About The Propagation Congregation

The Propagation Congregation (TPC for short) is a nonprofit corporation formed in 1986 in Richmond, Virginia by Bilal Yasin El-Amin and his children. TPC sponsors different activities with individuals, groups, committees, associations and corporations to invite the society to development in six identifiable aspects of life… Politics, Rituals, Education, Economics, Culture and Health. We have coined an acronym to make these aspects of life easy to remember…. PREECHealth. We recognize and emphasize the oneness of these aspects of life. We see and recognize life as one, having at least six different manageable aspects. We should actively participate in each of these aspects of life.

One of the meanings of the word propagation is spreading the good news (and the word gospel also means good news). A congregation is three or more people who have come together for the purpose of worshiping G-d. And, the worship of G-d includes any activities that please G-d and benefit society. Note: In order to show due reverence to the Name of G-d, the Creator of everything, we do not use a spelling that could in reverse mean “dog.”   So we leave out the ‘o’ in spelling G-d. Many Jewish Believers share this sentiment and use the term G-d or G’d. We also use the word Allah (The G-d) in referring to The Creator, as do many Arabic-speaking Christians.

  • POLITICS

We encourage ethical political activity and awareness. Human beings are social creatures; therefore, political activity is inevitable. To this end, TPC seeks others who will join in what we call a political society which we have named MAPSAI, an acronym for Muslim American Political Society and Ansar of Islam. One purpose of MAPSAI is to identify and assist like-minded candidates for local and national political offices. MAPSAI is an unincorporated society which will have local, national and international associates, efforts and impact. MAPSAI exists and functions through its committees and conventions. MAP means to chart or plan your course; SAI is an Arabic term that means to struggle, giving your best efforts to achieve excellence in every useful activity. Thus, MAPSAI represents excellence in collective planning and strong efforts. The word Ansar is an Arabic term for helpers of a great cause or effort.

  • RITUALS

We see religion as a way of life, not just rituals. Rituals are important parts of religion. The combined aspects of life we have named here constitute religion, that is, a way of life. Religion is life and life is religion. G-d says in the Qur’an that He created men and jinn for no other reason than to serve Him. Our whole life is to serve Him. Rituals and theological beliefs constitute small but important parts of life. What we actually do after our rituals, based on our professed theological beliefs, faith and developed character is our religion, or way of life. Serving or worshiping G-d includes everything we do that pleases Him and benefits society.

  • EDUCATION

It is reported that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said “The ink of a scholar is more precious than the blood of a martyr.”  All of us require continuing education (the acquisition, assimilation and application of useful knowledge) from the cradle to the grave. To this end, TPC has sponsored a public access TV series of live call-in programs featuring special guests to address the aspects of life we named here. We intend to educate the public to think of life as one, having different aspects which cannot be separated. The TV program aired for 16 weeks, but is now suspended due to our other obligations and lack of help. TPC has also published a book by Bilal Yasin El-Amin, which is based on his personal search for truth and his personal journey to Al-Islam. The book is now being edited for its second edition. Our goal is to educate the public with the correct picture of Al-Islam in order to correct what is presented in most of the mainstream media.

Listen to our live, call-in radio broadcast every Thursday from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM on WCLM Radio, 1450 AM. If you are out of radio range, you can listen live online at http://www.wclmradioonline.com. Call in to make comments or ask questions. The call in number is 804 231-7685. The name of our program is “Al-Islam in America: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.” We discuss how Al-Islam came to America, the present state of Al-Islam in America and prospects for the future. We discuss current events from the Muslim perspective using the Qur’an and the Bible as principal references. Again, our goal is to educate the public with the true picture of our chosen way of life called Al-Islam.

ECONOMICS

Good business is the proper management of numbers, time, material resources and the leadership of people. People cannot be managed; people must be led. Worship of G-d includes the conduct of business and acquisition of wealth by means allowable by G-d. We believe in the principles of net-working and mutual support. TPC supports and works with El-Amin Business Services (EBS), a family business which specializes in auditing, tax preparation and advice, business plans and consultation, mutual funds investment and term life insurance. We believe every family should plant an olive tree, that is, start a family business that will benefit the present and future generations. Starting a family business is a real and tangible expression of faith in G-d, self, family and humanity. Family businesses lay the foundations for employment, economic justice, peace and independence. There can be no independence in the other aspects of life without economic independence. We keep several income streams open along with full-time employment. When success comes from any one of the part-time endeavors, retirement from the full-time j-o-b will be welcomed.

