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Imam Siraj Day, May 8th | The Very First Time I Met Imam Siraj – Yasir Qadhi

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Yasir Qadhi and Imam Siraj Wahhaj*MM is requesting all readers to join our initial campaign of $2000 $5000 (see bottom). If you make a donation, pls add a comment to encourage others (you can be anonymous or type in your name). This is peanuts compared to what we, the Muslims, have gained from him.

NOTE: The following is transcribed from the on-line fundraiser that was conducted last week; please excuse the punctuation errors and linguistic style.

When I was only 16 years old, I was really excited because Imam Siraj Wahhaj had come to Houston, TX. “Imam Siraj is coming to Houston!” I said. “This is the first time that I’m going to see him!” This was a time when there was no internet or videos of Imam Siraj, so I had never seen what Imam Siraj looks like.

I came early to the masjid and was waiting around, but he wasn’t there yet. So I walked outside to do wudhu, and there was an elderly African American gentleman there.

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He said, “Assalaamu alaykum, akhi, how you doin’?!”

I said, “Alhumdulillah, I’m doing fine,” and we had a nice conversation. But I was wondering, “Who is this guy? I’ve never seen him before.” And he was talking to me, a 16 year old at the time, wa’Allahi as if he was my uncle or something.

“How’s everything? How’s school going?” This and that. And I’m still wondering who this guy was. Then it clicked.

I asked, “Are you Imam Siraj…?!”

He smiled, and I’ll never forget that smile, and said, “That’s what they call me, akhi!”

SubhanAllah, this is why this man is an Imam. An anonymous kid comes up to do wudhu next to him, and he strikes up a friendly, loving conversation. It was such a touching moment for me. And that just touched my heart in a way I cannot express.

My dear brothers and sisters in Islam! Imam Siraj Wahhaj is man who has raised millions upon millions of dollars for the Muslim Ummah. Now he is in a time of need.

I remind myself and you of the Hadith of the Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam in which he said: “Whoever takes care of one problem of one Muslim, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala will take care of a problem of his.”

I encourage all of you to give what you can.

– Yasir Qadhi

MuslimMatters.org is joining MSA National today for Imam Siraj Day. The fundraiser from two weeks ago was short by $75,000 of the goal, and today, we’re going to join in the cause to take care of our Imam’s medical expenses.

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With that, let’s make it a goal for MuslimMatters.org readers to raise $2,000 $5,000 on Imam Siraj Day. InshaAllah the readers of MuslimMatters can easily meet this, if not more.

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Sh. Dr. Yasir Qadhi is someone that believes that one's life should be judged by more than just academic degrees and scholastic accomplishments. Friends and foe alike acknowledge that one of his main weaknesses is ice-cream, which he seems to enjoy with a rather sinister passion. The highlight of his day is twirling his little girl (a.k.a. "my little princess") round and round in the air and watching her squeal with joy. A few tid-bits from his mundane life: Sh. Yasir has a Bachelors in Hadith and a Masters in Theology from Islamic University of Madinah, and a PhD in Islamic Studies from Yale University. He is an instructor and Dean of Academic Affairs at AlMaghrib, and the Resident Scholar of the Memphis Islamic Center.

100 Comments

100 Comments

  1. Amad

    May 7, 2009 at 1:55 PM

    Bismillah, I’ll start by matching, dollar for dollar, the next $500 that anyone donates (not pledge, but actually donatED).

  2. Anonymous

    May 7, 2009 at 2:13 PM

    Muslims in need have the RIGHT to ask their brothers and sisters for help. That is their RIGHT and our obligation to help them. Jazzak Allah khair for this opportunity. Muslims – purify your wealth and gain Allah’s pleasure by donating whatever you can ! Those who cant donate, make dua !

    Brother Amad, may Allah bless you for taking that initiative.

    Donated: $ 20

    *Amount raised thus far, including matches, $40. Left to raise: $1960*

  3. biola

    May 7, 2009 at 2:57 PM

    We are not doing Imam Siraj a favor. We are actually doing a big favor to our own souls by helping out a brethren.May Allah heal the sick, liberate the oppressed, provide for the poor and guide us all on HIS Path. Ameen.

