“Learn, Practice, Propagate Islam & Encourage others to do the same.”

All praise belongs to Allah, the Almighty, the All Wise, who has honored men over the angels on the basis of Divine knowledge. Allah (swt) said in the Holy Qur’an,
“…Allah will raise you up, to (suitable)
ranks (and degrees), those of you who believe and who have been granted Knowledge.” (S:58,V:11)
He perfected our religion and sent His final messenger, Muhammad (pbuh), for the Education and Tarbiyah (upbringing) of mankind. The Messenger (pbuh) was reported saying, "I have been sent as a teacher."
According to another Hadeeth, Muhammad (pbuh) said, "For parents, there is nothing more important and valuable than giving Islamic education to their child(ren).”

In another Hadeeth, he (saw) said, "The best amongst you is the one who learns the Qur’an and teaches it."
Millions of Muslim children are being assimilated into a non-Muslim life style where their objectives in life have drifted away from the Prophet Muhammad’s (pbuh) objectives further than the distance between the east and the west. They are being spiritually and psychologically broken down because of the corruption in today’s environment. To create an Islamic environment is a direct order from Allah (swt)- making it obligatory (fard) on each individual. We all hold the responsibility of spreading the deen to ourselves, our families and to the rest of mankind. As Allah (s.w.t) has stated in the holy Quran:

“O you who believe, save yourselves and your families from a Fire whose fuel is men and stones…..” (Quran 66:6)

According to Islamic Shariah, a Muslim society is under a collective obligation (fard-e-kifayah) to have enough professional personnel to cater for the needs of the society. Muslim jurists say that there has to be satisfying numbers of qualified scholars, teachers, judges, medical people and midwives, etc. to satisfy the thirst of the community. For this, we must appreciate the religious freedom provided in the Constitution of the United States of America. It allows individuals and communities to learn, practice, and propagate the principles of any religion.

With the Ulamaa’s indescribable sacrifice and the help of active Muslims, Allah’s help and mercy has descended upon the Muslims through which we have gained success even in non-Muslim countries. For example; in South Africa dedicated Muslims have established Islamic Schools and Universities offering Hifz-ul-Quran and Alim course with side by side academic education up to bachelor degree in accordance to the Sunnah of our beloved prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Parents around the world are sending their children there to learn the reality of Islam. Other Ulama have also created similar environments in England where some cities have as many as 2500 Huffaaz! In these areas, Muslim men, women, children, teachers, and students are living a prosperous and tranquil life where they are achieving the noblest positions in this world and the hereafter.
   
We, too, can start an Islamic community here in the U.S. to save our children from the non-Islamic environment. Alhamdulillah through the great bounties of Allah we have established an environment here in East Elmhurst, Queens. Our purpose is to create an atmosphere of Islamic principles that is aimed to purify our hearts and return us to the righteous path of Allah. We are working hard to establish this institution with sincere intention to save our children. Every day in which we delay is a day where a child can wander off the path.

 

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