Al-Athariyyah is in the process of acquiring a building that will serve the needs of the community as both a Masjid and an educational establishment for our children. The Masjid will aim to cater for over 850 worshippers. We also hope to use the building as a Nursery and a Primary school, as well as a centre for Islamic knowledge for the wider community.
This is a great opportunity for the Salafis in East London to acquire premises that will fulfil our needs, Insha’allaah. Over the last two decades we have had to make use of hired facilities to accommodate our weekly lessons, children’s madrassah alongside our conferences and community events. Furthermore, our community has not had a Masjid upon the Sunnah to establish the five daily prayers.
Alhamdulillaah, Allaah has granted us an opportunity to establish Masjid al-Athari, East London, by which the needs of our community can be fulfilled. We embark upon this noble project seeking the Face of our Lord and hoping for His reward as this is an amazing opportunity for the Salafis to leave behind a great legacy for generations to come. We ask Allaah, The Most High, that He makes this project successful, Aameen.
The building is situated in the heart of our Salafi community in Forest Gate, E7. It is in excess of 6,600 sq/ft and comprises of three floors. The property also boasts some external areas that may be ideal for use as a school playground and a car park.Furthermore, planning permission has been granted for an additional third floor above.*
Firstly, we ask Allaah, The Most High, to aid us in acquiring this building. Thereafter, we ask you to assist us; primarily with your du’as and generous financial aid.
*Currently our professional team that consists of Solicitors, Architect and Surveyor are in the process of reporting on the particulars of this building and will confirm the exact details prior to a purchase. We will endeavour to keep you all updated on this information as it becomes available.
Phase 1: Purchase of the building – £700k
Phase 2: The refurbishment cost – £200k
Alhamdulillah, we are in an excellent position as we already have £80k. Therefore, the total required to complete phase one and purchase this building is £620k. May Allaah, The Most High, bless this endeavour and grant us success. Aameen.
After Allaah, our Lord and Sustainer, we ask you, our brothers and sisters, for your immediate and urgent financial aid to accomplish this noble deed – Masjid al-Athari and School Project. Allaah will not leave you empty handed for He has promised you houses in Jannah and He is the one who fulfils His promise.
On the authority of Uthmaan ibn ‘Affan, (may Allaah be pleased with him), who said:
“I heard the Messenger of Allaah, peace be upon him, say: Whoever builds a Masjid for the sake of Allaah, Allaah will build for him a house in Jannah.” (Bukhari and Muslim)
All success lies solely with Allaah, and may the peace and blessings be upon our Messenger Muhammad, his family and his companions and all those that follow them upon righteousness until the last day. Aameen.
Deadline to complete Phase One is now the 7th April 2014.