Dear Readers of The Islamic Bulletin,
We apologize for the delay in your monthly issues. There was an unfortunate incident that happened to our computer system. The computer caught a "virus" and therefore, all the information which was stored in the computer was lost. We have now repaired our computer and we are ready to once again begin the monthly issues of the Islamic Bulletin.
The Islamic Bulletin is published by the Islamic Center of San Francisco, a non-profit organization, established in 1957. The writers and editors of this newsletter voluntarily work to spread and teach Islam. Our readers are always encouraged to submit articles for publication as well as comments/suggestions on ways to improve this newsletter.
Once again, our many thanks to God for allowing us this opportunity to make this newsletter possible. This newsletter has also become very popular in other countries. We have received subscriptions from Russia, China, Japan, Bulgaria, Malta, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Ethiopia, Brazil, Egypt, Turkey and India. In India, we have given permission for the Islamic Bulletin to be translated in Gujrati.
We have decided to include Zakat, one of the five pillars of Islam, in this issue. With the conclusion of this issue, we will have now covered three pillars of Islam --- Hajj (Pilgrimage), Ramadan (Fasting) and Zakat (Charity). The Islamic Bulletin is a powerful tool in spreading Islam. The issues of the newsletter which contain the pillars of Islam would make good reading material for non-Muslims who are interested in reading about Islam, as well as for us Muslims who are always eager to read more about our great religion of Islam. As we update our mailing list for 1992, please notify us of any change of address. We encourage all our readers who wish to remain as subscribers, yet have not paid the $10.00 subscription fee to cover postage, to please do so today. So please don't be left out!
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