This scam preys on emotions of Muslims, asking them to donate to a foundation headed by Sultan Hassan Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei.
Of course, a foundation by the name "Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Foundation" does exist. However, it would not need to ask for money (Brunei and the Sultan are oil rich), nor will it do so via an obscure email.
Here is the text of the mail:
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 05:58:13 +0800 (BNT)
Subject: Stand up for Islam
From: "Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Greetings in the name of Allah, the most beneficent,the most merciful.
Dear friend in Islam,
In todays world where Islam is being linked to terrorism we muslims have a duty to defend our good religion thereby exonerating ourselves from the negative image being created by western media against our faith. No one else but we muslims can do this for ourselves. Age or gender is not a barrier you can always make an impact no matter who you are.
The sultan of Brunei is currently funding muslims willing to take up a role for the propagation of the good message of Islam. This is the work of ALLAH which we Muslims are called as revealed to his holliness prophet Muhammad(peace be unto his name). We must not continue allowing the western media determine the image of Islam to the whole world.
If you are willing to stand up for our faith please indicate your interest and also a pledge to use any money received judiciously. Then will my international fund managers contact you to raise you a bank draft/cheque. Since this is also a way of paying my zakat(Qur'an 9:60) I am still deciding on the amount you will receive but be informed when you receive the money you use it for the propagation of the good message of Islam for example in radio talk shows , TV , print , internet or any medium prefarable to you like charity works.If you are not in position to undertake this responsibility you may simply pass on any money received to any good muslim within your community who you feel can undertake this project, all I want is good results no matter how money spent.
Your response and any gratitude should be sent to the Sultan Haji Foundation at email: email@example.com to the attention of my secretary Mr.Yang Mulia Awang Haji or to Mr.J. H.Bin Lunchai. Note that message sent otherwise will not get a reply.
At your leisure you may also view my photo gallery and others by going to website www.infofoto.org.bn
His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah
(King of Brunei)
Lapangan Terbang Lama
Photo Gallery www.infofoto.org.bn
William Yeh (not verified)
HELP NEED URGENTLYWed, 2009/12/02 - 01:59
as i was looking for web site site of sultan of brunie and i came acrross this post and thaught you could correct person to guide me. pls read this through and i realy do need the help.
i am in great urgent need of financial help for a very dear friend and some one who is very close to me and may be in future i intend to may if god wills it. Who is Hospitalized, it is for medical treatment to remove tumor from liver, the docs of Apllo hospital in dhaka bangladesh, said they have to remove a part of the liver and the gall bladder to get rid of the tumar, the size is some what arround 15 cm and weight around one kg (may be) after the operation they will know.
Sir, this will cost me about my currency Taka-600,000 to 750,00 (us $ 8824 to 11030)
and i am unable bear the expense and i therefore request and you, your church and the organiztion to help me bear this in christ name, may he give all men kind peace for bible says we all are children of god and i pray to lord to give me strength to bear this.
fatima (not verified)
i need helpMon, 2010/08/09 - 02:51
my husband is bipolar.i have cancer.we have debts.i need help 2 pay thse debts.
Shahid ikram (not verified)
Just take one lookThu, 2014/05/08 - 17:13
Me my wife my daughter hafizah,my second daughter student of hifz e quran,my third daughter is just 3 year old,my son 5 year old,our english is not much better,but sir need have no language,and we all muslim family need u.help us for the ALLAH.
Abdul Rashid (not verified)
Financial debts and crisisThu, 2020/04/30 - 07:28
I am Muslim living in India was in event management LOB has faces losses in the business and currently in debts and loan payable liabilities would request if I can get some financial help along with job
YAYASAN ASSALAM... (not verified)
Donation RequestThu, 2007/10/04 - 23:21
Date : October 4th,2007
YAYASAN ASSALAMAH UNGARAN Foundation is a foundation which oriented in Science and Technology and uniting with Islamic culture. Our Motto is “Educating the childrens of the Nation Movement”. So that our young Islamic generation not only mastering science and technology but having a good behaviour and well Islamic practiced.
Our Foundation located in Gatot Subroto St. 104B Ungaran, it's strategic enough because it's centered in the downtown. Our education activity that we run, as follows : TPQ/MADIN (Quran Education Center), TK Plus (kindergarten), SDIT (Elementary School), SMP IPA (Junior High School). Alhamdulillah, Our education activity greeted so well by Ungaran citizens and citizens near Ungaran.