  4. Abdullah Badr

    May 7, 2009 at 3:02 PM

    I’ve donated 101 dollars. I’m only saying this to encourage others.

    *Amount raised thus far, including matches, $242. Left to raise: $1758*

  5. SaqibSaab

    May 7, 2009 at 3:07 PM

    Just donated $25, alhumdulillah.

    *Amount raised thus far, including matches, $292. Left to raise: $1708*

  6. Farhan

    May 7, 2009 at 3:22 PM

    Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem. Assalamu Alaikum!

    May ALLAH AZAWAJAL grant him good health again & make him pass through this purification!!!
    We’ll pray to ALLAH AZAWAJALfor his quick recovery from the illness & providing him peace & Resilience during these tough moments of his life.

    Ameen

  7. Anon

    May 7, 2009 at 3:42 PM

    Donated $250

    *Amount raised thus far, including matches, $792. Left to raise: $1208*

  8. Anonymous

    May 7, 2009 at 3:43 PM

    May Allah سبحانه و تعلى grant shifa` to Imam Siraj. Let’s race, i’ve just donated $200.

    *Amount raised thus far, including matches, $1096. Left to raise: $904*

    • Amad

      May 7, 2009 at 4:05 PM

      The match’s done…. mashallah, that is awesome… with this rapid move towards the initial target, is the message from our: we need to raise the target??? $5000???
      Should we expand the race?

  9. BismiAllah

    May 7, 2009 at 3:53 PM

    $25. May Allah relieve our burdens.

    *Amount raised thus far, including matches, $1121 Left to raise: $879*

  10. Siraaj Muhammad

    May 7, 2009 at 4:24 PM

    how much money is need again?

    Siraaj

  11. Nihal Khan

    May 7, 2009 at 5:11 PM

    $100,000 – $150,000

  12. Nihal Khan

    May 7, 2009 at 5:11 PM

    • Amad

      May 7, 2009 at 5:25 PM

      Lets not focus on the big amount or get discouraged by it, but the small amount that we are targeting. There are a multitude of other organizations that are contributing their little bit.

  13. Anonymous

    May 7, 2009 at 6:29 PM

    Donated $100 alhumdulillah

    *Amount raised thus far alhamdulillah, including matches, $1221 Left to raise: $779*

  14. mcpagal

    May 7, 2009 at 6:42 PM

    We are not doing Imam Siraj a favor. We are actually doing a big favor to our own souls by helping out a brethren.May Allah heal the sick, liberate the oppressed, provide for the poor and guide us all on HIS Path. Ameen.

    Ameen, so true!

    Also, paypal took all of 20 seconds to donate with, awesome!

    • Amad

      May 7, 2009 at 7:14 PM

      Want to tell us the amount mcpagal, so we can add to the tally?

  15. collegeboy

    May 7, 2009 at 7:17 PM

    Alhamdulilah just donated $20

    *Amount raised thus far alhamdulillah, including matches, $1241 Left to raise: $759*

  16. mcpagal

    May 7, 2009 at 7:41 PM

    Amad: sorry – $30

  17. Ukhti

    May 7, 2009 at 7:43 PM

    Donated $100
    salam

  18. Nihal Khan

    May 7, 2009 at 7:54 PM

    *Amount raised thus far alhamdulillah, including matches, $1371 Left to raise: $629*

  19. Anonymous

    May 7, 2009 at 8:22 PM

    Donated $50. May Allah accept from everyone!

  20. U-cef

    May 7, 2009 at 10:35 PM

    added 25$ from Marseille, Allahoma ichfi Alimam Siraj wahaj wa kouli almouslimin wa almouslimate.

    • Amad

      May 7, 2009 at 10:49 PM

      By popular demand, the target has been pushed higher, more reward, higher levels.

      FIVE THOUSAND. Think about it. We get over 5000 hits a day. If each hit was worth $1, we’d be there. I urge everyone who reads this thread: Do not turn away until you donate the maximum you can. Even if that is $500 or $5. Every dollar counts.

      Let’s do a “Sponsor a MM hit”. Each hit worth $1.00. How many hits will you sponsor?? How many visitors will you cover??

