Monday, December 31, 2012

The world needs The Islamic Research Foundation

Soon the year will be changed to the new year 2013, there are many people who are used to commemorate every turn of the new year, and even now they are preparing for the celebration of the new year 2013. For Muslims in the world, every turn of the year is the extension of the distance from the birth of the prophet Muhammad. The farther away from the birth of the prophet Muhammad, the more people in the world away from the teachings and Aqeedah carried by him.

There are more and more people who do not know Koran the holy book, there are more people who do not know the hadith, not only non-Muslims but also people who claim to be a Muslim. They know Al-Quran and Hadith but did not understand the meaning, rules, and instructions inside them. They know the mosque and the Kabah but many of them do not perform daily prayers. They know Ramadan but there are many people who do not perform fasting in the month. Why? Who is to blame?

Not all Muslims understand the rules of the life of a Muslim and know their obligations and rights of a Muslim. When examined closely it is still a lot of guidance and knowledge of Islam that is not up to them so that they only worship according to what is said to their parents or those who passed away.

Under these circumstances we need a positive action to establish the Islamic Research Foundation in the world, especially in Muslim countries by using modern technology. Through the Islamic Research Foundation scholars will be able to impart knowledge to people in need. Submission of Islamic knowledge can be through satellite television, radio stations, newspapers, magazines, SMS, and through the Internet by building a website for this purpose such as IRF (Islamic Research Foundation).

Since many people in the world who do not understand Religion Islam, certainly not enough that only one Islamic Research Foundation but still need other Islamic foundations or Islamic organizations for Islamic Dawah. Therefore, Muslims should have the Islamic Satelite Television, Islamic Radio Stations, Islamic Newspaper, Islamic Magazine, and Islamic sites are actually used for jihad in Allah's path.

Ali-Imran 103

And hold fast, all together, by the rope of Allah and be not divided; and remember the favour of Allah which He bestowed upon you when you were enemies and He united your hearts in love, so that by His grace you became as brothers; and you were on the brink of a pit of fire and He saved you from it. Thus does Allah explain to you His commandments that you may be guided. [Al-Qur'an 3:104]

In addition it is necessary to righteous scholars are qualified in every country, especially in Muslim countries so that transmission of the content of Al-Quran and Hadith easier to understand because it uses language that is understood each country. To realize such lofty goals would require quite a bit of money, so it needs people who want to wage jihad in Allah's way by donating and spend most of their possessions.

I urge all Muslim brothers to wake up and take action for jihad in Allah's path together with the form of a Islamic Research Foundation or Islamic Education Center as an IRF that had been set up in Mumbai, India. If not let us support the existence of the Islamic Research Foundation that was established in February 1991, led by Dr. Zakir Naik (President).

Hopefully Dr. Zakir Naik, Ahmed Deedat, A. Raheem Green and other scholars there still exist and are able to manage Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) as facilities for imparting knowledge Dawah of Islam around the world to either the Muslims or non-Muslims. Amen.