In the name of Allah, the most gracious, the most merciful. My name is Adebimpe Saudat Adedoyin, a native of Ibadan, Oyo State where I grew up in a large household of 7 siblings and extended family members. My dearest and most beloved late father, Layiwola Abdulganiyu Adedoyin AKA Wadoyin, (may Allah grant him Jannahtul Firdaus in the hereafter Allahumma ameen) was known in our neighborhood, to young and old as a middle-income entrepreneur with a heart of a high net worth philanthropist. My father would see a stranger on the street and offer assistance where needed, he would see a young child hawking during school time and would ask them where their parents are and why they are not in school and subsequently go ahead to do something about it. Growing up, my father would go ahead and promise help to neighbors on behalf of any of his children before asking us for the help, simply because he believed you should be able to go out of your way to support people no matter the situation! One cannot have a better role model than that.
Borrowing from Wadoyin’s book, offering aid came with ease to me as soon as I could understand the process of Sadaqah (voluntary charity) and Zakat (compulsory charity) and thus any case I came along, as long as it was aid related, regardless of age, class or deen, I would rally round friends and raise money for that cause. Allah subhana wa ta’ala blessed me with amazing family and friends who have always supported my drive to assist the needy.

About Us - Adebimpe

A few years ago, my local masjid in Lekki, Lagos; Lekki Muslim Ummah (LEMU) madrasah class was full and bubbling with children from all parts of Lekki regardless of their class. The madrasah fee was then around N2500 per month. This changed in 2018 when the madrasah fee went up to N10,000 per month. Suddenly we had few students attending the school. I did a short research and it wasn’t long before I came to the conclusion that the children living in uncompleted buildings around us that used to come to the mosque suddenly stopped due to increased fees. How can we resolve this, as the mosque also needs to generate income to pay teachers salaries?

This brought about the “Adopt a child/more Islamiyah Sponsorship Drive”. I started out with the intention of getting sponsors for 20 students but Allah being Al-Alim The All-Knowing increased the number to 70 students sponsored currently.

Some current Sponsors adopted 1, 2, 5 and even 8 students depending on their capabilities. What started as a small drive blew up to become a huge one, Alhamdulillah Rabbil Allameen (praise to Allah, Lord of the Worlds)
Yusraa is all about offering aid, relief, help, assistance, whichever name you choose to call it, to those that need it, for payment of school fees, medical bills, house rent support, business support, solicitors’ fees for inmates that are presumed innocent or those that have served their term and need assistance getting re-orientated back into society, feeding the needy in suburbs and mostly forgotten communities, widow and single parent assistance, putting student through Hafiz School for Quran memorization and whatever aid may be required.

I cannot help everyone and I surely cannot do it all alone, however, I intend to help as much as Almighty Allah has blessed me, one person at a time, one household at a time!

Together, we can make a gradual noticeable difference!!!

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