Every year 6 Million Muslims leave Islam. That is 16,000 people every day and 667 people every hour. It’s not too late to put a stop to this.
The number of Muslims in Africa [a land of 1 billion] has diminished and is decreasing rapidly. Every year million African Muslims leave Islam due to the lack of sound Islamic Education provided by various institutions.
The Radio Campaign was launched in 2011 targeting Africa. In many parts of Africa, over 80% of people have regular access to radio, making it a crucial source of information. 53.04% of the African population is Muslim. Currently, The Dawah Project is working in Tunisia, Nigeria, Gambia, Rwanda and Uganda to set up analogue radio stations.
In countries where access to technology is expensive or illiteracy rates are high, radio continues to play an important role in sharing information. Radio broadcasts can provide real-time information, broadcasted 24 hours a day to provide the most recent updates to listeners. Stations have the ability to reach across borders and become a source of information where reliable information is scarce. When access to the internet is blocked and phone lines are cut, people can still search the airwaves for trustworthy sources. Even electricity is not a necessity for battery-operated and hand-cranked radios.
“O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted”. [Qur’an, Surah Al-Hujurat: The Rooms, 49:13
How you can help?
The Dawah Project is liaising with a Scottish manufacturer providing a future key solution, to equip an entire state of the art radio stations.
Here are the figures you would want to know;
£75,000 is a one off set up cost for the equipment towards one radio station.
The average cost to run a radio station is £10,000 per month, which covers the running costs such as training, premises, license, salary, equipment.
Africa requires your help, you can be the reason many people turn to Islam. Donations can either be a one off payment or a monthly contribution.
A radio station would provide work for 30 people and sustain the families of 50 scholars. This campaign will also boost the presence of Muslims in the media sector.