Flood Damage to TROID
Some images of the damage from the Toronto Storm/Flood.
Update on Toronto Flood Damage - Target Accomplished!!
We thank everyone who has contacted us for their kind words of support, duʿāʾʾʾ and financial efforts to help us overcome this test. The beautiful manners of our Muslim brothers and sisters and their determined spirit has been a blessing, in this, the month of blessings. By the permission of Allāh, we have raised the estimated $15,000 in damages. BaarakAllāhu Feekum!!! The actual amount of books lost was $16,787 wal-hamdulillāh.
We would now like to turn ours and your attention to making a difficult situation into a happy one, in shaa' Allāh. Rather than attempt to sell the salvageable books at various discounted rates (something many suggested), we feel it would be better to send those books that are still readable/useable to Muslims in remote parts of the world that would otherwise not have access to these books.
Here is our plan for the salvageable books:
We would like to send the salvageable books to three countries, far from N. America, where many Muslims speak English, and would take benefit from the books who otherwise could not afford it.
3. Dominica (West Indies)
We would like to offer our brothers and sisters the opportunity to help sponsor this project in this blessed month of mercy. Rather than scramble to develop prices for each book title and try to barter them to customers etc. We have created a single flat rate amount of $4 for every salvageable book (regardless of title/size).
Here is a list of salvageable books/destroyed books:
|The Creed of the Four Imāms||139||13||$15|
|The Marital Life of the Prophet||61||0||$10|
|Essential Q&A on Īmān||0||45||$10|
|Things that Nullify One's Islām||3||2||$16|
|The Excellence of the Sunnah||88||4||$09|
|The Correct Creed||8||21||$16|
|Concise Manual of Marriage||30||18||$12|
|How to Protect Yourself from Shayṭān||94||107||$12|
|Exemplarary Principles - Names/Attributes||2||49||$24|
|The Salafī Methodology||13||222||$17|
|The Wahhabi Myth||2||1||$12|
|The Diff. Between a Prophet/Messenger||0||49||$20|
|The Legislated Position on Qurʾān Khwaanee||3||18||$06|
|The Explanation of Sūrah-Fātiḥah||132||91||$08|
|Total Book Titles Affected: 14
Total Books Destroyed: 575
Total Books Damaged/Salvagaeable: 640
You can help sponsor the distribution of 640 salvagable books to Muslims in India, Nigeria and Dominica by donating just $4 per book (regardless of its reg. price). This is a great way to make use of 640 books that are still readable, whilst also helping TROID to recover the remaining expenses.
300 Books for India
300 Books for Nigeria
40 Books for Dominica
640 books x $4 per book = $2560 + $1000 (ship by sea)
Target: $3560 (Current: $3560/$3560 2013/08/03 - Target Accomplished - Books Shipping Before 'Eed in shaa' Allāh)
On Tuesday July 9th, 2013 the city of Toronto and more specifically the city's West End endured a massive thunderstorm. The storm dropped 126mm of rain in as little as 2hrs by the decree of Allāh. This rainfall total is almost double the monthly average (75mm) and the largest one day (even though it fell in 2 hrs) rain total ever recorded in the city of Toronto, even more than the 1954 fatal hurricane (Hazel) that destoyed most of the Humber River. Due to the extreme flooding, water from the sewer system backed up into sewer drains and into the basement of the centre. Despite many of the books in our storage area being elevated, the water/sewage rose more than 6 inches in the entire basement and wuḍūʿ/toilets area. Most of the books are not salvageable (sellable) to suppliers.
Damage is estimated to be approx. $15,000. The condition of the wuḍūʿ area and other parts of the basement has not been assesed yet for water damage, although it is a tiled and concrete area. This is a trial from Allāh, the Most Wise, we thank Allāh for this challenge and we are hopeful in Him alone, that it will bring about more good. We say this, whilst most of the kuffār are cursing the weather and behaving ignorantly rather than being in awe of Allāh and realising he is All Powerful and that we are but at the mercy of Allāh Subhaana.
We thank Allāh, then all of our brothers and sisters for their outpowering of concern and kind comments. It is heart-warming to see the love of Ahl al-Sunnah for one another and a clear sign of the unity of the people of Sunnah.
For those who would like to assist financially, here's how you can help, BaarakAllāhu Feekum:
Cheque: Make payment to 'The Reign of Islamic Daʿwah' (note: ensure name is exactly as shown).
Send to: TROID Flood Assistance
874-A Weston Rd.
Toronto, ON. Canada
Bank Deposit (Canada) or Wire (International):
Visit any BMO Bank of Montreal branch (Canada) or send a wire (International) and deposit to:
Account Name: The Reign of Islamic Daʿwah
874-A Weston Rd.
Toronto, ON. Canada
Bank of Montreal
St. Clair & Runnymede Branch
2471 St. Clair Ave. West
Toronto, ON. M6N 4ZS