The obligations of a Muslim as ordained by the Qur'an and Sunnah, can be understood as having four levels:
- A Muslim is required to develop real faith and conviction (iman) in one’s heart
- A Muslim is required to live a life of complete submission to the will of Allah (SWT)
- A Muslim is required to propagate and disseminate the message of Islam to the entire humanity
- A Muslim is required to try his utmost in establishing the Just Islamic Order
The fundamental objective of establishing IONA is to assist the Muslims in North America to uphold and implement these obligations first on themselves, next on their families, inform their friends and then to invite the non-Muslims to Islam. The ultimate goal is to seek Allah (SWT)'s pleasure and salvation in the Hereafter.