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Live Call with Baba Ali…Coming Soon

Assalamu alaikum

Quick heads up.  Alhamdulillah we’ve gotten amazing feedback from the launch of the Muslim Marriage Movement and clearly there is lots of work to do.  I wanted to give you a heads up to look out for a special LIVE call Baba Ali that we will be doing very soon in shaa Allah. (more…)

Half Our Deen’s 2nd Anniversary!

Half our Deen turned 2 last week and we couldn’t be more excited! In fact, here is what Baba Ali himself has to say about this amazing milestone:

 

Since Half Our Deen launched in July 2010, no other Muslim Matchmaking site has been able to match the two features that we are known for; our Privacy and Price. With over 2200 active member using the site and over 320 success stories, Half Our Deen is one of the most successful Muslim Matchmaking sites on the net. It’s hard to believe so many success stories have come in just two years. Alhamdulilillah”

Two years ago we set out to create a Muslim Matrimonial website that was unlike anything else out there. We put our trust in Allah (swt), and made duaa it would be a successful means of bringing Muslims into healthy and happy marriages. While, we hoped for a great outcome we were happily surprised by how great of a response we had.

By the grace of Allah (swt), in this past year alone our number of matches have more than doubled to over 300, with new matches being made daily. The average time for a match to be found has also gone down to between 3-6 months. And with the number of active users at over 2200 and growing each day that time frame is bound to go down!

This past year has also been a productive one for us at Half Our Deen. Alhamdulillah, we were able to revamp and improve the website. We hoped to make it more visually appealing and functional for our users. So far the feedback we have received has been extremely positive. However, we are always looking for ways to make your matrimonial experience more convenient so if you have a suggestion on how we can improve make sure to let us know!

A new year of development is ahead of us and we couldn’t be more excited for what we have planned for this year. We couldn’t be happier that Ramadan is kicking off our new year. Ramadan is the perfect time for us to go back and re-evaluate our intentions and turn to Allah (swt) in duaa asking for his assistance in our our endeavours.

Ramadan is also an excellent time for all you out there searching for your other half! It’s a blessed time of renewal where duaas are accepted. It’s the time for you to turn to Allah in the middle of the night and ask for every specific thing you could dream of in a spouse and inshaAllah it will be granted to you when the time is right.

It is also the perfect time to break bad habits and build good ones With the hustle and bustle of normal life it is easy to continuously put off these goals of improvement. Ramadan, helps put what is important into perspective and gives you that extra push you need to start on your journey of betterment.

May Allah swt make this Ramdan a blessed and fulfilling one for all of us. Aameen!

Another Inspirational Half Our Deen Success Story

MashAllah a very inspirational story of a sister on Half Our Deen who found her other half a year after joining the site. Please be patient, and make dua. We have to put in the effort and leave the rest up to ALLAH!

“up00lam, I have a success story to share too. However I would rather use initials i.e. I would like my husband & my name to not be published. I was a member of HOD from Feb 2011. Exchanged a few messages in the site with a couple of brothers but none was the type of Muslim husband material I was looking for. In June 2011 I did Umra and asked Allah to grant me a rightful Muslim man for a husband. Months passed and Ramadan came in August. Still, there was no progress in my HOD account. And then… 2 weeks after Ramadan, I got a “Found You Interesting” click from a brother from America. I looked through his profile and I found him quite interesting too so I decided to answer his questions that he had included in his profile. Not to long after, he replied to thank me for answering his questions and that he would like to know me for marriage whether we are suitable. However, he told me that this would have to wait till after Eid as he was in Makkah for Umra. So weeks passed and on the 2nd day of Eid I replied to his message. Soon we found ourselves to be suitable and wirhin that week we prayed our istikharas. In early October 2011 he came to my country, Singapore, to meet my family and me. 6 days after we met, we had our nikah done in Singapore, alhamdulillahi Rabb al alameen!

with my parents blessings, of course. We’ve been married for almost 7 months now and subhanaAllah life has been very interesting as we didnt date before marriage, alhamdulillah, and get to know each other only during our marriage now. May Allah put barakah, love and mercy to all married couples. I can never thank Baba Ali enough for his iniative in setting up such a wonderful matrimonial website like HOD. Jazakum Allah kheir jaza’

Know each other only after marriage. I can never thankBaba Ali enough for hisiniative on setting up HOD. Jazakum Allah kheir jaza’

We have been getting so many success stories, we have built a page for it. Look for our new success stories page coming soon, InshAllah.

 

Half Our Deen Success Rate Update

Alhamdulillahir rabbil alameen, all praise is due to Allah.

In 2011, 243 Half Our Deen members told us they found their other half through the website mashaAllah! The actual number may be higher, as not everyone contacts us to tell us they found the one.

Baba Ali recalls,

“I remember one time I was standing in line at a Middle Eastern Festival and this guy walked up to me and said “Assalammu Alaikum Baba Ali, you don’t know me but I just wanted to tell you that my wife and I met on your site. Please don’t tell anyone”. His wife walked over and he signaled to her that “I told him” and then they walked away. At first, I found the whole 007 secret agent atmosphere strange, but then when I thought about it, I kind of understood. He wanted to get married but just like most of us out there, he didn’t want his picture all over the internet notifying the world that he is looking to get married and that’s why he chose Half Our Deen. Alhamdulillah.”

