We have started an extensive project, which we are calling,
“Let the world know.” Once again, God has blessed
us with the opportunity and funding to supply libraries with
Qurans. It is our goal to place an English translation of
the Quran by Dr. Khalifa in every library possible. The US
libraries are priority, but the Canadian and other international
libraries will also be given consideration.
We have already started setting up of a database to include
all public libraries by state (over 9000). God willing, we
would like to gather a network of volunteers from the various
communities to get in touch with the libraries in a structured
manner to make sure that the Qurans are placed with receptive
libraries. God willing we will keep track of the libraries
that placed or are in the process of placing the Qurans.
We set up this web link to communicate the progress of the
volunteers and for exchanging ideas for this project. If you
have any comments, and suggestions, let us know.
God rewards those who work in His cause. Because of the
on-going world events, many people have been curious about
Islam. Therefore it is a perfect time to get God’s message
out, strive in His cause and do constructive work for our
expected of volunteers?
The volunteers’ main function would be to provide the
contact with the librarians and then let Masjid Tucson know
of the receptive libraries. For any interested volunteers,
below are a few easy steps to get started:
- Go to the website http://www.publiclibraries.com/
that appears to have links to libraries all across the country,
organized by state. (There are also other web sites available).
Find the libraries you want to contact. You can also search
internet for a specific library system for more information.
- Look for the Administration, Headquarters or Main branch.
If you cannot find the main branch, any of the local branches
in the system should have a name and number of the collections,
donations, requisitions or acquisitions contact.
- Then simply call and explain that you are a volunteer
calling for ICS/Masjid Tucson, a non-profit organization
based in Tucson, Arizona, and that our goal is to supply
libraries with the contemporary English translation of the
Quran by Dr. Rashad Khalifa. It is possible that some librarians
will be reluctant at first. You may have to explain to them
why this translation has some excellent qualities distinguished
from other translations they may already have in their collection.
If you need some suggestions on what to say, please refer
to the cover letter
for the “Let the world know” project (Cover
Letter also available in PDF format).
- Send the request to Masjid Tucson via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
for shipment with a list of branches in which they will
be placed. Of course you can always call us or write to
us. If you do call, please leave clearly your name and number
on our answering machine.
Masjid Tucson can make arrangements to ship the Qurans to
the volunteers if they prefer sending or taking the Qurans
to the libraries that request only one copy for review. All
multiple requests will be sent from Masjid Tucson.
Thank you for your help and God Bless.
[64:17] If you lend GOD a loan of righteousness,
He will multiply the reward for you manifold, and forgive
you. GOD is Appreciative, Clement.