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Update on “Needy Sisters”

Assalam alaikum,

According to AlMaun Fund, all requests have been fulfilled, Alhamdulillah.

As for Sister Nafisa, here is a message from her. Please keep her and every in your Dua.

“As salaamu alaikum, My name is Sr. Nafisa Cooper I am currently being assisted by the Al Maun Fund with my current situation. The assistance I have received thus far has been a true blessing! I am grateful to Allah for the help from the ummah and I pray that Allah will continue to give this organization success in all their endeavors, what they are doing to help those of us in need is not only an honorable deed it is one that we should continuously support and thank Allah for the opportunity to help when we all can. I would like to thank everyone who has helped and I pray that Allah will make your roads to jannah easy and light, amin.”

For updates on her situation, read the description of her video at http://youtu.be/S1It3wHi-_0

Baabun Nasr Thrift Shop Update

Thank you all for supporting the email drive of Baabun Nasr Thrift Shop, it’s completed by the grace of Allah, Alhamdulillah.

Not only that, but Walmart Foundation recently selected them for a $10,000 grant, mashaAllah tabarakaAllah.

as-salaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

We’re very happy to say that we have reached our goal! We thank Allah subhanahu wa t’ala and then we thank the staff at Half Date for their assistance.

We have raised a total of $1,015.00 from 25 contributors Wal-hamdulilaah
$100 via google checkout
$40 cash donation received today
$775 received via chipin
$100.00 e-check payment donation received today.

May Allah bless you!

Umm Tahir Hakimah

Sadaqah Buffet Voting Result 1

So over on Sadaqah Buffet DateDrive, we have a weekly poll and this is the result for week 1.

Top 3 winners:
1- Al-Amaanah $500
2- Al-Maun Fund $500
3- Baitul Salaam $500

HalfDate Follow-up: Last Ramadan Drive

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Asalaamu Alaaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatu

This is a follow-up of one of our date drives in Ramadan 1430/Sept. 2009

Email we received from Sister H:

As Salaamu Alaikum,

This truck helps us pick up recycle items and haul large donations. We
can go and get items that we can turn into the recycling center and
earn our way.  It comes in handy for picking large donations of food,
etc. from other agencies. We would not have been able to keep the
doors open to our office if we did not have this truck to use. We have
existed off of huge donations from agencies like the United Way.  Fund
raising is not easy these days and many of our supporters are coming
to us for some type of assistance.

Here it is parked on the lot at our office:

Thanks for helping us get this truck.

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Asalaamu Alaaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatu

This is a HalfDate follow up of one of our past drives.

Email we received from Sister Nadia:

As salaamu alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu. JazakAllahu Khayr for the information sent about the Zakat foundation of America.  AlhamdulliAllah they came and visit the site and  they did approve us for a grant for the month of ramadhan to feed us for iftar and gave us a grant to assist us with what ever else we need for the home this particular grant will help us with our rent for the Phase II Home insha’Allah.

again JazakAllahu Khayr for looking out for us.  May Allah reward you.  Ameen

Women Affairs of AMH Inc
Nadia A.McIntosh
P.O.Box 1462
Baltimore, MD 21203
www.almumtahinahhome.org / http://muslimmah2.chipin.com/phase-ii-shelter-home

Fruits of your help


Thank you for all HalfDaters who helped.

I spoke with the reviewer for our 501c application earlier this afternoon, and she informed me that we were approved for our tax-exempt status, Allahu Akbar! We should receive our official letter in less then (2) weeks… I wanted to share the good news with you since you have helped us so much (Barakallahu feekum)

Islamic Awareness Campaign – Gone LIVE

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Asalaamu Alaiakum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatu

This is a follow-up for our recent drive. This is a message from Just Go Party AU Team:

All praise is due to Allah (subhanahu wata’ala), the Lord of the Worlds and may Allah’s peace and blessings be on our beloved Prophet Mohammed (sallallahu alaihi wassalam).


Look out for the following advertisements




– at South Yarra and North Melbourne Train stations
– on 7 Trams that will circulate Melbourne’s CBD & inner city suburbs
– at 310 Sydney Road, Coburg; and
– at Rawson Street, Auburn


This year’s campaign comes courtesy of the WORLD HOUSE PARTY campaign that ran earlier in the year.

We hope that you can join us next year.

World House Party Team – AU