Send A Scarf

Our goal is to clothe 1000 of our Zimbabwean Sisters. We are looking for cloaks (size 54 - 58 preferably) & scarves in good condition.

Campaign End Thank you

Wa alaykumus salaam.

Jazaakumullah for your e-mail in which you have indicated that the campaign has come to an end.

It is extremely heart rendering to know that the Sisters have been so forthcoming and that the response to the appeal has been so tremendous. May Allah Almighty grant every single one of them a most complete and deserving reward, in both worlds.

Indeed it is also our fervent prayers that The ALmighty grant a full reward to every single one of those who played a role in the entire campaign – in whichever way they possibly could and did!

In the meantime we have been taking every opportunity on our outreach and dawah programmes, to distirubute the cloaks and scarves to the Muslim ladies from the rural and highdensity areas of different parts of the country, and cannot fully describe (in words) the joy, jubilation and elation of the recipients/beneficiaries. Truly speaking, not only has this campaign provided them with decent attire but also given them a sense of belonging and identity as Muslims!

Once again Jazaakumulla Khayran fid daarayn!

Salaams and best regards to all

Shabbir A. Menk

ifyoureoutontheroad asked: assalamualikum ! i was wondering if you would still accept donations on February 18th.. or was the campaign officially closed..

Was Salaam,

Unfortunately, the campaign has now closed. We thank you for your interest. Without the generosity of people such as yourselves we would not have achieved as much as we did, Alhumdulillah.

If there is another campaign or initiative launched, we will let you know.

Jazak’Allah,
Send A Scarf Team 

Campaign Closed

ASSALAMO ALAIKUM WARAHMATULAHE WABARAKATU

In the name of ALLAH, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. Peace & Salutations to our NABI (SAW).

We start this report with a lump in our throats. As we come to the end of our campaign, we would like to share some of our feelings and thoughts.

The first HADITH that says 'Definitely actions depend upon our intentions' was the originator of our campaign and hence it’s always been about the drive and not the collectors.

We praise and thank the ALMIGHTY ALLAH for having given us this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our Sisters in Zimbabwe.

We have grown from learning to use our computers and typing with one finger to responding to emails on our cellphones.

We would like to thank each and every one of you for participating in this campaign. Without your contribution, this campaign would never have been a success.

This campaign started after EID UL ADHA. Our aim was to provide 1000 cloaks, 1000 scarves and 1000 Burqas for our Sisters. Thus far we have dispatched two consignments. One in December (2011) which has already been distributed. We await the response about arrival of the second consignment which was dispatched around the middle of January (2012). We have a further two consigmnets of 30 boxes each ready for dispatch. Our policy is to wait for one lot to reach and be distributed before we send the next.

We would like to thank the following people for extending themselves to us.

  • Saleem Kajee of Textrim Durban
  • Muhammed Ebrahim of Moosa Sales Room Fordsburg

These individuals, have helped us by supplying fabric at below cost, to make new cloaks.

  • Brother Hassan Issac from Jack Ruby Fabrics Durban, for generously donating rolls of fabric for making Abayyas.

Alhumdulilah, we managed to make 1214 NEW Abayyas.

  • Sister Elaine (who is Christian) was the seamstress who stitched these Abayyas at a very low cost
  • Mr Henri Gradwell (a Jewish Gentleman) from Durban, who extended himself in organising the lovely tactile fabric for Burqas. We have thus far only managed to make 500 Burqas due to a shortage of fabric. Therefore, this part of the campaign is not complete and on going.

We would like to thank each and every one who volunteered as drop off points. I have to single out two sisters,

  • Raeesa Dhabelia, who is a Matriculant from Lenasia, for having gone the extra mile and ensuring that items from that area were packaged and examined before being dispatched to our Durban Collection Depot.
  • Sister Rookeya Jossab of Trendy Kidz, for allowing herself to be our dumping site and for sorting, washing, ironing, packaging of garments and using her garage as a storage site.

Furthermore, we have to thank those who through their acts of kindness, helped harness resources.

  • Starbell Transporters of Durban for Transporting our boxes to Zimbabwe, free of charge.
  • Mufti Menk for tweeting. The gist of it was ‘If you have a garment that you have not used for more than a year, consider donating it to a deserving organisation ffd by www.sendascarf.co.za that made our campaign go from national to international instantly. Apologies to Mufti Menk if my quotation is not correct.
  • Everyone who provided transport to the courier site & the people who provided the packaging.

I thank all donations from our international contributors from as far as Mauritius and the United Kingdom that have already arrived.

Due to your generosity, we can proudly say that there are more than 1250 used Abayyas and 2000 scarves on their way to our Sisters in Zimbabwe.

