Assisting the Community in BRAZIL
We are pleased to announce the release of "Being Muslim" by Asad Tarsin has now been translated into Portuguese to serve communities globally.
With the increasing number of people converting to Islam from Portuguese-speaking countries, the need for authentic knowledge from credible sources is an urgent necessity in order to guide their facilitation into the faith with ease.
The book helps new Muslims, in particular, to learn what Muslims believe, how we pray and fast, and how to worship our Lord in an appropriate manner.
There are about 7,000 to 10,000 converts in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. Seven out of ten conversions are women. These communities have faced many hardships over the years struggling to maintain their Islamic identity, with a scarcity of services and limited educational opportunities with minimal support from the outside world.
Aside from these immense difficulties, the community continues to strive in studying the Qur'an and the learning the fundamental teachings of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon Him).
It is important to help these communities uphold their Islam, as many of our teachers feel there is an urgent need to support their understanding and we all have an individual duty (fard ayn) to help their sustainability.
The goal of this endeavor is to print and distribute one-thousand copies of the book for learning and invite people to understand worship and Islamic missionary work.
Nine hundred books will be distributed in Saó Paulo,Brazil. The remaining one hundred will go to the Convert Muslims of Guinea-Bissau in West Africa.
We would be grateful if you can please pray and support financially this noble project (ongoing charity) to assist the Convert Muslim communities that have hardship due to little financial means, access to qualified teachers, and books in Portuguese.
"When a man passes away, his good deeds will also come to an end except for three: Sadaqa Jariyah (ceaseless charity); a knowledge which is beneficial, or a virtuous descendant who prays for him (for the deceased)"
Narrated by Abu Hurairah, Sahih Muslim
Please donate generously in these first 10 days of Rajab to bring light to this endeavor, and May God grant all those supporting it with His Mercy and Infinite guidance.
Funds needed to complete printing, distribution of the books, and visit the Saó Paulo, Brazil community March, 2019.
Please write in the memo "Being Muslim in Portuguese."