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Advise - Fund Raising For New Imam Bargah

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Salam All,

Im starting this thread as I have been trying very hard to raise fund for our new building project in Woking UK. We are a fairly small community but still we have dug deep and with Allah's help we have been making good progress.

As you can see from www.aliraza.eu I have been trying hard to raise funds as we need about £100k maybe more to complete phase 1 and 2.

The response from mormineen outside of Woking has NOT been good.

Any advise on how to change this?

Any other good ideas to raise funds are welcome.

Allah Hafiz

Sajid Ali Raza

Sajid

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(salam)

A great idea would be to change this

*These prizes are suitable for people living in the Woking/surrey area UK, they will have relevant T&C’s which will be sent to the winner. A Voucher/cash alternative will be offered if these prizes are not suitable for you currently set at £50. Prizes and specifications may change without notice.

As bad as it sounds if people from outside of that area were able to purchase raffle tickets, with their number sent to them via e-mail, and then told that as long as they pay for the shipping (if they win an item) then they would get the item sent to their house, then I think people all over the UK would make donations, but because this is limited to the woking/surrey area (and people in that area will probably donate anyway as it is close to where they live, and something they will benefit from) then the amount of donations may not boost that much.

(although you would need to make the number something long and different each time like 9482-4342-2932-5392 so it couldnt be guessed by anyone)

Also not to sound rude, but the website seems a bit over the place, maybe make it look more attractive and organised?

(sorry, just trying to give constructive criticism)

(wasalam)

Edited by The_Shia_Terminator

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have you thought of getting khums from somewhere like the khoei centre?

Never thought about trying to collect khums from other centers that may not need it, will mention it to the resident maulana on how to proceed with this.

Thanks

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PLEASE VISIT WWW.ALIRAZA.EU AND TAKE PART IN THE RAFFLE.

YOU HAVE A GREAT CHANCE TO RECEIVE ONE OF THE PRIZES AND HELP OUR CAUSE AT THE SAME TIME.

You have a good chance to win an IPAD2 and it will be posted to you recorded insured delivery if you are the winner.

Currently the contribution from the international visitors has been poor.

Remember it has been written that the Sun will rise from the west; one interpretation is that this means the Shia will rise from the West. We in the UK are taking a leading role in Broadcasting TV channels in English from the UK (please help these) and help our cause.

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REMEMBER IT IS WRITTEN THAT THE SHATAN/DEVIL WILL COME TO YOU AT THE TIME YOU ARE ABOUT TO GIVE AND STOP YOU, YOU HAVE TO PROPEL HIM AWAY, AS YOU ARE GIVING FROM YOUR HEART YOU WILL NOT BE STOPPED - INSHALLAH

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To date 1 person has made a donation through www.aliraza.eu

People always told me that the shia community shy away when it comes to giving money and we would have to rely on our community who already have dug deep and given.

So please change this trend and donate what you can no matter the amount by visiting www.aliraza.eu

Also tell your friends and family to do the same.

We pray (with the vasila-e-panjatan e pak) to who ever helps our cause.

Allah Hafiz

Sajid

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The paypal postage charge has been removed for raffle tickets. This was a admin error.

Raffle tickets are £5 each, and all monies goes direct to the cost of building the Imam Bargah .

Please visit www.aliraza.eu and buy one.

Www.aliraza.eu

closing on 22nd Jan 2012 so not long, you may get your hands on one of the IPADS or laptop.

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we shall be at the 31st Arbaeen Procession on the 15th Jan Marble Arch London, UK, they are in need of more volunteers to help, Details:

  • When: Sunday 15th January 2012 at 11:45 am
  • Assembly Point:Marble Arch London - W1R 1DD
  • Ending (Via Park Lane):North Carriageway (opposite Marble Arch)
  • Nearest Tube Station:Marble Arch Underground Station
  • Phone: 07775434356, 02035394692, 02088635359
  • Email: info@arbaeenuk.com

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Thanks to the organisets of the 31st Arbaeen Procession on the 15th Jan Marble Arch London, UK, for allowing us to do some fund raising.

You have until 27th Jan 2012 to help us raise funds by buying raffle tickets.

WWW.ALIRAZA.EU

View some short clips of the procession at www.youtube.com/alasrwoking

Thanks for your support

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Shi'ah of Maula Ali (as) are usually generous and always willing to help fund Imambaras and other projects but I think you're being a little unfair in your comments. The recession has hit a lot of people hard (many Shi'ah included) and with the advent of TV channels also collecting the money people have is spread ever thinner. It's also more difficult to collect in areas where there are already numerous established centres - I don't mean Woking specifically but London/South East (along with North West England) has quite a few Shi'ah Masjid and Imambara. Have you tried organising a live televised appeal via one of the 3 Shi'ah TV channels? Would probably reach more people and, if you get the right personalities chairing it from your side (enthusiastic, knowledgeable and interesting rather than dour and non-verbal) you might get more success. Don't lose heart or hope. You have to think of these projects as long-term goals for a growing community rather than quick-cash, unless you've got a financial deadline looming. We sold a house used an Imambara 15 years ago to buy our building (against the advice of most of the community!) and only got the final monies to proceed the night before it was due to be paid. Looking back it was the BEST thing we ever did but to get to that stage in '97 took the preceding 15 years. The Centre is still not complete (although perfectly usable); it'll take many more years but that's fine. Ali Waris ALI

Edited by Kismet110

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