Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
I was just curious, how many are you, because one person named Burhan could not possibly reply to thousands of questions?
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In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Dear and Beloved brother in Islam, although the answers are penned by one person (Burhan), I am the first to admit that if one were to choose the one amongst the ‘islamhelpline’ team who has the easiest or least significant role to play in the formation, moderation, and smooth running of this humble forum in the Service of this Noble Cause of Allah, it would be the role played by me.
Beloved Brother, we have a team of pious and God-fearing brothers and sisters who voluntarily and selflessly spend and devote countless hours consulting scholars, researching the answers to the questions, moderating the list of subscribers, corresponding with the webmasters, editing the answers and quotations for their accuracy and authenticity, and generally making sure the smooth running of this humble forum. These humble servants of Allah insist on remaining anonymous, and tirelessly and selflessly devote their time and effort in this Noble Cause only so that their Lord be Pleased with them when they ultimately meet with Him on an Inevitable Day.
Although only one name is attached to the forum, I assure you that my role is only to pen the answers to the questions asked by our respected brothers and sisters on the forum and derived by the eminent scholars; and I consider myself indeed fortunate and honored to be a humble albeit insignificant part of this team of dedicated brothers and sisters whose only intention is to anonymously serve the Cause of Allah and earn nothing but His Pleasure and His Good Will.
If our humble and modest efforts have helped even one brother or sister get closer to Allah and His Deen of Truth, then we would consider ourselves indeed fortunate to have been given this opportunity by the Lord Most Merciful to serve in His Cause. We hope, beg, and pray the Merciful Lord accepts our humble and weak efforts, forgives us our shortcomings, and saves you, us, and all the believers from the torment of the Hell Fire. Ameen.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,