Support the School of Shaykh Salek Bin Siddina in Mauritania
Dar Us Salaam currently has approximately 150 students and it costs roughly $400 USD per year to sponsor a student. The students’ costs include food, clothing, healthcare, and school supplies. Since its establishment Dar Us Salaam has provided free classical Islamic education for students throughout Mauritania, West Africa, and worldwide. Dar Us Salaam was established in 2003 by Shakyh Salek Bin Siddina, one of the top scholars of our time who has taught and trained students from all over the world including many notable people in the United States. Dar Us Salaam was founded with the goal of establishing a place where the transmission of sacred knowledge could take place.
Additionally the school provides clothing, food, medicine, and shelter to all of its students. In addition to providing free classical education, Dar Us Salaam also operates as the headquarters for humanitarian relief throughout the region. The school provides free health care, distributes sadaqah and zakat, and also builds houses, irrigation systems and wells. Dar Us Salaam also conducts Udhiyya as well as Aqiqah ceremonies as part of its charitable operation. Funds are needed so that the students can continue to attend Dar Us Salaam and benefit from the quality classical Islamic education that it offers. We are encouraging everyone that is able to sponsor at least one student for a full year by donating $400 USD, however any charity you are able to give is welcome and greatly appreciated. All donations tax deductible.
يا أيها الذين آمنوا إن تنصروا الله ينصركم ويثبت أقدامكم
Oh Believers, if you help (the Religion of) Allah, He will help you and make your feet firm. – Al Qur’an
We all know the importance that Allah places on giving Sadaqah as it is mentioned over and over in the Qur’an and in prophetic traditions. Additionally, Zakah is an individual obligation on the believer that has reached the age of maturity and meets the threshold with regards to stored wealth. Mauritania is a blessed land where the Qur’an is recited day and night and where classical Islamic teaching and training has been passed on from generation to generation until this very day. There isn’t a time during the the day or night when the Qur’an is not being recited. The skyline is always lit by the bright moon and piercing stars and this is indeed a sign from Allah that this land is blessed due to the continuous recitation of the Book of Allah. Dar Us Salaam, like other traditional Mauritanian schools, employs the traditional teaching system which is a highly individualized, one-on-one setting with the instructor going through one subject and one text at a time. In each subject, students memorize the complete texts one by one until the subject is mastered. This rigorous curriculum typically begins with the memorization of Qur’an and continues with the memorization and mastery of the other Islamic Sciences such as Fiqh (Jurisprudence), Aqeedah (Creed), Tazkiah (Purification), Nahwu (Grammar) and so on. Donating for this noble cause would be assisting in the preservation of the Deen which is something that is necessary and vital to our Ummah.