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Aug 10, 2015 11:54 AM ET

Archived: Expansion Project for Washington D.C.’s Oldest Mosque: This Ramadan help us expand Masjid Muhammad the first built in the Nation’s Capital!

iCrowdNewswire - Aug 10, 2015

Expansion Project for Washington D.C.’s Oldest Mosque


The First Mosque in D.C. Built 
by American Citizens 

Masjid Muhammad, The Nation’s Mosque, a community with over 80 years of a rich history in the Nation’s Capital and the only masjid to be built by American Citizens in Washington, DC has out-grown the build we presently reside – we are EXPANDING!!!

The first phase of our expansion project is to secure permits, complete architectural design and studies.  We need to raise $50,000 to complete thefirst phase.

Ramadan is a special time of giving and receiving blessings and with your help this Ramadan we will reach our goal and raise the $50,000 needed to preserve The Nation’s Mosque history, better serve our membership, expand our outreach to the communities in Washington, DC, and properly receive our visiting guest.  

A Masjid with a Rich History

Masjid Muhammad was once lead by Malcolm X and he personally gave $1,400 to help build our current masjid! This masjid was also the first and only masjid built from the ground up by the Nation of Islam by Elijah Muhammad! 

A Host to Muslims from Around the World

Masjid Muhammad being in close proximity to downtown Washington, DC serves as a host to many Muslims that visit the Nation’s Capital. Every Muslim from around the world that visits Washington, DC will have the opportunity to take advantage of the expansion of Masjid Muhammad.

A Masjid for Everyone not Just Muslims

You can help Masjid Muhammad better serve the Washington, DC community. Currently Masjid Muhammad hosts a youth weekend school, intro to Islam classes, Arabic classes, weekly iftars (outside of ramadan), a senior nutrition program and keeps the masjid doors open for all five daily prayers.

Expanding the Masjid &
Strengthening Our Community

Masjid Muhammad is raising money to secure an architect, contractor, all preliminary zoning permits, surveys and etc, prior to breaking ground.  The masjid expansion will include increasing the masallah, expanding the main social hall, expanding the restrooms and ablution areas, adding 5 classrooms, a library, conference room, elevator, a mezzanine and administrative spaces.

The $50,000 will complete the first phase that will cover fees and permits to properly expand the masjid. Once Masjid Muhammad raises the $50,000, the community will be able to transition to the second phase of the expansion project which will be securing the ability to break ground. $230,000 is the total required and that amount will continue to be raised over the course of the year. Inshallah we will have raised $100,000 by the end of Ramadan, and $130,000 by the early Spring of 2016 and have completed the expansion in 2017!



Contact Information:

Hamid Saahir

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