May this reach you in the best state of health and iman. Ameen.
In Swat Valley:
- 3 million refugees have been displaced
- 80% are women & children
- They’re hungry, cold, sick, and needy.
- DO Something!
Join ReliefWorks and the Edhi Foundation to raise funds and awareness. The Prophet Muhammad (May God bless him and give him peace) said, “Religion itself is sincere concern.” Express your concern, and give now!
Reliefworks is striving to raise no less than $1 Million for our displaced and desperate brothers and sisters in Swat by the beginning of Ramadhan (Saturday August 2009). They obviously can’t do this without your active support, promotion, involvement, and help.
The process is very simple.
They want 1,000 people to make a simple commitment:
1. Donate at least $20
2. Find 20 others to do the same.
3. Have them find only 2 others to donate the same amount. (keep track of your lists!)
Think family, colleagues, annoying siblings, cousins, classmates, teachers, Imams, friends, rich uncles, rich aunties, your local MSA, Jum’ah collections, sunday Church services collections, halaqas, book clubs, zikr gatherings, Canada Day celebrations … everyone.
(Their partners in this fundraiser are is Edhi Foundation’s Canadian chapter. Their long-standing track record of non-sectarian, non-partisan, and transparent relief work across Pakistan, along with their integrity and credibility makes them an obvious choice.)
I invite you to step up to the challenge. When you do, all such challenges are easily surmountable, God willing.
For now, your donations can still be received at http://swatrelief.eventbrite.com. We encourage you to keep the donations online, as this will help us keep transparent records of all transfers and transactions.
Thank you all for your support, and I look forward to more of it.
Messages of Support:
- Imam Tahir Anwar: http://tiny.cc/XyXRT
- Imam Afroz Ali: http://tiny.cc/kXpHG
- Imam Zaid Shakir: http://tiny.cc/iyRa9