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7 years 1 month ago #2015 by troid.org admin
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al-Hamdulillāh, initial support for the programme has been strong. We have raised over $1500 in three months. A portion of this allocation has been used and shipped to inmates. Another round of shipments will go out soon. Response from the inmates has been glowing, they are so happy for your kindness and support and are enthusiastic about the incoming packages.

With the initial establishment of the programme a success, we are now turning our attention to creating a standardised welcome package. We thank everyone for their feedback, we have decided to create a Mini-Library for Muslim Inmates. This set of books and Islamic essentials will be sent to each and every Muslim inmate in shaa' Allāh (pending availabilty).

The Mini-Library for Muslim Inmates consists of:

  • The Noble Qurʾān (al-ʿArabīc hardback) (supplied by KSA Min. of Islamic Affairs)
  • The Noble Qurʾān (pocket-size English) (reg. $12.99)
  • Fortress of the Muslim (duʿāʾʾʾ book) (reg. $2.99)
  • Islamic Rulings for Incarcerated Muslims (reg. $8.99)
  • Some of the Benefits of Sūrah-Fātiḥah (reg. $7.99)
  • The Three Fundamental Principles (pocket-size) (reg. $4.99)
  • Upright Moral Character (reg. $9.99)
  • The Concise Collection of Creed and Tawḥīd (pocket-size) (reg. $7.99)
  • Exemplary Principles Concerning the Beautiful Names and Attributes of Allāh (reg. $23.99)
  • Fundamentals of the Salafī Methodology (reg. $16.99)

  • Prayer Mat (cost pending)
  • Koofī (reg. $5.00)

    Total package cost from TROIDStore ($101.91 + shipping), discounted package price for distribution to Inmates $75 [incl. shipping]

    In order to streamline the Muslim Inmate Assistance Programme, we are now focusing our attention of raising funds for these mini-library kits. Our hope is to get these libraries into as many institutions as possible. We had a goal of $10,000 per year, in 3 months, we we have raised $1500 approx. which leaves a goal of $8500/yr which would cover 113 mini-libraries, or potentially 30-40 institutions in shaa' Allāh.

    If you would like to sponsor a package, please paypal $75 (or $75 x how many mini-libraries) to info (@) troid.ca  - full details/payment options are below.

    You may read recent letters from prison here.



More information is here: http://www.troid.ca/index.php/forum/prison-da-wah-outreach/1990-suggestions-to-include-in-a-muslim-inmate-package#2098

 



At TROID, we are currently working to revamp our Muslim Inmate Assistance Programme. Each month the centre receives letters from incarcerated Muslims from across the United States and Canada. Most of the correspondents are Muslim converts who are in need of basic assistance. From the common help requested:

 

  • Qurʾān (al-ʿArabīc/English)
  • Prayer Mats
  • Books (New/Used/Damaged)
  • Pamphlets/Articles (from reliable websites)
  • MP3 Audio (Loaded onto MP3 Devices)
  • Compasses (to determine general direction of Qiblah)
  • Counselling (moral support, friendship, enquries and assistance)
  • Questions Answered (coordinated with a student of knowledge)
  • Liaison with Chaplain Services (For lessons, library and Advice on Needs of Muslim Prisoners)

The needs are great, the requests are many. However, this is a project which has lay dormant for some time. Al-Hamdulillāh, we now have the human resources in place to coordinate this important project and we are looking for cooperation from the Muslim community locally and internationally to help facilitate our Muslim brothers and sisters behind bars. We receive upwards of ten letters a month and expect this number to grow with the success of the programme in shaa' Allāh. Coordinating the needs of Muslim inmates is a mainstay project of The Reign of Islamic Daʿwah (TROID) which dates back to the 90's, we hope to jumpstart this project, seeking the help of Allāh firstly, then your kind support. 