That is one of the best parts of choosing Half Our Deen- it is a completely private website, only accessible to paid members. So even if you find your husband or wife, you don’t have to tell us or anyone else how you did.

In February 2011, we had 24 people that found their other half. One year later, those numbers have flown up to over 200 people.

How did this happen? In many ways. With the blessing of Allah, first and foremost. Having members who are genuinely looking for marriage, mixed together with a private, and well developed space for them to contact one another, helps bring about successful outcomes. Time, money and effort has been spent creating a website that focuses on important marriage issues, and not just the eye color/hair color/height of people. Because we all know that these things do not create a long term and successful marriage.

So if you, or anyone you know, is looking for marriage, encourage them to join www.halfourdeen.com and who knows? Perhaps you could be the 244th couple to get married, inshaAllah.

Allah knows best!

New Video: What will the people say?

As-salam-alaikum,

It’s amazing how we focus more on pleasing the people rather than pleasing our Creator so I decided to make a video about this very subject. If my idea works, the the phase of “what will the people say?” will become so ANNOYING that it will be stuck in our heads, so the next time we hear it, we will remember the message behind this video, InshAllah. The reality is that I can’t change the world overnight but my hope it to make a positive difference within the Muslim Ummah….one video at a time – Baba Ali

What will the people say? – Baba Ali from Baba Ali on Vimeo.

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3rd HOD Offline Event: Santa Clara, CA – Dec 18th, 2011

It’s been a while, and we’ve missed you. After the success of our first two Offline Single’s Events in Orange County and Long Beach where 28 participants matched up, we are bringing you the first Offline event to Northern California. Inshallah this time we will be running the event in Santa Clara on the 18th of December 2011.


In the short time HOD has been running, nearly 200 couples have been married via its services. The small role Allah (swt) has allowed us to play in Muslim’s lives means a lot to us, Al Hamdulillah. Hearing members tell us “I found my other half on HOD” is absolutely priceless and makes our efforts all worth while.

Some of you may have participated and are part of the 100% of attendees that said they would recommend Offline to others. For those who haven’t, Half Our Deen Offline has taken a completely new approach to this process. HOD has designed their Muslim Matchmaking events differently and is always striving to improve. The typical matchmaking event held by other organizations is limited to the “halal speed dating” method, where you only speak to each person for a few minutes, and that’s not enough time to decide if their a candidate for marriage. Half Our Deen uses unique activities where you can learn about the different people at the event in a fun and natural way. More importantly, each person at the event is required to have a profile on Half Our Deen which allows each to learn more about them and specifically what their looking for in a spouse. And by having a profile online, there are no missed connections as anyone at the event can contact each other easily without having to give out personal phone numbers or email. Alhamdulillah Half Our Deen Offline has worked for many and we hope this event will work for you too. www.hodoffline.com

HOD Offline from Baba Ali on Vimeo.

Listen to what attendees had to say from our last event in Long Beach:

  • I have been to 2 mixers (aside from HOD’s) intended to introduce the singles to one another, and neither was as organized as this event one was close
  •  Im really looking forward to the next one
  •  The event was highly organized.
  •  I liked the fact that we could all come together with clear topic goal that we are there to get married.
  •  I like the filtering process, and multiple opportunities to interact.
  •  Being able to sit with people that have similar interests and beliefs.

Seating is limited to 30 men & 30 women and by invitation only. Fill out the survey by clicking here http://bit.ly/o2C4hB and if there is a match for you, you’ll get an invite to the Private location.

We look forward to helping you find your other half!

See you at the event!

RIS, Offline again and ISNA – A recap

In case you missed HOD at our last 3 events, here is a quick summary:

May 28-29th Baba Ali and the HOD crew introduced Muslim Personality at the RIS conference in Long Beach, California. Al Hamdulillah we had the busiest booth at the conference, and gave hundreds of Muslim Personality results. Check out the pictures on our Facebook fan page.

May 29th HOD conducted its 2nd Offline event for Single Muslims. With nearly 80 attendees, this event was just walking distance from RIS. This allowed us to unite singles from all over North America for the first time. Nearly 20 mutual matches were made, topping the first HOD Offline. We had a special guest Imam in attendance who gave some encouraging words to the attendees. Great feedback from this Offline, we hope to make the next few after Ramadan even better each time InshaAllah.

July 2-3 Muslim Personality hits a larger audience at the annual ISNA Convention. Baba Ali gets personality results from many famous Muslims, including the NFL’s Abdullah Brothers. Muslim Personality tests reached hundreds and closed with an in depth look of the motivation behind the project. Baba Ali gave a workshop to over 200 attendees on the benefits of learning about each others’ personalities and how it can help our relationships and communities. The workshop was a definite change from what fans expected of an on stage performance. By the end, the cameras recorded a packed room all celebrating the effort and cheering for another Baba Ali workshop next year!

Baba Ali on One Legacy Radio

Recently I was invited to do an interview on One Legacy Radio (OLR), a southern California Muslim radio station. They have an excellent program there and are increasing in listeners everyday. You can catch them online or by downloading the appropriate Apps for your mobile device. The interview went well MashAllah and OLR has decided to endorse Half Our Deen and help more Muslims locally and globally get married.

You can catch the interview on the OLR website. Share it with your friends and family.

JazakAllahKhair