The Islamic Education and Research Academy (iERA) is a UK-based charity dedicated to presenting an intelligent and positive case for Islam in the twenty-first century. Founded in 2010, the organisation’s main outlook is based on the following hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him):
“Islam will keep spreading as far as the night and day, until Allah will not leave a house made of mud or hair, but will make this religion enter it.”
Our aim is to encourage Muslim communities to engage with the wider society, and articulate the rational and compassionate message of Islam. We feel this creates awareness about the true nature of the Islamic faith and its rich traditions. In addition to our projects in the UK, iERA also do extensive work in empowering Muslims across the world to give “dawah” (propagating or inviting people to Islam).
We also roll out value based campaigns, which assists in removing common misconceptions about Islam and Muslims on a grassroots level. This helps to reduce unnecessary tensions that often arise between communities due to a lack of understanding.