It is, wa Alhamdu Lellah, that we are into the last stretch drive to pay the balance of the loans which Darulislam Masjid had to carry in order to acquire its new facilities on 2449 Buena Vista in Walnut Creek.
To date, the Masjid was able to repay about $360,000. The loan balance due by December 15, 2013 is $ 290,000.
In order to succeed in securing the needed funds by the end of this year, the following fund raising activities and events are planned:
- A fundraising dinner on July 6, 2013 is scheduled at Shadelands Center in Walnut Creek. No charge for attending this event which will be catered. Both Shiekh Alaa El Bakrie and Dr. Hossam Mohammed Ali will be the speakers at the event.
- A fundraising event at the Masjid on August 3, 2013 (25th of Ramadan) is also scheduled after Ishaa prayer.
- Several other fundraising activities will be carried out, including visits to neighboring Masjids and approaching business and financially capable individuals in the Greater Walnut Creek Region.
As a reminder, we now have three official fatwas (decrees) from the Azhar University faculty and from Iraq, stating that it is permissible to use Zakat money for the construction and/or operations of Masjids, especially those operating in Western countries.
We, therefore, ask you to favor your Darulislam Masjid with your Zakat now and especially during the upcoming Holy Month of Ramadan.
We call on all Darulislam Masjid community members and friends to rise up to the task and donate generously in order to free Darulislam Masjid from the burden of loans for good.
We pray to ALLAH (s.w.t.) to guide us all in sustaining and securing Darulislam’s Walnut Creek Islamic Center for Muslims for many generations to come.
Darulislam Masjid’s Board of Trustees
Dear WCIC Members and Visitors,
We are pleased to inform you that the Walnut Creek Islamic Center (WCIC) membership base and the number of visitors to the center have been steadily increasing during 2012. We hope this trend continues during 2013 and beyond.
This 2012 growth has enabled the center to sustain and further expand its offerings of religious, cultural and educational programs and services to its members. It has also resulted in raising about $ 200,000, which was totally used to substantially reduce the balance of the remaining no-interest loans.
WCIC will, In-Shaa Allah, be able to pay off the final installment of the no-interest loans by December 15, 2013. In order to service this financial commitment, we need to repeat our 2012 success by:
RAISING ANOTHER $ 200,000 DURING 2013.
We are confident that you will continue your generous financial support to your WCIC and have a stake in securing its future and sustainability for the following generations.
Gratitude and thanks are due to Allah (s.w.t.) for his blessings and vast bounties for enabling all of us to acquire and successfully operate WCIC the last 18 months and beyond.
Darulislam Board of Trustees – JANUARY 2013.
The Board of Trustees of the Walnut Creek Islamic Center (WCIC) wishes all the Muslim community members a blessed an a joyful Eid Al-Adha Almubarak. We pray to Allah (s.w.t.) that it will find you all in good health and happiness.
The Eid prayer will start promptly at 9:00 AM on Friday, October 26, preceded by 30 minutes of “Takbierat” at 8:30AM. A small celebration will follow the Eid prayer, with drinks and cookies being served.
The full Eid calibration will be held on Saturday, October 27at WCIC, starting at 12:00 noon. BBQ food will be served and games will be available for kids.
Please come with your family and friends to join us celebrate this Holy Day.