The Integrated Encylopideia of the Quran Unveiling and fundraising
February 20th, 2010 at 6:15 pm at the Markaz ul Islam
Asalaamu alaikum Friends,
It’s been my pleasure to be informed of a unique project rooted in our community. The Integrated Encyclopedia of the Quran is an effort to discover the pearls of the Quranic terms on our own shores. As we continue the tasks of establishing our communities, brick by brick, the intellectual and academic foundations must also be addressed. So, so many times in Edmonton, our brothers and sisters have cheerfully placed their hard-earned savings and their precious gold bangles in service of the building of mosques and community institutions.
This struggle continues with schools, social services, a library, halaqa’s, centers for seniors, community building, international projects, local projects like establishing a chair at the university, and numerous other efforts.
In order to ensure that our work is done in the best way, we also must continuously strive for spiritual nourishment, which comes primarily through our primary source, The Most Noble Quran. This Proof Text provides the light of knowledge that illuminates all of our daily individual and collective struggles.
The Integrated Encyclopedia of the Quran (IEQ) is a reference work based on fourteen centuries of Islamic scholarship on the Quran. It brings to the English-speaking world a unique blend of classical and contemporary scholarship in an accessible and reader-friendly format. This project involves writers, editors, language editors, and an international advisory board. The project also involves you. You are an important part of all the tremendous efforts that have come out of this blessed community.
Please join me in learning more about the IEQ Project at the Edmonton Unveiling and Fundraising Dinner on February 20th, 2010 at 6:15 pm at the Markaz ul Islam. Please see the attached poster for details on the venue and ticket information. We will be introduced to the project formally and then, by the Grace of our Sustainer, we will share a meal together.
Your presence at this event is very special. As we look towards our future, we share a common desire to leave a legacy. I leaf through the worn and precious pages of works that our predecessors left behind and I feel a tremendous passion to be part of that chain of scholarship, in any way that I can. I hope and pray that this project might become one small link in that chain that links us to a Divine Handhold.
If you would like to do some research before we meet on February 20th, inshallah, then please visit http://www.iequran.com/
Also, bring along your suggestions, criticisms, and ideas. Please let me know how many tickets you will be needing.
Looking forward to seeing you, inshallah.
With Peace, Ma’asalaam
Your Brother in need of your dua’s.
Mohamad Salim Sabir
P.P.S Maghrib Salat is at 6:00 pm at the Markaz. We will be meeting in the respective prayer areas immediately afterwards, inshallah.