In the name of God
All praises to the Ever Living, in the beginning and the end.
Verily there is none worthy of worship except Allaah and I am so grateful for a successful execution of Siddiqah Ramadhan projects 2021.
Most times the target for the next year is set shortly after we end the previous one, so when we ended Ramadhan 2020, I thought about what I was going to propose to my team.
Now, if you have followed our work, you would know we have gone to about 8 states with the Siddiqah Street Kitchen, supporting hubdreds of thousands with the help of God using the funds we raised from wonderful people like you. With the cries of hunger from various places, I was sure our work this year was going to stretch my team and I however, I had a surprise waiting for me.
Chatted with the team earlier about my crazy idea of extending our work to 10 states and they watched me thinking, Aishah has drank that thing she normally drinks, (laughs) however, I believed we needed to push things and switch it up and I also believed NOW was the time especially with the obvious telltale signs of increased financial stress
We have never struggled for funds as much as we did this year. Subhaanallaah! WE WERE STRETCHED However God blessed me with an amaaaazing team. Alhamdulilaah! In addition, I was reminded of the incident that led to the Battle of Badr. How the Nabiy sallallaahu alayhi wassalam gathered the Sahabahs and how they backed Him up (sallallaahu alayhi wassalam).
And in those moments, I knew without a doubt that the team I worked with was handpicked by Allaah (subhaanahu wa ta’ala)
We learnt the meaning of Tawakkul more than ever before and with each day I was reminded that, What Allaah wills would happen. NO MATTER WHAT.