Dear owner of this scarf,
Monday, March 10, 2008
As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu

It all started November 30th, our launch of Warm The Streets! In a matter of days I already had scarves flowing in... right until the very last day, alhumduliLlah. Subhan'Allah, it never ceases to amaze me how giving some people are. May The Most Merciful reward them all tremendously, and may He continue to bless them with a healthy heart. Ameen.

Ah yes.. the scarves, all the way from Texas, Toronto, Saudi Arabia, Oklahoma, and the list goes on... We had a total of 74 scarves!



Here is a beautiful account of how much love went into just one of the scarves, The Rainbow Scarf, tabarak'Allah. I tried my best to appreciate that love and care, and made sure each scarf was individually wrapped, with a poem/letter added in (if there was no letter provided from the sender to accompany it).


Jazaki'Allahu khair The Stolen Light for composing the lovely poem.

Dearest owner of this scarf,
As you take this scarf and wrap it around your neck,
Know it was given with peace and love, to protect,
Through this small token we hope to touch your heart,
And know as one in humanity we stand together and not apart,
Accept our gift given with sincerity,
From your (Muslim) friends striving to live in harmony.

AlhumduliLlah, the scarves were delivered in February. May thanks to the Meals 4 You group. May Allah reward you for your phenomenal work. Ameen. The scarves were very well received! AlhumduliLlah. Additional feedback received was a request for socks.

Which brings us to next year.. yes.. next year, insha'Allah I pray we are able to run a Warm The Streets 2 - by providing them with socks for this one (in neutral colours). I look forward to having you join us.



May The Majestic keep our intentions pure and guide us to use the infinite blessings He has bestowed upon us in a way that pleases Him. Ameen.

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15 Comments:


At 4:59 PM, Blogger wayfarer

Mash'Allah. I love your pure heart and the selflessness in the things you do. Just thought I'd say that. I know it's for Allah and that's what makes it that much more beautiful sis. Great job on this and all your endeavors...

 

At 1:02 PM, Blogger Sketched Soul

As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sister,

Tabarak'Allah, you are so sweet! Jazaki'Allahu khair for the wonderful comment, look forward to your visits :)

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Lots of Love
Farhana

 

At 3:46 AM, Anonymous Adikbongsu

Assalamu'alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

Subhanallah....my congratulations to all for the great jobs (everyone who's involved in this project, esp. you my dearest Farhana) :)

When I read and saw those scarfs, i felt warm inside so i can just imagine how warm and appreciative those who received them.

Keep up the gud work....I'm praying and hoping that I too will be able to contribute to this project in the near future, insya'Allah...

:)

 

At 3:48 AM, Anonymous Adikbongsu

P.S. kudos to Stolen Light for the poem....its truly beautiful :)

 

At 2:01 PM, Blogger Sketched Soul

Wa'alaykum as-salaam wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my very dear sister Adikbongsu,

Jazaki'Allahu khair for the lovely comments :D always, always such a pleasure to hear from you, tabarak'Allah.

May Allah Most Merciful grant you the means and ability to contribute to future projects, and my He reward you for your good intentions. Ameen.

Insha'Allah I hope you get to join us Adikbongsu.. I know it's a little difficult since you are on the other side of the world.. but please keep us in your prayers.

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Lots of Love
Farhana

 

At 4:19 AM, Anonymous almiskeenah

Assalamu alaikum Dearest Sister Farhana, SubhanAllah...all that packaging over and above all the previous efforts! Masha'Allah. May your Ajar be increased by every second you devote to helping others, Ameen. And the same to all who participated, an amazing response, Alhumdulillah.
I look forward to next winters 'sock' theme.
Du'a and love,
Wassalamu alaikum

 

At 2:26 PM, Blogger Sketched Soul

Wa'alaykum as-salaam wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my very dear rainbow sister, tabarak'Allah

Ameen. Jazaki'Allahu khair for the beautiful dua' and for stopping by, always lovely to hear from you. :)

Insha'Allah we are able to run a sock theme... plans, plans, plans..but we don't even know if we'll be alive tomorrow. May Allah reward us for our intentions. Ameen.

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Lots of Love
Farhana

 

At 8:48 PM, Anonymous suhaa

asalaam alaikum warahmat Allah wabarakatu my sister :-) masha'Allah, may Allah reward you and grant you the best. you know how much i love you by now i hope? couldn't help but make duaa for you in makkah, and the reminder you sent me this past friday was posted on my blog..barakAllah feeki in this donia & in the next..

 

At 12:17 PM, Blogger Sketched Soul

Wa'alaykum as-salaam wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu dear dear Suhaa,

Tabarak'Allah.. you are so sweet. AlhumduliLlah.. yes I know how much you love me :) May Allah continue to bless you with a such an extraordinary heart. Ameen.

I am thrilled you find so much benefit in the ahadith sent out on Fridays, alhumduliLlah. I personally have learned so much from them and I pray Allah grants us the ability to put into practice all the good that we learn.

Jazaki'Allahu khair for making dua' for me. You know know dua' from anyone is very special.. but from YOU, in Makkah.. subhan'Allah.. what more can I ask for.

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Lots of Love
Farhana

 

At 8:59 AM, Anonymous Umm Yusuf

Assalaamu Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu sis,

Mash'Allah! What a lovely idea and follow through. Subhan'Allah,Many times, we think I would like to do this or that. But we don't have the drive and sincerity to follow through.

May Allah accept all your good deeds for His Sake and reward all of those who helped in this project. ameen!

 

At 10:03 AM, Blogger Sketched Soul

Wa'alaykum as-salaam wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sister,

Ameen.
Jazaki'Allahu khair for the lovely dua', and for dropping by at my end.. so nice to see you, tabarak'Allah.

AlhumduliLlah.. it's only with Allah's help are we able to start and complete these projects. And I pray Allah will continue to bless us with the drive, means and ability to see more projects through. Please keep us all in your prayers.

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Lots of Love
Farhana

 

At 12:45 PM, Blogger Stranger in this Dunya

Assalaamu alaikum,

Masha'Allah sis, how wonderful!

Umm Ibrahim

 

At 1:20 PM, Blogger Sketched Soul

Wa'alaykum as-salaam wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest Stranger :)

Lovely to see you, tabarak'Allah.

Jazaki'Allahu khair for your comment, very much appreciated.

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Love Farhana

 

At 7:01 AM, Anonymous Dont be sad

Asalaamu alikum wa rahmatullah

Its been sometime since my last visit to sketched soul. Finally I have go round to linking to this post so readers and read bout how the project went.

Here: http://dontbesadblog.wordpress.com/2008/01/03/create-with-extra-pieces/

Masha'allah, it was very heartening to read of something so simple, so touching being done by Muslims for those locally. Often we give our charity to those needy far far far away (who deserve) it often forgetting those close to home, who have a right to the charity too.

Jazak'allah khair and May Allah give you tawfeeq to continue this good work.

Kind regards.

 

At 1:10 PM, Blogger Sketched Soul

Wa'alaykum as-salaam wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu Don't Be Sad,

Jazak'Allahu khair for stopping by, for adding a link to the completed project on your blog, and for sharing the project with others! Very much appreciated.

Please keep us in your prayers, that Allah gives us the opportunity, means and desire to continue to help others, those close to us and those away.

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Farhana

 

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