I read an intriguing analysis from a leading Muslim organizations accounting professional (Nasir Rafiq) just recently. In it he made the point that Mosques and madrasahs rely greatly (75% of earnings) on Friday collections and madrasah charges  In specific the analysis states:
A three-month closure of the Mosque will drop the annual earnings by a minimum of 20% and this lacks the Ramadan contribution result. The closure throughout Ramadan will gnaw a huge chance to raise funds– typically for Mosque growths.
That’s rather an essential point– worth checking out two times.
What that is stating is we have a significant catastrophe looming for our neighborhood in the UK.
Our organizations– underfunded and hopping along at the very best of times– are now going to be undersea to the tune of 20-40% (changing for Ramadan) 
If we do not do anything about it, our locations, our spiritual watering holes, our sources of jama’ah and brotherhood and sisterhood will actually suffer.
Due to the fact that no-one is going to these locations today I do not believe we as a neighborhood have actually completely understood the enormity of the concern.
The group at Islamicfinanceguru and I have actually been wrecking our brains on methods to fix this issue. In this short article we share a couple of services, consisting of a basic method which we can assist each of our regional mosques, Islamic schools or organizations with as much as ₤ 40,000 (or more).
So what are the options?
Mosques, Islamic schools, madrasahs and other Muslim organizations are going to be required to utilize modern-day marketing tools if they are to endure. That implies e-mails to subscriber list, social networks projects, an online existence, and an ingenious method to record the general public’s attention.
For those organizations that do not adjust well to this– they’ll have a hard time. But for those that do adjust– they’ll in fact most likely wind up raising even more than they generally do. Since there are billions of individuals online and just a couple of hundred in the regional mosque.
COVID-19 might really for that reason be a true blessing in camouflage. A mosque that upskills throughout this duration might in the long-lasting completely enhance its financial resources.
Okay– however how can I attract attention to my Islamic organization?
There are a lot of methods inshAllah:
- Take your madrasahs online with Zoom, Facebook Live, Youtube Live, or any other channel you like. Moms and dads will spend for this. And do not simply do what you utilized to do, consider methods to update your offering to the next level. You now do not require to be limited in regards to the variety of individuals you teach, what you teach, and who you get to teach it.
- Take your routine classes online– and after that established a Gocardless account. At the end of each class you can ask individuals to register to a direct debit. The much better the class the much better the action will be iA.
- Draw out brand-new classes. Everybody is at house. You have a captive audience throughout Ramadan– when individuals have an interest in Islamic subjects. These classes offer.
- Organise community-wide iftar session hosted by somebody charming. You can get each regional household getting involved to state some words. Develop that neighborhood spirit. Utilize your Gocardless or Stripe account.
- Usage IFG Wills to raise ₤ 40,000 (or more). Let us discuss even more.
IFG Wills– My Islamic Place Campaign
At IFG we wished to assist contribute in a significant method to what we believe is among the greatest surprise catastrophes that will emerge from this COVID-19 crisis.
One method we can do that is through our Wills platform. For this reason, we are vowing to provide 40% of all our earnings from IFG Wills to mosques, Islamic schools, madrasahs or Islamic organizations of your picking.
All you need to do is put down the name of the organization in the recommendation area at the end of our Islamic Wills form, and we will contribute 40% of the income from each such will to that organization.
Simply follow the list below basic actions:
1. Share IFG Wills to your Islamic organization subscriber list, whatsapp group or slack channel. Tell them to utilize the recommendation code. Here is an example of the message you might utilize:
- [Islamic organization name] requirements your assist with Ramadan– and there’s something in it for you * Usually we raise around [40%] of our whole annual budget plan throughout the duration around Ramadan. This year that hasn’t occurred and we are headed for monetary catastrophe as a neighborhood if we not do anything. However inshallah there is something we can all do.The men at Islamicfinanceguru have actually provided to contribute 40% from every Islamic Will to Islamic organizations that describe them. All you need to do is the following:1. Go on http://wills.islamicfinanceguru.com/ and compose your Islamic will. It is all online and takes simply 20 minutes. They are certified legal representatives and get mufti approval for each will.
- At the end you will see a concern asking you who did you become aware of IFG Wills from– put” [Islamic organization name] & [Islamic organization address] down for the response.
- That’s it! You will wind up with an Islamic will– which every Muslim in the UK requires, and [Islamic organization] will get ₤ 40 donation.Please pass this message on to all your friends and family. We are going for  wills this Ramadan.2
2. Everyone in your neighborhood then has the capability to finish their will. They will see this screen at the end of our kind:
3. They ought to fill that concern in by providing the name and address of the Islamic organization. For instance:
4. We will then make the complete payment at the end of Ramadan for all the wills that have actually been composed.
There is no limitation to this project. If you do 100 wills we will contribute ₤ 4000. If you do 1000 wills we will contribute ₤ 40,000.
Please use this campaign for your neighborhood. Please share this short article with the appropriate individuals in your regional Islamic organization too. If you are a committee member or organiser you can do this project at a larger level by completing this basic type and sending it to us so we understand you have actually released a project and we understand where to send out the cash.
Please do not leave it simply to the neighborhood leaders to run this project either. They are frequently from an older generation and they are feeling a bit lost today.
Now is the time for the brand-new generation to step up to the plate. All you require to do is share this project and compose your Islamic Will and discuss your Islamic organization at the end.