In the name of Allah (God) the Merciful the Compassionate
We are a group of Muslims who seek to promote Love of God and mercy towards His creation, especially that of humankind, through service and education in our communities.
Our mission is twofold:
Firstly, to transform hearts through sacred knowledge taught by traditional scholars who themselves strive to embody and live by the great teachings of the Quran and the Messenger of God Muhammad ﷺ (peace be upon him).
Secondly, to enable individuals and communities to come together and learn from and about each other by uniting as one human family no matter what our religion, race, cultural or political background may be. It is vital we work together now more than ever before as we continue to witness attacks on Synagogues, Mosques and Churches on the rise in our very own country and across the world. We must stand against racism and hate, starting with our own community.
Why Good Word?
Words matter. Names matter. The Messenger of God ﷺ (peace be upon him) cared deeply about names, from naming his ﷺ camel on a micro level to renaming his ﷺ city on a macro level – from Yathrib, which had a negative vibe, to Madina, which has a positive vibe. If he ﷺ met someone with a negative name he ﷺ recommended a positive antonym as a replacement, something that planted new life within the individual. He ﷺ spread light and optimism everywhere he ﷺ went, through both his ﷺ words and actions, peace be upon him.
Islam teaches us to value words, to value names. This is why the name “Good Word Institute” is beautiful, deep, and relevant in meaning. It is beautiful like branches of a tree, and deep like its roots. The image of a “good word” being like such a tree directly stems from a verse in Chapter 14 of the Quran, which is literally named after Abraham. This is significantly relevant due to the legacy of Abraham himself (peace be upon him), and the common ground of the Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.