Benefit: Reflections on TROID, Two Decades Later
In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy
Our esteemed brother, Ustādh Abū al-Ḥasan Mālik al-Akhdar, reflects on visiting TROID for the first time in 15+ years. He speaks vividly about the early days of TROID and the daʿwah in Canada. He mentions the struggles to establish the current Islamic Centre and Masjid al-Furqān, from the early days of congregating in a small office, cramming a dozen or so brothers on the floor, leaning forward, lending their ears towards computer speakers broadcasting telelinks on Paltalk. Collecting and spreading cassettes. He mentions the joy he and others had visiting this small space in Canada, to spend time with beloved brothers for the sake of Allāh, united, striving, not worrying about numbers or buildings etc. just daʿwah, minute by minute, day by day, building. Two decades of unity, togetherness and striving to connect the people to the scholars, to spread their works by way of articles, audio, live lessons, seminars, telelinks, publications and more. We ask Allāh to reward Abū al-Ḥasan for his tutelage, his mentoring, his companionship, from 1998 till present.