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The History of ‘The Reign of Islaamic Da’wah’, Toronto, Canada
As-salaam ’alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa baraakatuh,
The Early Years
In 1996 a group of zealous young Muslims began to give da’wah in the streets of Toronto. This small yet essential da’wah effort progressed to become ‘The Reign of Islaamic Da’wah Centre.’ We are a diverse, multi-ethnic group of brothers and sisters who volunteer our time, wealth and skills to spread pure Islaam through various mediums to the Muslims and the non-Muslims.
Our efforts in street da’wah almost sixteen years ago resulted in countless people embracing Islam by the will of Allaah. We then rented a small facility which became the first da’wah centre in Toronto, Canada. We had very limited resources at the time; 300-400 audio cassettes, a cassette dubbing machine, a few books and a phone line. We struggled and strove in the path of Allaah and al-hamdulillaah; we managed to collect enough money to print 30,000 da’wah leaflets. This massive project resulted in countless new Muslims by the grace of Allah, the Almighty. Many of these young reverts became strong in their religion and joined this noble da’wah effort.
As the community grew, so did the need for a larger facility and a wide range of Islaamic projects evolved. In order to pave the way for the Muslims to continue their Islamic development; ‘aqeedah classes, Arabic lessons, a book and tape store, counselling and other social services would need to be made available. In 1997, the da’wah centre relocated to a much larger location in a bustling area. The new facility included a sisters section, structured classes, not to mention daily da’wah services and an open door for all people, Muslims and non-Muslims alike to learn about the true Religion of Islaam.
Another landmark was reached in 1998 with the help of Allah, the All-Powerful and the efforts of a few Muslims. We managed to distribute 50,000 leaflets entitled ‘20 Questions about Islaam’ in addition to 600 audio cassettes. The leaflets were intended to call the non-Muslims to Islam, a supplement to the already successful ‘tawheed’ pamphlet. To our joy, these leaflets were inspirational to the Muslims and became an instrumental tool in calling the Muslims in our community to the sunnah. As the da’wah increased so did the necessary activities. Da’wah was established in the prisons, Friday Prayer and Islamic classes in schools and universities, counselling services were freely available and lectures and seminars were established. At this juncture, the da’wah centre had evolved full-circle in the service of da’wah to the Muslims and the non-Muslims.
In June of 1998, the da’wah centre investigated the potential of creating a website to present the services of the centre and our da’wah pamphlets. This small project grew to become the face of the da’wah centre. Through time, troid.ca has emerged from a single web page to become one of the largest Islaamic knowledge base on the internet. During the last several years, articles and audio have been consistently published online for the benefit of the entire world. This became a global da’wah platform which allowed us to present the writings and recordings of the Scholars and their students to the masses. At present, 100's of gigs monthly are downloaded making it one of the largest known salafee website online.
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