Introduction

All praises are due to Allah. We praise Allah. We seek Allah's help. We seek refuge in Allah from the evil of our souls and our sinful deeds. For whoever Allah guides, there is none to misguide him. For whoever Allah sends astray, there is none to guide him. We bear witness that there is no God except Allah, the One, who has no partner. And we bear witness that Mohammad is Allah's servant and messenger (the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). To proceed:


If we desire to achieve the final goal of reviving the Islamic nation to its proper state and condition, then we, while working for Islam, must return to its original spirit of work and action; we mean the spirit of working as a group. This is the manner by which Islam was led by the Messenger of Allah and his AhlulBayt. Moreover, what obvious from human experience nowadays is that the organized and institutional work has much greater effect and has more ability to continue and be permanent than the work done by individuals on their own.

And since we are asked by the shariah to seek the means that will strengthen us to meet our goals, it is necessary for us to engage in a complete and comprehensive form of Islamic work. This must be based on the Koran and Sunnate Rasoul-Allah aiming at bringing together of many activities and coordinating the activities of different Islamic centers and groups.

For that reason, the Sahebozzaman Islamic Center of Atlanta was born in the beginning of 1415 A.H., corresponding to mid 1994. Sahebozzaman Islamic Center of Atlanta is one of the Shiah organizations in Atlanta. Its goal- by the will and support of Allah- is to gather together all of their energies and potential resources, human and financial, to revive and meet the needs of Muslims. Sahebozzaman Islamic Center of Atlanta has laid down specific goals and priorities it is achieving to attain, by the will and aid of Allah. These are:

GOALS

  • Unify and coordinate the efforts of the Muslims in North America and guide or direct the Muslims of this land to adhere to the proper Islamic methodology.
  • Spread the correct knowledge of Islam, built upon the Book of Allah (Quran) and the sunnate Rasoul-Allah and assist its dissemination among Muslim Americans and immigrants.
  • Widen the horizons and understanding and educational, among Muslims and non-Muslims concerning different Islamic contemporary issues.
  • Produce a serious and effective media institute to serve the Islamic presence in North America.
  • Create a program that will keep in mind the youth and their needs and concerns in this Western society. Organize the activities among them in order to create a new generation, that will protect the Islamic presence in North America.
  • Create programs and institutions that will serve the Muslims of North America.



ACTIVITIES

In order to achieve those goals, S.I.C. will use a number of sound means and methods, including: conventions, general meetings, books of an academic, Islamic thought programs in Farsi, Arabic and English, magazines and other periodical literature, technical programs, youth programs, investment projects and other means possible in this country. Some of those means (by the grace of Allah) have already been used by S.I.C. in the past. In achieving its goals and implement its programs, by the will of Allah, S.I.C. will abide by clear and precise principles, including:

PRINCIPLES

  • The correct Islamic methodology derived from the Book of Allah (Quran) and the sunnate Rasoul-Allah (messenger of Allah), according to the Shia Esna-Ashary is the basic premise and framework for the work of S.I.C. of Atlanta.
  • Independence of Islamic work is a must for its purity, earnestness and sincerity. From then, it will have the ability to bring about its desired goals in reality.
  • Comprehensiveness and complementarity, are two of the unique aspects of the Islamic religion, S.I.C. will attempt to fulfill these two principles with respect to every aspect of its activities and programs according to the actual abilities and potential.


Finally, S.I.C. extends its hand to every Muslim in the world, individuals or groups, to support this foundation and to help it achieve its programs and works to serve Muslims throughout the world. Allah is the final goal and Allah is the Guide to the straight path. The blessings of Allah and peace be upon our Prophet Mohammad and his Ahlulbayt.

Please feel free to contact us at (770) 642-9411 or (770) 924-9196 or Pager (770) 841-4726
Our office hours 9-5 Monday through Friday.
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P.O Box 671001 Marietta Ga, 30066