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Tanzeem-e-Islami North America Announces Independence

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,
Tanzeem-e-Islami North America (Tanzeem) is now an independent organization. The Tanzeem was originally established in 1993 by Dr. Israr Ahmad as part of a global Islamic movement specifically aimed at:
  • Encouraging and assisting Muslims to strengthen their faith and develop real conviction (Iman) primarily by establishing an intimate relationship with the Qur’an
  • Encouraging and assisting Muslims to enter into complete and total submission to Almighty Allah (SWT).
  • Inviting all of humanity to the guidance of Islam.
  • Establishing a just socio-politico-economic system rooted in the principles of Islam.
To accommodate the growing popularity of the message among Muslims in North America, Dr. Israr Ahmad has decided to make Tanzeem-e-Islami North America an independent organization. The decision was made following the advice of the shura (consultative) councils of both North America and Pakistan. Per the joint recommendation of the shura councils, Dr. Israr Ahmad decided to complete the transition by July 1st, 2003.
News of this announcement follows the recent appointment of Br. Mustapha Z. Elturk as the Ameer of Tanzeem-e-Islami North America. Since his appointment, Ameer Mustapha has identified several priorities for Islamic work in North America. These include developing the strong regional strengths of the Tanzeem into a national platform that gives greater prominence to the objectives of the Islamic movement. Additionally, the Tanzeem seeks to develop and promote key institutions to promote the objectives of establishing the Just Islamic Social Order. While the Tanzeem continues to encourage Muslims to acquire the Qur’anic knowledge necessary for revitalizing Islamic civilization, Tanzeem is planning to increase its efforts to introduce non-Muslims to the wisdom of the Qur’an as well as the personal and collective benefits of heeding its guidance.
Commenting on the significance of this event, Ameer Mustapha stated: “Dr. Israr had been contemplating and considering this decision for nearly the last ten years. Becoming independent is a step in the right direction, and an encouraging sign for Muslims living in North America. Although the ideology as well as the methodology of the founding Tanzeem remains intact, being independent gives us the flexibility to develop our own strategies to accomplish the tasks ordained upon us by Allah (SWT) in this part of the world. The Tanzeem in North America is open to all Muslims residing therein.”
May Allah (SWT) bless Br. Mustapha and all those who struggle in the cause of Allah (SWT) with the Tawfeeq and the required guidance to fulfill the responsibility as servants to Allah (SWT) and as witnesses unto mankind, Ameen.
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