Save 1 Million Poor African Muslims Through Education with International Open University

Save 1 Million Poor African Muslims Through Education

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For just USD 25 per month (or $300 per year), you could create generational change by educating a poor Zakat-eligible Muslim in Africa.

Your donation will:

  1. Provide Free Islamized Higher Education
  2. Set Up Free Education Centers
  3. Create Students of Knowledge who Spread the Knowledge Further
  4. Provide Authentic Islamic Knowledge
  5. Build a Generation that Gives Back to Their Community
    and more

Note: this campaign is ZAKAT-ELIGIBLE. So by donating to this campaign you WILL be FULFILLING your Zakat OBLIGATIONS inshaAllah.

Want to make a generational impact? Break the cycle of poverty by giving the gift of a higher education scholarship!

How many of those educated will become Imams, Da'ees, or Scholars?
How many people will be guided to Islam through your donations?
How many lives will you save from the shackles of poverty?

The gift of education will break millions of Muslims out of the poverty cycle. It will change lives!

According to UNESCO, approximately 98 million children in sub-Saharan Africa were out of school in 2021.

Sub-Saharan Africa has a gross enrollment ratio in higher education of 9% compared to 40% globally. [UIS database]

We want to break this cycle and empower people to seek knowledge and support themselves and their families.

Teaching somebody beneficial knowledge is among the best forms of ongoing charity.

The Prophet (ﷺ) said:

“Whoever sets a good precedent in Islam will have the reward for that AND the reward of those who do it after him, without that detracting from their reward in the slightest.” Muslim (1017) 

“When a man dies, all his good deeds come to an end except three: ongoing charity (sadaqah jariyah), beneficial knowledge, or a righteous son who will pray for him.” Muslim (1631). 

Imagine the Reward of Educating a Future Imam

Not only will you get the EXACT REWARD every time they do a GOOD DEED from their BENEFICIAL KNOWLEDGE, but ALSO the reward of EVERYONE they guide or pass their knowledge on to FOREVER until the day of Judgement.

We Have ALREADY Impacted the Lives of More than 4,000+ Muslim Students

So far, the International Open University (IOU) has sponsored MORE than 4,000+ Muslim students in Africa with the help of our donors, and many have ALREADY started to GRADUATE. 

IOU has also established more than 25 centers in more than 20 African countries, as many students don’t have access to computers, internet, and electricity. 

Help us create generational change today! Donate now!

NOTE: GOLF is not Zakah-nominated in Malaysia, hence does not provide zakah receipts for Malaysian nationals

Why Donate?

Did you Know?

Doing charity is one of the best deeds you can do and that teaching someone beneficial knowledge are among the best forms of ongoing charity.

1) Ongoing charity until the day of judgment

The Prophet (ﷺ) said: “Whoever calls others to guidance will have a reward like that of those who follow it, without that detracting from their reward in the slightest.” [Muslim 2674].

“When a man dies, all his good deeds come to an end except three: ongoing charity (sadaqah jaariyah), beneficial knowledge, or a righteous son who will pray for him.” [Muslim 1631].

2) Allah multiplies your rewards

The Prophet (ﷺ) said: “Whoever gives charity equal to a date from Halal earnings, Allah will take it in His right hand and tend it for the one who gave it as any one of you tends his foal, until it becomes like a mountain.” [Bukhari]

3) Extinguish your sins

The Prophet (ﷺ) said: "Shall I not inform you of the gates to goodness? They are fasting which is a shield, charity which extinguishes the sins like water extinguishes a fire, and the prayer of a man in the depths of the night.” [Al Tirmidhi]

4) Shade on the day of judgment

The Prophet (ﷺ) said: “The believer’s shade on the Day of Resurrection will be his charity.” [Al-Tirmidhi]

5) Protection from calamities

The Prophet (ﷺ) said: "Give charity without delay, for it stands in the way of calamity." [Tirmidhi].

6) Multiplication of your wealth

"Who is it that would loan Allah a goodly loan so He may multiply it for him many times over? And it is Allah who withholds and grants abundance, and to Him you will be returned." [Quran 2:245]

7) You could be considered the best of mankind

The Prophet (ﷺ) said: "The best of people are those that bring most benefit to the rest of mankind." [Daraqutni]

Who We Are

About International Open University

Founded in 2007 by Dr. Bilal Philips, the International Open University (IOU) has been one of the leading providers of affordable, accessible, and authentic Islamic higher education in the online space.

From our humble beginnings, offering only a free Islamic studies diploma, we now provide fully accredited undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate degrees across multiple fields of study; from Islamic Studies to Business Administration.

With over 270,000 students from over 195 countries, IOU continues to positively impact the Muslim Ummah through higher education.

Charity Has Always Been a Core part of IOU

As we strive to impact the lives of as many Muslims as possible, we inevitably run into charitable opportunities for us to come together to benefit the underprivileged.

Whether it is providing scholarships to the underprivileged or building learning centers to make education more accessible, educating the Ummah is not something that we can do alone, it is something we must do together as an Ummah.

In such cases, we open these opportunities to the Ummah to maximize the impact and to share in the reward.

Education is an Amanah and so are Your Donations

To ensure that your donations reach their intended recipients in an efficient, transparent, and legal manner, IOU has partnered up with Global Open Learning Foundation based in Malaysia to collect and distribute donations for our various educational initiatives.

Additionally, we strive to keep our donors regularly informed through our updates and reports so you can know exactly how your donations have been used and the impact it has made.

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