Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuh,
Dear Brothers and Sisters, this is Imam Zaid Shakir, and I’m here to encourage all of you to support the SeekersGuidance Islamic Scholars Fund.
The Islamic Scholars Fund helps support students and scholars from all over the world and from every corner of the Ummah.
Many scholars that have been affected by the various conflicts are now refugees. They have been uprooted from their homelands, torn away from their sources of income and separated from their students.
As you know, adjusting to a new life in a foreign land, especially as a refugee is very difficult. This is where the SeekersGuidance Islamic Scholars Fund comes in.
It helps these scholars continue to teach, continue to research, continue to study and to continue to serve the Ummah with their knowledge and skills.
This is what we need our scholars to be doing — not driving cabs and mopping floors, or other menial jobs.
When you donate to the Islamic Scholars Fund you’re helping scholars in North America and other Western countries, who’ve dedicated large parts of their lives to studying sacred knowledge, teach and benefit their communities instead of driving cabs or doing other menial work.
Every job has its dignity, but our scholars should be teaching, writing and researching. By donating to the SeekersGuidance Islamic Scholars Fund, you’re helping them to do just that.
The budget is large; over $100,000 is being spent each month to support scholars and students of knowledge.
Unfortunately most people wait until Ramadan to give their Zakat and Sadaqa, but the need is immediate.
My dear Brothers and Sisters… we need to step up right now!
We need to help the SeekersGuidance Islamic Scholars Fund to meet its budgetary requirements in the months before Ramadan.
We need to support our Ummah’s scholars and students of knowledge so they can continue to do what they do best: teach, research, guide, nurture communities and write.
This is what we need our scholars to be doing. Not driving cabs and mopping floors, or other menial jobs.
May Allah bless all of you, your families and all those you love. May He give you all great openings during these upcoming blessed months.
– Imam Zaid Shakir
Don’t wait until Ramadan to give your Zakat! Take a minute right now to support scholars and students who are preserving and spreading sacred knowledge in communities all over the world.