Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem,
As salaamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh,
Allaah, ta’alaa said in Surah al-Baqarah (2):245, in this translation of the meaning:
مَّن ذَا الَّذِي يُقْرِضُ اللَّهَ قَرْضًا حَسَنًا فَيُضَاعِفَهُ لَهُ أَضْعَافًا كَثِيرَةً ۚ وَاللَّهُ يَقْبِضُ وَيَبْسُطُ وَإِلَيْهِ تُرْجَعُونَ
“Who is it that would loan Allaah a goodly loan so He may multiply it for him many times over?
And it is Allaah who withholds and grants abundance, and to Him you will be returned.”
On the authority of ‘Uthman, radiAllaahu anhu who said: “I heard Allaah’s Messenger (ﷺ) as saying:
“He who builds a mosque for Allaah, Allaah would build for him (a house) in Paradise like it.”
MY QUESTION TO YOU IS:
Would you “loan Allaah a goodly loan” to “build a mosque for Allaah”? I’m almost positive your answer will be yes.
Well, Ramadan is quickly approaching and so it is time for us to think of ways to increase us in those wonderful good deeds that are multiplied for us during Ramadan. I’m up for a challenge and I hope you are too.
In 2015 a group of sisters who homeschool their children started the Muslim Prayer Spot fundraising campaign and raised $2,280 over the course of 8 weeks and donated it to the Abu Huraira Center masjid to help fund their Masjid Expansion Project on the 27th night of Ramadan 2015.
The masjid is in the process of purchasing the church right beside the masjid and they will be turning it into a mosque and Islaamic School.
The masjid has met all the payments requirement to date, which accounts for just over 50% of the total purchase price. The remaining amount (4.3 million) is to be paid over the next 2 years!
Let’s do better than we did in the past. Let’s come together as a community with a stronger united front. Let us all strive together towards seeking the pleasure of Allaah by contributing in whatever way you can to ensure this Masjid Expansion Project is a success. Let’s try to beat our contribution of 2015.
LET’S TRY TO RAISE $3000 as a group to purchase a prayer spot by working together to collect donations from amongst ourselves, friends and family which will be given to the masjid on the 21st night of Ramadan.
It has been narrated on the authority of Abu Mas’ud al-Ansari who said: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:
“One who guides to something good has a reward similar to that of its doer.”
8 Easy Ways to Increase Your Reward This Ramadan
Increasing your reward this Ramadan doesn’t have to cost you 1 cent and it doesn’t take much time or effort on your part. It all starts with a good intention, then lots of du’aa – now you can super charge your Ramadan by doing one (or more) of the things in the list below.
- MAKE DU’AA that the masjid will raise enough money to purchase the new building.
- TELL OTHERS about the Muslim Prayer Spot initiative by sharing this post.
- ORGANIZE a mini fundraiser like a bake sale, pancake breakfast, read-a-thon, etc.
- COLLECT donations from people so that it is easier for them to support this project.
- HELP OTHERS who are doing things to raise funds for the masjid.
- INVITE YOUR FRIENDS to help with the Muslim Prayer Spot initiative.
- START YOUR OWN fundraising initiative and be creative in getting people to donate.
- DONATE money to the masjid directly or through the Muslim Prayer Spot initiative.
You decide what and how much you are willing and able to do. Make a donation today by clicking the Donate Now button below to pay by PayPal or eTransfer.
May Allaah reward you greatly for striving for His cause. Ameen.
What have you done in the past to help your child understand the importance of giving in charity? What homeschooling resources do you find useful for unit studies on Ramadan and Eid? Do you have any special plans for this Ramadan? I would love to be inspired by the things that you do to make Ramadan special, please share them in the comments section below.