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My Productive Ramadan Drive

DateDrive of Ramadan 1430/Sept 2009

Alhamdulillah, this is the 2nd Ramadan for HalfDate. Last year, HalfDaters helped to raise over $20,000 and have completed several projects, see this article. This year, we will have a productivity race among supporters of different projects, because Ramadan is a month of productivity, not laziness.

So, this drive will include:

  1. A productivity training for you,
    Do you know the secrets of ProductiveRamadan? click here
  2. A productivity race among non-profit projects (each week only those projects that met certain goals will be advanced to the next round, the finalists will get special prize, inshaAllah)
  3. Round 1: By Sept 1st, achieve 10% of your goal or 20 testimonials from your fans (posted as comments)
    Round 2: By Sept 7th, achieve 50% of your goal or $3000
    Round 3: By Sept 15th, achieve 77% of your goal or get voted to stay by HalfDaters
    Final: You survived and you make at least one of the following: 1- publish a video (no music please) 2- do a teleseminar fundraiser, or 3- get a news coverage for your DateDrive.

“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

Matching Challenges: To respond to a match, post in the comment the match # and how much (anonymously is fine)
Match #1: Dollar to dollar matching up to $100 for any donations from outside the US to newspapers.
Match #2: A brother 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 ($60 will be donated)
Match #3: A student from Fresno will match any other students donations up to $50
Match #4: HalfDate will donate $1 for every tweet (counted by the gadget) tweetme up to $500 ($29 will be donated)
Match #5: HalfDate will donate $1000 on your behalf if you post a video about one of the causes and get most number of views on YouTube by end of Ramadan (at least 2000 views).
Match #6: One brother will donate $100 (upto $3000 limit) for every $10 you give, just give and post a comment mentioning Match #6, can be anonymous.

Baitul Salaam network, Inc.
Direct Link:
Cause: Needy women/children
Specific Need: $5000.00 for a van/truck
Qualify for Zakah? Not for van, but yes for needy women/children. So, if you are sending Zakah, mention that in your donation.

The Baitul Salaam Network, Inc. a 12 year old domestic violence awareness organization is fund raising to continue and expand our work. We have assisted 618 women and children who were temporarily homeless due to some form of abuse (physical, emotional and/or economic). We have been able with the support of approximately 300 active supporters to answer 9,000+ calls for assistance yearly, make referrals for medical, legal, professional counseling, provide diversity training for organizations such as the Salvation Army, masjid/Islamic centers (most recent the Islamic Center of August, GA) and network to have an impact on legislation on all levels through following organizations: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, GA Coalition Against Domestic Violence, local domestic violence task forces and Masjid Al Bayyinah who host the only Islamic managed Food Pantry in the metro Atlanta.

We need your help to achieve our goals.

You can send your donations using to Or send by mail to: Baitul Salaam Network, Inc., PO Box 115470, Atlanta, GA 30310.

Baitul Salaam and Masjid Al Bayyinah are working together as partners on the Food Pantry project and the van/truck will be used to also expand the recycling program and to pick up food donations from local Food Banks, grocery stores and other organizations. The van/truck will also be used to pick up furniture and appliance donations to the Baitul Salaam Network, Inc. and Masjid Al Bayyinah.

Phone: 770-255-8500

Al-Madinah School
Direct Link:
Cause: Needy students/teacher
Specific Need: $22,500 for Tuition Subsidization Funding (with monthly pledge)
Qualify for Zakah? Yes for needy students/teachers. So, if you are sending Zakah, mention that in your donation.
We seek your help to alleviate the disproportionate tuition burden being borne by low-income families who have been completely devastated by the recession. We are pleading for Muslim children, because unless we receive additional resources Al-Madinah School will be bankrupt. We are seeking $22,500 $20,000 in subsidy funds for our 2009-10 academic school year. (HalfDate allows only $7K requests)

See InFocus News article

Contact the school for their bank info or you can mail them a check
3510 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90018
Phone: 323 296-5961

InFocus News
Direct Link:
Cause: Public service/Dawah
Specific Need: $32,000.00 for printing costs & bills (HalfDate allows only $7K requests)
Qualify for Zakah? Strictly speaking, no.

We need your URGENT financial help to continue publishing.


Phone: 714.678.1820

A Needy Single Mom
Round #1 first place holder :) Allahu Akbar!
Direct Link:
Cause: Needy Muslims
Specific Need: $3,000.00 for her expenses
Registered Not-for-Profit? No

A young sister with 6 beautiful children is being evicted from her apartment by the end of the month. She has no means of transportation as her car has been stolen! She’s trying hard to find a home and a job, and even when she does she will need to spend money to pay a babysitter to watch the kids while she’s at work. She’s been walking all over town in the summer heat dragging her kids along with her in hopes of finding something, spending any little money she has on bus and taxi fare. MashaAllah she is very active in her community and puts her kids in Islamic classes and teaches classes herself – free of charge! Despite her situation, she is always smiling and looks so content and yet thankful to Allah.

