Organization at a Glance
Three of us (Alam Mohammad, Javaid Shaikh and Mrs. Saimeen Siddique) like many others around the world were touched by Muhammad Shaikh’s insight on the Quranic Ayaats / Verses delivered in the form of a topic. During the course of being educated by listening to his lectures and having the opportunity on different occasions to consult him on personal problems in light of the Quranic Ayaats / Verses, we were motivated towards the formation and incorporation of IIPC Canada in 2014.
Not only did we understand the duty upon us to propagate the true essence of the Quranic Ayaats / Verses already preserved by Muhammad Shaikh in shape of videos recorded over a period of time, it also made us realize that we have an obligation and responsibility to promote peace in our community and help those in need of food and shelter.
Henceforth, IIPC Canada aims at not only propagating the true essence of the Quranic Ayaats / Verses but also help mankind in general to attain peace. We also create awareness of comparative religion through other well-known speakers. IIPC Canada wishes to position itself to where it can make a difference for those in need.
In order to achieve these goals IIPC Canada felt the importance to reach out to all the individuals around the globe who were similarly inspired by Mohammad Shaikh’s lectures but were propagating the message in an unorganized and an unregistered form. IIPC Canada felt that this was too important to be left to individual capacity across the globe. We now provide all these individuals a platform to come together with the same goal, and allow IIPC Canada to manage and supervise their efforts using the social media and internet based tools in more focused manner.
We are happy that all these individuals around the globe, who stood on a common ground, agreed to hand over their ownership of YouTube channels and social media websites, blogs etc. to the care of IIPC Canada for the purpose of creating uniformity and crystal clear directives and objectives.
Apart from these immediate goals IIPC Canada plans to establish premises to provide people a place for personal consultation, confession, prayers, community get-together and other related activities that will help promote not only the truth from The Book of Allah but also teach everyone to live in peace and tranquility with each other.
Muhammad Shaikh coined the original name “IIPC” in 1985, after a life-threatening incident that shook him and made him rethink the purpose of life. This led him to make a covenant with Allah that if his life was spared, he would dedicate it to the cause of Allah. Since then he has stood true to his covenant with Allah by promoting/propagating the Ayaats / Verses of The Quran. He was driven with the purpose that the message of The Book needed to be highlighted and delivered to mankind. IIPC is that name which represented his platform.
Muhammad Shaikh started to deliver lectures on various topics in private gatherings and discussing them on a personal level. Subsequently he organized his first lecture in public. After this first public gathering, people who were already inspired at this time (geographically placed in Karachi, Pakistan) by Muhammad Shaikh saw the need that he should be left to ponder and formulate (with the help of Allah) future lectures and sermons, while the responsibility to run and manage the platform of IIPC should be their responsibility. Muhammad Shaikh then allowed this platform, at that time only a name not a registered organization, to be used by those people who stood influenced and were inspired to follow only the truth from The Book of Allah.
These people who took on this responsibility were at that time geographically limited to Karachi, Pakistan and were not in a position to have a registered organization and be able to run it in an organized manner. They continued just with the name IIPC. However this geographical restriction was short lived. When Internet became a global information hub and started a race for the world to become a global village, more and more people, who were in touch with the lectures of Muhammad Shaikh (and also in person for their personal consultations in the light of The Book of Allah), started migrating from Pakistan to various countries, and started promoting it in their communities. Not only the people in Pakistan start propagating the message through social media, but all those individuals who now got information through the internet about lectures given by Muhammad Shaikh, they also started to create various social media platforms for this purpose. These are the very social media sites of which IIPC Canada has now taken ownership.
Since Muhammad Shaikh had not restricted anyone under copyrights to use the name “IIPC” or his lectures, people continued to use the name and information on their own. The reasoning at the time for him not to object (and which has always remained) was that as long as his main interest stays intact, which is to promote his already delivered lectures in their true form and spirit, this would only help him reach out with the message to the entire mankind.