Let the world know
God willing, we are starting 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 a web link to communicate the progress of the volunteers and for exchanging ideas for this project. The link is given below. God willing, this link provides more details than what is printed here.
God rewards those who work in His cause and we are in the month of Ramadan. This is the time of year when people are naturally curious about Islam, and a perfect time to get God’s message out, strive in His cause and do constructive work for our souls.
What is 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:
1) Go to the website http://www.publiclibraries.com/ that appears to have links to libraries all across the coun-try, 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.
2) 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.
3) 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 detailed notes in the link above for the “Let the world know” project.
4) 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
“Let the World Know” Volunteer Team
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