Save Masjid Rockaway! February 26, 2008
Posted by ibn1brahim in Islam, Masjid.
Tags: Donate, ICMC, Morris County, Rockaway, Worshippers
“Assallamu Alaikum dear respected sisters and brothers in Islam!I have been giving Jumma and Eid Khutbas, Ramadan Taraweh lectures, teaching quran classes and counselling for the Islamic Center of Morris County (aka ICMC) for the last 4 years. These brothers and sisters have been meeting at rented places from 1999 starting way back from an office of a gas station. Then came 9/11 and they were stopped and kicked out from many places because of backlash, at times scrambling just to put to their foreheads on the ground to praise the very ONE who Created humanity and this world.Many a times we would have to pray outside the rented place in the parking lot, because the person wouldn’t open the door on time. At imes of rain and snowing, brothers and sisters wouldn’t give up on The Creator and still pray diligently despite the hardships. During Ramadhan, sometimes there would be dancing party going on next hall because rented by a different tenant, and we had to focus with khushoou in our Taraweeh prayers and beg The OmniPotent One to bestow us a place of freedom to glorify Him Alone and no distraction.After searching for almost 7 years to have a place of our own, finally in Jan.2007 we found a huge 15,000 sq.ft. warehouse
to call the House of The One who Provides for all because He is the Enricher. Then run into road blocks of changing the permit of use to house of worship. At the first town planning board hearing 300 opposing neighbors showed up along with an attorney to say, “Not in our backyard to have a terrorist camp!” News headlines in local papers caught wildfire of such opposition that Rocakway muslims seek mosque in our neighborhood. Subsequent hearings opposition dwindled down gradually, thanks to a powerful door to door dawah campaign by these brothers and sisters to get to know your muslim neighbor. Alhamdulillah after 7 whole months of hearing on Jan.22 2008 the town approved the masjid permit by a vote of 6-2!!!! Takbeer! Allahu Akbar! Verily You O Allah are with the Patient ones.The building (see pic. @ http://www.islamicnj.org
) costs almost $2 million, of which they have already invested more than $400,000 in form of down payment and fees, etc. Now they risk LOSING this House of the Most Merciful One who will never desert His Slaves in time of need! We need to raise at least 999,999 dollars within the next one month and YOU CAN BE THE DIFFERENCE!!! yes you!!.
Please donate tax deductible at https://www181.safesecureweb.com/islamiccentermc/donate.htm at least minimum $10 and ask all your email contacts for $10 each to SAVE ROCKAWAY MASJID the SUJOOD place for almost a thousand muslims. Its a secure link to donate brothers and sisters. We just need Hundred Thousand Muslims in America (out of the 7 million live here) to give ONLY $10 each and our DREAM WILL COME TRUE!! PLEASE!!
Can you please spare $10 for The Creator & Provider’s sake? and forward this email to not just 10 people but ALL YOUR CONTACTS”
You may mail your tax deductible donation check also @ ICMC, P.O.Box 228 Dover, NJ, 07802
Islamic Center of Morris County