Mohtram Naeem Bhai, Salaam, Allah Ap sub ku Sada Khush Rakhey
Very humbly I sent you this letter on March 15, 2016 with great pain with a heavy heart and a lot of concern for ICNA and its future but had no response from you at all so far as if I have hit a stony wall.
I know that for most of the points that I have raised in my letter, you have no response but at least you would have please confirm its receipt with assurance that you will take it up with our Shura ASAP.
Mohtram Naeem Bhai, the stage has come and it is hovering on our heads when Islam is accused and abused as a symbol of the so-called "terrorism" by the terrorist Western countries who are our die-hard enemy but Islam has the beauty to face the situation at any cost as Allah's Nusrah is always with us, if we jump in this "furnace" of hate and false allegations being prepared by our secular enemies of the West and face it with our honest character and good will for the people of the land to the extent that the people of the land themselves start acknowledging that a Muslim can be anything but not a "terrorist".
ICNA and its leadership and workers all have to create the impression that we are nice people and their life, honor and property will ever be kept safe by Muslims. This we will have to prove though our character, deeds and PERSON TO PERSON DAWAH CONTACTS IN THE FIELD.
It is an open challenge for us and if we all together remodel our Jamaat, all the backlash can be evaporated even at this stage with the Tawfeeq of our Lord which is always available if we all make honest and sincere most efforts that is long overdue upon all of us.
Only through this process ICNA can and will become the truthful Islamic Movement of America [IMOA}, Insha Allah. Hope you all and our Shura will agree with it. Allah's help is just waiting at the Horizon. Only we have to invoke it with our tears and hard labor, Insha Allah.
Kindly confirm receipt with assurance that we all will do it at our best.
Shukrun WA Jazakallah
In a message dated 3/15/2016 10:15:34 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, TSidd96472@aol.com writes:
Mohtram Naeem Bhai,Salaam, Allah Ap ku Khush Rakhey
Shukrun wa Jazakallah for your response but it is not in the context of what I drew your attention. I think you haven't gone through my letter in depth.
ICNA was established 45 years ago not for what you people are doing but to call the people of the land to the fold of their Lord for the Iqamah of Allah's Deen ultimately.
Kindly note that the social work was being done originally at the personal level. Abu Bakar Siddique (RA}, Usman Ghani (RA), Zubair Bin Awwam (RA}and many other Sahabah (RA) who were the man of means and all were doing it as Sadaqa-i-Jariya on individual level in their own Community - freeing the slaves, feeding the poor and helping the needy and not on global level as you people are doing and paying very high salaries to the employees whereas the social work should be done free of any cost to the extent possible.
The relief work should FIRST be done here on individual level that you or ICNA couldn't develop and you all went for "easy money" of Zakah and you don't realize that you all have made a wrong choice of the Corporate Model. As such, all the corporate evils have crept in your system and now we all are crying and calling names.
There are 42 Millions poor in this country. Tell me how many million people you have salvaged in this country from poverty level and with our Dawah efforts/activities and thereby forming a solid vote block for the support of the IM of America. This great opportunity we have lost just making the social work at International level in name sake and lost the opportunity to show our Islamic values to the people of the land at grass root level. This shows lack of vision on our part and planning to make America as the focus of our action to introduce Islam to the epic-center of modern Jahiliya. We must now re-shape our movement to fulfil this dire need of time.
Your original job was to establish Zakah as an Institution in this country as Allah commands in Verse # 41 of Surah Hajj to begin with and then from surplus, if left any, could be sent abroad to help the poor not before that as I sighted in the example of Maaz bin Jabal (RA) in my previous letter. Please think over it and discuss the whole "left over" in our Shura of Intellectuals, with trust and confidence in them. We have to contract the work of HH in this situation and reorganize it afresh on America National Level with no branches out side. Any money of Zakah that has been taken for help in other countries, please return it to donors or spend it here with their permission. It is their obligation to mitigate the poverty level of this country too. On principle, the Zakah must be expended first in the country/place where it was raised and elsewhere if it results in Surplus after meeting the needs of the local people.
But the most saddened part of this tragic episode is the neglect of our Dawah front which looks like the house of an orphan - the most disorganized and the MOST AIMLESS. NO- where I see it working in its most primary stage -- Person to person Dawah Contact and distributing basic Islamic literature to Dawah Contactee in its wake.
In 45 years ICNA couldn't produce a single Dawah literature in this country in American perspective where as Mohtram Maulana Merhoom (RA) advised me that his own literature will be of no use to us and you produce your own literature in American perspective for the people of the land "
This most honest advice he gave me in the presence of Mohtram Sajid Hussain Saheb, Br Amin Awad Merhoom and Qamar Hussaini Bhai when we went to meet him in Buffalo at the house of his son. Since then I started writing Islamic literature at his advice but unfortunately ICNA deliberately turned a deaf, dumb and blind attitude to it for reason Allah knows better and it continues till today. It is not a complaint but putting the facts in correct perspective for your consideration and that of our Shura. This is the greatest loss to ICNA. on her own accord.
Even the books that I distributed humbly in hundreds in our Convention and Annual Meetings free of cost. perhaps none cared to study and make any comment to me. This attitude of neglect is unpardonable and ICNA is accountable to posterity and for wasting years to do "nothing."
The entire house of ICNA needs resetting with priority on Dawah Ilallah as its prime focus on the basis I have elaborated in my Article: "Dawah Program Around Masjid and [It is available on my Website: WWW.dawahinamnericas.com in Section "B" - Islam As A Movement. at Item # 15] The Article "Dawah Ilallah & its Manifold Dimensions" that I distributed to our MGA's at Houston will be of immense help in reorganizing our Movement afresh in this country.
Hope that you will please consider over this presentation in Shura on priority basis and take proper action to make and develop ICNA as the Grass Root Islamic Movement of America, henceforth. This is due upon you/us.
Seeing the gravity of the situation, please cancel all your Tour Programs and SIT AT HQ IN NY till our house comes into its own order as ordained by Allah and demonstrated by Rasulullah (S) and his beloved Companions.
My humble services will always be available to you, Insha Allah.
May Allah bless you all. I pray to Allah to give you Tawfeeq in abundance and grand success WITHOIUT DEALY.
Shukrun wa Jazakallah