Regular Building Project
Masjid in Quraan
And the mosques are for Allah (alone); so invoke not anyone with Allah. (Surah- al-Jin)
The mosques of Allah shall be visited and maintained by such as believe in Allah and the Last Day, establish regular prayers, and practice regular charity, and fear none (at all) except Allah. It is they who are expected to be on true guidance. (Surah Al-Tawba)
Virtues of building a Masjid
"Whoever builds a masjid (for Allah), Allah will reward him similar to it in paradise." Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim
"Whoever shares in building a masjid for Allah, even if it is as small as a bird’s nest, Allah (S.W.T.) will build for him a house in Paradise.” Imam Ahmad
The mosque is currently housed in an old building standing on the purchased land. The plan is to demolish this building and construct a regular building once sufficient funds are available.
Why a new regular building?
The existing building is quite old and structurally weak. Sooner or later, it needs to be replaced. Moreover, there is a need for more capacity. The existing building was originally constructed as a home so as a mosque it is not space-efficient. On Friday and Eid days, the prayer halls get filled, therefore some brothers have perform prayer in the courtyard. In rain and harsh weather, it becomes very hard to perform prayer in the courtyard. On the day of Eid-ul-Adha (1437 Hijri), it was raining, so Eid prayer had to be performed in two shifts.
Layout of the existing building.
The prayer hall and section of courtyard.
Courtyard is being prepared so brother can offer prayer here when the prayer hall gets full. These are not professional workers; these are MS and PhD students of KNU.