About the History of the Masjid
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Islam: Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah. Assafa Islamic Center is a non-profit, non political and religious organization. It was established in 1996 as a Masjid with Islamic Educational opportunities. Although we have not been able to establish an academic Islamic School, our Islamic after school and weekend programs have been active. One student has completed Hifzul Quran this year. To the best of our knowledge this will be the first permanent Masjid in downtown of Manhattan below Houston Street. The current rented Masjid location with its adjacent side-walk has become too small for its Muslim worshippers.
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED RIGHT NOW
Currently we have the Jumuah and five time prayers, Weekend Islamic School for Children,Regular Weekend Hifzul Quran Program, Weekdays after School Program,Summer Islamic School Program, D'awa Service,All Religious Events, and Community Services.
Assafa owns a vacant lot in one of the most important part of manhttan (Lower East-Side )172 Eldridge Street, between Delancy and Rivington streets, downtown, Manhattan. A Six story Building has been planed for the center. The center will have arrangements for Jumu'ah and the five-time prayers, NYC BOE Compliant Islamic Education for children, and Islamic Teaching for adults, Islamic seminars, Tafseer, Community services, Islamic library, computer services, marriages, funeral services, and other Islamic services. There will be appropriate and adequate spaces for sisters as well, Insha-Allah.
The structure of the sixth floor is completed and the roof of the ixth floor is done already. Main water, sewage, electric and gas lines have been connected to the building. The electrical wiring and the sprinkler system is being installed. 95% of the interior framing and HVAC system is finished while 95% of the ducting is completed. The plumbing of the bathrooms and wudhu area is under construction. The doors and windows are being installed as well as the elevator. The stonework of the façade and the brickwork of the rear wall will be finished soon.So please donate for this great project.