She is in dire need of help just to cover food and traveling expenses and will need even more money to deposit when inshaAllah she finds an apartment. I can’t think of anyone more tested or deserving than her for this help, so inshaAllah please donate generously to help our dear sister in Islam who strives to carry the banner of this deen and who works hard in da’wah as well. She is a pillar subhanAllah.


Al Maun Fund
Direct Link:
Cause: Needy families and individuals
Specific Need: $3000.00 for sadaqah requests and prison outreach
Other Needs: click here
Qualify for Zakah? Yes for needy women/children. So, if you are sending Zakah, mention that in your donation.

We want to continue to help the poor and needy with food, utility assistance, rental help, medical needs and more. Also to provide new shahadahs with Qurans and Islamic reading material. We also want to increase our prison outreach program insha’allah.

cr.811 Sister seeks aid with rent. $200.00
Posted 09.03.09
cr.812 Sister with children (was in severe domestic violence situation) getting resettled after being in shelter, needs help with basic household needs, food and clothing. $200.00
Posted 09.03.09
cr.813 Revert who suffered some domestic abuse, sees aid with rent and utilties. $200.00
Posted 09.04.09
cr.814 Brother lost employment, has been making ends meet by doing od jobs, however unabel to meet rent this month. $200.00
Posted 09.06.09

Email: or
Phone: 1-877-522-1800

Women Affairs of Almumtahinah Inc.
Direct Link:
Cause: Needy women/children
Specific Need: $1200.00 for shelter rent.
Other Needs: click here
Qualify for Zakah? Not for rent, but yes for needy women/children. So, if you are sending Zakah, mention that in your donation.

“We are trying to help ourselves by selling dinner plates and yard sale insha’Allah these funds can go towards other things needed in the home such as household supplies, toiletries, and bus tickets. Our goal is to raise at least $551.00,” said Nadia Auxila McIntosh, Women Affairs Admin.

Donation Link:

Women Affairs of Al-Mumtahinah Home Inc.,
P.O.Box 1462
Baltimore, MD 21203
Email: or
Phone: 443-798-1323 / 443-627-8979 / 443-869-3403

Baabun Nasr Inc.
Direct Link:
Cause: Skill development
Specific Need: $2,500 for upgrading our Sister’s computer lab, which help families to move towards self-sufficiency by providing computers for employment searches, housing and utility assistance programs, resume writing, literacy programs on-line and much more! We have four computers donated from Temple University. (Update: They got 10 used computers donated by a local business, Alhamduillah)

$500 for winter gas bill. Last year, Baabun Nasr staff worked through the winter without heat because the cost to connect the gas was $500.00. This year with Allah’s aid we would like get the gas turned on.

Qualify for Zakah? Not for computer lab/bills, but yes for needy Muslims. So, if you are sending Zakah, mention that in your donation.

Email: or
Phone: 267 632 5460

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    • Nasirah Amatullah

      Masha’allah Baabun Nasr’s programs are a big benefit to the community near and far. With the aid that this program gives it is only by Allah’s leave that the abundance of people who request it are able to get something out of it, even if it is a major dua, alhamdulillah!

      May Allah continue to give Baabun Nasr the good of this life and allow them to fulfil the requests of the people. Ameen!

    • al-Madinah School

      $5080 deposited with Allah on behalf of Al-Madinah School as of September 2nd.
      100 Sept 4th Total $5180

    • Bashirah Abdullah

      Baabun Nasr is a true blessing from Allah, it helps so many people and families. It always provide a way to help others.

    • Bahaaya Amatullah

      Alhamdulillah Baabun Nasr is a real blessing. I believe it is beneficial for me as well as anyone who is in need of Sadaqah.

    • Amira Muhammad

      May Allah bless Baabun Nasr and the people working in it!!

    • Al~Maun~Fund

      $15.00 Saira, Lucca, Italy continues to give alhamdullilah!

      We presently have $888.00 that has been donated,(Allaah is truly Merciful) and need $612.00 to reach the 50% goal insha’allah

    • Fatimah

      As salaamu alaykum I am a high school student and $20 was just donated towards al Maun Fund can you please add the matching funds for match #2.

