Monday, June 11, 2018

Speech at Chapel Hill Masjid

Salaams,

Yesterday, Team Process went on a quest to show off their money making abilities.  They visited Chapel Hill Masjid where they enjoyed iftar as well as taraweeh led by a blind imam.  It couldn't have been done without the help of the beautifully written speech by one of Team Process' members.
Here is the speech:

Asak,
My name is ___, and I represent the 99 Orphans project.  Our goal is to raise enough funds to sponsor 99 Orphans each year by providing food, shelter, and education.  It costs only $600 to sponsor an orphan each year.  The prophet SA said, "Me and the person who helps look after and provides for an orphan will be like this on the day of judgement." and he held his index and middle finger together like this. (show fingers).  We right now are in the last ten nights of the holy month of Ramadan.  Every good action of ours i multiplied by great amounts during this month.  The Quran mentions two kinds of people, those who help the Orphans and those who neglect them.  In surah, Ad Duha, ayah 6 Allah says, "Did He not find thee an orphan and give thee shelter and care" referring to the Prophet SA who was an orphan himself growing up.  Allah follows this ayah by saying, "Therefore, treat not the Orphans with harshness.".  Tonight, the night of the 27th may be Laila tul Qadr.  The greatest night for us Muslims to witness and a night in which all of our deeds are multiplied by a 1000 months.  To sponsor one orphan is less than 2 dollars a day.  I don't think that there's anyone here that is incapable of helping the life of an oppressed child across the globe by donating less than 2 dollars a day.  And if tonight is in fact Laila tul Qadr, it would be as if you had donated to help and Orphan for a 1000 months.  As if you had sponsored an orphan everyday of your life for 83 years.  An opportunity like this may never come again in our lifetimes.  Don't shy away from a good deed of such value in a time where it matters most.  I'll leave you all with this; the prophet SA said, "Allah will help a person as long as he or she is helping others.".  So help those in need and in return Allah will help and bless you as well.
Jak.

June 13th Eid Festival!

Assalamualaikum!

This is Asiya, a member of the 99 orphans project. I'm here to tell you about a fun event coming up on Wednesday, June 13th.
As we all know, Eid is coming very soon. Just a few more days! Please join us this Wednesday for takeout food, games, and lots of cool Eid related products being sold by different teams. As usual, money raised will go to the orphans.
Please note that the Ramadan 2018 challenge results can still be changed. Keep raising money and sponsoring orphans to have your team in the lead! The due date for results is Wednesday June 13th.

Bring everyone! Family, friends, teachers, and so on. Remember that non-Muslims are more than welcome to come, so they can experience this amazing event!
Also, my team (The ZF Falcons) will be holding our 3rd business fair that day. There will be products such as: yarn balls (home decor), slime, squishies, hijab pins, survival bracelets, etc. Please make sure to buy our stuff! Money goes to orphans!

Hope to see you at the Eid festival,
Asiya

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Team OVO

Assalamu’alaikum,


We have started a friendly competition to raise money during Ramadan for 99 orphans, with each age group as
a team. My group, Team OVO has raised money by collecting from friends at iftars and selling Ramadan
merchandise at masjids during taraweeh. We are also selling Ramadan and Eid wristbands, banners, balloons,
and other cool items. If you are interested or would like to know more, please email 99nrahman@gmail.com.
I would like to thank everyone who has donated to our group or bought our items so far. May Allah bless them
with lots of barakah. I wish all the other teams luck in their fundraising, and hope that we can brighten up a lot
of lives this Ramadan.


Announcements:

Zakat Foundation will be hosting a Pre-Eid Fest on June 13 from 4:30 to 7:30 PM. Don’t miss this wonderful
opportunity to get some last-minute Eid shopping done while also helping orphans.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Bake Sale!

              If you don't know already, my group, Zen, will be hosting a bake sale for orphans. It will take place on June 7th-9th in various mosques around taraweeh time. On June 7th, it'll be at the Raleigh Mosque, on June 8th, it will be at the Cary Mosque, and on June 9th, it'll be at the Apex Mosque. What better way to celebrate Ramadan than with a sweet treat? There will be brownies, vanilla and chocolate cupcakes, and chocolate chip and sugar cookies. Not only can you succumb to your sweet tooth, but you're also helping raise money for orphans around the globe. We, along with the rest of the 99 Orphans team, are raising money for ninety nine orphans to support them and their needs. By purchasing a cookie or two, you're helping the cause. Don't hesitate to come on over and get some baked goods on any, or all, of the days we're hosting our bake sale!

            ~ Afzaa Rahman



Thursday, May 31, 2018

ZF Falcons

My team, the ZF Falcons, have been doing fundraisers in different masjids. We have been selling various things, some of which are hijab pins, slime, bracelets, and much more. We have raised a lot of money over the past few fundraisers and it has been really fun to sell those items. We will have another fundraiser on June 2nd at Taraweeh. It will be hosted at Cary Masjid. Please come purchase our goods and support the orphans!

Toy Auction Basket

On June 1st, the Friday night program will take place in which we will be auctioning a toy basket. There will be a variety of fun games and puzzles within the basket such as legos, board games, stuffed animals, and some surprises. Please come participate and support our fundraiser for the orphans. We will also be selling baskets during bake sales on June 7th at the Islamic Association of Raleigh, June 8th at Cary masjid, and on June 9th at Apex masjid. Please come by!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Raffle Baskets


Assalamu alaykum!
On the 7th, 8th, and 9th of June, group Zen will be auctioning baskets at the Raleigh, Cary, and Apex masjids respectively. These baskets will be catered to a variety of interests. There will be a spa basket, filled with items such as lotion and face masks; a tea/coffee basket, with different packets and a mug; and a baking/cooking basket, with frosting, piping bags, a cookbook, and more. The bid for the baskets start around $20, and they are well worth the price, especially since all of it is sadaqah.

On the 13th of June, we will be auctioning a few more baskets, art/ stationery, Marvel, and books.

This Friday, the 1st of June, we will be auctioning a toys/games baskets. All our baskets are fun and hold useful items, and we hope that you will auction for them.