What's needed:

We need to establish a budget of $10,000 per year (approx $830 a month) to provide the aforementioned needs. For those who would like to assist:

Paypal (Worldwide): send to info -@- troid.ca (mention Inmate Assistance Programme in the subject)

Cheque (Worldwide): payable to "The Reign of Islamic Daʿwah"

Muslim Inmate Assistance Programme
C/O TROID
874-A Weston Rd.
Toronto, ON. Canada
M6N 3R6

Bank Deposit (Canada): Visit any BMO Bank of Montreal and deposit to:
(Transit) 04312 (Account) 1030563
Mark "Muslim Inmate Assistance Programme"

Jazākumullāhu Khayran

We have created a forum sectionto discuss, update and reach out. Visit the Prison Daʿwah Outreach section today and read some sample letters we receive: http://www.troid.ca/index.php/forum/prison-da-wah-outreach

We ask Allāh to make it a success.

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7 years 1 month ago - 7 years 1 month ago #2016 by troid.org admin
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Here is a look at some of the letters we receive:

Needs Articles, Audio, any free material


Wants to combate the da'wah of WD Muhammad in the Prison system



Asking for even defective books!



Requesting a Qur'aan



Ready to Purchase - Better if we can help free!



Trying desperately to combat the efforts of the shee'ah in Prison, Needs Materials!



Needs Material on Tawḥīd and 'Aqīdah



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7 years 1 month ago - 7 years 1 month ago #2017 by troid.org admin
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Locked up 14 yrs, Since he was 17, Locked up till 2027, able to say Ma Shaa' Allaah - Needs Materials and Support, Help Calling to the Manhaj of the Salaf



They also need friendship and support! We all do!

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7 years 1 month ago #2018 by troid.org admin
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Various groups of innovation and misguidance are extremely active in the Prison system. It is important to facilitate proper Islamic materials to Muslims in prison so they may be protected from misguidance.



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7 years 1 month ago - 7 years 1 month ago #2019 by troid.org admin
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Initial responses/outreach started for all outstanding prison letters! maa shaa' Allaah!




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7 years 1 month ago #2021 by bintSaid
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Assalamu Alaykum, if a brother would like to correspond with their brothers offering companionship, how can they go about doing that? Also is there a similar program for our incarcerated sisters? BaarakAllaahu feekum
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7 years 1 month ago #2022 by troid.org admin
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Wa 'alaykumus Salaam,

Thats a good question (companionship), right now, we are getting the project settled, we need some financial support to sustain its viability. If this can be established, we should be able to grow the project. At present we are replying to all outstanding letters (see above) and hope to hear back from our brothers in prison re: their current status. We then need to have a budget to supply them with articles, audios, books etc. If the programme establishes itself, we should be able to incorporate others - but we would have to be very careful, as advice and direction is often sought in their letters.

As for sisters, we have never received a letter from an incarcerated sister in the last decade or so. We have received contact from a sister who told us they do indeed exist. We will monitor that situation and see, in time, if such a penpal system can be established with sisters who wish to volunteer.

We ask Allaah to bless this project, ameen.

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7 years 1 month ago #2023 by bintSaid
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JazakumAllahu khairan for the quick reply.

Allaahumma make this project a success and a deed done only seeking Your Face and make it heavy on the scale of good for those who aide this cause. Allaahumma wa salli wa sallim `ala nabiyyina Muhammad. Aameen Yaa Rabb.

Assalamu `Alaykum wa Rahmatullaah
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7 years 1 month ago #2028 by troid.org admin
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Letter responses went out today maa shaa' Allaah, we slipped in some free booklets.

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7 years 1 month ago - 7 years 1 month ago #2031 by Abu Rumaysa
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Alhumdulillah! Letters are beginning to come together and we are beginning the final stage of packaging before being sent out to our brothers across Canada and America in correctional institutions. In each envelope, we are placing with the response letter, some small booklets and pamphlets on Islam and Salafiyyah, as well as a TROID pamphlet with all centre and contact information.

JazakumAllahu Khairan for all the brothers and sisters who are sending us such positive emails regarding the Prison Da'Wah initiative. We ask Allah to bless it and increase us in the ability to continue to grow this project with its good intentions and looking forward to even better results.






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