Assalam Aleikom my dear Brothers and Sisters,
I ask Allah SWT that this letter finds you and your family in the best of health, Ameen Allahumma Ameen. I am sending this letter to ask for your generous support towards our New Islamic Community Center to be built on East Seneca turnpike which includes a masjid as well. To complete the first phase of the project, we need 1.5 million dollars. We have around $220 thousand dollars so far, Alhamdulillah, after spending about $650,000 for the land and approval of the site plan by the town of Onondaga. We now have permission from the town to submit building drawings and start construction, Alhamdulillah. Let us, as a community, to come together and support this project. The project will include, a masjid with 280 parking spaces, sports center for our youth and our activities including social events, and classrooms that will help us create the right Islamic educational environment for our children. Building and contributing to building a masajid (mosques) is great.
In the hadeeth: It was narrated from Jabir bin ‘Abdullah that: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “Whoever builds a mosque for the sake of Allah, like a sparrow’s nest or even smaller, Allah will build for him a house in Paradise.”
We are asking each family to contribute at least $1000 In-Sahaa-Allah. It is your option to donate less or more, it is all for the sake of Allah SWT. We think, that contributing at least $1000 from each and every family will, In-Shaa-Allah, speed up the process of completing the project. Please try to contribute more than $1,000 if you can. I would like to ask you all, for the sake of Allah SWT, to encourage your family members, your friends, and your contacts to participate in this great reward. This is considered an ongoing charity or “sadaqa jariya” for us in our graves when we leave this dunya. The reward in the day of judgment, as it is mentioned in the hadeeth above, is a house in Paradise or “Jannah”.
You can go online to watch a video of the Islamic Community Center (ICC) project:). May Allah SWT reward you and your family for everything you do to help our community to grow and to prosper, Ameen Allahumma Ameen.
Note: This letter was drafted by the Islamic Society of CNY shura (board). The numbers cited in the post reflect the donation and expenditures for the project upon the distribution of the letter on 02.23.2018.
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