      *Amount raised thus far alhamdulillah, including matches, $1,446 (in a few hours!) Left to raise: $554 $3,554*

  21. Amatullah

    May 7, 2009 at 11:41 PM

    I’ll cover 31 visitors inshaAllah. $31.

    *Amount raised thus far alhamdulillah, including matches, $1,477 (in a few hours!) Left to raise: $3,523*

  22. mystrugglewithin

    May 8, 2009 at 1:16 AM

    donated 20$ .. it feels good! alhamdolillah.

    *Amount raised thus far alhamdulillah, including matches, $1,497 (in a few hours!) Left to raise: $3,503*

  23. AA

    May 8, 2009 at 1:46 AM

    $20 from me. May Allah give Imam Siraj shifa. May Allah give him and all us the best of this life and the next.

    *Amount raised thus far alhamdulillah, including matches, $1,517 (in a few hours!) Left to raise: $3,483*

  24. Muslimah

    May 8, 2009 at 6:20 AM

    Asalaamu Alaiakum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatu

    Alhamdulilah gave $50

    (may Allah accept, and purify all the donors for their generous donations, ameen)

    May Allah grant the Sheikh shifa, ameen

    Thanks for encouragement to do good

    Ma’Salaama

    *Amount raised thus far alhamdulillah, including matches, $1,567 (in a few hours!) Left to raise: $3,433*

  25. Abdullah Brown

    May 8, 2009 at 7:32 AM

    500 donated. Back to you, Amad….

    *Amount raised thus far alhamdulillah, including matches, $2,067; Left to raise: $2,933*

    • Amad

      May 8, 2009 at 8:32 AM

      yoohoo, we have broken the $2000 barrier. A little more than half way to our goal of $5000.

      Seems I see a little challenge from Dr. Brown. So, Dr. Brown, I take you up on it! I’ll punch in another $250 as a match for the next $500, i.e. as soon as we reach $2567, the number will jump up to $2817!

      Are you all gonna make me pay??? Back to you Doc!

  26. SaqibSaab

    May 8, 2009 at 7:37 AM

    Btw, let’s not forget to make du’a for the Imam in addition to our donations.

    O Allah, please give our Imam Siraj and all Muslims in the world in pain shifa, make their pain a means of healing towards Paradise without any punishment. Ameen!

  27. ummA

    May 8, 2009 at 8:51 AM

    $100 donated…

    may Allah accept it from me and all of us and may Allah cure our Imam and strengthen him and make him a light for our ummah

    *Amount raised thus far alhamdulillah, including matches, $2,167; Left to raise: $2,833*

  28. Anonymous

    May 8, 2009 at 8:53 AM

    payed $100.00
    MAy Allah SWT grant him Shafa

    *Amount raised thus far alhamdulillah, including matches, $2,267; Left to raise: $2,733*

  29. anonymous

    May 8, 2009 at 9:47 AM

    donated $500

    *Triggers $250 match! Amount raised thus far alhamdulillah, including matches, $3,017; Left to raise: $1,983*

  30. UmmHurairah

    May 8, 2009 at 10:21 AM

    Donated $29.95

    *Rounded to $30 :) Amount raised thus far alhamdulillah, including matches, $3,047; Left to raise: $1,953*

  31. Anonymous

    May 8, 2009 at 10:22 AM

    Just dropped $100 for the Imam


    *JazakumAllahkhair! Amount raised thus far alhamdulillah $3,147; Left to raise: $1,853*

  32. Anonymous

    May 8, 2009 at 11:07 AM

    $100.

    may Allah accept it from me and all of us and may Allah cure our Imam and strengthen him and make him a light for our ummah
    AMEEN


    *JazakumAllahkhair! Amount raised thus far alhamdulillah $3,247; Left to raise: $1,753. Number of donors: 24
    *

  33. ahmad

    May 8, 2009 at 11:30 AM

    $50 CDN, which is close to $60 US i think.

    I pray that Allah (SWT) gives our dear imam and all those who are sick and suffering shifa and patience. And that He (SWT) accepts our donations and duas.
    Ameeeen!

