Speech at Chapel Hill Masjid


Yesterday, Team Process went on a quest to show off their money making abilities.  They visited Chapel Hill Masjid where they enjoyed iftar as well as taraweeh led by a blind imam.  It couldn’t have been done without the help of the beautifully written speech by one of Team Process’ members.
Here is the speech:

My name is ___, and I represent the 99 Orphans project.  Our goal is to raise enough funds to sponsor 99 Orphans each year by providing food, shelter, and education.  It costs only $600 to sponsor an orphan each year.  The prophet SA said, “Me and the person who helps look after and provides for an orphan will be like this on the day of judgement.” and he held his index and middle finger together like this. (show fingers).  We right now are in the last ten nights of the holy month of Ramadan.  Every good action of ours i multiplied by great amounts during this month.  The Quran mentions two kinds of people, those who help the Orphans and those who neglect them.  In surah, Ad Duha, ayah 6 Allah says, “Did He not find thee an orphan and give thee shelter and care” referring to the Prophet SA who was an orphan himself growing up.  Allah follows this ayah by saying, “Therefore, treat not the Orphans with harshness.”.  Tonight, the night of the 27th may be Laila tul Qadr.  The greatest night for us Muslims to witness and a night in which all of our deeds are multiplied by a 1000 months.  To sponsor one orphan is less than 2 dollars a day.  I don’t think that there’s anyone here that is incapable of helping the life of an oppressed child across the globe by donating less than 2 dollars a day.  And if tonight is in fact Laila tul Qadr, it would be as if you had donated to help and Orphan for a 1000 months.  As if you had sponsored an orphan everyday of your life for 83 years.  An opportunity like this may never come again in our lifetimes.  Don’t shy away from a good deed of such value in a time where it matters most.  I’ll leave you all with this; the prophet SA said, “Allah will help a person as long as he or she is helping others.”.  So help those in need and in return Allah will help and bless you as well.