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Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
AssalamAlaikum Brother Burhan.
I have posted a few questions during the last 2-3 months but still haven`t received their answers. Its advisable that u should not take this much long in answering back otherwise people will start losing their interest. Sometimes there are questions which according to the situation need immediate and prompt reply and your delay in answering may cause complications ( becuase of not getting guidance at the right time ). I do understand that there is too much load and a deluge of pending questions but then you and your team took up this huge responsibility of guiding people about Islam on your own . So please please please try to answer queries as soon as possible.
Apart from this, you and your team are doing great job. May Allah Subhanah reward you people appropriately.
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In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
May Allah Subhanah reward you with the best of this world and the Hereafter for your kind comments of encouragement for our humble efforts in the propagation of the Truth. We humbly hope, beg, and pray the Merciful Lord accepts our humble and weak efforts, forgives us our shortcomings, and saves you, us, and all the believers from the torment of the Hell Fire. Ameen.
We seek sincere repentance and forgiveness from the Merciful Lord for our many shortcomings, and seek the understanding of the brothers and sisters to whom we have not been able to give timely answers to their queries. When we initiated this humble service, we did not expect that the Almighty Lord would so bless our humble and weak efforts to reach tens of thousands of readers. We have a team of volunteer brothers and sisters who help moderate this forum. As much as each of them would love to dedicate their lives and their time to the Cause, almost all of them have a normal job, or run small businesses, etc. We assure you that every brother and every sister on the forum is dedicated to serve the Cause of Allah Subhanah to the best of their ability and to the best of what their spare time permits.
Indeed, we have a huge number of pending questions that remain to be answered; and we assure you that we are doing the best we can to answer these questions. We even tried to enlist other good writers to help Brother Burhan, but unfortunately some readers objected that they did not write on the forum to get other opinions!
Beloved sister in Islam, we are indeed guilty as charged in delaying the answers; but we assure you that we are trying our best as our time would permit. We sincerely seek your understanding and your forgiveness, and beg you to be patient with us.
We had indeed taken over this huge responsibility upon ourselves, but only now are we beginning to realize the enormity of this blessed responsibility. We do sincerely feel blessed and honored that the Merciful Lord has allowed us to serve His Cause in this humble way, and we constantly pray that Allah Subhanah give us the wisdom and the energy to dedicate the rest of our lives to His Cause.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 286: On no soul doth Allah place a burden greater than it can bear. It gets every good that it earns, and it suffers every ill that it earns. (Pray): "Our Lord! condemn us not if we forget, or fall into error; O our Lord! Lay not on us a burden like that which Thou didst lay on those before us; O Our Lord! Lay not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Blot out our sins and grant us forgiveness. Have mercy on us. Thou art our Protector; help us against those who stand against faith."
We sincerely thank you for your message, and assure you that we shall intensify our efforts in answering all the questions on the forum to the best of our ability.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your Brother in Islam,