Our Foundation was built at the date of January 31st,1989 by the initiative of Mrs. Hajjah Rugayah Abdullah Assegaf. At now We have enough facilities to running the education process, supported by three floored building above +/- 3.000m² land. But we still need for another additional fund to develop existed facilities which will increase a good education process, so that we can make the better quality output. We are not profit oriented but our orientation is the improvement of knowledge quality on every young generation in YAYASAN ASSALAMAH.UNGARAN.
With this “Donation request letter”, we hoping the donation which is really helpful for our education activity in ASSALAMAH. Your donation to us will be used for the educational activity in YAYASAN ASSALAMAH UNGARAN.
Thank You for your time you have given, we hope our professional relationship will be strong and harmonic in the future.
Mr. H. Husein Abdullah Assegaf
Chief of YAYASAN ASSALAMAH UNGARAN
Bryan W. Mahlow (not verified)
Donation of moneyTue, 2007/10/23 - 15:27
Dear Sultan Bolkiah, I would like to know if you could donate a 3,000,000 check to help pay for me and my family home bills and hospital bills from me and my daughter sherrys hospital bills. I am disabled with liver disease,esophagal damage and disease,totally damaged pancease, diabetes, anemia and blood disease and clotted spleen. My daughter
Sherry has a constricture in esophogus and trachea and has to be fed through a feeding tube. All of this money help us greatly in our day to day life. Thank you all so very,very much. Sincerely yours, Bryan W. Mahlow
Addisu (not verified)
inquary for scholarshipeThu, 2008/10/30 - 14:57
In the Name of ALLAH most gracious, most merciful
(Those who (in charity) spend of their goods by night and by day in secret and in public, Have their reward with their lord: On them shall be no fear, Nor shall they grieve.)
Al-Qur’an Sura 2 /274
Hi, I am Addisu munier,33 years old Muslim Ethiopian and a diploma graduate in the field of municipal engineering from Ethiopian Civil Service college in 1998E.C. I am very much interested to continue my further education in the field of architecture, civil engineering or in any related field. I am asking to help me in giving me a student full scholarship in your university founding in your country or in searching and finding a sponsors who could help me in covering the cost for education because in Muslim country it is easer and suitable to practice Islam/ my religion obligations in my life. So I am expressing my enthusiasm in giving service for the money that I am sponsored .Hoping that you will help me in changing my dream in to reality.
Swaleh Suleiman (not verified)
Humanitarian relief aid.Sat, 2011/08/20 - 07:31
I humbly appeal that you send humanitarian relief aid to the extremely needy orphaned and vulnerable muslim children in Garissa county,Kenya.Please be informed that hunger has been declared a national disaster in Kenya. Children have dropped out of school due to hunger and poverty.
Please do act to save the situation.
asif (not verified)
need helpSat, 2007/11/10 - 09:28
Janab assalam alykum i m asif deshpande from jalgaon a dist. 420k.m. from mumbai,i m mailing my passion pl. do read it my below & help me,jabnab as per r bizz.detail mentioned every day we r purchasing of rs.1600/-& sale of rs.2000/-approx it comes 48000/-monthly &sale of 60000/-monthlyincluding mineral water,biscuits,snacks,bread etcc..only.
now i need some help to enchance r commmunity thru ur help,janab I would like to start a shopping store in muslim dominated area where only muslim lady can go & bought anything,she can have i.e.vegetable,groserry innerware,medical facility etc.. anything she want would b provided by only muslim sales girls So such kind of project v have ,currently v r havingr shop at bus stand operating a canteen but need support to start such mall. As i m working with ICICI BANK;Soutsource co. as laon officer & having younger brother who's engeged with Manikchand mineral water,but need to start a place for community,r cont. # r 91-xxxx so need just 100000.00 Rs. if u kindly help us to do so would b very graceful.In this venture v can operate it onfoundation basis as income source would b sahred or whatever u can suggest or v here r as a would be working as a staff.
PL waiting ur reply.
MOHAMMAD NAEEM ... (not verified)
DEAR HIS HIGHNESS SULTAN OF BRUNEITue, 2008/01/01 - 10:14
DEAR HH SULTAN OF BRUNEI,
WITH DUE RESPECT AND REGARDS THAT I AM MUSLIM AND PAKISTAN AND ENGINEER. I HAVE SOME BRIGHT IDEAS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE BRUNEI . IF YOU GIVE ME CHANCE THEN I TELL YOU SOME BRIGHT IDEAS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT FOR THE BRUNEI PEOPLES AND COUNTRY.
WITH BEST REGARDS,
MOHAMMAD NAEEM QURESHI