cause of Allâh, yet among you are some who are niggardly. And whoever is niggardly, it is only at the expense of his ownself. But Allâh is Rich (Free of all wants), and you (mankind) are poor. And if you turn away (from Islâm and the obedience of Allâh), He will exchange you for some other people, and they will not be your likes. (Muhammad 47:38)

    ما من يوم يصبح العباد فيه ، إلا ملكان ينزلان ، فيقول أحدهما : اللهم أعط منفقا خلفا ، ويقول الآخر : اللهم أعط ممسكا تلفا

    Abu Hurairah (RA) narrated that the Prophet (Salla Allahu a’laihi wassallam) said, “Every day two angels come down from Heaven and one of them says, ‘O Allah! Compensate every person who spends in Your cause’, and the other (angel) says, ‘O Allah! Destroy every miser.’” (Collected by Al-Bukhari)

    Day 15 Apr 17 Donations:

    Fatimah Singapore $20
    Safia United Kingdom $4
    Hameeduddin Des Plaines, IL $100
    Habib Kuwait $25
    Clarissa Fayetteville, AR $20
    Saber Houston, TX $7
    Mohammed Houston, TX $100
    Comments matching Calgary, Canada $100

    May Allah accept from all and compensate them with more :)

    .

  • Nebraska is coming in-sha-Allah

    asalaamu alaaikum,

    My sister in Nebraska will send the money tomorrow insha’Allah

    Hope soon, all 50 states will have supporters for these families. May Allah fulfill.

  • http://apmuslim.com Maria

    I just donated on behalf of my sick 6 month old what I could afford. My husband was recently laid off and my little one has been sick for 2 months now. Please make dua for us.

    [Admin: $10 will be matched, may Allah accept from all of us
    Total pledged for matching as of now: $310+10=$320 ($180 remained)
    unemployed/broke/laid off #matchingFund]

    May Allah make it easy for your family.

  • http://apmuslim.com Maria

    As Salaamu Aalaykum I forgot to give salaams and to mention that….I AM FROM JERSEY! apparently Jersey hadn’t donated yet so I wanted to be the first to do so.

    ws

  • http://halfdate.com admin

    داووا مرضاكم بالصدقة
    الراوي: أبو أمامة الباهلي المحدث: الألباني – المصدر: صحيح الجامع – الصفحة أو الرقم: 3358

    It is narrated by Abu Omama Al-Bahily (Radiya Allahu A’anhu) that the Prophet (A’alaihi asSalatu wassalam) said, “Cure your sick people with Sadaqah” -Sound Hadith (Hasan) collected in Sahih Al-Jamia

    —-
    Day 16 Apr 18

    Wendy Los Angeles, CA $200 Sponsorship of a widow

    Khadeeja Jacksonville, FI $20
    “I think this is a really good project MashaAllah. And may Allah reward you all for all that you do. Ameen. My heart and duas go out to all”

    Gloria Jersey City, NJ $5 This is all I can afford for now.

    Judith Maywood, NJ $300 Donated to Zakah Dept.

    May Allah reward you all and make it easy for you and your family and loved ones.

    .

  • Anonymous

    My Allah bless all Muslims and special for those who does have difficulties in their live. Amin!
    (I’m sorry if my grammar not perfect, I’m from Kyrgyz Republic)

  • Sister from Australia

    Assalam Walaikkum,

    I’m in Australia, and i dont mind writing a support letter/card for the families.

    im just wondering how i go about it, and if i were to do it what would i write in it and where do i send it to?

    ————————–

    From Admin

    Wa alaikum assalam

    Thanks for your intention.

    You can write some support words, like they are in your dua. It takes
    a little time to adjust to a new environment but just trust Allah. If
    you have personal stories, like you know new emigrants to Australia
    but Alhamduillah, now they are doing well, share those stories with them.

    And thanks Houston community and all the volunteers who are helping them.

    If you want, you can get a few people each do something and send them
    in one envelope.

    Address is here http://halfdate.com/2009/04/02/care-for-refugees/#address

    Baraka Allahu feekum

  • Sister from Pakistan

    Salaam Alaikum

    May Allah bless you all for helping those in need. May Allah help us all to do the same inshaAllah.

    Wassalaam

  • Saneid

    Asalaamu’Alaikum,

    May Allah(Subhana Wa’Tallah) bless and assist those brothers & sisters in need.

  • Muni

    You go Muslims! Help n help. Allah promises to help people who give help. Allahu akbar!

  • Donation From VT

    Asalamu’alaikum,

    I have represented the state of Vermont with a donation and also met the challenge number 5. I recently lost my job due to the economy and am unemployed. So, inshallah my donation of $20 can be matched.

    Please make dua for all Muslims who have recently lost their jobs due to the economy.

