As-Sunnah Foundation is a non-political, non-profit, government-registered organization dedicated to education, da’wah, and total human welfare. Registration number: S-13111/2019. It was founded by Sheikh Ahmadullah in 2017. He directly manages the company as chairman. This institution is a teacher of humanity, an ambassador of the liberation and peace of peoples, an ideal of human service, following in the footsteps of the Holy Prophet Muhammad SAW, in the service of humanity, social reform, the transmission of a high ethical awareness, the continuous implementation of various programs to form a clean mentality, and above all, make efforts to build an ideal welfare society. One of the objectives of the As-Sunnah Foundation is to build a life and a society based on the Quran and the Sunna and to propagate and spread pure knowledge. Our policy is to take a moderate approach based on Quran and Sunnah along the path of Salaf Saliheen.
Principles and ideals
- The As-Sunnah Foundation is based on the Sunnah of the Holy Quran and the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
- Accept the Quran-Sunnah in the light of the interpretation of Salaf Salihin.
- Respect Aqida and the vision of Ahlus-Sunnah Wal-Jama’ah. Call for faith without shirk and deeds without innovation.
- Work for the unity and solidarity of the Ummah.
- Avoid marginalization as much as possible and take a moderate approach to controversial issues.
- Abstain from political actions and positions and work for the greater good of all, regardless of party affiliation.
Goals and objectives
- In the light of Rasulullah’s philosophy of life (sallalahu alaihi wa sallam).
- a) Institutional and sub-institutional initiatives of Islamic and general education and vocational training throughout the country, especially in the relatively neglected sections of society.
- (b) service to humanity and
- (c) The purpose of the As-Sunnah Foundation is to earn the pleasure of Allah Almighty by encouraging good deeds and carrying out dawa activities to prevent evil deeds.
The As-Sunnah Foundation works mainly in three sectors – Education, Service and Da’wah.
- To develop wise scholars and dedicated Da’i il-Allah, modern curricula and manuals containing the basic teachings of the Quran-Sunnah and the establishment of madrasas.
- Organization of competitions and distribution of prizes on education, culture and various social and life issues. Higher Center for Scientific Research. Organization of various term Islamic education courses for working men and women.
- Creation and management of schools, colleges, universities and technical schools keeping the spirit of As-Sunnah at the center.
- Creation of mixed schools for the dissemination of basic education at the pre-primary level.
- Cover school fees and other incidental expenses to prevent children from poor families from dropping out of school.
- Service Activities To provide financial support for self-sufficiency as well as training in handicrafts, machinery, technology, agricultural management to eradicate unemployment and reduce poverty.
- Provide emergency aid to affected areas from time to time and during natural calamities.
- Medical assistance to patients unable to pay medical expenses. Collect unused medicines and distribute them to needy patients through different kiosks. Distribution of Iftar materials and organization of Da’wah among the needy during Ramadan. Distribution of Fitra, Eid clothes and materials on the occasion of Eid among the needy.
- Sacrifices organized in the name of the rich and distributed to the poor. Distribution of earning tools like rickshaws, sewing machines, etc. among the needy.
- Installation of tube wells and reservoirs in areas without fresh water. Planting and maintenance of more productive trees in the yards of needy families and residential madrasas for environmental protection and self-reliance. Provide multifaceted training and support to Madrasa students to empower them. Assistance and reintegration of street and disabled children.
- To bear the expenses of widows and to educate and bring up orphans by assuming guardianship until they become adults.
- Da’wah Activities Construction and management of ideal mosques helpful in building a peaceful and well-being society.
- Organize weekly, monthly, annual and occasional waz mahfils, free exchanges of views and discussion meetings in mosques, madrasas, district auditoriums, upazila parishad meetings, in the field, etc.
- Publication and dissemination of original and authentic books highlighting purely Islamic knowledge, beliefs, principles and opinions.
- Take initiatives to eradicate shirk-bid’at, marginalization and extremism. Promotion on social media containing documentaries of topical discussions. Write, translate, publish and promote books highlighting the excellence and beauty of Islam for non-Muslims.
- Take multi-faceted measures to eliminate religious and social prejudices and prevent bad culture. Management of the family counseling service.
- Creation of a “call center” open for requests and religious consultations. Creation of the Muslim youth club.
- Da’wah training for imams and khatibs. Construction of an Islamic cultural center for children and adolescents. Creation of a library. Sharia Solutions Division.