    Its the other way around on currency exchange. :)

    *JazakumAllahkhair! USD $43. Amount raised thus far alhamdulillah $3,290; Left to raise: $1,710. Number of donors: 25
    (Can we get to 50 donors?? ONLY 50 out of 5000 visits??) *

  34. Anon

    May 8, 2009 at 12:08 PM

    Alhamdulillah…donated $150

    *JazakumAllahkhair! Amount raised thus far alhamdulillah $3,440; Left to raise: $1,560. Number of donors: 26*

  35. Anonymous

    May 8, 2009 at 12:19 PM

    Donated $50
    May Allah subhanahu wa ta’alaa cure and heal our imam and all our brothers and sisters who are ill. May there illnesses and trials be an expiation for them….ameen

    *JazakumAllahkhair! Amount raised thus far alhamdulillah $3,490; Left to raise: $1,510. Number of donors: 27*

  36. Fatimah

    May 8, 2009 at 1:21 PM

    I love Imaam Siraaj truly for the sake of Allah (swt)…may Allah (swt) bless him with Sabr Jameelah, make his illness a source of maghfirah for him and raise him in status…ameen

  37. Irfan

    May 8, 2009 at 1:38 PM

    May Allah subhanehu we teala cure our Imam.

    I have sent check $200.

    *JazakumAllahkhair! Amount raised thus far alhamdulillah $3,690; Left to raise: $1,310. Number of donors: 28*

  38. Abu Momin

    May 8, 2009 at 2:49 PM

    my boss donated $300 a couple days ago and i donated $100. do those count?

    -Counts in the hereafter, but to keep it “honest” to the MM drive, it is related to those donations made as encouraged by this post. Jazak’Allahkhair though, it doesn’t change your reward one bit. And of course you can join our drive but stretching your donations even more :) -Editor

  39. Yasir Qadhi

    May 8, 2009 at 2:50 PM

    I gave the khutbah at Masjid al-Islam today, in New Haven, CT. It is a small African-American community in the heart of town; Imam Zayd Shakir used to be the Imam for many years.

    The second half of my khutbah was dedicated to this cause; we raised alhamdulillah 1500 dollars (but this will not be added to MM’s endeavour, as its separate) I mentioned how Imam Siraj had helped build hundreds of masjids across America.

    After the khutbah, one of the senior administrators of the masjid announced that Imam Siraj had come down twice for that very masjid, and in fact the masjid owes a lot to him personally, for his fundraisers helped build portions of it!

    May Allah cure the Imam and bless him in this life and the next!

    Yasir

  40. ahmad

    May 8, 2009 at 3:21 PM

    sorry, i meant $50 US so about $60 CDN
    ameen to the duas!

    *Updated. Amount raised thus far alhamdulillah $3,697; Left to raise: $1,303. Number of donors: 28*

  41. Suhaib Webb

    May 8, 2009 at 4:53 PM

    Asalamu alaykum,

    By Allah this is truly touching. Sh. Yasir and company this is really great. I love Muslimmatters and pray that all your efforts will be blessed.

    Suhaib Webb

    • Amad

      May 8, 2009 at 5:26 PM

      jazakAllahkhair Imam Suhaib. You have a share in ALL the MM reward, because let it be known that it was indeed you who encouraged us to participate in this Imam Siraj day.

  42. Ayesha

    May 8, 2009 at 5:20 PM

    May Allah Subhana watalla cure Imam siraj.

    Donated: $20

    *JazakumAllahkhair! Amount raised thus far alhamdulillah $3,717; Left to raise: $1,283. Number of donors: 29*

    Who is going to get us to $4000 with one swipe?? Esp. after Imam Suhaib’s encouragement??

  43. Abu Sabaya

    May 8, 2009 at 5:29 PM

    Gave $50.


    *JazakumAllahkhair! Amount raised thus far alhamdulillah $3,767; Left to raise: $1,233. Number of donors: 30*

  44. Stranger

    May 8, 2009 at 6:26 PM

    Donated $25.

    May Allah cure Imam Siraj and grant him a long life inshallah. The amount of work he has done for the Muslim community in America is mind-boggling. May Allah preserve him.


    *JazakumAllahkhair! Amount raised thus far alhamdulillah $3,792; Left to raise: $1,208. Number of donors: 31*

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  46. :o)

    May 8, 2009 at 6:54 PM

    AlHamdulillah for the opportunity to give something back to someone who has given us all SO much! $25 donated.
    May Allah grant Imam Siraj a speedy recovery and a long healthy life so he can continue to inspire and motivate this ummah.


