Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh, dear respected brother and sisters in Islam!
Due to the outbreak of the epidemic Corona virus (Covid-19) American Muslim Center has temporarily closed its doors in a joint effort to curb the spreading of the coronavirus. Consequently, American Muslim Center (AMC) has indefinitely suspended the five daily congregational prayers, Friday Jummah Prayer, Weekend School Programs and all classes/lectures at the Masjid until further notice. The doors of the Mosques are all closed but remember the gates of Paradise are all about to be open. As may already know, the Mosques will be closed throughout Ramadan, a time in which the Mosques are filled up by Muslims during Taraweeh and Friday prayers, a time in which the Mosques facilitate iftaar, Itqaaf, sermons and lectures.
The Masjid depends largely on donations that are made during Friday Prayers and Ramadan fundraisers which this year are not possible with the Masjid being closed unfortunately and this online fundraiser will be the only way we can raise funds for the masjid at this time.
Allah says in Surat-Al-Baqarah “Those who spend their wealth [in Allah’s way] by night and day, secretly and publicly - they will have their reward with their Lord. And no fear will there be concerning them, nor will they grieve.” There is a hadeeth that says: The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "The believer's shade on the Day of Resurrection will be his charity.” There is another hadeeth said by the Prophet(s) that states that “Every act of goodness is charity.”
My dear brothers and sisters, at this time, we ask for your kind support and generous contributions go directly to maintaining the day to day operations of the Masjid for the next few months. We estimate that we need to fundraise approximately $50,000 ($10,000 per month for five months) maintain our monthly expenses during this closure. Any donation ($5 $10 $25 $50 $100 $500 $1000) is greatly appreciated! This Masjid is not funded by any outside sources except relies only on donations from the Muslim community members
PLEASE HELP! No donation is too big or too small.