Al-Furqaan Foundation launches its operations to distribute FREE copies of the Qur’an to Non-Muslims with the start of Ramadhan
Lombard, IL — 1st of Ramadhan, 1424 – Al-Furqaan Foundation launches its operations on the auspicious occasion of the beginning of the holy month of Ramadhan, “…in which was sent down the Qur’an, as a guide to mankind, also clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment (between right and wrong) – 2:185.
Al-Furqaan derives inspiration from many references in the Qur’an and Sunnah about the duty of every Muslim to deliver the message to all mankind. Acting upon the Qur’anic injunction “Let there arise out of you a band of people inviting to all that is good, enjoining what is right, and forbidding what is wrong…” – 3:104, the Foundation, with donations from Muslims, will serve as a conduit within an organizational framework to deliver a FREE copy of the Qur’an to every household, every hotel room, and other group residential facilities such as retirement homes, college dormitories, etc. in the United States.
“Muslims have to wake up and realize that the Day of Judgment is a win or lose proposition. And on that day when every Non-Muslim will attempt to put the blame on every Muslim friend, neighbor, colleague, etc. and say that we had the message but we did not deliver it to them, then on that day we will lose!” said Wajahat Sayeed, President and one of the founding members of Al-Furqaan. “Ask
yourself these questions: How many non-Muslim neighbors do you have? How many have you attempted to give a copy of the Qur’an to? Why have you not? People have expressed a variety of reasons, including fear, intimidation, rejection, etc.”
Al-Furqaan has taken that fear, intimidation and other reasons, out of the delivery process to provide a mechanism to fulfill every Muslim’s obligation. Al-Furqaan’s goal is for every $2.00 received in donations from a Muslim, a Qur’an will be sent out to a non-Muslim – a phenomenal value achieved by streamlining the delivery and logistics infrastructure. Within the $2.00 we are
able to not only publish a translation that is aesthetically appealing (quality of cover, paper, print, etc.), but handle the mailing of each copy and run our operations. At this price most people can’t even buy a copy of Yusuf Ali’s English translation!!
“If people donate only $100 a month, then we will deliver 50 Qur’ans, InshaAllah. That $100/month translates to 600 Qur’ans in a year, from one person alone!!! Imagine what we could do if each person reading this release decided to commit a $100/month and then agreed to raise funds just for their Zip Code either by themselves or through their mosque or local organization. Can’t do it in a month, do it in a few months, or a year – the point is, if we take an active role in making it happen and we do it consistently throughout our lives, InshaAllah, today it is the US, tomorrow it could be the whole world”, says Sayeed with deep conviction and enthusiasm.
“We hope and pray to Allah (SWT) that the Muslim Ummah realizes this obligation and help themselves by generously donating to distribute copies of the final guidance to mankind – the Criterion with which people will be judged on the day of Judgment – to every corner of the United States”.
Al-Furqaan Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization in the US and is in the process of getting its 501(c)(3). It has been organized for the sole purpose of doing Dawah through the Holy Qur’an.