Sunday, March 02, 2008

Al-Huda Sunday School Library

Our masjid is doing some construction. So we asked the carpenter to build a "book shelf" in one of the school rooms for our new library. Alhamdulillah, look what he built:






Masha Allah!!! He made shelves across the entire wall! Now, Insha Allah, we will work to fill up the shelves!

For our start-up, we were granted a generous award by Muslim publisher, Linda Delgado (Sister Widad), owner of Muslim Writers Publishing MWP) http://www.muslimwriterspublishing.com/) and award-winning author of Islamic Rose books (IRB) (http://www.widad-lld.com/). MWP and IRB support literacy and Sister Widad dedicates the profits from the books she has authored toward buying books for Islamic school children's libraries.

Sister Widad ordered our books from Brother Adnan A. Khattar, Sales Manager, of Islamic Book Store (http://www.islamicbookstore.com/). Brother Adnan was very generous in offering the books to Sister Widad at a discount. He was also very efficient in shipping the books out to us in a timely manner.

Masha Allah, the teachers and students at Al-Huda school thank both Sister Widad and Brother Adnan for their generosity and commitment to Muslim children. May Allah (swt) reward both of them immensely/Ameen.

And may Allah (swt) reward our carpenter, too!

The kids are so excited, Alhamdulillah! They are looking forward to unpacking the books and arranging our library as soon as the construction is finished (a few more weeks, Insha Allah!).

One of our young girls came up to me today and proudly told me that she knows the Dewey Decimal System and volunteered to classify all of our books! I told her she would be my Assistant Librarian.

Please say dua for the continued success of our little school and our new library/Ameen.

13 comments:

Sis Zabrina said...

Bismillaah

As Salaamu 'alaykum and peace to all,

Mabrook sis! This is indeed a great leap for the school.

InshaAllaah, the bookshelves will have more books soon *hint*hint*

Love and Salaam
Sis Zabrina
~ Life Storyteller ~

precisiontext said...

As-salamu Alaykum, and congratulations! May Allah (SWT) bless your efforts and make this a source of continuous benefit for your community.

Umm Salihah said...

Asslam-alaykam dear sis,

mashallah, the brother did a great job with the shelves, they look great. Isn't it true that when you make a good intention and try to take the first step, so many good things/people start coming your way by the qadr of Allah.

May Allah grant all involved success in this beuatiful endeavour.

darvish said...

Alhamdulillah! The shelves look great and I will gather some books for the library :) What a sweetheart you are :)

Ya Haqq!

theangrymuslimah said...

Salaam,

Congrats...the shelves look great...I will keep the sucess of the school in my du'a...

lushdesi said...

hi hi!! thank you so much for responding to my comments on angry m's site. it is very easy to blame and point the finger at the men, but also it is so essential that we are aware WE as women are failing our sisters. we need to equipt the women with the knowledge and instill in them the kind of strength needed to stand up.

though angry m and i are from different backgrounds, we have become friends because of our passion to say "this is wrong..." muslim, christian, jewish, no matter what religion, honest, respect, humbleness, and compassion is not given to only a blessed few--it is something we can all strive for, learn, and share...

again, thank you! my blog is definitely very different from everyone else's ( i have yet to launch as angry m is always trying to get me going!) that responds to angry m, but i am also a woman with a voice... even if i also always happen to talk about fashion!

love.

LUSH

lushdesi said...

p.s. those bookshelves look AMAZING!!!!!!!! function and chic! you know i love it!

love.

LUSH

Safiyyah said...

Salaams Lush!

Thanks for dropping by!

Yes, I love Angry's blog, Masha Allah. You are so right in that it's important to stand up and speak out when something is wrong.

Get that blog going girl!

Muslim007 said...

Wow very very nice! I need some shelves like that. I always order from islamicbookstore. Have you ever been to the actual store/warehouse. You could spend the whole day there just looking thru their selection. Br. A is indeed a very good guy(i know his fam)- a very professional muslim business indeed!

Anonymous said...

Salaams sis,

Masha Allah, excellent!!!


Peace

Saaleha said...

Assalaamu alaikum Safiyyah

Wonderful news. Masha Allah. I can get some books to you. But I need to know whether you only want Islamic books? Or would illustrated children's books - secular - be okay?

HUgs
Saaleha

Safiyyah said...

Salaams Sis Saaleha!

Islamic books are preferred of course, but secular would be OK if they were "wholesome", lol!

Jazaka Allahu Khayr!

Laila Hussein said...

Masha'allah, keep up the great work!