Weʼre raising £10,000 to Save a sister from homelessness and debt.
- London, United Kingdom
- Social welfare
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Assalaamu alaikum brothers and sisters,
I don't really know where to begin...
I am Umm Abdullah. I am in a situation at the moment that has spiralled out of control - due to unforseen circumstances.
I am in debt of in excess of £8000 due to my housing situation. My husband works alhumdulillah but what he makes is not sufficient to pay the debt we owe and survive. The debt is not a result of our spending at all. In fact we will be made homeless soon and hope the council will house us.
We are not proud people but I have never been in such an awful predicament.
Last month I sold my last pieces of jewellery that was given to me by my husband as a gift on the birth of our son. I sold it because we needed to buy food and electric. I am currently selling things on eBay just to help us get by each month.
I have had fallen so low that my mind has thought of ending my life but then I cannot do that because Allah guided me and Islam is the ONLY thing that gives me strength to carry on and keep me sane.
It is for this reason I am appealing to you to believe me when I say I would not ask if I could get rid of the problem myself. I know that there is a hadeeth that states that a person who relieves a burden of another muslim will have the same reward from Allah. I find it very difficult to understand why we need to hear or see such bad things about people in order to help them. Right now I hope it suffices to say what I have and know that the situation is much worse than I have stated. I cannot write without crying and I cannot give up on people. Allah will make a way for me whether it's through your charity or somewhere else. Make dua I have the strength to be patient.
I spoke to a sheikh recently for advice and he said that he could not give me permission to take an interest baring loan but informed me that I am entitled to zakat and people can give me this in advance.
I am not begging...I'm just asking for your help.
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The Ummah.. Our Duty..4 months ago
The Ummah.. Our Duty..
The following message is from the sister you all have been helping... 'Assalaamu alaikum warahmatulahi wabarakatuh, To all those who have donated I cannot tell you how happy it makes me to know that people care. I am grateful and will continue to make dua for you all. My situation is such that inshaAllah at some point in the future I will be able to work and therefore promise to give back the exact sum donated back to muslims in difficult situations. Allah is witness to my oath...jazakumullahu Khairun.'
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The Ummah.. Our Duty..
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This fund raising page has been set up for a sister dear to my heart. She has been suffering in her situation silently and is close to a mental breakdown. I ask you all to help, the following message is her story from her directly.
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