Monday, April 23, 2018
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Family is a gift from God. Imagine your family was taken away from you. That is how orphans feel. If you were to lose your family it would make a big impact on your life, a person of any age would feel this way. Though we can't bring their family back, we can donate to make their lives a little more bearable. Help us, help the orphans!
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Friday, April 13, 2018
motivating, with many 99 Orphans volunteers sharing stories and ayahs/surahs
from the Quran, and special guests like a Cary Council member and a
representative from Governor Roy Cooper’s administration speaking.
The speeches were all very inspiring to me. The most stirring one I heard
was Cary Council member Ken George’s speech about volunteerism, and
his time living in the Dominican Republic to help people there. I was also
inspired by all the dedicated volunteers who received the Presidential Award
to volunteer more often and become more passionate about helping people
in need. The amount of time and effort they put into helping others to earn
that was amazing. Great job to every single member of the 99 Orphans team.
Even a tiny contribution makes a lot of difference to the orphans around the
world. Keep up the awesome work!
My name is Asiya Ahmed and as a member of the 99 orphans team, I love helping out, whether it's a minor role or a major role. I can do so many things to help an orphan, even if I'm only 10 years old. Remember, you don't need to be married with children to donate. You probably have loose change on you - and even if you don't, you can ask your parents if you can borrow money.
But every penny counts. When you have a $10 bill and you use it to buy something that's $4.99, you're going to get change back. If you don't know what to do with it, donate to the orphans! If you keep doing this you'll have 100 pennies - or a dollar - enough money to buy cheap socks at a store. See, even your smallest acts can help an orphan through this chilly season.
So whether you're an adult, a teenager, or a kid, you can make a young child who is suffering feel a little happier. All you need is encouragement and a couple of pennies.
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Saturday, March 31, 2018
We are very excited to have a new facility in the Triangle. This new facility will help us organize more events and fundraisers for the community and will help us reach our goal in the future.
As we are approaching Ramadan, I would like to talk about the importance of Zakat. Zakat refers to the purification of a muslim's wealth and soul. It is one of the five pillars of Islam, which means that it is mandatory for muslims to follow. In Surah Al-Baqarah, Verse 274, the Quran states "Those who give to charity night and day, secretly and publicly, receive their recompense from their Lord; they will have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve." This means that Allah will repay our efforts of Zakat by protecting those who do Zakat.
One of the sayings of Prophet Muhammad (SWS): "Do not withhold your money, (for if you did so) Allah would withold His blessings from you."
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Sunday, March 25, 2018
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Friday, March 23, 2018
Smoothie Table Team
Tawfiq, Aadil, Maaz, Abyan, Hasan and Nihal
The History of HennaAs you might already know, our 99 orphans team held a spring fest not too long ago. We had many stations, of which included a henna table. We have all seen henna on someone's hand (or on your own) at some point and thought, wow that's pretty! But have we ever wondered about the history behind this beautiful tradition? Well, there's actually a pretty interesting story behind the origin of this art.
Henna (also known as Mehndi) is a plant which grows in the tropical climates of Africa, northern Australia, and southern Asia. Since it contains a pigment that causes its staining quality, it's used for dying hair and body art designs.
The art of henna designs go back to 5000 years ago in Pakistan, India, Africa, and the Southeast, but there's records of it even going back to 9000 years ago! It all started when people found out about the cooling properties of this plant that would cool the body when it was applied. Because of this, in hot places, people smeared it all over themselves to keep cool. Then, instead of just spreading it on themselves, they'd make it into intricate, beautiful designs, which soon became to have more meaningfulness.
Henna is traditionally used for special occasions like holidays, birthdays and weddings in Africa, Pakistan, India, and the Middle East. It was also proven to have some medical benefits, too. Henna is considered an herb, and has long been known to have healing qualities. In ancient times it has been used for headaches, stomach pains, burns (including sunburns), open wounds, as a fever reducer, athlete's foot and even the prevention of hair loss. It is also a sunblock and has been used on the noses of animals to prevent them from getting sunburnt.
Now that you know about the story of henna, spread it around and share this with someone else!
Saturday, March 17, 2018
- Can you imagine how it feels when your stomach is growling and you don’t have anything to eat? Fasting in Ramadan is supposed to make us sympathize with those who are suffering from hunger every day, and make us want to alleviate their pain. That is the life of 22.6% of children in North Carolina, who live in households with “food insecurity”. This is the term for households experiencing limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods. That’s almost 1 in every 4 kids in our state starving. This is simply unacceptable and must change. According to statistics, North Carolina is the 8th hungriest state in the US. Instead of taking our blessings for granted, we should reflect on what we are doing to help our fellow countrymen and women. In the Quran (76:8-9), Allah says “The righteous are those who feed the poor, the orphan, and the captive for the love of God, saying “We feed you for the sake of God alone, we seek from you neither reward nor thanks.”Even if we can’t dedicate a lot of time and energy to helping these unfortunate people out, we can at least donate a little food or money to them for the sake of Allah. As Mother Teresa said, “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.”
- Reminder: Please come to the 99 Orphans Spring Fest tomorrow, and spread the word to your friends and family. It will be at Apex Mosque from 3-6 PM.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Come to the Apex Mosque from 3-6 this Sunday to get any of the following beautiful designs:
|They cost only 5 tickets!!|
By purchasing tickets online early you will get 15 tickets for the price of 10. What are you waiting for? The deadline for early tickets has been extended all the way to this Friday, so hurry up and buy your tickets now! I'm looking forward to seeing you at the henna table this Sunday!!