    *JazakumAllahkhair! Amount raised thus far alhamdulillah $3,817; Left to raise: $1,183. Number of donors: 32*

  47. Nadia k

    May 8, 2009 at 7:10 PM

    Donated $100 May Allah grant him a speedy recovery! Ameen!


    *JazakumAllahkhair! Amount raised thus far alhamdulillah $3,917; Left to raise: $1,083. Number of donors: 33*

  48. Suhaib Webb

    May 8, 2009 at 8:12 PM

    Mashallah!

    The MCA, Muslim Community Association, informed me that they raised, not in Juma, $10,000 for the Imam! This will not be spent here, but this is awesome news.

    SDW

  49. Vegeta

    May 8, 2009 at 8:13 PM

    Suhaib Webb said: The MCA, Muslim Community Association, informed me that they raised, not in Juma, $10,000 for the Imam!

    IT’S OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAAAND!!!

  50. Student of Imam WD Mohammed (RA)

    May 8, 2009 at 8:17 PM

    Donated 100.00. May Allah grant Imam Siraj high Eman and great health!


    *JazakumAllahkhair! Amount raised thus far alhamdulillah $4,017; Left to raise: $983. Number of donors: 34*

    BROKE THE 4000 BARRIER!

  51. undisclosed

    May 8, 2009 at 9:04 PM

    donated 83.00 to bring it to an even number.


    *JazakumAllahkhair! Amount raised thus far alhamdulillah $4,100; Left to raise: $900. Number of donors: 35*

    thanks for making the math simpler!

  52. Nihal Khan

    May 8, 2009 at 9:25 PM

    I wish MuslimMatters.org could be merged into one person so I can big them a BIG hug :)

    • Amad

      May 8, 2009 at 9:27 PM

      How do you big a hug?

      • Sekinah

        May 25, 2010 at 1:44 PM

        I think the person means ‘give them a big hug’

  53. M.H & O.Q

    May 8, 2009 at 9:38 PM

    $100.00


    *JazakumAllahkhair! Amount raised thus far alhamdulillah $4,200; Left to raise: $800. Number of donors: 36*

  54. Amatullah

    May 8, 2009 at 10:01 PM

    Alhamdulillah this is amazing :)

    “The similitude of believers in regard to mutual love, affection, fellow-feeling is that of one body; when any limb of it aches, the whole body aches, because of sleeplessness and fever.”

  55. hayat

    May 9, 2009 at 3:53 AM

    aselamu alikum please admin can u let me know by my email address or hear i try to donat 100 lilahi tala inchalla and i will do it on but i do not know what to fill for his state part please email me back as soon as u see my post so i will do it today.

    may allha give him peace and ager for his seber it is the tast from allha we all have diffcult time in life so we need seber may allha give him sebr in this hard time this world not worth to leave now days any way.

    take cara all and may allha give u ager for all who donate for our muslim brother

  56. daughter

    May 9, 2009 at 4:39 AM

    Asalamu alaykum

    i am a ‘new’ mulima and truly impressed and moved by the support for each other shown in this call. may allah swt bless this our cause. it is just another opportunity to do good.

    is it necessary to post the amounts donated for you to keep track ? – or do you receive and include donations through the button above?

    • Amad

      May 9, 2009 at 10:52 AM

      “daughter”: the donations are not being run through us, so we don’t know what goes through.

      This is just our way of helping each other in a race to good.

  57. Nihal Khan

    May 9, 2009 at 7:08 AM

    Only $800 left….come on!!!! :D

  58. anonymouse

    May 9, 2009 at 10:31 AM

    As salaamu alaikum,

    Just donated $100.00.

    May Allah bless him with a full and speedy recovery!


    *JazakumAllahkhair! Amount raised thus far alhamdulillah $4,300; Left to raise: $700. Number of donors: 37*

    Comeon folks, just $700!!!!

