I initially created this website to only send to friends, family and anyone that I meet; so that they could see what the project was about and to provide regular updates. I am now receiving the trust and donations of so many people who I have never met. For that reason I am writing this so you know who is handling your funds.
My name is Syed Ahmed, I am 22 years old, from Greater Manchester. Alongside my PGCE, I became a stockist for Qurancube.com. I took on this opportunity from Quran Cube so that I can remain connected to the Quran and encourage others to better their relationship with the Quran too.
I started this project on the 10th of January 2020, after my father had recovered from pneumonia, Alhamdulillah (please see the 'about the project' section for more info). When I started this project, due to the intensity of my PGCE course, I only aimed to provide the hospital my dad was in and the hospital in the city I was studying in (Oldham and Bradford) with speakers. As explained in the "about the project" section, I then decided that I want to get this to as many hospitals as possible, as there are many patients and families who could benefit from this.
Due to COVID-19, hospitals have placed many restrictions on visiting and staff. Faith departments have not been operating as normal, Imams are working from home and patients do not have anywhere to go for spiritual help. This means patients cannot request to see an Imam during a time where they are isolated and not allowed any visitors.
Due to this, many hospitals have started to request these Quran speakers from me as it benefits their faith departments as well as the patients too. Just like everyone else, I did not expect to be in a situation like this. My final PGCE placement was called off due to school closures allowing me to invest more time into this project.
At first I was raising £15 for the cost of 1 Quran cube speaker, although the price for a Quran Cube mini is £20, £15 is what I was paying Quran Cube at a wholesale price. All your donations are going towards purchasing Quran speakers, whatever the cost (I am not profiting from this).
As the number of hospitals requesting these speakers has reached 50+, and the number of speakers requested reaches 500+, I have had to source Quran speakers from elsewhere. I am doing my best to get as many Quran speakers as soon as possible to reach out to as many hospitals during this crisis. I have managed to order speakers at a cheaper price and a larger quantity which I will be providing alongside Quran cubes and other speaker companies too.
The sole purpose of this fundraiser is to benefit the believers who are suffering in hospitals by the recitation of the Holy Quran, more so now than ever. I am trying to regularly update this website to show how much has been raised and how the funds are being spent. Right now my priority is to get these speakers out to as many hospitals, as soon as possible. Every muslim patient is a priority to me right now, so I am doing my best to ensure every hospital that requests these speakers have access to them as soon as possible. Once we get through this COVID period, I will provide a full breakdown of everything inshaAllah.
I hope I have made my intentions clear and I thank you all for placing your trust in me with your donations. May Allah swt reward you all and protect you from the corona virus.
Please stay at home, protect your loved ones and spend time with them whilst you have this chance.
If you have any questions, any concerns or you need someone to speak to about anything, you can contact me at any time. You can use my email address or message the instagram page, I will respond to you.
*I have had many people requesting Quran speakers to distribute to local hospitals themselves, please understand I cannot just send these Quran speakers out to anyone. They must only be sent to hospitals who have gained approval from relevant departments to accept them. I also need to ensure the Quran speakers are going to hospitals and nowhere else, please do not take it personally.*
A donation of £10 will cover the cost of at least 1 Quran Speaker. Please donate even if it is not the full cost of a Quran Speaker. May Allah accept your donations as Sadaqah Jaariyah.