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Do you want a delicious, ice cold smoothie?
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
The 99 Orphans program is one of the greatest programs that I have had the pleasure to be involved in. Since I have joined this team last fall, I have been able to positively impact my community in so many different ways. I was able to help out in the game/ family night fundraisers we held, help make food to raise money for different kids, and overall develop crucial leadership skills that can help me in my everyday life. From the day I went to the Award ceremony last season and watched all these kids coming up and describing their experiences, I knew I wanted to get involved in this program in some way, shape, or form. At that Awards ceremony, the impact this foundation had on the surrounding community became apparent, as even kids who this program was created for talked about the great opportunities this program gave them.
By Nadya Mehasanewala
Everyday, millions of lives are lost
But it's the family and friends that pay the cost
Especially the children of those who are gone
Have to suffer the pain from dusk till dawn
But at night is the time where conditions are the worst
And they have to bear the feeling of hunger and thirst
While we're in our homes, safe and sound
We don't stop and think about those around
What this world is becoming is quite insane
Where everywhere we look, there is hunger and pain
But we can change this world by giving back
To those with experiences that luckily we lack
Donating $2 helps an orphan for a day
Keeping poverty and hunger for that orphan away
It's the little things we do that make a big change
Causing people's lives to rearrange
So donate to help an orphan out
And see what giving back is all about
My name is Asiya Ahmed and I am a member of the 99 orphans team. My sister's friend told her about the team and on the first meeting she went to, I decided to come along. At first I had no idea what the purpose or meaning of this program was, or what events they were planning. When they went around the room asking for ideas of a money-raising event, my friends had suggestions like a "bake sale" or a "lemonade stand". I had nothing, though, so we moved on. Soon I started brainstorming, and learned that even if the ideas aren't my own, I can still help out by helping, for example at the ice cream social: I helped clean up, I helped by buying food (:-p), I helped my friends chop strawberries - and even though we could be sitting and watching TV or playing games with friends every Sunday, I think it's great that we are all gathered here, getting volunteering hours and helping out.
My name is Furkan. I am a 17 year old senior in high school and I have been part of the 99-orphans team since it was founded four years ago in Delaware in 2014. There are several reasons why I have been and continue to have an active role on this team. First of all, a critical part of my religion is to help those less fortunate than myself, namely orphans. There are countless hadiths and ayahs about the immense rewards of helping orphans. Secondly out of all the extracurricular and volunteering I have done in high school none have had as much of an impact as this project. Few endeavors beat changing the life of orphans by just spending a few hours of my free time each week. Lastly, as a Muslim American I feel I have a responsibility to paint Islam in a positive light and make a difference in my local community. A big part of the 99 orphans project is helping foster kids right here in NC and that is definitely something I love doing.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
By: Fatima Feisal
Millions of kids are homeless worldwide
Shivering in the cruel, dark outside
no blankets or heat
hearts struggling to beat
eyes swollen from tears they've cried
We curl up in comfy, warm beds
clothes from our toes to our heads
someone to hug and kiss
the epitome of bliss
Ignoring the kids whose lives are in shreds
People suffer while we laugh and enjoy
surrounded by gifts and a surplus of toys
why not donate and give
to help someone live
provide a home to orphaned girls and boys
Foster Parent Expo at the Wake County Orphan & Foster Kid Centre
Monday, February 26, 2018
Sunday, February 25, 2018
ASAK, my name is Aadil Mehasanewala, I am new this year to the 99 orphans team. I hope to learn and achieve various goals throughout this process. I love the work that is being done to help orphans as it is sunnah and our beloved prophet (PBUH) was an orphan himself. For many years I have been involved in various community activities but none like this. To give care and support to orphans is an amazing thing to do. I wish to work with our team to make a better example of who muslims are. When people see the work that we do, their perspective will hopefully change. I am grateful for this opportunity.
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Friday, February 23, 2018
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Assalamualaikum, my name is Rohaan Mahmood. I have recently joined the 99 Orphans Team. Everyday around the world there is a child aching for help. It hurts to see orphans all alone and this why I want to help them. Without the help of ours, these orphans would die and would not be able to survive on their own. We can plan events to raise money for orphans to make sure they have all their necessities such as clothes, food, and shelter. There is a purpose for these orphans being on Earth and we can accomplish this purpose by working together.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Monday, February 19, 2018
Sunday, February 18, 2018
My Favorite 99 Orphans Event
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Asalamualaikum, my name is Hasan Khan. Helping people is always important, especially helping people in need. Orphans are people who need help. They have lost the love of their parents. Some orphans barely have enough food to live. Others are going through hardships and calamities that no one should go through. Alhamdulilah, I have my parents to depend on, but the orphans cannot depend on anyone. They cant depend on anyone for food, clean clothes, or other stuff that I can depend on my parents for. So I want to help these orphans have a life that I believe every person should have. That's why I joined the 99 Orphans group, and participate in raising money for the orphans.
Sunday, February 11, 2018
- Please come out and support foster children by buying lunch or dinner at Greek Cuisine
- 99 Orphans will be hosting a Spring Fest on Sunday, March 18 at Apex Mosque. It will
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Attention: The date has changed to the 18th from the 4th.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
- Eat at Greek Cuisine and a portion of the proceeds will go to 99 Orphans.
- Bring some of the items listed on the poster below to donate to foster families and orphans.
Monday, February 5, 2018
Saturday, February 3, 2018