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A Better Ramadan 1432 for all

In the name of Allah, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Peace be with you السلام عليك

“In-sha-Allah (God willing), this Ramadan, I’ll simplify my Iftar to save more time for worshiping and to save some money for needy people, and I’ll reduce my throw away garbage!”  To check out Naeem Nisar Sheikh TEDx AUI (4 December 2010) powerpoint presentation GARBAGE click HERE

If you agree with this goal and want to have a wiser Ramadan for 1432 Hijr, post a comment.

Pledge #1: Simplify My Iftar: Less time, less quantities, less spending, and less garbage


Pledge #2: Spend my saved money 1/3 on myself and family, 1/3 for Sadaqah, and 1/3 for saving.

Some places we recommend you to donate: (come back each week for new ones)

Project 2: Building Block Emergency Assistance

Building Blocks Emergency Assistance Progam to relieve those in dire financial need.

Since 2006, the program has alleviated the hardship of more than 300 families and saved several families from eviction, utilities shut-off, and overwhelmed medical expenses. Many recipients, unfortunately, are single mothers.

Completed Projects

Project 1: Feeding needy brothers and sisters
33 DONORS donated $1186.21 to Building Blocks of NJ for iftar program at a Newark Masjid that serves more than 200 needy brothers and sisters.

Sponsor of the Drive

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Revive HalfDate (24 hours challenge)

As Salaamu Aalaykum

Many of you have seen the work of HalfDate, Alhamduillah, but now it has been stagnant and needs some restructuring. So one member volunteered to make HalfDate as her project at

Long story short, if you want to contribute toward HalfDate reviving project and keep it alive.

If you are a business, you can also buy an ads to sponsor her trip, by clicking on this link:

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Last Random Drive


URGENT APPEAL from AlMaun Fund

“Whoever relieves a Believer of a hardship of this life, Allaah will relieve from him a hardship of the Day of Resurrection…”
Families need help now

As salaamu alaykum,

Please help us assist the families below today. These are people who are hard-working but find themselves facing a temporary set-back through no fault of their own. Lay-offs, struggling to care for disabled family members, Father has no current income to care for his large family.

Remember, all requests submitted to Al Maun  Fund are verified. All payments are made directly to service provider such as landlord, utility company or arrangements are made to provide food. Please let your heart speak to them, donate today to assist insha’allah. Barakallahu feekum

Listed in order of urgency

cr.1133 Family of nine are in immediate need of having their electric bill paid in the amount of $345.63 to avoid disconnection .Several of the children have health issues, but they are unable to get anymore medial waivers to keep service intact. This must be paid with the next 24 hours to keep electric service on. Also the family has a minimum amount of food at this time, and there are very young children in this household. Amount needed $600.00


cr.1134 Expectant mother is going to be laid-off from employer in two weeks while on her maternity leave. She is due to deliver twins within the next week and has (4) other children at home. Due to certain circumstances the father in unable to provide any financial support at this time. The sister will have to wait at least six weeks from lay-off to receive unemployment benefits. She is requesting help with rent, and diapers. Amount needed 500.00


cr.1132 Mother of (4) children, who is also caring for her disabled older brother is seeking aid with security deposit for house.  Family is  in-between a homeless shelter and a relatives home at this time, but can move into rental once they have deposit. Amount needed $500.00


cr.1115 Expectant sister is in need of a car seat and items for new baby. Amount needed $125.00

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Popularity voting drive

Help AlAmaanah and AlShifa Clinic to win $25,000 EACH, inshaAllah!!!

You can vote using Web, SMS, Facebook, iPhone apps, and Android phone (oh and you can vote daily using all of the above!)

Here are the details:
AlAmaanah project

AlShifa Clinic

Related links:

NOTE: HalfDate doesn’t promote Pepsi nor any corn syrup/refined sugar drinks. Keep yourself away from such drinks if possible.

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Pursue of Grants Award: Women Affairs of Almumtahi...

HalfDate is starting a new initiative called: Award Drives. Basically, these are quick drives to recognize the service of organizations and individuals. The goal of the award is to encourage Muslim organizations to pursue excellence while thinking outside the box.

One of these award categories is: Pursue of Grants (trying to get money from grants)

Winner: Our third award drive is for Women Affairs of Almumtahinah.

Reason: They won a grant from Zakat Foundation.

Deadline: Nov 16, 2010 Second try to get the drive accomplished.

Target: $500

*HalfDate will donate $500 if this page gets 100 Tweets by the deadline, inshaAllah.

As salaamu alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu. JazakAllahu Khayr for this wonderful opportunity. The funds raised were used for our Heating oil for one of the homes we operate (321 S.Pulaski Street). AlhamdulliAllah the sisters will have heat for a week or so. JazakAllahu Khayr for the recognition. Please visit our website ( ) and view more of our needs for both homes insha’Allah.

sister Nadia of AlMumtahina Home

How to donate:

  1. Click on Chipin button, this will take you to a PayPal payment page.
  2. Once you are directed to the PayPal checkout page enter the amount of donation.
  3. For PayPal you will have 2 options for payment:
    1. Pay with your existing PayPal account
    2. If you do not have a PayPal account you may use your credit card or bank account.

You don’t have to sign up with PayPal, you can also just make a one-time purchase using your card/check.

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