    Jazakallah khier,

    [Admin: $40 will be matched, may Allah accept from all of us
    Total pledged for matching as of now: $320+40=$360 ($140 remained)
    unemployed/broke/laid off #matchingFund]

  • Christopher

    As salam wa laikum wa rahmatullah,

    Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to give. I do hope inshaAllah it will be of help to a family in need. May Allah bless those working with Al Amaanah for the efforts and contributions they have made, ameen.

  • Al Amaanah

    Family #4 (Iraqi)
    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.

    Alhamdulilah! This brother found a job!!

  • http://halfdate.com Admin

    أفضل الصدقة أن تصدق و أنت صحيح شحيح ، تأمل الغنى و تخشى الفقر ، و لا تمهل حتى إذا بلغت الحلقوم قلت : لفلان كذا ، و لفلان كذا ، ألا و قد كان لفلان كذا
    الراوي: أبو هريرة المحدث: الألباني – المصدر: صحيح الجامع – الصفحة أو الرقم: 1111
    خلاصة الدرجة: صحيح

    On the authority of Abu Hurairah (RA), he said the messenger of Allah (peace and prayer be upon him) said, “The best Sadaqah is to give while you are healthy, stingy, wishing for wealth and worrying of poverty. And do not wait until your soul is about to leave, then you say give this to such and such and that to such and such, and such and such supposed to get this.” -Sahih Al-Jamia

    Day 17 Apr 19

    Usman South Burlington, VT $20 [laid off, may Allah help him]
    Christopher Wheeler, HI $20
    Sairah Irving, TX $10
    Zabeen London $10
    Anonymous Hagerstown, MD $77

    Donations that did not specify that they heard from HalfDate
    Travis High School Houston, TX $321
    Anonymous Sugar Land, TX $106
    Shireen Clara City, MN $10
    Ashfaq Lewiston, ME $100

    May Allah compensate all donors and those who led others to goodness.

  • Al Amaanah

    1) A brother and his family needs a ride this Wednesday morning to the clinic. Who can offer then a ride to and from the clinic? Lets show them the love ya Alamaanah!

    2) An Iraqi brother with his wife, his sister, and kids have been here for a couple of months now. He doesn’t speak english, he is a professional welder, and needs to get certified and then find job. Who can do the research and take his hand till he gets certified?

    3) A single Iraqi sister is having surgery this week, it will take her a couple of weeks to recover, needs sisters to visit before and after, walahy she needs to talk to people!! Also she is willing to accept any kind of job as soon as she recovers. Please help in finding her a job.

    4) A single Iraqi sister, supporting herself and her mom, has been striving to find a job. Subhanallah, she needs to find a job and needs sisters to visit to comfort them and let them know that they are not forgotten. They need to know that we will do our best to be there for them inshallah.

  • Admin

    مَنْ ذَا الَّذِي يُقْرِضُ اللَّهَ قَرْضًا حَسَنًا فَيُضَاعِفَهُ لَهُ أَضْعَافًا كَثِيرَةً وَاللَّهُ يَقْبِضُ وَيَبْسُطُ وَإِلَيْهِ تُرْجَعُونَ
    سورة البقرة 245

    Who is he that will loan to Allah a beautiful loan, which Allah will double unto his credit and multiply many times? It is Allah that giveth (you) Want or Plenty, and to Him shall be your return. 2:245

    Day 18 Apr 20
    Mehreen Plano, TX $50
    Anonymous Houston, TX $30
    Akmal Golden, CO $20
    Saad Sugar Land, TX $15
    Yusuf Canada $50
    Mostafa Tempe, AZ $100

    May Allah accept

  • http://halfdate.com admin

    قُلْ إِنَّ رَبِّي يَبْسُطُ الرِّزْقَ لِمَن يَشَاء مِنْ عِبَادِهِ وَيَقْدِرُ لَهُ وَمَا أَنفَقْتُم مِّن شَيْءٍ فَهُوَ يُخْلِفُهُ وَهُوَ خَيْرُ الرَّازِقِينَ
    سورة سبأ 39

    Say: “Truly, my Lord enlarges the provision for whom He wills of His slaves, and (also) restricts (it) for him, and whatsoever you spend of anything (in Allâh’s Cause), He will replace it. And He is the Best of providers.” (Saba’ 34:39)

    Day 19 Apr 21
    Shazia Canada $50
    Farah Houston, TX $35
    Fazrul Los Angeles, CA $10

    Day 20 Apr 22
    Sobiya Houston, TX $100

    May Allah enlarge your provision and protect your wealth

  • A & A

    We gave, and our kids (4 and 7) also took out of their own money to give. May Allah help all of these families, and reward all of those who helped – especially you at HalfDate – and fulfill everyone’s du`as.