Who is Financing the Forum?
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:
Dear Burhan, As Salam Wailekum Rehamatulhi Wabarkatuh I would like to to know how much money have you spend on this web site and how much money are you spending currently on doing on this propoganda and who is financing the foram I guess you wil reply honestly and i will reply to me Regards, . P.S do not reply and say that it is against our principle to disclose all the financial matter like the dawoodi bhora community does
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Who is Financing the Forum?
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.
The truth is brother, there is a distinct difference between propagation of the Truth, and propaganda, which basically means half-truths or misinformation. If propagating the Truth from the Holy Quran and the Sunnah is termed by some as propaganda; then they should be prepared to carry the burden of their words on the Day of Judgement!
Allah is our witness, that whatever we have spent on bringing this forum into existence has been spent out of the earnings of the brothers and sisters who volunteer their time and effort in moderating this forum. And if you are interested to know exactly how much we have spent, we assure you that it is not much; maybe a couple of thousand dollars to develop the software, and a couple of hundred dollars a month to rent the server space. Allah Subhanah is our witness, we have not taken or raised a cent from any brother or sister, who does not himself volunteer his time and effort on the forum.
All the brother and sisters who volunteer their free time and effort on this forum, volunteer it without taking a cent for their efforts. They look only towards their Merciful Lord for their reward; and hope and pray that Allah accept their humble efforts; forgive them their short-comings; and is pleased with them when they ultimately meet with Him on an Inevitable Day.
All the brothers and sisters who help on the forum have jobs or are self-employed; thus they work during the days to earn their livelihood to support their families; and spend a significant part of their free time and nights in helping to propagate the Truth from Allah and His Messenger (saws). They ask for no thanks or no appreciation from anyone; they look only towards Allah Subhanah for their reward.
Almost all the brothers and sisters who help in this forum, spent a major part of their lives believing in the deen of the Dawoodi Bohras. But as Allah would have Willed, He had Mercy on the brothers and sisters and guided them to read, study and understand the Glorious Quran; and guided them to Islam. It does not behove a believer, that after Allah has guided him to Islam; to keep this guidance of Allah as a secret to himself. Allah has commanded and made it a duty unto the believers to declare the Truth of Islam to all of mankind in the Holy Quran.
Allah says in the Holy Quran: Chapter 16, Surah An-Nahl Ayat 125:Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and excellent admonition and argue with people in the best manner. Your Lord knows best who has gone astray from His Way and who is Rightly guided.
Our only mission is to invite our brethren to read the Holy Quran with understanding; and determine for themselves the Truth of its Message. If by our humble efforts, we are able to bring even one brother or one sister closer to their Lord and Creator and His Words of Wisdom; we will consider ourselves indeed honored and fortunate. Our duty is only to invite those who want to listen to good caution from the Quran and Sunnah about the impending and inevitable Day of Reckoning; to believe in it, or to deny it is a choice each individual has to make for himself.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 18 Surah Kahf verse 29:Proclaim, This (Quran) is the Truth from your Lord: now whosoever wills may accept it, and whosoever wills may reject it. (As for those who reject it) We have prepared for such workers of iniquity a fire whose flames have encircled them. There, if they ask for water , they will be given a drink like the dregs of oil, which will burn their mouths! What an evil drink, and what an evil abode!
It is indeed our policy not to disclose what we spend in the Cause of Allah; for we fear it might diminish our reward with the Merciful. Besides, we have not raised or collected any money from anyone, thus we are not responsible to give an accounting of our personal finances to anyone. And Allah Subhanah is sufficient for us as a Reckoner and an Accounter; in Him Alone the believers put their trust; and to Him is our ultimate return.
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,