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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:
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:
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.
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
874-A Weston Rd.
Toronto, ON. Canada
Bank Deposit (Canada): Visit any BMO Bank of Montreal and deposit to:
(Transit) 04312 (Account) 1030563
Mark "Muslim Inmate Assistance Programme"
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.