Alhumdulilah, Praise be to God, this is a glorioustime for me personally and as the Founder and Owner of American Muslim Mom! And, I need your help to make my (and I pray you see it as “our”) next dream come true: Establishing the American Muslim Mom Foundation, a 501c3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization.
First, I lived my first dream of going to Hajj this past fall (Hajj Mabrur, Ya Rabb, Hajj Mabrur. Oh Lord, May You Accept My Completed Hajj). Then, my girls nand I lived in the oppressed, depressed lands during the cold winter months with limited electricity, running water, sewage, or heat, with regular bombings in Gaza. Only to have hubby pick us all us so I can live my next dream of returning to Mecca to make Umrah with my girls, Subhan Allah (Glory be to God)! May Allah accept
our Umrah. Ameen!
[Yes, I was successfully able to run an online business, maintain steady growth in my absence for 6-months, alhumdulilah. Insha Allah, God willing, You can too.]
NONE of this was possible, without clear dedication to staying “Focused on Faith, Family and Financial Freedom” – the company’s new, more appropriate tagline.
I returned determined, focused, and feel destined to show you that ALL these dreams can come true for you and your family. It IS reachable, and it is affordable, but it is NOT easy. It’s filled with tests, trials and tribulations–but, it IS possible. I want nothing more than every Mu’min (true believer) to go to our one and only home: Meccah! Remember, Allah tests those who He loves the most.
Remember, you can only go to Hajj if you are healthy and wealthy. Did you know I was diagnosed with a rare brain disorder in 2005, had more surgeries I can’t count, and even had partial paralysis for nearly a year!? No, because I never whine about it. But, I went to Hajj!
Did you know that we struggled when we left a very handsome, highly successful 2-income lifestyle, so I can homeschool my girls (after a car accident). I was the youngest appointed public health official in the country, at 25 years old, I had a city car, phone, laptop, gas, so much time off, one would wonder why I had such a huge annual salary when I choose to use all my personal time off–since no one else takes time off. But, I went to Hajj…then, Umrah with my 3 girls 5 months later! MashaAllah, God willed, us to return to the States with
HUGE rewards that assure me it’s time, we’re ready…
I KNEW the next step for the American Muslim Mom brand was to open our nonprofit foundation! To grow our already #1 ranked online community and blog network of Muslim moms (and dads) in the world to levels only Allah will allow.
We’ll offer much-needed, much-demanded educational resources affordable to those here in the West, in which 100% of the profits will be used to subsidize our needy sisters throughout the world.
We will continue all annual charitable programs (such as the 4th Annual Summer Islamic Reading Program & 4th Annual Ramadan Qur’an-a-thon Sadaqah Drive) and add new charities to support as we grow (like the Mekani Institute, Tanzania Orphanage).
Also, I didn’t want any pretenses as I begin to “sell” my products and services; because money is NOT my goal.
It hit first (though I didn’t know it) right after we finished the 2nd of 3 Umrahs. I mentioned that with the additional big discount we received for a particular hotel, I said, let’s tell X (our dearest and best friends) so their whole family could make Umrah…I’m sure both parties will be happy to give me 10% of the “finder’s fee”.
Hubby’s extremely adamant reply was,
“No! WE do not profit off of Hajj or Umrah. WE do NOT need the money. WE need the hasanats (good deeds)!
Long pause…which I thought was of possible disgust or embarassment…
He continued with a genuinely nice calm smile, as my girls eagerly awaited his next words…
“Tell them because it’s the right thing to do. Tell them, so WE gain the only reward we want in this life…To go to Jennah (Heaven).”
“Insha Allah” (God willing) my girls and I chimed in. [Sign #1]
While it took me one more Umrah, and about a week of being on home safely in the States. After what seemed like a very passionate night (no, I was alone; it was the first night after hubby returned to work–out of state).
Anyways, I woke up for fajr completely refreshed, excited, with a very CLEAR message: “Open a nonprofit.” That’s it. [Sign #3]
As if I prayed istikarah (prayer of guidance)…I had a definite decision and the blueprint was written out for me in my head. Within days, I secured the DBA (Doing Business As), and EIN (Employee Identification Number) for the Foundation, and received incredible legal advice.
Such great consul, that the nonprofit business adviser AND attorney, not only were ecstatic to see I was WAY ahead of the game–but they both were cheering me on, anticipating all the great things I have planned!
And, No, they are not Muslim. They are simply convinced but my past professional and business achievements, and the amount of preparation I completed on my own as a “layperson”. I will not fail, they insisted, insha Allah, God willing!
So, I need your help! For 3 years, I volunteered all my time, energy, and money into growing this company. I paid my nearly-dozen outsourcers, and never taking a single penny. Alhumdulilah, every time I gave a little to Allah’s cause, He multiplied my family’s rewards in ways we Never could imagine. Ya Rabb, May we always remain Your humble servants. Ameen!
It’s time to call for your help to bring us to the next level.
