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The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Whoever builds a mosque for Allah, Allah will build for him likewise in Paradise.” [Sahîh al-Bukhârî and Sahîh Muslim]
Update on the Rebuilding of Masjid Al Tawheed
As Salam Alaikum Brothers and Sisters,
We are currently in the process of meeting with architects and engineers to discuss the zoning codes. This will give a better understanding of what we can build in our area given our current circumstances. We've already started to prepare the drawings and paperwork needed to submit to the city. However, we have to go through the Jersey City Planning Board, which meets once a month. We are aiming to present new site plan before the planning board in June-July schedule. We are working hard with our community members and leaders, the Board of Directors, the Board of Trustees, and with professional architects and engineers to expedite this process. Once construction begins, rebuilding the Masjid should take about 6 to 9 months. This includes construction, inspection, furnishing, installation, etc. If you have any question or concerns, please feel free to contact us at (201) 432-1773.
Update on the Roof Construction for 10 Logan Ave
We are currently working on the construction of the roof for 10 Logan so that we may begin to pray there. We are anticipating finishing construction within the first week of May 2014. This however, depends on the weather, construction, cleaning, and inspection by the city so that we may receive the Certificate of Occupancy. If you have any question or concerns, please feel free to contact us at (201) 432-1773.
Install new roof at 10 Logan Garage and prepare building as a temporary prayers area
** DATE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER CONDITION, INSPECTION AND CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY
All praise is due to Allah. On Friday 02/28/14 around 5:30AM a fire erupted within the masjid. We are blessed that no one was injured but the damage to masjid was extensive. When the fire was contained and finally extinguished the masjid was beyond recognition. All the systems have completely failed and broken down including electricity, plumbing, and heating/cooling. Currently, we are working with structural engineers to assess the condition and create an action plan to rebuild our Islamic center. Insha Allah Al-Tawheed Islamic Center will be bigger and better than before. We appreciate all the support we are receiving from our brothers and sisters as well as many masjids and we ask for this continuous support until its rebuilding is complete. Al-Tawheed was a home to over a thousand worshippers every Friday and we need your support to re-open the doors of the house of Allah in our community.
I thank Allah that no one was hurt, all praise is due to Him in the good times and the difficult ones. Our prophet tells us that “He who does not thank people, does not thank Allah."
And so I extend my deepest thanks to Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and Councilman Rolando Lavarro for their help and support to our community in this most challenging time. I also thank the JC Fire Department who risk their lives every day, who put the fire out.
I thank all our esteemed Imams and the brothers and sisters (the members of the surrounding Masajids) for their willingness to help their brothers and sisters in Jersey City to rebuild their Masjid. “The mosques of Allah are only to be maintained by those who believe in Allah and the Last Day and establish prayer and give zakah and do not fear except Allah , for it is expected that those will be of the [rightly] guided.” Al-Tawba, 18
And lastly, everyone who has been promoting and sharing the news about the Center, and committing themselves and others to be a part of the rebuilding process, thank you all.
Shaykh Alaa Elsaadawi
Director of religious Affairs
Altawheed Islamic Center
UPDATE ON MASJID PLAN
We have exciting news to share! After some preliminary meetings with our architects and city officials, our new masjid plan will include a MULTI-level building. Our goal has been updated to reflect a 24,000 sq ft plan, as opposed to our original 10,000 sq ft space. Projected costs to complete this project is estimated at $3M.