Sponsor FREE Learning Centers in Africa and Educate 1 Million Poor Muslims with International Open University

Sponsor FREE Learning Centers in Africa and Educate 1 Million Poor Muslims

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It costs just $20 per day to run a learning center in Africa that provides free education to 50 - 200 impoverished zakah-eligible students.

Your donation will help:

  1. Run Free Learning Centers Around Africa
  2. Make Education More Accessible to Poor Muslims
  3. Help Break the African Poverty Cycle
  4. Provide FREE Islamized Higher Education
  5. Provide Authentic Islamic Knowledge
  6. Create Students of Knowledge who Spread the Knowledge Further
  7. Build a Generation that Gives Back to Their Community
    and more

Many Muslims in Africa can't get educated because they do not have access to computers, internet, and electricity

These learning centers make education accessible by providing essential facilities that poor Muslims may not otherwise have access to.

We also provide help and training at these centers so our brothers and sisters can make the most of their education.

Your support will empower them to get an Islamized Education and help them break free from the poverty cycle.

Did you know? Millions of Muslims in Africa are stuck in poverty because of a lack of education.

Over 235 million students were enrolled in higher education in the world in 2020 with a gross enrollment ratio of 40% globally, yet in Sub-Saharan Africa it was only 9% (UIS database).

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

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

So far, the International Open University (IOU) has established more than 25 centers in more than 12 African countries and has also sponsored MORE than 4,000+ Muslim students in Africa with the help of our donors. 

Many have ALREADY started to GRADUATE in both Academic AND Islamic studies. Alhamdulillah.

Imagine the Reward of Educating THOUSANDS of Future Imams, Da'ees, or Scholars.

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 Judgment.

We need just 30 people to donate $1 per day (or $30 per month) to run 14 learning centers across Africa!

The Prophet (ﷺ) said:

“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].

“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].

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"Those who spend their wealth [in Allah's way] by night and by day, secretly and publicly - they will have their reward with their Lord. And no fear will there be concerning them, nor will they grieve."

 [Surah al-Baqarah, Ayah 274]

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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