Objective & Mission
The mission of Furqaan Project is to deliver a FREE copy of the English Translation of the Message of the Qur’an to every household, every hospital room, every hotel room, and other group residential facilities such as retirement homes, college dormitories, etc. in the United States. We also supply our Dawah-oriented translation of the Qur’an to other organizations and individuals involved in the efforts of Dawah such as Dawah in prisons.
Additionally, we aim to make available all the necessary resources about Islam, that include books, booklets, brochures, audio CDs, DVDs, telephone helpline, online stores, a website full of necessary content and experienced speakers.
Islam being a practical religion recognizes that different people have different abilities and has provided avenues for those who may not be able to dedicate a lot of time to fulfill this obligation.
“Let there be a group among you who call others to goodness, encourage what is good, and forbid what is evil–it is they who will be successful.” Surah Ali Imran, Verse 104
Scholars have interpreted this verse to mean that the Ummah must provide dawah with all the organization and support it needs. This can actually be the best way to fulfill our obligation towards dawah. Furqaan Project takes direction from this verse and serves as a conduit within an organizational framework to allow Muslims to communicate the message and fulfill their obligation by making donations for this purpose. Al-Furqaan takes the charitable donations and promptly distributes a corresponding copy of the Qur’an on their behalf to a non-Muslim, in accordance with a board-approved plan of execution.
Of course, the total Dawah process is more than just delivering the Qur’an to a non-Muslim. Through an extensive network of co-operating organizations, Imams, social workers, masajid, and dawah centers, etc., Furqaan Project will coordinate all the different tasks of dawah that arise from the point a copy of the Qur’an reaches a non-Muslim. From the supplying of additional literature to direct consultation, Furqaan Project and its partners will manage the entire “supply chain” of dawah activities.
Al-Furqaan derives its inspiration from many ahadith and Qur’anic ayats that reveal the importance of doing Dawah individually, collectively, and organizationally. It is indeed an obligation upon every Muslim.
“Invite all to the Way of your Lord with wisdom and kind advice and only debate with them in the best manner. Surely your Lord alone knows best who has strayed from His Way and who is rightly guided.” Surah An-Nahl, Verse 125.
“By the passage of time! Surely humanity is in grave loss, except those who have faith, do good, and urge each other to the truth, and urge each other to perseverance.” Surah Al-Asr, Verse 1-3
The Prophet (SAW) has said “Convey from me, even one verse” (al-Bukhari). Conveying the message does not even require a complete knowledge of Islam. It is however a responsibility that one must convey the message to his or her ability. Allah (SWT) has also promised great reward in fulfilling this obligation of dawah. Calling people to Allah also means completing our own worship, the reason for which we are created. It is one of the noblest acts that entail a high reward.
“And whose words are better than someone who calls others to God, does good, and says, ‘I am truly one of those who submit.’?” Surah Fussilat, Verse 33
“Those who hide the clear proofs and guidance that We have revealed–after We made it clear for humanity in the Book–will be condemned by God and all those who condemn. As for those who repent, mend their ways, and let the truth be known, they are the ones to whom I will turn in forgiveness, for I am the Accepter of Repentance, Most Merciful.” Surah Al-Baqarah, Verse 159-160.
Regarding the same, the Prophet has stated, “Whoever hides knowledge, Allah will brand him with the branding iron from the hellfire.” [Ahmad]