by Imam Fode Drame
Zawiyah Foundation's vision is to spread love and happiness and build a three dimensional relationship between man and his Creator, between man and himself, and between him and the entire creation.
The Three Dimensional Relationship
This three dimensional relationship consists of remembrance (dhikr), "Remember me and I will remember you" (The Quran, 2:152), love "He loves them and they love Him" (The Quran, 3:31), and happiness, "He is happy with them, and they are happy with Him" (The Quran, 58:22).
The Absolute Citizen
The Absolute Citizen is the one who is immersed in remembrance of God, one who has a beautiful character, and one who finds happiness in Service to humanity.
The Conducive Environment
The Foundation aims at facilitating the achievement of this vision by creating a conducive environment whereby relevant guidance and instructions are made available to all those who are seeking to become absolute citizens of an absolute universe. Those conducive environments include institutions, which may or may not be physical locations, and building forums through media and communication.
In 2005, Imam Fode Drame realized that the best way to share what God had blessed him with would be to establish an independent platform to disseminate this teaching globally. This conviction lead him to found Zawiyah Foundation. Since then, the Foundation has been working to fulfill his vision and year by year his message has been reaching more and more individuals across the world.
Visit our International page to view Imam's speeches outside Canada.
Zawiyah's activities continue to grow; Imam has many manuscripts in the queue for publication by Tasleem Publications, these include works in Arabic, English, and Suriani (Hieroglyphics). Qawsain Knowledge House needs more classrooms as the school is growing. Zawiyah's humble worship space gets filled wall to wall, and there continues to be individuals in need who count on the Foundation for help and support.
As society evolves and individuals grow, Zawiyah's core programs constantly need to expand and evolve with it. This expansion, is -- through God's help -- only made possible by the contribution of donors and volunteers.
Imam's vision for the ultimate growth of our foundation is to build a mosque, Masjid Tawbah, in Vancouver, which will house the Zawiyah headquarters, and to also spread "Zawiyah's" all across the world.