A dedicated nationwide network of committed volunteers: Serving by offering means for non-Muslims to initiate dialogue, arrange visits, or acquire knowledge and free materials on Islam. Offered via a toll free hotline and website, which is promoted by the 877-Why-Islam campaigns.
These campaigns can be seen on billboards, in Television, Radio and Newspaper outlets across America. Other means of offering this service are accomplished by marketing techniques such as mass mailings, automated dialing, and community events.
Average of 40 phone calls and 200,000 website hits per day!
The project presently consists of the following:
- Arrange mosque visits and one-to-one email correspondence
- Organize inmates' correspondence
- Furnish prison libraries with Islamic literature
- Place billboards in several large cities: prompting phone calls to the hotline.
- "Islamic Perspectives": A WhyIslam television production initiative featuring topics on 13 different subjects. It has produced 3 shows that are being aired on local Cable TV.
- Sensitivity classes for law enforcement agencies.
- Outreach- WhyIslam's outreach program is one of the most diverse and critical grassroots outreach programs. It includes, but is not limited to, outreach booths, block-walks, flyer and audiotape or CD distribution, personal dialogue, and mass mailings.
The local chapter of this project is run under the Southern California Chapter of ICNA. While the actual project was concieved and started in the year 1999 by the New Jersey Chapter of ICNA.
- Training for its volunteers
- Full support to those who want to organize outreach activities
- Literature and outreach Booth setup kits
- Billboard designs
- Guidelines for public school and church visits
- Welcome packages for reverts
- Local contacts to mentor reverts
- Classes on the basics of Islam
Weekly Meetings are held:
- To plan WhyIslam activities in Southern California
- To develop communication skills
- To gain knowledge for outreach purposes
- Tarbiyah/Self development
The WhyIslam project is for everyone. To those who have little or no previous experience, we invite you to a journey that is filled with treasures along the way.
If you are interested in volunteering for this unique project please click here and apply now.