HELP NAMELESS MUSLIMAH HERO TO BUILD AN ISLAMIC CENTER
Assalamu Alaykum ve Rahmatullahi ve Berekatuhu
My Dear Brother and Sisters in Islam,
“A Muslim shall never leave another Muslim helpless in the time of need” Prophet Muhammed (PBUH)
This is story of a Nameless Muslimah Hero, and Her dreams. She is cooking and sharing food with her neighbors and kids. If the kids are hungry they are knocking her door. She doesn’t have any sponsor or income. She has a shelter that gifted by City Government because of her Generosities. On this property, she wants to build an Islamic Center for Women and Kids. Even she doesn’t have a house. So I decided to help her raise money to build
- -Islamic Center For Women and Kids
- -Business For Financing Islamic Center
Please help us to make this dreams happen.
WHY THIS PROJECT DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHERS
Firstly she is doing many thing while she does not have money, think, if she has money, what she can do more.
This is Sadaqah Jaria, so your Thawab will continue with this center.
Last and important detail we will establish a small business to financing this Center and sister Johara. So we do not need ask all the time Sadaqah. Also in the Philippines people are so poor. Even $1 is a good money and collecting Sadaqah is very hard. People waiting help, its hard to ask them Sadaqah.
Please read this project story. Then you can understand why and what do we want to do.
Sister Johara, is a divorced women. She has 5 kids already grown up. 4 of them married and just only one daughter of her is single. Her husband was gambler and drunker man. Also he did not have work, whole of the marriage sister Johara was selling clothes door by door to support his drink and gamble money. Because if she did not earn and gave, he was beating her and children. He was Muslim! Sister Johara accept Islam very late because of his attitudes.
Now many thing, many problem passed away, and new problems are started. She has 3 more kids as adopted. 1 boy 14 years old and 2 girls, 12 and 13 years old. That 3 kids have different heart breaking stories. Their families were catholic but right now 3 of them are Muslim and they are growing up in Muslim Mother Hands. If you want to read their story please read last part.
I will not continue her past story that is so heart breaking. I just tell you what she is doing right now.
She is cooking food for her neighbours and their children who are non-muslim (Ahl Al-Kitab) for just sake of Allah. She is Volunteer also in a Da’wah Organization. She is inviting and explaining Islam, especially student.
She has no salary. She is just selling hijab to earn pocket money. If she cannot sell, her single daughter helping her, with a pocket money. But she is spending her money to Da’wah again. Nothing stop her to continue to Da’wah.
Two years ago, City mayor gifted her a place because of her generosity. Now she has a shelter in a slum. She and her adopted kids are living there and they called, it is their “HOUSE”.
We met with her because of a Da’wah Project. I introduce myself and told I am an Architect. One day she asked me “If she wants to renovate her house, how much will it cost? And if I will help her? As an architect, I started asking;
- -How many SQM?
- -How many room?
- -How many bathrooms?
- -How many floors?
- -Which parts, would you like to change, painting, ceiling, ground cover etc?
She didn’t reply and she told me to I must see there. Next day, I went there. Then I was shocked. I saw this place that is on the photos. There is just one wall at the front by metal plate, the other three side are belong to other houses, and there is half ceiling that is broken also. No bathroom, no kitchen no room. Moreover they don’t have any furniture even there is no bed, refrigerator, cabinet etc. They are sleeping on a plywood plate. On my opinion, without any help, no one can live there. Please just check the photos and empathy it.
There is no bathroom and toilet, there is no kitchen, and there is no furniture. But she is still cooking food for neighbours and their children. I thought by myself:
- -It is not a house
- -Four person cannot live there
- -It is impossible to live and survive that place without any help.
- -How she is still continue to help other people and Da’wah
I start thinking how we can restorate, where should I put kitchen? Where should I placed bathroom? But I told you she is living for the sake of Allah and still thinking Da’wah. She does not want a house, she wants to establish “Islamic Centre for Women”. She wants to invite her neighbour and especially young girls, to explain and invite Islam. What I mean Da’wah. She asked me big kitchen to cook more food and share with homeless, poor families and her neighbour.
How gorgeous, isnt it? I asked her; where will you find money to build that? She answered me “Allah.”
I could not reply her. I just told SubhanAllah.
“Hasbunallahu wa ni`mal Wakil” Allah (Alone) is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs (for us).
Surah Al ‘Imran (3:173)
Now I really want to build an Islamic centre and house, A Real One. So I shared this story with you to help me to raise money and make this project real. We don’t need much money. I will use prefabricated material. I will design building and furniture also I will be construction supervisor also, In shaa Allah.
Lastly please think about yourself in her shoes.
Can you live there?
Can you accept all of the response of three kids without blood tie?
Can you continue to living just for Da’wah?
Can you spend your money to feed your neighbours, while you need money?
Please Let us check our life again. What can we do more.
Sister Johara’s Adopted Children stories:
Aiman the boy while 15 days, her mother passed away. Before gone, she asked to sister Johara to accept him. Now Aiman never accept he is adopted. He told me Sister Johara is his real mother and if someone told you are adopted he is crying and denying. Now he is my one of best friend. He is asking about Islam and especially Prophets Stories.
Johanna, staying with her around 1 year. Her parents separated because of her mother was lesbian. Then she start staying on the street cos her mother did not want Johanna also. Sister Johara saw her many time and late hours in the park. Then she talked and learn the story. So sister Johara could not let her to live on the street. Johara telling her mother never hug or kissed her. She never had new clothes before her new mom, sister Johara.
The other girl is 12 years old. Her Father getting drunk every day. Last year he drink with his friends, and all of them was drunk. Then some of them start touching her and try to rape her. Then she run away to sister Joharas house because she is giving every day food to kids and told the story while shaking and crying. So sister Johara accept her as a Daughter also.