  59. Museeba_deductible

    May 9, 2009 at 11:02 AM

    Protected myself and family by giving 200$. My sheikh says charity is tax deductible and as well as museeba deductible


    *JazakumAllahkhair! Amount raised thus far alhamdulillah $4,500; Left to raise: $500. Number of donors: 38*

  60. demha99

    May 9, 2009 at 12:08 PM

    museeba deductible is the best way to put it. specially in this day and age with all the layoffs that are happening. $250 done here.


    *JazakumAllahkhair! Amount raised thus far alhamdulillah $4,750; Left to raise: $250. Number of donors: 39*

  61. sister

    May 9, 2009 at 12:12 PM

    salam alaykum… unfortunatey UK residents who have maestro cards (like myself) can’t donate using paypal

    Does anyone know of a way around this????

    jazakhallah khairan

    • Amad

      May 9, 2009 at 1:09 PM

      salam sister,
      you can send in a check or money order…

  62. sa

    May 9, 2009 at 4:18 PM

    Just pitched in $50


    *JazakumAllahkhair! Amount raised thus far alhamdulillah $4,800; Left to raise: $200. Number of donors: 40*

    Who will take us over the finish-line and cap this beautiful endeavor??

  63. Muslimah

    May 9, 2009 at 6:24 PM

    Masha’Allah tabarakAllah
    this is really beautiful
    Alhamdulilah for the nima of Islam and IMaan, and of brotherhood

  64. Sister

    May 9, 2009 at 6:51 PM

    Donated $200.

    May Allah make this test a tahoor for our dear Imam.

    wassalam.

  65. Nihal Khan

    May 9, 2009 at 6:56 PM

    Jazakam Allahu Khayr!!!!!

    Wanna go for $10,000?

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  67. SaqibSaab

    May 9, 2009 at 7:17 PM

    MashaAllah Takbir! Allahu akbar! :)

  68. Amatullah

    May 9, 2009 at 7:27 PM

    Allahu Akbar, not even 100 comments to get to $5,000 :D

    • Amad

      May 9, 2009 at 11:24 PM

      Alhamdulillahi rabil alameen. This is a testament to the type of readers we have mashallah.

      Let’s not set a new money target, let’s try to see if we can get a 50 donors?? We are at 41 right now. It would be amazing if we could get to 100, even with 5 or 10 dollars. Every dollar counts, it could be the difference in the akhira!

  69. abu Rumay-s.a.

    May 10, 2009 at 1:40 AM

    may Allah ta`ala cure our beloved shaikh and purify him during these times..ameen.

    To me, the amazing thing about Imam Siraj is that as an African American Imam, every single community throughout N.A. loved him dearly and looked up to him…you would even find older uncles and aunties love him…subhanAllah, i pray that it is a sign of his acceptance on earth..

    Back in the old college days, I remember being in charge of our MSA’s tape collection and we had purchased the whole set from Imam Siraj..till this day, I remember his “do not get angry” lecture and “la tagthab” was probably one of the first arabic phrases that I learnt..

    Also, Imam Siraj had contributed so much to our community in S. Florida, we had hosted him many times…he has been personally been an inspiration to me and my wife and hopefully to our children… may Allah ta`ala grant him and his family a high station and ease his affairs..ameen..

    tamim

  70. Abu Aisha

    May 10, 2009 at 10:24 AM

    Assalamualaikum,

    I just gifted my self by adding my self to this list of donors. May Allah preserve SH. Siraaj and this wonderful site. May Allah make this the source of our salvation in the hereafter. Keep up with all the good work. May Allah bless us all.

    JazakaAllahu Khairan

    Abu Aisha


    *JazakumAllahkhair! Amount raised thus far alhamdulillah $5,000+; Number of donors: 41, #of donors=9*

  71. peacefulsubmission.blogspot.com

    May 10, 2009 at 11:58 AM

    mashAllah!

  72. onlyeverything16

    May 10, 2009 at 1:03 PM

    Salaam Walikum,

    Just donated $500, May Allah (swt) give shifaa to his slave who has helped so many Muslims over the years!!!


    *JazakumAllahkhair! Amount raised thus far alhamdulillah $5,500+; Number of donors: 42, #of donors left 8*

  73. Sharif

    May 10, 2009 at 7:22 PM

    As Salaamu ‘Alaykum,

    I just donated $100. May Allah (swt) cure our Imam Siraj!

