TENFOLD HAS TAUGHT A WHOPPING 250,000 PEOPLE HOW TO PRAY….

Tenfold How to pray

And These Guys Are Just Warming Up!!!!

It’s been an amazing 12 months for TENFOLD, the remarkable not for profit Australian charitable organisation developing innovative Islamic learning products and resources in 40 countries around the world.

TENFOLD continues to break new ground when it comes to spreading the word of Islam across the globe; its success has been stunning and shows no signs of abating.

When stevedabliz.com was less than a month old (August 2, 2019), I reported on the phenomenal success of this great initiative since its inception in 2009 (see article headlined “TENFOLD: A GUARANTEED SUCCESS”).

In a nutshell, TENFOLD’s free “Prayer Pack” (a prayer mat, with step by step text and illustrations guiding the individual through the prayer) had found its way into over 170,000 households in 38 countries and in seven different languages by mid-2019.

This figure has since skyrocketed to over 250,000 by June, 2020.

Last year, TENFOLD took another major step forward when introducing the “My Belief- Essentials” pack, comprising:

· An English translation of the Qur’an with chapter introductions, a short bio of the Prophet PBUH, miracles of the Qur’an and much more

  • · My Prayer guided prayer mat
  • · My Prayer learn to pray book
  • · 75 day spiritual journal
  • · Tenfold stylus pen.

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INSPIRATIONAL FOUNDER

Based in Adelaide, Mohammad Quadan is one the two co-founders and the CEO of the wonderful initiative now known as TENFOLD, and for the past 11 years, he has worked tirelessly developing concepts which give opportunities for communities around the world to learn more about our beautiful religion – as well as providing channels for people to give to those less fortunate.

Bassam Saddik and Mohammad Quadan with renown Islamic preacher and Youtube sensation Dr Zakir Naik.
Bassam Saddik and Mohammad Quadan with renown Islamic preacher and Youtube sensation Dr Zakir Naik.

“In our early days, in 2009, we were known as Iman Projects, working from our garages late into the evenings with our families helping us pack and prepare the My Prayer sets for distribution.” Mohammad Quadan recalled this week.

“Even with no resources and no marketing, we were able to distribute 80,000 free prayer mats, with our sole aim at the time being to teach people how to pray properly.

“We could see that many people are converted to the Islamic faith and then left with no guidance as they had nobody to turn to for assistance and we didn’t want them to feel on their own.”

But why a prayer mat with step by step instructions?

“Ibby (co-founder Ibrahim Chahal) and I wanted to be innovative….to come up with something that had never been done before, as we didn’t want to be seen as ‘re-inventing the wheel’.

“We wanted to solve the problem of how to help new Muslims and at the same time spread the message of Islam and we saw this as a great way to do it.

“We wanted to solve the problem of how to help new Muslims and at the same time spread the message of Islam and we saw this as a great way to do it.

“A sister we knew well already had prayer mats with instructions for reverts but we wanted to redesign the entire concept – prayer mats with much more detail and information – as well as videos, books and other reading material.

“I am a graphic designer by profession and have spent countless hours on the research and design of the product.

“We were also both motivated to leave a legacy – at the same time aware of the ongoing rewards in the afterlife.

Deep in discussion....Mohammad Quadan and Dr Zakir Naik.
Deep in discussion….Mohammad Quadan and Dr Zakir Naik.

“Initially, we just produced a couple of hundred prayer mats which we donated to new Muslims in Australia but when holiday makers from the United Kingdom and the USA got their hands on them, they wanted to know how they could distribute them “back home”.

“Such was the interest and demand that our next print run was 50,000 prayer mats and we actually gave the Americans and the British a copy of the print file on the basis that they would produce their own prayer mats and give them away, not sell them.

“It’s a funny thing, when I was in USA in 2016 and England the following year, people would talk about and show the My Prayer mats and take credit for their invention!!

“We never anticipated to have our products used across the globe, but we welcomed the idea and took it upon ourselves to do even more.”

“We never anticipated to have our products used across the globe, but we welcomed the idea and took it upon ourselves to do even more.”

Joined many years ago by a third much respected director Bassam Saddik, the trio’s product was rebranded in 2017, with a new design, new packaging and published in seven languages – with 30 more to come!!

TENFOLD has had discussions the Muslim Council of Hong Kong.
TENFOLD has had discussions Hong Kong’s Muslim Council.

The former Iman Project took on the very apt name TENFOLD – because as we all know, the Qur’an states that: “whoso brings a good deed shall have a minimum of ten the like of it”.

In addition to “My Prayer” and “My Belief”, a free mobile App has also been released, with video tutorials, Wudu & prayer guide, prayer companion and a Qiblah (direction finder).

There are no advertisements, no in-App purchases and there are several language options.

All Muslims will find the App useful – whether you are a revert, a beginner, a child, a teenager or an adult.

Mohammad and his fellow directors are very excited about the next phase of the TENFOLD initiative: Phase 2, which is known as My 1st Prayer, a product designed to help children between 4 -10yrs of age learn how to pray.