The next 12-months are already set with a business coach to assure we launch all the products and services you’ve been requesting of me for the past 3 years. We have a committed “staff” of 7 (a couple have auxiliary assistance as well). So, will you commit to this journey too?
Nearly 50% off “49 Daily Du’a for the Muslim Mom” ebook
If you and the entire online community members donates $7, we WILL reach our goal. By sponsoring at the Pewter Level, you will also get my upcoming “49 Daily Du’a for the Muslim Mom” ebook to launch later this month, valued at $12. So, that’s nearly 50% off!
But, I REALLY need your help in spreading the word. We have multiple levels of sponsorship geared to home-based business moms and small business owners. So, please use your social media power, and forward this email to other sisters in Islam, Facebook, Tweet, Pin It and bookmark! Please be sure to tag or mention me, so I can thank or ReTweet you for your efforts!
It’s because I read just about every email, comment, tweet, DM, PM, IM_messages I get; that I can assure you I’m listening. It’s with your assistance, I can give you answers and solutions to your most pressing concerns of raising true believers, here in the West, AND more importantly in Muslim countries! I tell you, we have it SO much better in America. Don’t believe me!?
Donate Now, so I can focus my time writing, talking, sharing and launching all the real truths of living a devout life Focused on Faith (Islam), Family (wifehood and mommyhood) and Financial Freedom (living debt-free, using only cash, and going to Hajj and Umrah with a large family with no mortgage, interest-bearing accounts, while not depleting any of our savings)!*
* My claims are real…Lying is Haram! However, I bear no responsibility nor promise that if you follow my advice, you will or can achieve equivalent success. These proven strategies are dependent on many personal factors, such as support, desire, tenacity, application of new
**Yet, I assure I’m not only dead-honest, and straight-talking; but I’m MORE determined than ever to expose the misinformation, misguidance that Muslim Moms worldwide are receiving today by so-called “scholars” in Islam. And, I spice everything up with my odd-humor and definitive tone of experience.
Helping You Stay Focused on Faith, Family and
Financial Freedom, I leave you now
Fe amani Allah, In the trust of God,
Your sister in Islam Ponn
P.S. For your information, 51% of our traffic comes from the U.S., but 49% come from 123 other countries. And, 1 single IP can account
for entire masjids, Islamic schools and dozens of parents. How do I know?
Can you believe? After our 2nd Umrah, we traveled to Madinah to Masjid al-Nabawi (The Prophet’s sallalahu alayhi wa salem, peace and blessing be upon him, masjid). In the millions of Muslim families we can possibly pray next to, a Pakistani-Brit now living in Qatar, opened a Islamic after-school and weekend program simply to help her own kids.
My girls were chatting with her 2 daughters between magrib and ishaa. Three years later, the program has over 130 kids, 100s of parents; and is housed in the masjid now. When talking about available, reliable, Islamic resources for kids and moms in English–American Muslim Mom was on HER list to recommend to me!
Subhan Allah! Glory be to God! My girls were stunned! I was floored!
She continued to explain, that her one computer in Qatar (I noticed 3 IPs the next time I got online) accounts for 100s of parents, and spans farther than their one masjid; because she prints, copies, and passes out tons of my Our stuff.
So, no, I purposefully forget [Sign #2].
All things for Allah, comes in odd-numbers, and I believe these were my 3 Signs to move forward. Leaving one always dedicated to Allah, subhan Allahu wa T’ala (May He be Glorified).
Subhan Allah. Alhumdulilah. Allahu Akhbar.
Glory be to God. Praise be to God. God is the Greatest.
If you’ve made to the very end of this letter, jazaka Allahu khayrun (May Allah grant you goodness)…I’m SO pleased you felt it was worth your investment in time. Having made it this far, won’t you share it with all your family, friends, and following?
Oh, and make sure we become friends as well. Personal comments and notes grab my attention. Blank requests just stay in my inbox as
forgettable spam, and often just deleted.
As-salamu alaykum my dear sister (brother) in Islam.
Peace be upon you.
Alhumdulilah, Praise be to God, this is a glorious time for me personally and as the Founder and Owner of American Muslim Mom! And, I need your help to make my (and I pray you see it as “our”) next dream come true: Establishing the American Muslim Mom Foundation, a 501c3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization.
First, I lived my first dream of going to Hajj this past fall (Hajj Mabrur, Ya Rabb, Hajj Mabrur. Oh Lord, May You Accept My Completed Hajj). Then, my girls and I lived in the oppressed, depressed lands during the cold winter months with limited electricity, running water,
sewage, or heat, with regular bombings in Gaza. Only to have hubby pick us all us so I can live my next dream of returning to Mecca to make Umrah with my girls, Subhan Allah (Glory be to God)! May Allah accept our Umrah. Ameen!
Check out our new Foundation page here!
Or, donate at least your $7; so you get our upcoming ebook, “49 Daily Du’a for the Muslim Mom” which will launch later this month for $12. Nearly 50% off.
Helping You Stay Focused on Faith, Family and Financial Freedom, I leave you now
Fe amani Allah, In the trust of God,
Your sister in Islam Ponn
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