The Prophet of Islam said:
“If a man dies, his good deeds are discontinued, except for three: a continuous charity, knowledge from which people benefit, or a good offspring praying for him.”
Established in 1998, Darul Arqam Trust is a Leicester-based educational charity set up to serve the general public and in particular the local Muslim community. To date, the Trust continues to initiate and run a long list of pioneering courses and activities such as; Children’s Quran Schools, which have been founded in and out of Leicester, events and talks that have been organised featuring local as well as internationally acclaimed speakers, regular lessons taught at our premises by CRB qualified teachers on a daily basis, Children’s Muslim Scouts and Cubs clubs, as well as other activities such as Islamic Calligraphy classes, Islamic Sciences, Islamic Studies, Seerah and Tajweed classes, to name just a few. In summary, men, women and children from a wide spectrum of the Muslim community have all benefited from our highly qualified Islamic scholars and the work carried out by the Trust.
The Trust has been successful in providing a much-needed service in Leicester, enabling Muslims to have easy access to learn about their religion in a fruitful and interactive manner. By offering such avenues of education the Trust seeks to provide the Muslim community with social, cultural and educational activities to create a sense of identity, moral responsibility, self reliance, community spirit and to empower alienated groups to play a meaningful part in a multicultural society.
Darul Arqam Trust plans to disseminate some of its present and future projects through correspondence and e-learning platforms enabling a wider audience to benefit from the lights of the Divine Revelation and the Prophetic Guidance. In addition to serving the educational needs we plan to offer the wider community of Muslims in England guidance and direction as believers ; as a minority in a secular context – hoping to fuse the best from the Islamic civilisation and the Western civilisation using an Islamic scholarly approach.
Alhamdulillah, due to our continued success and the constant demand of our projects, we are now in need of a larger premises and are looking to acquire our own property. In order to achieve this, we are seeking the public’s assistance in raising capital for this most rewarding endeavour. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Mankind has not spent in charity anything better than the spreading of knowledge.”
For ultimately, Allah (Glorious is He) has manifested us upon this earth for the betterment of the creation, in guiding mankind to His worship. The Prophet (peace be upon him) has said: “All of you are from the slaves of Allah and the most beloved of you to Allah are the ones who are the most beneficial to His slaves.”