Last, but not least, we would like to thank our husbands for being patient and always not so encouraging. Saying we have bitten more than we can chew. Our children who were coerced into grudgingly packing of boxes, labelling and dropping them off.

There are many people who may have been omitted to thank, acknowledge or reply to. We humbly apologise for our shortcomings with regards to the above.

اللَّهُمَّ أَعِنِّيْ عَلَى ذِكْرِكَ وَشُكْرِكَ وَحُسْنِ عِبَادَت

Maasalam

Sisters Fathima, Mosheena & Yasmin

1&1 Campaign
Purchase a Burqa for yourself, and we will give an identical new one to a Sister in Zimbabwe.
Contact Joelene or Rookeya
Trendy Kidz
244 Brickfield Road, Overport, Durban
031 2077338

1&1 Campaign

Purchase a Burqa for yourself, and we will give an identical new one to a Sister in Zimbabwe.

Contact Joelene or Rookeya

Trendy Kidz

244 Brickfield Road, Overport, Durban

031 2077338

(Source: sendascarf.co.za)

Dear Sisters,Thank you for all the support you have shown these past few months. Your efforts have both inspired and energised this campaign.All good things must come to an end, so we call for all outstanding items to be sent to us as soon as is conveniently possible. The campaign is set to end on Wednesday, 25 January 2012. After which we will be unable to accept any more contributions. This will give us enough time to get each and every item to Zimbabwe is a timely manner.Again, thank you so very much for all your contributions. Every moment you have dedicated to this initiative is greatly appreciated.Sincerely,Send A Scarf Team
Dear Sisters,
Thank you for all the support you have shown these past few months. 
Your efforts have both inspired and energised this campaign.
All good things must come to an end, so we call for all outstanding items to be sent to us as soon as is conveniently possible. 
The campaign is set to end on Wednesday, 25 January 2012. 
After which we will be unable to accept any more contributions. This will give us enough time to get each and every item to Zimbabwe is a timely manner.
Again, thank you so very much for all your contributions. 
Every moment you have dedicated to this initiative is greatly appreciated.
Sincerely,
Send A Scarf Team

End of Gauteng Campaign with immediate effect

Dear Sisters,

It is with deepest regret that we have to close the Gauteng drive to collect Cloaks for our Sisters in Zimbabwe. Contrary to what was required, we have received everything but well looked after cloaks in good condition. This intuitive was to provide an item that represents integrity, dignity and hope. This can only be in the best of condition if we are to act on what we believe and say.

The goal is to collect cloaks in very good condition to be then given to those who would most appreciate them. Each item that you collect is individually checked and packed to ensure this is exactly what happens. We have never asked for other clothing, shoes or anything else. The goal is simple and clear.

As a result of this and even with the knowledge that so many of you have worked effortlessly with good intentions, we cannot accept any donations from the Gauteng area. This was not an easy decision to make but we feel that the integrity of this drive would be dissolved if we allow the gross distortion of the ultimate goal.

Thank you for all your efforts, support and well wishes.

Sincerely,

Send A Scarf Team

(Source: sendascarf.co.za)

Jazaakumullah Khayran!

From: Majlisul Ulama - Zim
Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2011 06:08:31 -0800 (PST)

Wa alaykumus salaam

Jazaakumullah khayran.

Actually the driver had come in yesterday with the 18 boxes of cloaks/abayas & scarves and we literally almost immediately started distributing them as we had the closing seesion of our Annual Da’wah Seminar and amongst the almost 200 particpants we had 84 ladies (Primary madrasah teachers from across the country - different rural and high density areas).

Jazaakumullah once again for the tremendous contribution towards our activities and programmes - we pray Allah Almighty grant you all a most deserving and complete reward both in this world and in the Herafter. Insha Allah we will continue to distribute as we go out into the outlying areas on the outreach programmes.

Salaams and regards to all

Shabbir A. Menk


Majlisul Ulama Zimbabwe
www.majlis-zimbabwe.org

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On Thursday 8 December 2011, the first collection was sent to Zimbabwe. It is a great feeling to actually send these off knowing that they’re destined for someone who will truly treasure them. 
The collection was from the generous communities in KZN. From the response we’ve got thus far, we’re sure the other communities will share as much as they can.
Jazak’Allah to each and every one of you :)

On Thursday 8 December 2011, the first collection was sent to Zimbabwe. It is a great feeling to actually send these off knowing that they’re destined for someone who will truly treasure them. 

The collection was from the generous communities in KZN. From the response we’ve got thus far, we’re sure the other communities will share as much as they can.

Jazak’Allah to each and every one of you :)

Our reach thus far. Thank you to all people who have dedicated so much of their time to setup drop-off points.

Our reach thus far. Thank you to all people who have dedicated so much of their time to setup drop-off points.