      Jazak’Allahu Khayran

      [Admin: Wa iyyakum, $60 will be donated to AlMaun, inshaAllah]

    • Al~Maun~Fund

      You are very kind…May Allaah increase you in good, ameen

      $20.00 Fatimah, Atlantic City, NJ

    • Al~Maun~Fund

      As salaamu alaykum

      Barakallahu feeki Sister Heba!

      $20.00 Heba, Brooklyn, NY

      $928.00 raised $572.00 more needed to reach 50%goal , and $2072 for the full 100% insha’allah. This is a very attainable by Allaah’ Rahmah.

      Thank you all for your generosity!

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    • baabun Nasr

      We have recieved a thirty dollar and five dollar donation from families in Philadelphia P.A.

      Jazakallahu khyra

    • al-Madinah School

      Assalamu alaikum,

      We are overwhelmed with happiness at the kindness and generosity our school has received these past two weeks. Gifts small and large on deposit with Allah. When I look at our Muslim children on the playground at school I thank Allah, Most High, and all of you for supporting Islamic education. I remind the students to take their studies serious because great effort and resources are on loan to them. It is an amanah – a big trust in the hand of us at Al-Madinah. We thank you for helping us and please as we approach the last ten days of Ramadan, make dua for us.

      A reminder for us to save ourselves from the fire, even with a half date….

      Just as Allaah has created people with different colors, attitudes and levels of knowledge, so too their deeds and provision vary. He has made some of them rich and some poor, to test the rich as to whether they show gratitude, and to test the poor as to whether they are patient. Because the believers are a brotherhood, and brotherhood is based on compassion, kindness, love and mercy, Allaah has enjoined upon the Muslims zakaah which is taken from the rich and given to the poor. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

      “Take Sadaqah (alms) from their wealth in order to purify them and sanctify them with it, and invoke Allaah for them. Verily, your invocations are a source of security for them”[al-Tawbah 9:103]

      Zakaah purifies and cleanses wealth, and purifies the soul from stinginess and miserliness. It strengthens the love between the rich and poor, takes away hatred, makes security prevail and brings happiness to the ummah. Allaah has made the payment of zakaah obligatory upon everyone who owns the nisaab (minimum amount) for one year.

      “And perform As-Salaah (Iqaamat-as-Salaah), and give Zakaah, and whatever of good (deeds that Allaah loves) you send forth for yourselves before you, you shall find it with Allaah. Certainly, Allaah is All-Seer of what you do”[al-Baqarah 2:110]

    • Al~Maun~Fund

      Allahu Akbar!

      $100.00 Mubasher, Chicago
      $30.00 Mehtap, Denmark
      $30.00 Adrienne, Wilkes Barre, Pa
      $10.00 Fatima, Pickering Ontario
      $100.00 Walid
      $60.00 matching for comment #252

      $1248 Raised, masha’allah tabarakala

      And spend (in charity) of that with which We have provided you, before death comes to one of you and he says: “My Lord! If only You would give me respite for a little while (i.e. return to the worldly life), then I should give sadaqah (i.e. Zakât) of my wealth, and be among the righteous. (Al-Munafiqun 63:10)

    • Iftikhar

      I am new here …

    • Al~Maun~Fund

      As salaamu alaykum

      We have reached $1312.00!!!

      $20.00 Ameera Decauter, GA yes
      $2.00 Lorraine Upper Darby, PA yes
      $5.00 LoveUnspoken Philadelphia, PA
      $10.00, Adetta Durham, NC
      $2.00 Redruby Bethesda, MD
      $25.00 Kira, Durham, NC

      la hawla wa quwwata illa billah

    • Al~Maun~Fund

      Please excuse typo above

      we love you all for the sake of Allaah

      $10.00 Salwaa North Carolina
      $10.00 MH Mohammad, Liverpool, UK

      Total $1132.00

    • Al~Maun~Fund

      yet another from a kind brother in Oklahoma City, OK

      $12.00 Mohammed Abdul Rahman,

      Correct total is $1344.00

    • Thomas Abdul-Salaam

      Baitul Salaam agency has been very instrumental in the Atlanta community and is the only such Muslim agency in the whole southeast. I wish I could do more for them. May Allah bless them with the ways and means of raising all that they need and then some. Peace 2U!

    • islamer

      MashaAllah TabarkAllah!

      May Allah accept from all the donors and may He assist all those in need.

