Asalaam Alaikum Friends!
Masajids are the heart and soul of a Muslim community. However, Islamic centers and Masajid across the U.S. that are directly run by youth are a rarity. We truly believe the way forward is to have youth, who are traditionally trained in the Islamic sciences, and are cognizant of the challenges that our generation faces, at the forefront of our Masajid. This is precisely the vision we have for this project. It is what we like to describe – “The first youth led masjid in the state of Connecticut”. This is of course with the guidance of our mentors like Imam Zaid Shakir and others who paved the path for many years.
We recently purchased this Masjid and it still needs renovations in order to open up fully. The facility needs insulation, sheetrock, heating, carpeting, adequate bathrooms, wudu areas, etc. We are close to achieving the vision we have, yet are quite hindered until all renovations are complete.
This building has lived the Abrahamic Trajectory – It began as a Synagogue, became a church, and now by the grace of Allah, is a Masjid. We implore you all to donate generously to our cause.
Estimated Breakdown of Costs
Phase 1 Front Section: $100,000
- Architect drawing – $5,000
- 2 hot water boilers for heat and hot water – $20,000
- 400amp 3 phase (electricity) service – 15,000
- Wudu area/bathroom/plumbing – $30,000
- Insulation, framing, Sheetrock, walls – $30,000
Phase 2 Main Hall: $215,000
- Heating/AC (HVAC) – $130,000
- Insulation, Framing, Sheetrock, Walls (Main Hall) – $50,000
- Windows – $35,000