We are on a journey to transform ourselves and our surrounding communities to righteous God-fearing people who collectively strive for the highest moral standard and constantly seek forgiveness from our Lord to earn His pleasure. We seek His compassion and mercy in this life and in the Hereafter. We rejuvenate our soul through internal struggle and spiritual exercise in worship of our Creator Allah (SWT). The strength of our belief in Allah (SWT) gives us the courage to establish good and forbid evil, thus promoting a system of justice for all mankind. Our slogan is “Repentance, Revitalization of Faith, Renewal of Covenant.”
IONA’s objective is to help the Muslims of North America understand and fulfill their divinely ordained obligations, in order to please Allah (SWT) and thereby achieve success and salvation in the Hereafter.
On the basis of the best scholarly understandings of the Qur’an and the Sunnah IONA has recognized that our divinely ordained obligations are as follows: (1) the cultivation of a strong and authentic faith; (2) the loving and sincere obedience to the will of Allah (SWT); (3) calling all of humankind towards Islam in the most beautiful and convincing way; and, (4) engaging in the struggle to establish social, political, and economic justice.
Naveed Ashraf, Director of Operations