Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuh,
Conveying the message of Islam is a communal obligation amongst the Muslims, so working toward fulfilling that obligation is the purpose of this page! My name is Saajid Lipham and I'm from the state of Maryland (U.S.A.). After embracing Islam in 2008, giving dawah has been a priority of mine. I know first hand how much misinformation, confusion, and lack of awareness is rampant regarding people's perceptions of Islam because before I read the Qur'an and embraced Islam myself, I was ignorant of the reality of this religion too!
In 2009, I worked full-time for a Dawah organization whose goal was distributing english translations of the Qur'an to every home in America, and then in 2010, I was accepted to study at the Islamic University of Madinah. From 2010 to 2019 I sought knowledge in Madinah where I would graduate from the Arabic Institute in 2014 and then the College of Dawah & Theology in 2019.
During my time in Madinah, I began giving Dawah & making educational Islamic videos on YouTube in 2015 using the brand name "Ilmstitute". Since then, the YouTube page has reached over 56,000 subscribers with over 5 million views, Alhamdulilah. Aside from the educational YouTube videos, this has led to other projects including "Ilmstitute Academy" where we are providing structured Islamic courses for people to learn the Arabic language, along with other various important aspects of Islam.
There are many expenses that come with these projects, which is why your support is needed and appreciated! Some tangible, monthly & annual expenses include:
1. Adobe Creative Suite (Software for graphics/video/audio/animation)
2. Streamyard (web conference software)
3. Websites (ilmstitute.com, courses.ilmstitute.com)
4. Soundcloud (podcast host)
5. Stock footage/templates (to improve quality of content & designs)
6. Salary for Ilmstitute Academy teachers
But the main expense is simply the time, energy, and dedication it takes to consistently work on such projects!
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, "He who calls others to follow the Right Guidance will have a reward equal to the reward of those who follow him, without their reward being diminished in any respect on that account." [Saheeh Muslim]
Any support is appreciated! Allah surely knows all that you contribute and will reward you accordingly, jazakumAllahukhairan!
Here are some relevant links involving the dawah:
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/saajidlipham
Ilmstitute Academy Courses: https://courses.ilmstitute.com