Save The Masjid
Friday, February 22, 2008
As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu

Do we really need a motivational post to give ten dollars? Is that sad if we do? A whole ten dollars (that's $10.00).. surely we can bring ourselves to part with that much.

The building where the downtown mosque, Masjid Manhattan, is located has been sold. The new owner wants the place vacated by March 31, 2008. Our brothers and sisters need our support to buy a new building.

Established more than 25 years ago, the Masjid serves approximately fifteen hundred Muslims who work in near City Hall, Wall Street and the World Trade Center.

There is no place available for lease that would accommodate the large number of worshippers in the area; therefore, buying a building is the only option. The community has raised half the necessary money for the down payment but needs help with the rest.

Time is running out for March 31st deadline.

The goal is to reach 500 thousand people in the US and Canada who can pay 10 dollars each.

1. Make a cheque or money order payable to: Masjid Manhattan
(indicate the project you are donating to in the memo of your cheque)

Masjid Manhattan
P.O. Box 3432
Church Street Station,
New York, NY 10008

2. Online Donation:

3. Let others know about this.

4. Make Dua' to Allah that He saves this masjid.

May Allah Most High grant us with the means and ability to save this Masjid, and may He Most Merciful continue to bless this Ummah. Ameen.


posted by Sketched Soul at 4:54 PM | Permalink 8 comments
Tagged And Tagged Again
Thursday, February 21, 2008
As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu

Please forgive me my dear readers for taking so long to post something (insha'Allah it's not just anything).. and my apologies to all those who have tagged me, and are waiting for some kind of response on my end. Jazak'Allahu khair for thinking of me and for your patience.

Note: I am not tagging anyone for these (and I have my reasons), but you are more than welcome to do any and don't forget to let me know, so I can visit your page, insha'Allah.

Well here it is:
I have been tagged by Al-Miskeenah, Don't Be Sad, A Wayfarer's Journey, The Imam's Daughter, Prism of thoughts...
1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages)
2. Open the book to page 123
3. Find the 5th sentence
4. Post the next 3 sentences
5. Tag 5 people

Taken from The Book Of Assistance by Imam 'Abdullah Ibn 'Alawi Al-Haddad
"How many good things has He given you! How many a favour has He granted you! He is your Lord and Guardian, Who created and guided you, to whom your life and your death belong, Who gives you to eat and drink, Who provides and looks after you, Who shelters you and gives you refuge."

Next up:
1. Link to the person that tagged you, in my case, Hijabi Apprentice
2. Post the rules on your blog
3. Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself
4. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs
5. Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog

1. I have to eat (dinner) after Maghrib salaat - whether it is at 4pm or 9pm..that's just the way it goes.
2. I absolutely love driving, however, never, never ask me directions if you want to reach the right destination.
3. I think pop/soda has absolutely NO benefit, I don't drink it, refuse to buy it (even if it's on the grocery list - someone in the house has to make a special trip for that), and won't even pass it to you!
4. I can't stand inconsiderate behaviour, and totally love those who are considerate.
5. I love mint and maple flavouring - be it in chocolate, ice-cream, cake, toothpaste..hehe
6. When I'm mad, upset, annoyed, confused (and I'm sure there is more to that list), I go quiet..very quiet.

I was tagged for this excellent meme, by The Muslimah, and Gulnarita
1. List 6 actions or achievements you think every person should accomplish before turning 18. There are no conditions on what can be included on the list.
2. Tag 6 more people and leave them a comment telling them they’ve been tagged.

1. Establish all your salaat, on time, and with full concentration.
2. Memorize the Qur'an, and constantly reflect on its meaning.
3. Don't talk a lot. Learn to say only what is best - this includes what you type.
4. Pray for the deceased, so that when you die someone will pray for you, insha'Allah.
5. Make it a habit to pray Surah al-Mulk every night.
6. Help others, as much as you possibly can.. either physically, through your prayers, by donating money (even if it is only one dollar), donating items, your time, etc. - Help others and Allah will help you, insha'Allah.

There we have it people. I hope I didn't miss any tags, or names of people who took the time to tag me. Sorry if I did.


posted by Sketched Soul at 10:46 AM | Permalink 14 comments
Bookmark Help Needed
Thursday, February 07, 2008
As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu

Insha'Allah in June I would love to hold a Book & Bake sale, with all the proceeds going to the Orphanage in Africa.

I'd also like to sell bookmarks! If anyone is willing to help out, by making bookmarks please contact me ( for a mailing address. There is no specifications, so design your heart out! (ie: it could be made out of paper, knitted, crocheted, out of metal, plastic, fabric, whatever else you like, inspirational, plain, funny, sad, written, typed, colourful, black and white, small, big, for the corner, etc. etc. - just think, would you use it?)

Last date to get them in: June 1st, 2008.

And for anyone living in and around Toronto (Canada) who can help with baked goods, please email me. I'd really appreciate all the help I can get.

Jazak'Allah for your time and effort.


posted by Sketched Soul at 1:16 PM | Permalink 17 comments
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