Preserve 80 + Works
Imam Fode Drame has authored over 80 works in Arabic and Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics. Currently, the vast majority of these texts exist as handwritten manuscripts, preserved in notebooks and binders in Imam Fode’s private library. Zawiyah Foundation's 2018 goal is to catalog and digitize these works to prepare them for future translation and publication as dual-language volumes.
Estimated cost: $8,000
Publish the next 3 Expansions volumes
For nearly a decade, Imam Fode’s English-language writings have been collected and published in edited volumes. Titled Expansions, each volume is thematic and focuses on a specific area of Imam's spiritual teachings. Currently, five volumes of the Expansions series have been published, the most recent of which are The Rejuvenation of the Soul (2014) and The 99 Names of Allah (2015). Zawiyah Foundation’s 2018 goal is to edit and publish theee additional Expansions volumes.
Estimated cost: $16,000 (includes print costs)
Publish the first book in the Akhlaq series
The Book of Noble Characteristics (Kitab Fada’il al-Akhlaq) is one of Imam Fode’s most recent works. Composed in Arabic and completed in 2017, this text represents a concise and comprehensive elaboration of the seven qualities God loves in His servants: repentance (tawba), purity (tahara), reverence (taqwa), patience (sabr), excellence (ihsan), reliance upon God (tawakkul), and uprightness (qist). Using examples from the Quran and the Prophetic biography, Imam Fode thoroughly describes each of these qualities and their opposites, while also outlining the path by which the reader can attain these characteristics and, thereby, enter into the ranks of God’s beloved and righteous servants. Zawiyah Foundation’s 2018 goal is to edit, translate and publish the first dual-language volume of this work, which covers the characteristics of repentance (tawba) and purity (tahara).
Estimated cost: $9,750 (includes print costs)
SCHOOL FACILITY EXPANSION
Qawsain Knowledge House is an accredited, private Islamic elementary school dedicated to transmitting Imam Fode’s spiritual teachings, cultivating sincere faith, and conveying enlightened manners to young people in an environment of mutual acceptance and respect. Since its foundation in 2015, Qawsain has operated with only one classroom. This academic year, 2017, it was forced to divide its teaching space into two classrooms to accommodate for its growing student body. Now at full capacity, Zawiyah Foundation is seeking to raise funds to acquire a neighboring rental unit to double Qawsain’s capacity. This will allow Qawsain to enroll more students and continue to grow its mission of spreading light in Vancouver and beyond.
Estimated cost: $24,000
RECORDING EQUIPMENT AND LIVE CONTENT DISTRIBUTION IMPROVEMENTS
In January, 2017, Zawiyah Foundation launched a new Livestream channel to provide a platform from which Imam Fode’s lessons and teachings could be broadcast to his growing community in North America and around the world. In the past year, this channel has hosted over 160 classes, lectures, dhikr circles and other events. These broadcasts have garnered more than 4,200 views from an audience spread across North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Zawiyah Foundation’s 2018 goal is to raise funds to upgrade our webcast equipment to improve the quality of Livestream broadcasts and to allow for Imam Fode’s classes to stream simultaneously on Livestream, Facebook Live and YouTube. These improvements will facilitate the broadcast of Imam Fode’s lessons to a wider and more global audience.
Estimated cost: $7,500