THE QURAN SAYS : “ALLAH IS CALLING INTO THE HOUSE OF PEACE AND SHOWS THE RIGHT PATH TO WHOM HE WANTS TO. THOSE WHO DO GOOD DEEDS AWAIT A REWARD, AND MORE THAN THAT! THEIR FACES WON’T BE COVERED BY DARK AND REGRETS; THEY SHALL LIVE IN PARADISE, WHERE THEY WILL STAY FOREVER. AND THOSE WHO DO BAD DEEDS AWAITS A PUNISHMENT EQUAL TO WHAT THEY HAVE DONE; THEY WILL BE COVERED BY DEPRESSION, NOBODY WILL PROTECT THEM FROM ALLAH, THEIR FACES WILL BE DARK AS IF PARTS OF THE DARKEST NIGHTS HAVE FALLEN DOWN ON THEM; POPULATION OF FIRE THEY SHALL BE, AND THEY WILL FOREVER LIVE THERE!” (JUNUS: 25, 26, I 27)
The introduction of the IBECO (former BECO) jamaat and organization we shall start with consultation that the first jamaat in Mecca has been established by Allah’s Prophet Muhammad alejhi ve sellem, which acted behind the scenes and often far away from the public’s eye. The second jamaat was established in Medina and it represents the ancestor of all later jamaats to be established. If we compare it in terms of structure, organization, hierarchy and activities we will find many similarities to our jamaats, but also differencies which are conditioned by the unique Prophet’s charismatic personality. At the time of the Prophet Muhammad alejhi ve sellem, there were no boards of the jamaat as we know them today. Today’s jamaats have the imam who represents the successor of Allah’s Prophet, a jamaat to be compared to the ashabs who provided the necessary conditions for the jamaat to be able to function(construction of the mosque, furnishing, maintaining, renovation, and other) and the head of it is lead by the Board of the jamaat.
IBECO jamaat and organization is headquartered in Portland, in the state of Oregon, close to the mouths of the rivers Willamette and Columbia. The IBECO jamaat with its activities and memebership covers also the city of Vancouver located in the state of Washington which is divided from Portland by the bridge on the Columbia river.
According to the last citizen data from 2014, there are around 619.500 citizens in Portland, making Portland the biggest city in Oregon, and third with regard to settlement in the Pacific Northwest. There are 300 to 400 or close to 3.500 persons of Bosniak families in Portland.