      TaqabbalAllahu minna wa minkum a’maal as-saalihah

    • Al~Maun~Fund

      One of our ongoing donators has gifted us with $300.00, alhamdullilah

      So we have through Allaah’s Most Abundant Mercy reached $1644~~

    • Al~Maun~Fund

      $6.00 from our dear brother Mohammed Aman, i n Los Angeles, Ca

      Total $1650.00

    • Al~Maun~Fund

      $10.00 from Sickler, NJ via our brother Ajoke

      May Allaah allow us to continue to run our program sucessfully, ameen

    • Al~Maun~Fund

      That last donation was from Sicklerville, NJ

      Total $1660.00

    • Al~Maun!Fund

      Subhna’allah..this is so very wonderful. May Allaah make you all of those who are granted a high station in Al Jannah, ameen

      $50.00 Ayse, Netherlands
      $50.00 Munisa, San Diego, CA
      $5.00 Jessica, Newark, NJ yes
      $10.00 Rimza, Houston, TX yes
      $2.00 Sirad, Dublin, OH yes
      $2.00 Naima, Dublin, OH yes
      $2.00 Cynthia, Beaverton, OR
      $2.00, Sylvia, Columbus, OH yes
      $10.00 Khadija, Decatur, IL yes
      $2.00 Leslie, San Antonio, TX yes
      $3.00, Felicia, Norfolk, VA

      We have reached $1798, only by Allaah’s decree

    • Baabun Nasr Inc.

      As salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barkatu

      Baabun Nasr has received donations in the amount of;

      $20.00 Diamond Bar, CA

      $30.00 Edwardville,PA

      $4.00 LosAngeles, CA

      Jazakallahu Khyraan for all your support.

    • Baabun Nasr Inc.

      As salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barkatu

      The Baabun Nasr experience:
      Over the weekend Babaun Nasr was able to assist over a dozen muslims with their basic needs.

      We had a sister from Iraq that barely spoke any english in need of clothes and food for her self and her son Baabun Nasr was able to meet her needs.

      Strory #1
      Over the weekend Baabun Nasr recived a call from a sister asking for food assistance the sister began to explain that her family has 10 children ages ranging 2 -20 and one on the way, The husband is in between jobs and the do not receive and government aide. The family had no food for the small children and the pregnant mom for suhoor nor to breakfast. Then the sister went on to say how they have no electricty. they are borrowing from the house next door.So I asked the sister what else do you need? She replied we don’t have toothpaste, toilet tissue, soap and the small things we take advantage of. Masha Allah we were able to bring a van full of food that the community donated also we are going to purchase toilet trees for the family.

      Yesterday Baabun Nasr was able to assist a family of 7 with food. When we arrived to the home with the food the children were so happy they were jumping up and down. The sister was so grateful for the favors of Allah.

      Story #3
      A sister called us today, her and her 3 children was placed in a hotel after the radiator fell on the childs arm in there home and LNI shut the house down. The sister is in dire need of food and have not car fare to pick up the food. Babaun Nasr has arranged for a sister to pick up the food from our location.

      Our community program have received situations like these weekly, and Through Allah’s permission and your donations we will continue to work hard to Aide our brothers and sisters. Insha Allah

      Donate to Baabun Nasr your donations can help change many lives through the Mery of Allah.

    • Al~Maun!Fund

      Hearts continue to feel for their muslim brother and sister. Brakallahu feekum

      $20.00 Basimah, Norristown, Pa
      $8.00, Fatima, Toronto Ontario
      $2.00, Tashere, Philadelphia, PA
      $40.00 Nina, Baltimore, MD
      $10.00 Shamis, Annandale, VA
      $2.00 LaKendra, Wichita, KS
      $2.00 Aqueelah ,Windsor Mill, MD
      $5.00 Fatimah, Philadelphia, PA
      $3.00 Bibi, Kissimmee, FL
      $20.00 Maged, Philadelphia, PA

      Total right now is..$1910.00

    • Baabun Nasr Staff

      As salamu alaikum

      $10 has been donated Jazakallahu Khyran
      for all your support.

    • Al~Maun~Fund

      Your outpouring of support has been amazing! Barakallahu feekum again and again

      $500.00 Astoria, NY
      $50.00 EDMONTON Alberta yes
      $40.00 United Kingdom
      $3.00 Brooklyn, NY
      $10.00 Manteca, CA
      $5.00 Columbia, SC
      $5.00 Somerville., MA


    • Al~Maun~Fund

      As salaamu alaykum wa rahmatulah

      Insha’allah we have a survey running if you can take the time to respond insha’allah.

      Jazakallahu khairun

    • Hadayai

      Ramadan Mubarak!

      Two more donations for Baitul Salaam $10 ad $50. May Allah continue to bless those who have given. We appreiate every donation we get.

      ma salaam

    • Al~Maun~Fund

      As salaamu alaykum wa rahmatulah!