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  • CULTURE

An African proverb states: “A people without culture is like a tree without leaves, bare and uninviting.”  We must rebuild and beautify our culture with wisdom, insight and truth that enlivens. Tell our youth the truth of who they are… the noble descendants of Adam (peace be upon him)… and who they can become… the best of people evolved for the benefit of mankind, enjoining what is right and forbidding what is wrong and believing in one G-d. Human cultures blend like the patches in a well-designed and well-made quilt where the way of life accepted and practiced by all is natural and sincere. Also, cultural flexibility, a valuable trait in today’s multicultural society, requires that we recognize, appreciate and respect others who are different from us. Music has always been a great part of our culture.

Hear our original songs at: http://tpcmusicgroup.com/home

Download a song or three to help us produce more positive, empowering, uplifting music.

  • HEALTH

Health may be considered a component of education or culture. However, with the attention given to physical health in our society today–health spas, health plans and programs, health clubs, health maintenance organizations, etc., we can look at health as a distinct and separate aspect of life. The word health at the end of our acronym, PREECHealth, also reminds us to demand and maintain health in all of the other aspects of life. So this includes social, spiritual, academic, economic and cultural health as well as physical health. Our health is our first wealth.

Balanced attention to these aspects of life brings about a well-balanced society and a beneficial and rewarding personal life. One of the greatest of the rewards is sharing our achievements and benefits with others who can appreciate our aspirations for establishment and achievement in mapping our strong efforts and charting our best course. You can help us. Invite others to read our blog, utilize our business services and buy our original music.

Thanks for taking your time to read this. Your questions, comments and recommendations are welcome.

5 Responses to “About The Propagation Congregation”

  1. Rashad Shabazz June 29, 2014 at 1:40 pm #

    On the same website there’s a Quran that’s advertised as “Interpreted by Imam W. Deen Mohammed, published in 2013. What do you know about this?
    Also, you list Ima Plemon El-Amin as a contributor, why don’t you provide his and other contributors email addresses so that it can be verified that they contributed and agree with the final product?

    • The Propagation Congregation January 7, 2016 at 11:46 am #

      Thank you for your comment and please forgive us for our very tardy response.

      We have no connection with the Qur’an advertised as “Interpreted by Imam W. Deen Mohammed.” We did not list Imam Plemon El-Amin as a contributor to this web site. It seems you are confusing this web site with another one.

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  3. Carolyn L. Jones January 7, 2016 at 10:54 am #

    This is very interesting reading which affirms the (my) belief that we are all really worshipping One Creator, and religion (the diversified aspects of all) as a way of life. Looking forward to hearing more.

    • The Propagation Congregation January 7, 2016 at 1:06 pm #

      Thank you, Carolyn, for your comments.

      Yes, we worship One Creator. He is One and His creation is one. He created the diversity in our chosen paths in every aspect of life… the diversity in our colors, languages, perceptions and talents.

      Everything in creation serve Him. Everything obey Him… except man… most of mankind are ungrateful and rebellious. The sun, moon, stars, planets, wind and rain, plants, animals and angels obey Him instinctively. They cannot disobey Him. He gave mankind free will out of His Mercy and Wisdom. Therefore we are free to obey or disobey… to believe or disbelieve. The consequences of our obedience or disobedience, belief or disbelief are already established by Him in His creation, but are brought upon us by our own choosing… the freedom of choice.

      We are truly free to serve Him or not to serve Him. If we do not serve or worship Him, then we serve or worship something else in His creation, including our own self. And we have seen the consequences of that throughout history and we see it even more profoundly in this day and time. It is becoming more and more evident that we are living in a day of judgment… a day of the winding up of things… wherein His Power and His Glory will become more and more evident to all of His creation. So to whom shall we turn in these overwhelming times? To Him alone! The peace and joy we seek and need so much for our soul are provided by obedience to Him alone… that is obedience to the best desires and best inclinations He put into our nature when He created our father Adam.

      He gave us all the knowledge we have. He taught us to read… not just to read words, but to read all of the signs in His creation, including the signs in our own being. And we can use that knowledge to our benefit and thereby glorify Him, or we can use that knowledge to our detriment by showing our ingratitude to Him. His mercy and forgiveness are profound and unbounded. He forgives again and again… upon repentance. And He is the Most Merciful Benefactor, the Most Merciful Redeemer… the Most Wise. All praise is due to G-d!

      Peace be unto you, my dear cousin, and we pray that He will guide, forgive, protect and have mercy upon all of us always.

      Looking forward to the family reunion… G-d willing.

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