Archive for October, 2009

Oh Bearer of the Qur’an

October 28, 2009

ياحامل القرآن قد خصك الرحمن

O bearer of the Qur’an! The Most Gracious has chosen you,

بالفضل والتيجان والروح والريحان

with grace and crowns, and with life and satisfaction.

يادائم الترتيل للذكر والتنزيل

O constant reciter of The Remembrance and The Revelation!

بشراك يوم رحيل ستفوز بالغفران

Your glad tidings on the day of departure (is that) soon you will win with the forgiveness.

ياقارئ الأيات في الجمع والخلوات

O reciter of ayaat in assemblies and in solitudes,

تزهو بك السماوات وتنتشي الأكوان

The heavens swagger with you and the universe swoon over you.

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Ramadhan Projects – Summary

October 8, 2009

As you may be aware, Deen was involved in a number of projects during the month of Ramadhan. As the projects have now come to an end, here is a quick summary of how they went:

Help the Needy Project

A food drive for the homeless and destitute.

The aim of this project was to get as much community involvement to help those who are homeless.

Food was collected for two organisations;

  1. PAFRAS – Providing Aid for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (Leeds)
  2. M25 (Doncaster)

Alhamdulillah, with your help a great amount of food was collected. Both PAFRAS and M25 expressed their gratitude for the donations, especially as during recent time donations have been fairly low (due to the economic situation).

This project demonstrates how little effort it takes to make such a difference. Jazakum’Allah khayr to all those that got involved.

Ramadhan Da’wah Packs Project

Distribution of da’wah packs to Muslims in need

Dawah pack 3

Approximately fifty da’wah packs consisting of a Qur’an, a prayer mat, a dua book, a miswak stick and dates were put together to distribute to different organisations working with Muslims. We managed to distribute a number of packs to Hillside induction Centre (Leeds) and M25 (Doncaster).

Eid Gift Box Project

Making gift boxes for children supported by HHUGS

Eid Boxes 1

I remembered a project that I once did when I was in school. Everyone was asked to wrap a shoe box and fill it with small gifts to be given to children…for Christmas.

We decided to do the same thing. We asked all involved to wrap a shoe box and fill it with gifts to be given to children … for Eid.

Masha’Allah, the amount of people that got involved in this project was amazing. I would like to especially mention the Doncaster massive 🙂 who, had we taken on more children would have had no problem in making the boxes. Also a big thank you to AlMaghrib’s Qabeelat al-Mass for getting involved.

Together we managed to make over 60 boxes. That’s over 60 smiling children!! May Allah accept it from us.

What next?

Plans for the future and how you can get involved

It is only by the mercy of Allah and through YOUR involvement that these projects were successful.  Jazakum’Allah khayr to all those who have been in involved and supported us.

Ramadhan was very busy time for us all here at Deen, and though the blessed month may have ended, but we still have a lot planned over the coming months. I can tell you there are some very exciting events to look forward to. Watch this space…!!

If you would like to get involved with Deen, you can do so in the following ways:

  • Volunteer – If you would like to volunteer for our upcoming projects, email us.
  • Make dua – That Allah grants us the tawfiq to make a difference and carry on being active in the community, and that He makes us sincere in our intention and accepts it from us. (Say amin! :))
  • Donate – Deen is a non for profit organisation. All money donated goes straight into funding the projects and events that we carry out throughout the year.