    *JazakumAllahkhair! Amount raised thus far alhamdulillah $5,600+; Number of donors: 43, #of donors left 7*

  74. Anonymous Muslim Student Group

    May 11, 2009 at 1:44 AM

    assalamu `alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

    alhamdu lil Lah by the fadl of Allah our student organization at a local university was able to raise:

    $1858.55 from jumu`ah alone

    and so far a total of: $5307.22 from Alumni and students only! in fact the Alumni only make up about $1200 of that…

    jazakum Allahu khayran

    • Amad

      May 11, 2009 at 7:45 AM

      Anonymous Muslim, which MSA was that?

  75. Abd- Allah

    May 11, 2009 at 2:51 AM

    Imam Siraj day? wow, interesting what people come up with.

    May Allah cure him and expiate his sins.

  76. Abdullaah

    May 11, 2009 at 4:44 AM

    May Allaah bless you for this article and bless the Imam with cure~!

  77. Care for Refugees

    May 11, 2009 at 7:00 PM

    Assalam Alaikum,

    May Allah accept from all.

    You can put a graphical indicator for the amount raised so far.

    Check out some of the techniques used on HalfDate.com

    http://halfdate.com/2009/04/02/care-for-refugees/

  78. Ibrahim

    May 12, 2009 at 12:56 AM

    Gave $100

    *JazakumAllahkhair! Amount raised thus far alhamdulillah $5,700+; Number of donors: 44, #of donors left 6*

  79. South African Sis

    May 12, 2009 at 11:12 AM

    Bismillah Ar-Rahmaan Ar-Raheem

    Donated $100 for Imam Siraj…may Allah swt accept our efforts, and grant the Imam complete Shifa, ameen.

    Wslm

    *JazakumAllahkhair! Amount raised thus far alhamdulillah $5,800+; Number of donors: 45, #of donors left 5*

  80. Nihal Khan

    May 12, 2009 at 4:34 PM

    1. A Christian Man just donated $1,000 to Imam Siraj Wahhaj!

    2. We’ve raised between $80,000 – $90,000 since the fundraiser on April 25th.

    3. MuslimMatters.org was able to raise almost $6,000 in only three days!

    4. Imam Siraj has been exercising daily…he runs 4-6 miles everyday!

    5. For the UK, Imam Siraj Day is May 15th (This Friday).

    6. An anonymous MSA in the West Coast was able to raise $8,000 on Imam Siraj Day.

    7. Imam Siraj will be making it to the ICNA Conference for one day.

    See all the updates at http://www.HelpImamSiraj.com/

    • Amad

      May 12, 2009 at 5:50 PM

      AMAZING mashallah Nihal… excellent job!

  81. Fatimah

    May 13, 2009 at 8:44 AM

    Alhamdullilaah, got paid today! :)

    Donated $200 from my family and I. May Allah (swt) accept it from us and make it a source of khair for us all.

    *JazakumAllahkhair! Amount raised thus far alhamdulillah $6,000+; Number of donors: 46, #of donors left 4*
    Mash’Allah, what GREAT spirit. A wakeup call for all of us who are not relying on the next paycheck to make the donation, a spirit hard to match!

  82. shams

    May 18, 2009 at 10:36 AM

    Assalamualikum wrb
    jazakumullah khair for sharing your first meeting with Imam Siraaj
    it is touching and i believe shared by many who have met him and spend time with him
    i am 13 years younger than imam Siraj. sheik Yasir Qadi probably thought when he was 16 everyone older than him were “elderly”. i can,t wait to see Imam Siraaj and Shaik Yasir Qadi both together again hope fully soon at upcoming ICNA inshallah. may Allah reward you for excellant work you do and give all our spiritual leaders a long and healthy life. May allah accept all our good deeds and save us from hell.
    shams

  83. Maruf

    May 31, 2009 at 11:34 AM

    Assalamualaikum – Donated $25

  84. Mustafa

    June 17, 2009 at 8:02 AM

    AssalaamuAlaikum,
    I just donated $100.
    Can some one provide us with an update on how the Imam is doing?
    May Allah cure him, and elevate his rank in the sight of Allah (swt).

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  87. Maryam

    February 4, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    Salaam, are there any updates to the dear imam’s situation?

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