“Whoever builds a masjid for Allah, Allah will build for him a house in Paradise.”
[Sahîh al-Bukhârî and Sahîh Muslim]
Building a Masjid for Allah
By the grace and mercy of Allaah, after more than 13 years of looking for a building to purchase Allaah has blessed our community, Masjid Rahmah in Newark, NJ the blessing of finally achieving that goal.
On October 18th, 2016, after nearly 2 years of back and forth with the city, our proposal was fully approved and we took ownership of a property located at 487 Washington St. in Newark.
Alhamdulilah, now that the building has been purchased, all that remains before we can move in are renovations. Currently we are still renting the building we have been occupying, which we have greatly outgrown, which costs $5,000 per month in rent alone. Each month that we continue renting, rather than occupying the property we own, $5,000 is essentially wasted.
Rent Assistance Donation
Masjid Rahmah has paid a monthly rent of $5,000 for several years. This is in addition to other monthly bills and expenses that reach $7 – 9,000 or more each month. These expenses are exacerbated in the winter time due to the costs of heating the masjid.