Who is eligible to apply?
Anyone on the path who has taken hand with Sidi is welcome to apply when a financial short term need arises, inshaAllah.
Where is the application?
The form for applying for assistance can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/belovedsfund.
How does it work if I am in need and want to apply?
The process is that if a need arises, a beloved completes the online application. Hopefully they would also have reached out to someone in the tariqa for support, who then could be someone that we might also work with to coordinate assistance. In addition to financial support, we might also work with the beloved and the community, as much as is feasible, to assist with additional resources or support for their particular situation. As we all walk with this process, it will certainly shift and grow with Allah’s guidance and beloveds’ feedback.
Who reviews the applications and how often?
Right now, we have a group of beloveds who have committed to reviewing the requests as they come in, and then meeting once a week to hold all the requests in Remembrance and seek to best align with Allah’s guidance on how to disperse the available funds. We are able to respond to any particular request within a week’s time frame, inshaAllah.
How can I join in and help out?
If you would like to be part of a ministry team who could be called on to provide emotional and spiritual support for your brothers and sisters in need, or if you would be interested in being part of a prayer circle for the fund and its applicants, or if you would like to help in developing a tariqa wide prayer requests website, please let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have himma to join the group who will meet weekly to review the requests, we welcome your involvement; please just let us know of your interest. Even if you can only join 1-2 times a month, you are welcome to be involved. Please let us know of your interest by sending an email to email@example.com.
We also need local community members in each of the communities around the country who would be willing to assist with coordinating local help and resources. This might involve things like learning about a brother or sister in need, helping them apply to the fund, understanding what is going on for them, what kind of assistance they are needing, and assisting with coordinating support from the community. If you have himma to be available to help on the local level in any capacity to support your sisters and brothers, please let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have other resources that you would be willing to donate, for example, professional expertise in a certain area, or certain skills that could be beneficial to your brothers or sisters, please let us know that as well.
They ask you, [O Muhammad], what they should spend. Say, “Whatever you spend of good is [to be] for parents and relatives and orphans and the needy and the traveler. And whatever you do of good – indeed, Allah is Knowing of it.” [Qu’ran 2:215]
How do I donate to the fund?