AL-Mawrid United States Inc

aka Ghamidi Center of Islamic Learning   |   Carrollton, TX   |  www.almawridus.org

Mission

Our mission is to teach people how to explore, understand, discuss, and practice Islam based on reason, rationality, and objective thinking.

Ruling year info

2015

Executive Director/CEO

Farhan Saiyed

Main address

3620 N Josey Ln #228-300

Carrollton, TX 75007 USA

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EIN

46-5099190

NTEE code info

Freedom of Religion Issues (R65)

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (P05)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We believe that there is a difference between Islam and Islamic religious thought. The original teachings of Islam are intact in the Quran and Sunnah, while the religious thought is a human effort, therefore prone to mistakes. The majority of scholars of Islam have declared the religious thought defined during earlier centuries, as sacred and not open to revisions. We believe this is not the right approach and religious thought should continue to evolve. Another problem we feel with the most prevalent Islamic interpretations is the original message of the Quran has been shrouded by historical incidences. We strive to change that order and bring the Quran & Sunnah over history. We believe that the Farahi School of thought has done an excellent job in reconstructing religious thought in Islam and purified it from corruption added to it by mysticism, fiqh, Ilm ul Kalam, sectarianism. We strive to evolve and spread this message through research, education, and dissemination.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Sunday School

Weekly school for children of all ages

Population(s) Served
Adults

Help Us In Promoting An Objective Understating of Islam
Our mission is to teach people how to explore, understand, discuss, and practice Islam based on reason, rationality, and objective thinking rather than blindly following it as a creed.

Ask Ghamidi is an app and a web platform where our community engages in meaningful discussions on a daily basis in order to collectively understand Islam. Many youths ask and find answers to pointed questions without the fear of being judged. People from all walks of life gain a deeper understanding of their religion regardless of their age, gender, faith, or any other discriminating factor. We think that providing this platform is one of the best kinds of dawah because it allows people to learn Islam as a result of their own effort!

Ask Ghamidi community is growing quickly, and in order to support this growth, we need to maintain the best possible infrastructure. There are also a number of features and enhancements that we need to work on so that we can continue to provide our community with a great experience in their learning.

We are certain that our community won’t let us down, and make generous contributions so that each one of us can benefit for the days and years to come. Moreover, every time someone uses the app, you get a reward that’s worth its weight in gold!

Population(s) Served
Adults
Muslims

Help Us Reach A Global Audience
The scholars of Al-Mawrid have spent their lifetimes capturing the true essence of Islam’s message, free of cultural and historical biases. Their work finds its expression in the written word as well as in audio and video recordings. Much of the record of this valuable scholarship still needs to be translated into English in order to reach a global audience, especially the Muslim youth.

Following are the costs associated with our English translation project:

Audio Translation/Subtitling into Modern English
15 Minutes of Audio/Video – $100
Examples Include:
•Meezan Audio Lectures
•Response to 23 Questions

Book/Paper Translation into Modern English
30 Pages of Scholarly Work – $100
Complete Book – $650
Examples Include:
•Aqamat-e-Deen by Moiz Amjad
•Akhlaqiyat by Dr. Shehzad Saleem and Kaukab Saleem
•Fikr-e-Farahi by Rehan Ahmed Yousfi

All translation work is performed by qualified scholars with command on English as well as Urdu.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Muslims

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of conferences held

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Muslims

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Held nationwide tours of our scholars in 9 states and several cities

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Muslims

Related Program

Sunday School

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Board & GB members hold at least a weekly meeting since 2016. Dozens of volunteers volunteered in 2015 and 2017 nationwide tours Ongoing Weekly online and on-premise events Sunday School

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We aim to provide research and educational environment where religious thought of Islam can continue to evolve and get revisited. We want to form an educational institute where Islam is taught as a form of knowledge, based on reason and logic and not as a creed.

We plan to achieve this through the following initiatives:
- Translate the research already done into other languages
- Support further research projects
- Educate youth and adults through on-line and on-premises courses.
- Create audio/visual content.
- Disseminate the content created at Ghamidi Center through social media channels
- Reach out to local communities all around the US and introduce our approach.
- Provide forums and tools to the students to be critical of our opinions and ask questions.

We are a registered non-profit 501 c charitable organization in the United States.

The organization has a General body of over 33 members and a board of 7 individuals. We a staff that consists of an Executive Director & CEO, an Operations and Technology director, a Social Media Manager, an Office Manager, and a content production team.

The organization also has 5 functional committees, Education, Media, Fundraising, Events, and Legal Affairs committees. We have dozens of volunteers all over the United States and the world who contribute to our goals on regular basis.

As provided in the financial information section, the organization has sound financial standing as compared to other organizations of its age and size.

During a short span of lifetime, Al-Mawrid United states have accomplished to

- Register as a 501 c nonprofit charitable organization
- Formed a countrywide organization with a presence in several states
- Establish a book store with all books and research work produced by Al-Mawrid scholars are available
- Created an Amazon bookstore
- Establish a physical location and office in Dallas, Texas
- Hosted dozens of events in two countrywide tours (2015 & 2017) and held Q&A sessions in around nine states and several cities.
- Establish a production house that is creating over 21 hours of broadcast-quality audio/video content every month
- Host several adult courses.
- Form an Online Sunday School for children and young adults.
- Create AskGhamid App and an online forum for student to discuss and ask questions
- Build a translation house, capable of translating hundreds of pages every month into the English language
- Created an impressive online presence with over 300,000 new followers/subscribers and over 5,563,600 views
- Build a donor base and raised hundreds of thousand dollars
- Bring together like-minded people in different communities
- Build a team and infrastructure to make all this possible

We plan to continue on this path and expand our operations and reach, making a maximum possible impact within our limited resources.

Financials

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AL-Mawrid United States Inc

Board of directors
as of 11/12/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr Basit Qari

Al-Mawrid United States Inc

Term: 2020 - 2020


Board co-chair

Mr Mohammad Idris Mohsin

Al-Mawrid US

Term: 2018 - 2020

Ali Farooq

Al-Mawrid United States Inc

Tahir Mustafa

Al-Mawrid United States Inc

Ahsan Ranjha

Al-Mawrid United States Inc

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 09/28/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Sexual orientation

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