Mohammad Quadan during a presentation in Hong Kong.
Mohammad Quadan during a presentation in Hong Kong.

To be launched this coming August – so only a few weeks from now, Phase 2 will see the release of an App for the kids, a 50 page book and a prayer mat.

Phase 2 will use augmented reality technology – altering the surroundings slightly by adding 3-dimensional objects, sounds, videos and graphics…..the kids will love it!!

“PRAISE” CHANGES THE GAME

Another initiative that TENFOLD already has ‘on the table’ (pun intended) is a publication given the very apt name of “Praise” – a coffee table book gifted as a souvenir to tourists in many countries to open their hearts to Islam.

Asked to elaborate, Mohammad Quadan said: ‘Visitors to masjids all around the world – be they Muslims or non-Muslims – marvel at their beauty, their architecture and their history.

“The famous Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, receives 5,000 visitors per day and Pink Mosque (Masjid Putra) in Malaysia has 2,000 visitors per day but up until recently, tourists were provided with little information about them.

“But “Praise” has been the game-changer.

“Since the release of “Praise”, visitors to not just these two Mosques but other famous masjids around the world are now gifted a 55 page, glossy, coffee table book which is customised to each mosque.

“The story of the mosque and facts and figures about it are included but beautiful, colour photographs dominate so that the visitor is not bombarded with words.

“Obviously, quality publications like this are not cheap to print and circulate and as our philosophy is “maximum goal for minimum investment”, we have already had talks with representatives of the Governments of several Muslim countries, requesting their full support and assistance.

“Indeed, the Governments of Oman, Malaysia and The Maldives have already come on board and Turkish officials also gave us a very positive reaction.

In discussion with officials in Oman.
In discussion with officials in Oman.

“We are honoured that these Governments have given us their time and listened to what we are about.”

“We are honoured that these Governments have given us their time and listened to what we are about.”

Yet another of TENFOLD’s unique methods of ‘spreading the word’ is the availability on the major airlines of all Muslim countries of an inflight App with information for travellers concerning the culture of various Muslim countries and details concerning mosques and other places of interest to visit.

IBRAHIM CHAHAL

Along with Mohammad Quadan. Ibraham ‘Ibby’ Chahal is a co-founder of TENFOLD.

“We were inspired by a friend’s mother who was a revert and this is what sparked us to commence work on the project,” Ibrahim revealed.

“Our goal was to come up with a fairly basic channel of teaching new Muslims in particular how to pray….we wanted to do it properly but with humility.

“It is quite amazing to look back and see how TENFOLD has grown over the past decade.

“It is quite amazing to look back and see how TENFOLD has grown over the past decade.

“When we have travelled overseas, people we speak to are under the impression that we are this huge organisation with offices all over the world when in reality it is just us three directors and we don’t even have a single office, solely dedicated to TENFOLD!!

“We all have our ‘day jobs’ and TENFOLD is definitely a ‘labour of love’ for us all.

“But of course, we are aware of the rewards from Allah even after death.

BASSAM SADDIK

The third director of TENFOLD, Bassam Saddik, has also been involved in the initiative for a number of years.

“My main role is on the operations’ side and I have many contacts in China from where Tenfold packs are put together and are circulated around the world,” Bassam said.

Bassam and Mohammad in Kuwait.
Bassam Saddik and Mohammad Quadan in Kuwait.

“We are pioneers in what we do and although it is a never-ending task, it is something that the three of us are all absolutely passionate about.

“We are pioneers in what we do and although it is a never-ending task, it is something that the three of us are all absolutely passionate about.

“We work so well together and are always bouncing ideas off one another.

“The Hadith on Islam is “for the Religion of Islam to reach everywhere in the world”….which includes every household.

“….for the Religion of Islam to reach everywhere in the world”…. which includes every household.

“It is our duty as Muslims to spread the word and TENFOLD assists all Muslims and is especially good for reverts and Muslims who may have lost their way.

“‘Praise’ is very much next level and has a definite ‘wow’ factor….beautiful books with astonishing contents.

 Three great men! TENFOLD director Bassam Saddik and co-founders Ibrahim Chahal and Mohammad Quadan.
Three great men! TENFOLD director Bassam Saddik and co-founders Ibrahim Chahal and Mohammad Quadan.

“I am also very excited by the pending introduction of our new ‘mascots’ whom we are confident will become worldwide celebrities expounding the virtues of good health, healthy eating, a good education and success and respect as well as telling kids all about respect and responsibility.”


A NEW BROTHER’S PERSPECTIVE

As well as touching base with the three great men behind the success of TENFOLD, we also sought feedback from a very recent revert to Islam on the benefits of this amazing learning resource.

Some of you reading this would already know the man I am referring to.

He’s a fourth generation Australian, living in Sydney….he’s quite active on social media….and Facebookers would know him by the first name of Paul.

Paul has been a friend of mine for a number of years and it was pure joy for me to receive a phone call from my dearest brother Ahmed Bassal on the 27th day of Ramadan – yes, Laylatul-Qadr in Arabic or the Night of Destiny, letting me know that Paul (who was on the other line) had just said the Shahada for the first time!!

