Friday, October 20, 2006

The Taskforce Part II

Over the course of the year, we met about a dozen children, and their families. I love diversity, and Sick Kids always always reminded me how diverse this place was. It would always make me reflect on our barries of language, and Allah's vast expansive earth, wherein he's placed people who are different, but they're all created with the purpose of worshipping Him alone, the Almighty. There's so much to learn from one another!
I was able to identify and define some very interesting projects for the Taskforce. One was translating duas from an Arabic book into English, building a video and Islamic book library for all age groups, visiting program, general awareness, fundraising, and Eid gifts for children.
The response from the community for the donations and books/videos was overwhelming. May Allah (swt) reward each one of the sisters involved multifolds. I'm so happy to have had the chance to work with these sisters, Alhamdulillah.
This inshallah is going to be work in progress. There will always be patients, unfortunately, and there will always be need for Islamic education. I've been thinking about whom to handover this to. It's quite a challenging task. It's handing over an amanah to someone. You have to find someone deeply committed, and very trustworthy. In today's world, it's really hard to find such people, unfortunately.
People say one thing, and it could mean the other. It's quite easy to break promises and move on, or just give others false hopes...
Alright, enough digression.
There's a very strong sense of giving and compassion that you develop right away. You want to do your best to help the other person. Your heart softens immediately, and your own troubles seem like a drop in the sea. You want to thank your Lord, and you want to think Him again.
So, if you're interested in being part of this enriching experience, drop me an email/comment. I'll be holding a meeting before I leave. I've tonnes to do, hopefully this doesn't get lost in the loop!

Part III The Pager continued below
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Anonymous said...

So, if you're interested in being part of this enriching experience, drop me an email/comment.

a.k.a underlying motive of the post, eh? sneeky, very sneeky d:

-sister in Islam, who obviously is from the same baab as you :)

Humairah Irfan said...

There's nothing sneaky about it. I'm giving others an opportunity that they may otherwise never have thought of..