His source of funds and income
- The foundation began with property and funds purchased through donations from founding members.
- One-time and regular donations from members, supporters and supporters. Earned from any Foundation project.
- Subsidies given by the public in a particular sector.
- Zakat, Fitra payable by wealthy Muslims. Amount collected in special sectors including Iftar and Qurbani.
- Grants and financial assistance received from public or government sources.
- 5-10% administrative costs deducted from the respective project for the management of various projects.
- It is spent in the sector for which the donors donate.
- Money from one sector is not spent in other sectors.
- 100% of the money collected in the Zakat Fund is distributed to the beneficiaries.
- A detailed account of income and expenditure is kept after the completion of each project.
- The Foundation’s income and expenditure accounts are audited by a chartered accountant once a year.
- All financial activities of the As-Sunnah Foundation are controlled under the supervision of a team composed of accountants.
The Foundation launched a madrasa with a combined curriculum of general and religious education with the aim of producing renowned Islamic scholars and up-to-date leaders. The structure of this madrasa is built in such a way that after reaching a certain level, the necessary religious knowledge is acquired. After that, the student can be admitted to the general educational institution, if he wishes, he can continue his higher education in the madrasa. The foundation will also begin the work of establishing Islamic schools and colleges in In-Sha-Allah phases. The Foundation launched a madrasa with a combined curriculum of general and religious education with the aim of producing renowned Islamic scholars and up-to-date leaders. The structure of this madrasa is built in such a way that after reaching a certain level, the necessary religious knowledge is acquired. After that, the student can be admitted to the general educational institution, if he wishes, he can continue his higher education in the madrasa. The foundation will also begin the work of establishing Islamic schools and colleges in In-Sha-Allah phases.
By the grace of Allah Almighty, in just two years, the As-Sunnah Foundation was able to achieve a massive response in promoting Da’wah and Pure Deen online and offline among Bengali speakers. Thousands of HD videos on various religious topics have been uploaded to the Foundation’s verified YouTube channel and verified Facebook page. Which millions of people have benefited from. A series of weekly live Q&A sessions titled “Sharai Resolves” are hosted from our verified Facebook page and YouTube channel to answer dini questions from everyday people. About 100 episodes of this hour-long show have aired so far. A book titled “Morning and Evening Dua and Zikr of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)” and a pocket card titled “Masnoon Dua and Zikr after Five Prayers” have been distributed in over two hundred and fifty thousand copies. In addition, 28,000 copies of ‘Ramadan Planner’ were distributed.
A brief description of the services rendered by the foundation since its creation:
- Qurbani for all: 629 cows/goats were sacrificed by the wealthy and the meat was distributed to 16,193 needy families.
- In Corona times: 1,003 Uber drivers and 300 CNG drivers received cash assistance of Rs 1,000.
- 50 small traders who lost their capital due to covid-19 received 1 van and capital of 5000 Tk in cash and block-batik training and distribution of necessary materials to 100 women is underway.
- The equivalent of one month’s worth of food was distributed to 4,000 families.
- Flood relief distribution: Relief materials have been distributed to over 1,500 water-affected families in various flood-affected districts of North Bengal and cash assistance has been given to 150 families and various affected mosques and educational institutions by floods.
- The khail and bales were distributed to cattle owners who were starved or semi-starved by the floods. 30 houses and 16 toilets and 16 tube wells have been installed for flood victims at Sujan Para Char of Sariakandi Police Station in Bogra District.
- Iftar broadcast: Iftar items were distributed to 105,585 fasters nationwide.
- Distribution of winter clothing: Winter clothes were distributed to 23,280 people across the country.
- Distribution of food products: 12,500 kg of rice were distributed to 1,250 needy families in several poor neighborhoods.
- Installation of tubewells: So far, 112 tube wells have been installed in remote areas across the country.
- Sponsorship of orphans and widows: The As-Sunnah Foundation assumes all responsibilities including the maintenance and education of 21 orphans through various sponsors.
- Planting: 65,792 high-yield tree plantations were planted in the yards of residential madrassas and houses of needy people in remote areas for environmental protection and self-reliance of low-income people and for charity.
(Disclaimer: This article is written by an unofficial fan and volunteer of As-Sunnah Foundation. All information is collected from available online sources, if you see any mistake or error, please contact us)