The reward for building a Masjid
As-Salamu ‘Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh,
The blessed month of Ramadan is coming shortly. Every good deed in the month of Ramadan earns multiple times of a reward for the same deed, done outside of the month of Ramadan.
Islamic Center of McLean County has started phase 3 of our project. Last year, we raised over 50,000 dollars in Ramadan for the construction. We continued to collect throughout the year and Alhamdulillah, prior to Ramadan, our balance for construction was $465,000.
Alhumdulillah, on April 14th and April 26th, we received approvals from the City of Bloomington Planning Commission and oomington City Council.
We have engaged our structure engineering firm, our mechanical and electrical engineering firm as well as other consultants to complete construction documents. We plan to apply for a building permit in the next couple of months inshaaAllah.
We hope to inshaaAllah break ground this year, by the grace and Mercy of Allah azzawajal. We ask Allah azzawajal to remove all obstacles and make the process smooth and on time.
We expect the total cost of the project to be above 1 Million dollars.
We would like to raise as much as we can this year, before construction expenses pile up. We will continue to move forward and raise funds as construction begins inshaaAllah
Allah SWT says in the Quran,
قُلْ إِنَّ رَبِّي يَبْسُطُ الرِّزْقَ لِمَن يَشَاءُ مِنْ عِبَادِهِ وَيَقْدِرُ لَهُ ۚ وَمَا أَنفَقْتُم مِّن شَيْءٍ فَهُوَ يُخْلِفُهُ ۖ وَهُوَ خَيْرُ الرَّازِقِينَ – 34:39
Say, “ Surely, my Lord extends provision for whomsoever He wills, and straitens (it) for him. And whatever thing you spend, He replaces it, and He is the best of the sustainers
In the books of Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim, our beloved Messenger of Allah, Muhammad ﷺ is narrated by Uthman bin Affa’an, to have said:
عَنْ عُثْمَانَ بْنِ عَفَّانَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَنْ بَنَى مَسْجِدًا لِلَّهِ بَنَى اللَّهُ لَهُ فِي الْجَنَّةِ مِثْلَهُ
“Whoever builds a mosque for Allah, Allah will build for him a house like it in Paradise.”
In this month of Ramadan, we would like to $250,000 dollars. Donate now or pledge and build a house in Jannah for yourself.