Subhan’Allaah I was looking at Dr. Akram Nadwi’s multi-volume project on the female scholars of Hadeeth (see here) and thought how amazing and crucial this work is, yet they have been able to raise only around 2,000 pounds?! I can’t believe this subhan’Allaah. His work which uncovers the legacy of 8,000 female scholars of Islaam is not only astounding but it is much needed especially with the stereotypes Muslim women face! Just imagine the benefit this will bring!
Here’s an excerpt about the project from his website:
“Trawling through centuries of biographical dictionaries, madrassa chronicles, letters and travel books, Akram has found evidence of thousands of muhaddithat, or female experts in Hadith… He has found accounts of women teaching men and women in mosques and madrassas, touring Arabia and the Levant on lecture circuits, issuing fatwas, and making Islamic law.
Akram, himself a Hadith expert who has written more than 25 books, is shocked at the scope of his discoveries. When he started on the project, he expected to find 20 or 30 women, enough to fill a single-volume biographical dictionary….Years on, he has found more than 8,000, and his dictionary now stands at 40 volumes.
He is convinced that the women he has found only hint at the true numbers of working women scholars. “If I can find 8,000 in the sources,” he notes, “it means that there were many, many more than that.” [Times]”
I’m urging everyone to please donate to this cause so that this monumental voluminous work can be published. The reward for this – if you donate before Ramadan ends – will not only be multiplied but you will receive the reward for every single person that benefits from this work.
To donate, please click here.
I’m writing this post on behalf of Br. `Uthmaan regarding two causes that need help, and since its Ramadaan I’m hoping that people will make an extra effort to dedicate their time and donate where possible insha’Allaah.
1st Cause – Baby Maryam:
She’s a 1 year old baby who was born with multiple organ failures. Amongst other complications she has a failed left kidney and her right one is in bad condition. She has a catheter attached to her and has stitches across her belly due to a number of operations.
She is in Need of constant care. Her father, `Abdur-Rahmaan is the only one who is taking care of her right now as her mother is not mentally stable and thus prevented “legally” from tending to her baby. Her father takes care of her all day long and is in and out of the Sick Kids hospital ever since Maryam was born. We are raising funds for Br. `Abdur-Rahmaan’s mother to come to Canada from Pakistan so that he can work and provide for the family while his mother takes care of the child.
Please make du`aa for her and do what you can in raising funds insha’Allaah.
2nd Cause – War Refugee Shelters:
There are two War Refugee Shelters in Toronto where Muslims are being treated unjustly and discriminated against, and are not getting proper access to food for Suhoor or Iftaar. Sometimes they don’t get any food at all. There’s a young Muslim kid at the shelter who is in need of a wheelchair but the management is refusing to provide him with the means to get one. We’re trying to raise funds for his wheelchair and also for `Eid gifts for the kids at the shelter.
Please help in whatever way you can. This is the last half of Ramadaan wherein our rewards are multiplied manifold. And if there is no way you can donate, or volunteer your time then atleast keep them in your du`aas.
Those interested in helping out can contact me via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.