“Man will not get anything unless he works hard” (Surah al-Najm, 53:39).
There is no doubt about the fact that man cannot make any progress without effort and hard work.
With this Quranic ayah in mind, a group of young Muslim brothers and sisters set out on a journey to venture a project, “Project Shab-e-Qadr”; undertaken in month of Ramadan, in the year 2014 which was a platform to showcase their first ever work as a team of Imaan Central Network.
Young minds, young thoughts and wider ideas were the stepping stones in the path we undertook. With a small budget of 1000 Indian rupees we set out to give our mission a concrete face through our project.
The project was an unadorned presentation of the blessed nights of Ramadan, their importance and benefits depicted through talks and discussions . Reviving one of the most important Sunnahs of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) ie. the practice of worship in the night of decree or “Shab-e-Qadr”. A Night for which Allah chose to reveal an entire Surah in the Quran and said :
“It is a Night which is better than Thousand Months (Quran 97:3)”
For which is an important Hadith of the mother of believers Hazrat Ayesha (R.A.) who narrates that
“With the start of the last ten days of Ramadan, Allah’s Messenger (Sal-Allahu- Aleihi-wasallam) used to tighten his waist-belt (i.e. hard work) and used to offer Salat (Prayer) all the night, and used to keep his family awake for the Salat (prayers).
[Sahih Muslim: Book 6 “Kitab Al-Sawm”, Number 2632]
Note: Please go through the resource section to know all about this night in sha Allah.
By the mercy and special help of Allah we were able to build a strong team of more than 20 young and enthusiastic Muslims, passionate to contribute their life in the work of Deen balancing it with Duniya. We are a group of Students and working Professionals excelling in their fields and still managing to contribute towards the success of this project, Alhamdulillah.
We consider it a special Rahmah of Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala who accepted this effort of ours and has helped us grow then on. The next year we were able to print 2000 posters and 150 Wall Hangings with a budget of 10,000/- INR and covered two main Muslim Localities of Delhi, India.
In the year 2016 we raised more than 60,000/- INR. Printed 5000 Ramadan Calendars with the message about the importance of these nights. We hosted a conference with Young Speakers talking about multiple issues among the youth, ending it with a resourceful session on the importance of these night. The conference was a huge success as we were able to the get the entire hall full of people.
This year we are changing the dynamics a bit. We are promoting this project on facebook with a Budget of 10000/- with an expected reach of 500,000 individuals worldwide. Our aim is to inspire people like you who is reading this post to launch this project on an individual or a collective level in your locality. You can also contribute to the project directly by helping us raise funds for our Online Promotion and the 3000 wall hangings for Masajid. The estimated cost for the same is 30,000/- INR.
How to launch this project in your locality?
We have created a simple step by step procedure to help kickstart this campaign, with your own funds, funds you can collect from friends and family, raise funds online or tie up local businesses and get the required funds in exchange of their ad at the bottom of the poster. You can use our design of the poster or create your own. Click here to read more.
JazakAllahu Kahyran for reading. Please remember us in your dua’s and pray for the success of the mission we stand for.