Friday, July 23, 2010

Albaseerah Masjid and School Project


We have just been informed that our offer has been accepted by the owners of the building Alhamdulillah. This is extremely pleasing news for all of those who have worked very hard to make this project a reality. It is with this information that we now wish to begin PHASE 2 of this project:

TOTAL RAISED - £147,560.89 - 50.9%
STILL NEEDED - £142,439.11 - 49.1%
DONATIONS - £74,360.89 - 25.6%       

LOANS - £73,200.00 - 25.2%                 

The following are a few facts that we feel everyone should be aware of:

1. Within 24 days (Sunday 15th August) from today we must have all the money in our bank to provide proof to the third party.

2. Shortly after this date we will need to put down a 10-20% (29,000 – 58,000 pounds) deposit which is non-refundable.

3. The expected completion date would be September 2010 Insha’Allah.

With this information, the Brothers in Bradford have collectively agreed that out of the total building purchase cost (£290,000), a minimum of 50% of this figure must be financed through donations as to make the loan-paybacks achievable in the deadlines agreed.

To clarify this, we need at least £70,639.11 of donations within the next 24 days. The fact that the global community helped raise £74,360.89 in under 3 weeks does not make this an impossible task at all, inshaAllaah. But we really need every person, every family,and every community to really help us to make this a reality.

Our brothers and sisters in Manchester only recently raised around 3K in donations through a variety of fund-raising methods. The Sisters in Bradford also came together and raised over 4K, through various fund raising activities. Not only do we take this opportunity to thank them all for this, but we want to use these examples as an encouragement to other communities.

The success of the Dawah in Bradford is indeed the success of the Dawah in the whole country, if not the world. Whoever lives in the UK then they will undoubtedly know that Bradford is world famous for the high density of Muslims living here and furthermore offers a fantastic community feel. So we really do feel that for those who desire a more affordable, quiet, less busy city for themselves and their children then Bradford would be an ideal choice. Since our project launch we are already aware of approx. 4 families who are moving here, including some from outside the UK.

So we ask our Mothers, Fathers, Brothers, Sisters, Daughters and Sons across the world to help us make this city an even better place to live by aiding us in establishing a Masjid and School that will help nurture the current and future generations. Be part of something special and aid in establishing the Religion of your Creator Allaah (To whom belongs all Praise) in the city of Bradford, UK.

Our community here has tried it’s very best to learn from common mistakes from other communities so the steps and decisions we are taking are in light of the various lessons learned and the experiences gained.

Adding to what Abu Iyaad Amjad mentioned previously, if only 100 people made a personal goal of raising 2K each we would have all the money needed for this building. It just requires effort, asking every friend, colleague, family member and utilising all fund raising ideas.

We wish to remind everyone once again that this building is truly unique Masha’Allah and is ideal for the needs of the community. We also end by reminding you that every person who makes that prostration to Allah, 5 times a day, 365 days a year, a hundred years from now then by the permission of Allah you will get a reward of that. The nobility of such actions is clear to us from the Qur’an and Sunnah, it’s just the reminder that we are in need of.

Our website will be updated 24 hours a day with the latest figures. Remember you can donate:

· via BACS (s/c: 201188 a/c: 83180263),

· via Paypal online at (we incur a small fee)

· by phoning 01274 395 007

· cheque payable to “Albaseerah Fundraising Account”

· or by simply calling into the BookStore - 147 Lumb Lane, Bradford, BD8 7SP

Aid Allah’s Religion and He will Aid you.

Your Brothers at Albaseerah Bradford, UK



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