      $20 Mississauga Ontario
      $50 Australia
      $5 NJ
      $50 ——–
      $50 Italy
      $50 New Jersey


    • Assalaamu Alaikum

      Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

      Please continue your generous support Almumtahinah!!!

      Jazakum Allahu Khairan!

      Barak Allahu fi HalfDate!


    • Hadayai

      Ramadan Mubarak!

      Another blessing from Allah $25.00 for Baitul Salaam.

      ma salaam

    • Al~Maun~Fund

      Did you see our video yet?

      Jazakallahu khairun for viewing!

    • Baabun Nasr Inc.

      As salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barkatu

      Baabun Nasr has received donations from;

      $10.00 Phila. PA
      $20.00 elkins park, PA

      Please veiw our video

      Jazakallahu Khyraan

    • Baabun Nasr Inc.

      As salamau alaikm wa rahamatullahi wa barakatu

      Baabun Nasr 4th Annual Eid Islamic Attire Distribution

      September 13,2009 12pm- 3pm

      If you or someone you know are in need of Islamic attire for the Eid. Come to Baabun Nasr.

      Baabun Nasr’s Toy Swap

      September 13,2009 12pm- 3pm

      Bring your child out to swap a toy with one of his brothers or sisters.

      Or your child can donate a toy to a child that do not have any toys.

      The point of the toy swap is to encourage our children to give sadaqa and to share.

      4762 n11 street Phila PA 19141

      For mor info. please call 267 632 5460

    • Al~Maun~Fund

      May Allaah grant you the best of this life and the next, ameen!

      $200.00 Ottawa Ontario
      $20.00, Elkins park, PA
      $50.00 New York, NY

      Did you see our video yet? It was actually fun to do, we thank halfdate for the motivation to make one.

      Jazakallahu khairun for viewing!

    • Abu Layla

      As-salamu alaikum wa rahmatullah.

      I want to take a moment and thank Baabun Nasr for their assistance in our community, thank you. May Allaahu ta a’laa continue to shower His Mercy & His Bounty & His Love & His Guidence on this program & those like it, ameen.

    • Hadayai

      Ramadan Mubarak!

      Another blessing from Allah $3.00 from outside the US.

      ma salaam

    • Hadayai

      As Salaamu Alaikum,

      Another blessing from Allah $50.00 from Richmond, VA.

      ma salaam

    • Inayah

      As salaamu wa alaykum, Almaunfund is a very good help to the people who is in need and please continue your support.Thanks!

    • Hadayai

      As Salaamu Alaikum,

      We have another sweet gift $3.00 from a dear believer outside of the country.

      ma salaam

    • Baabun Nasr Inc

      As salamua alaikum

      $2.00 donation to Baabun Nasr.

      Jazaakallahu Khyraan

    • Baabun Nasr Inc

      as-salaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu:

      Al-hamdulilaah, Baabun Nasr has a few computers left over after completing our computer lab and will be conducting a Giveaway during our Eidul-Fitr celebration, InshaAllah. The winner will be randomly drawn and selected, InshaAllah. The prize will be… a FREE COMPUTER!

      Please note: only those who do not have a computer and is in need of one can enter the Giveaway. To enter please email us at with your contact information (name, address and phone number). Please put on the subject line of your email “Computer Giveaway.”

      BarakaAllah feekum

      Baabun Nasr Staff

      Phila. PA

    • Baabun Nasr Inc

      As salamu alaikum

      Wal hamdulillah Allah has showered us with his blessing upon us wih many great donations today we received ;

      $50.00 Danville, CA

      $25.00 Phila, PA

      $50.00 San Diego, CA

      $20.00 Durhan, NC

      Jazakallahu Khyraan everyone.

    • Baabun Nasr Inc

      As Salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barkatu

      Baabun Nasr Inc. would like to thank everyone that took part in our Eid Islamic Attire distribution. Our program was able to meet the need of over 70 muslim Families. Over 140 Islamic Items was distributed amongst our community and travelers.

      Jazakallahu Khyraan

      Baabun Nasr your muslim social service program that works hands on with our community.

    • Anonymous Sister

      salaam alaikum,

      I’ve donated $20.00 to Baabun Nasr Inc. Please add matching funds from Match #6 to Baabun Nasr.

      [Admin: $200 will be donated to Baabun Nasr, $3000-$200 remaining $2800]

    • Danish Hasan

      asSalaam’alaykum wa Rahmatullah,

      May Allah make it easy for all those suffering and going through the trials fo this world.

    • anonymous

      I am a student and I am mailing a check to Baabun Nasr for $50.00. I think this qualifies for match #3.

      [Admin: $50 will be donated to Baabun Nasr]