Multimedia is a great channel to reach out to a wider audience. The MultiMedia department of Bilal Kenya made use of various online and social media platforms to broadcast daily Swahili religious programs during the Holy Month of Ramadhan which played a very significant role in propagating the teachings of Islam. Lectures were also relayed through Public Address Systems in all 15 rural centres.
The following are some of the online programs that were covered by the Media Department:
1. Daily Live Qur’an Translation
This session was broadcasted from Masjid Hassanain (Bahman Mosque), Mombasa Kenya. The daily one-hour program had a great impact where the engagement of the jamaat and the speaker Sh. Muhammad Dumila provided an opportunity to listeners for questions and answers referring to Tawhid and Aqaeed. The program was aired on Radio Sauti ya Pwani and simultaneously on Bilal Kenya Facebook Page.
2. Masa’ail Fiqh
Islamic Jurisprudence Classes (Fiqh) is a subject that promotes human understanding of divine Islamic law as revealed in the Qur’an and the teachings and practices of the Prophet (S.A.W.W) and his Holy Progeny (A.S.). Shk. Hassan Ali Mwalupa conducted Fiqh classes on Swaum (Fasting) during weekdays through ZOOM which were also streamed live daily on Bilal Kenya Facebook page. During weekends, the coverage was done live from Masjid Hassannain (Bahman Mosque), Mombasa, Kenya to enhance one on one interaction with Jamaat including questions and answers.
3. Translation of Dua Iftitah
“And the Lord says: Call upon me, I will answer you; surely
those who are too proud for my worship shall soon enter hell abased. (Surah
Most of our community members from the villages do not comprehend the Arabic language. Thus, the supplication of Iftitah as recommended in the Holy Month of Ramadhan was translated into Kiswahili and circulated to our communities through WhatsApp groups. For the sake of those living in remote areas with no access to Smartphones, Mubaligheen were emphasized to air the supplication through Masjid Public Address systems whereas the rest living far from the Masjid, tuned on FM Radio Sauti Ya Pwani to listen to the dua.
4. Night lectures
The Media team recorded and streamed night lectures for the
month of Ramadhan. The department was blessed to host different scholars based
in Qom and Najaf who were on vacation and others from the Mission. The scholars
included: Sh. Juma Shughuli~Qom, Sh. Jamal Kasole~Iraq, Sh. Musa Shali~ Bilal
Kenya and Sayyid Twahir Muhammad~ Mombasa Kenya. The lectures were streamed as
from 20:00hrs E.A.T.
Link references of some programs:
5. Laylatul Qadr
The month of Ramadhan has been singled out for special worship and favors from Allah (S.W.T). Online Live Layalil Qadr were also conducted in conjunction with Hadi University, where we had both Kiswahili and English lectures. Topics discussed were: Shahadat of Amirul Muumin (A.S) and the revelation of Holy Qur’an on 23rd day of Ramadhan.
Amaals of Shab-e-Qadr were conducted online where believers followed the proceedings from their homes. This was due to the stringent measures towards curbing the spread of COVID-19. The Media Team hosted the program from Ar-Ridha Islamic Complex which had an approximate attendance of 70.
Link reference of the program:
1,500 post reach during the Holy month of Ramadhan indicated that the
religious programs were beneficial to the society. The media department took
advantage of social media platforms to air religious programs to spread the
teachings of Islam due to the tremendous growth of subscribers.
5000+ post engagement also portrayed a significant indication that indeed the programs were well received from the listeners. This led to several comments of appreciation and question that were handled by the scholars.
COMMENTS FROM SOCIAL MEDIA:
Jonathan Jonah · Following at Narok town
Mohmoud Konzi · Masha Allah sheikh wangu Juma Shughuli.
Sadiq Issa · Barakallahu fiikum Sheikhuna Aziz. Allah(aj) atakabaliye amali na funga zetu inshallah!
Muhamnad Mahid · MaashaAllah MaSheikh zangu naomba Audio pia.
مهدي قاسم · Mashallah qiraa madhbuti sana,twayabalkahu anfasakom.
Alhaj Rashid Ng’anzo Shukrani jaazilla
Ismail Memusi ·Takbirr. Muslims are powerful enough
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The Mission also thanks all those involved in the preparation and delivery of the program.
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Prepared by & Compiled by: Yusuf Abwanzo & Faraah Sumar