Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,
Alhamdulillah, SeekersGuidance Global is growing in its reach and impact. We had a very successful Ramadan program, and opening of the Term Two courses, as you’ll see below.
That said, we do need your urgent support to reach our annual goal of raising $100,000 in ongoing monthly contributions.
This will cover immediate operational costs, including: (a) the costs associated with upgrading to a new, mobile-responsive online learning platform; and (b) the increased operational costs of running 35 online courses and an expanding range of online educational offerings (lesson sets, podcasts, answers, and articles).
Please donate generously now to help us cover our immediate expenses and help SeekersGuida Global sustain and expand its services, to spread the light and beauty of Prophetic guidance.
You may be wondering why we are asking after the recent Ramadan #GiveLight campaign. In Ramadan, the vast majority of contributions made were zakat, which were required to assist scholars and students of Islamic knowledge.
This appeal however, is to urgently support the immediate and ongoing operational costs of SeekersGuidance’s offerings.
To date, we’ve raised $30,000 of our annual goal of $100,000 in monthly donations and we are counting on your support to make up the difference. Please do become a monthly donor today.
The good news: Ramadan was a resounding success with MILLIONS reached globally.
We had a wide range of distinguished scholars (including Dr. Ingrid Mattson, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus, Shaykh Walead Mosaad, Ustadha Shehnaz Karim, Shaykh Muhammad Mendes, Ustadha Umm Umar, and others) teach special classes at our Hub in Toronto, classes that were broadcast live, and podcast to listeners around the world.
Our podcast downloads almost doubled from last Ramadan, to over 100,000.
We had an average weekly social media reach of between four and five million people, from well over 100 countries around the world.
Hundreds of thousands visited our website for answers, guidance, and knowledge—with our web traffic almost tripling from Ramadan 2015.
Alhamdulillah, we also raised over $450,000 to support Islamic scholars and students.
In our troubled times, with confusion and misinterpretation of sound Islamic teaching manifest, the Global Zakat Fund is a critical need. We thank you for your support in helping us support needy scholars and students of Islamic knowledge, around the world.
There are many more exciting developments underway. Here are just a few of them:
- Upgraded Our Online Learning Platform. After Ramadan, we successfully upgraded our online learning platform—a major, resource-intensive undertaking—as a result of which all our courses are now accessible from a beautiful, dynamic, and mobile-responsible e-learning interface. (You can access your courses comfortably on your phone or tablet—try it!)
- Successful Opening of Term Two Courses. We have over 8,000 registrations for the online courses—and thousands have been downloading our recently launched educational lesson sets. (We have new lesson sets weekly, alhamdulillah, on critical topics, with capable and qualified scholars.)
- Programs Around The World. Our dear teacher, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin, is embarking on a SeekersGuidance Global tour of Australia and New Zealand,where he will be conducting programs with distinguished local teachers.
- Shaykh Faid Said, a SeekersGuidance Global teacher and scholar in residence at the Harrow Central Mosque in London, England, is teaching the soon-to-be launching SeekersGuidance Study Circle, explaining Surat al-Asr. (You can start a free Study Circle in your community, campus, or centre. Find out how.)
Alhamdulillah, there is much, much more going on than this. SeekersGuidance Toronto has over a dozen weekly classes—most of which are also broadcast live online fromwww.SeekersGuidance.org/toronto)—
Millions are now reached by this effort to spread the precious light and beauty of Prophetic guidance, completely free of charge, through our commitment to #KnowledgeWithoutBarriers. This is only possible, however, through your generous support.
In closing: please help us urgently in raising the remaining $70,000 of our annual $100,000 goal in monthly donations, to cover immediate operational costs, by giving now.
May Allah—the Light of the Heavens and Earth, grant you and your loved ones, light. And may we all strive to be shining lights, reflecting the beauty, mercy, excellence, care, and concern that our Beloved Messenger embodies so dazzlingly. May Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, his folk, companions, and followers, eternally.
And Allah is the giver of success and facilitation.
Executive Director, SeekersGuidance Global