Even before he became a Muslim, I can tell you that Paul was a great advocate of Muslims and our beautiful religion on social media for years and I was overjoyed when I heard this news.

“As you know better than anyone, Brother Steve, I have agonised about the timing of this decision for months….years, really, as I just thought that I wasn’t worthy, wasn’t ready,” Paul said.

I have agonised about the timing of this decision for months….years, really, as I just thought that I wasn’t worthy, wasn’t ready,”

“I have been saying on Facebook for years that ‘I follow Islam’, but reversion seemed a bridge too far for so long.

“I have so many people to thank for guiding me in the right direction, indeed too numerous to name here…but especially your good self, Brother Steve, and also Brother Ahmed Bassal, whom I had actually called about another matter that blessed night….but fast forward 30 minutes and I was a Muslim!!

“At the risk of embarrassing you, Steve, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for being and continuing to be such a great mentor.

“Then there was your amazing gesture in driving for an hour through the pouring rain at midnight to present me with the TENFOLD “My Belief – Essentials” pack, which I now regard as one of my most prized possessions along with the “Project Qur’an” that you and a lovely, thoughtful sister at work both gifted me with last year.

“My Belief – Essentials” is an incredible learning resource!! The prayer mat is brilliant and English Translation of The Qur’an also has Surah Introductions and Appendices…..so much additional information.

“The step-by-step “My Prayer” how to pray guide is great and would be useful to any Muslim, and TENFOLD has thought of everything as there is even a diary called “My Daily Reflections” where you can jot down your thoughts and feelings for that particular day.

“I’ve found “My Belief – Essentials” to be the most incredible help in my first steps as a Muslim and and I am certain that no other religion has any resources anything like those offered by TENFOLD,” Paul concluded.

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I’ve found “My Belief – Essentials” to be the most incredible help in my first steps as a Muslim and and I am certain that no other religion has any resources anything like those offered by TENFOLD

I would like to commend the three great men behind TENFOLD for their tireless and ongoing commitment to spread the word of Islam across the globe.

Think aboout it….more than a quarter of a million TENFOLD resources are now in the households of Muslims around the world and the number is growing by the day.

Whether you have been a devout Muslim throughout your life, whether you may have lost your way a little, whether you are young and still learning or whether are a recent revert like Paul, you will find TENFOLD to be a huge blessing.

May I also congratulate TENFOLD on the wonderful initiative that they announced earlier today – International Mosque Open Day – the details of which appear in the special STOP PRESS on this page….a fantastic concept!!


International Mosque Open Day

TENFOLD has just announced plans  to formally mark June 15 as the official International Mosque Open Day from 2021, where they will collaborate with Masjids from across the globe, who wish to come together for this amazing occasion.

As all readers are aware, Masjids along with other places of worship were shut during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic to contain the virus and eliminate the possibility of its spread. 

As some countries have over recent weeks begun to ease the restrictions and re-open their places of worship, a brother from Qatar decided to document that defining moment for himself, and post it on social media. 

You may have seen this as the video went viral instantly, with Muslims from across the globe resonating with his emotions, as he recorded himself running towards the Masjid shouting: “the Masjids are open, the Masjids are open!!” in sheer delight.

 Of course, Masjids are the cornerstone of our communities and his reaction was a testament to the feeling of euphoria that most of us shared. 

The gentleman is question, Brother Musa, is a professional basketball player born and raised in the USA and who moved to Qatar in late 2019. 

TENFOLD co-founder and CEO Mohammad Quadan said this week: “Brother Musa’s words when interviewed by popular Muslim Influencers, Ilmfeed, really resonated with us.

“He said, ‘I will never forget the date June 15, it is the day the Masjid was open’!”

“This drove us to create this project and this is why we wanted to officially mark June 15 as International Mosque Open Day insha’Allah!”

How will Tenfold assist the masjids?

Tenfold will put together a resource kit for the Masjid to use for the Non-Muslims, and it will include:

  • Audio & Visual Presentations
  • Informative Banners & Posters
  • Gift Books (Praise) for each visitor
  • Gift Qur’ans for each visitor who would like a copy
  • Gift My Prayer Packs for anyone who decides to take shahada 
  • Any additional Books and resources that may assist the visitors
  • Each visitor will be given an Ask a Muslim card where they can simply use to ask any further questions they have to a qualified Muslim Da’ee.

TENFOLD will also provide an elaborate marketing kit for each Masjid to use for their open day and in conjunction with Professional Da’wah training organisations based in Saudi & the UK, Tenfold will prepare extensive Operational & Event Management.

An annual conference for selected Da’ees who participate in the program to attend a week-long  workshop on Da’wah & Leadership training will also be scheduled.

The conference will also be open to the public as a Da’wah Expo and Show for 2 days. 

It is anticipated that Masjids from the following countries will participate on June 15, 2021:

United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Maldives, Malaysia, Philippines, Hong Kong, Japan, South Africa, Azerbaijan, Turkey (Istanbul), Qatar, Oman, Bahrain.

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Posted by Steve Dabliz on Sunday, 24 May 2020