بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Bilal Communication, Inc. Mission Statement
ادْعُ إِلِى سَبِيلِ رَبِّكَ بِالْحِكْمَةِ وَالْمَوْعِظَةِ الْحَسَنَةِ وَجَادِلْهُم بِالَّتِي هِيَ أَحْسَنُ إِنَّ رَبَّكَ هُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِمَن ضَلَّ عَن سَبِيلِهِ وَهُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِالْمُهْتَدِينَ
CALL THOU (all mankind] unto thy Sustainers path with wisdom and goodly exhortation, and argue with them in the most kindly manner- for, behold, thy Sustainers knows best as to who strays from His path, and best knows He as to who are the right-guided.
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ كُونُواْ قَوَّامِينَ بِالْقِسْطِ شُهَدَاء لِلّهِ وَلَوْ عَلَى أَنفُسِكُمْ أَوِ الْوَالِدَيْنِ وَالأَقْرَبِينَ إِن يَكُنْ غَنِيًّا أَوْ فَقَيرًا فَاللّهُ أَوْلَى بِهِمَا فَلاَ تَتَّبِعُواْ الْهَوَى أَن تَعْدِلُواْ وَإِن تَلْوُواْ أَوْ تُعْرِضُواْ فَإِنَّ اللّهَ كَانَ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ خَبِيرً
O YOU who have attained to faith! Be ever steadfast in upholding equity, bearing witness to the truth for the sake of God, even though it be against your own selves or your parents and kinsfolk. Whether the person concerned be rich or poor, God's claim takes precedence over [the claims of] either of them. Do not, then, follow your own desires, lest you swerve from justice: for if you distort [the truth], behold, God is indeed aware of all that you do!
Based on the above Words of the Almighty Allah, and as the voice of Ethiopian Muslims, Radio Bilal intends to propagate, inform and disseminate the truth about Islam and Muslims in general and Ethiopian Muslims in particular.
Based on mutual respect and understanding, Radio Bilal intends to foster and strengthen the peaceful coexistence between the different religious groups in Ethiopia
Radio Bilal is not affiliated with any political or any particular ethnic group. It doesn’t ascribe to any particular school of thought except to follow the teachings of the Qur’an and the Sunna of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
There are numerous media outlets operating out there, and yet most of these media outlets and discussion forums were controlled by governments and special interest groups, and are geared to serve worldly interests, That is why we are urged to follow the just and balanced way even if it is against our own whims or interest ,We are commanded to be the door of goodness by fostering a just and fair mindset, and it is our duty (as Muslims) to promote optimism and positive thinking in opposition to greedy and oppressive mindset. Though there are some efforts to have communication media that operates as close as possible with these injunctions, they became a drop in the ocean compared to the dominant waves of disbelieve and mischief of this period. So it is in our best interest (and all humanity) to free our selves and others from such captivity by erecting more of such good information outlets.
In order to contribute in meeting our media needs, we are in the process of launching a short wave radio broadcast in Amharic for now (and in other Ethiopian languages in the near future). This radio broadcast will start on January 18, 2009 (from 8 to 9 pm Ethiopian local time or Kemishitu 2 sa’at eske 3 sa’at ) on 9610 khz and 31 meter band. The station will be funded by the community, and will strive to serve the best interest of all Ethiopians (and others living in that region). This will also be a platform in sharing the message of Islam to everyone. In supporting this broadcast, the community should feel this support as part of our vicegerency of Allah on Earth.