Latest Update on August 21st 2020
I would like to begin first by praising Allah for all of the blessings he has bestowed on us and by praying that He bestows His blessings and mercy upon those that have been so generous in our time of need. The following is an update on our campaign and our stance with the bank:
As you may be aware the remaining balance of the loan for our masjid was $304K as of August 8th.
The loan had been in default and our initial goal was to collect an amount to cure the default ($30K) in hopes that our bank would be satisfied and cease the foreclosure process.
Alhamdulillah, we raised the $30K and promptly paid the bank.
Unfortunately, the $30K was not enough to instill confidence that we are in a comfortable position to make future payments.
As a result, our bank has agreed to cease the foreclosure process only if we paid an additional $60K
We are now asking our beloved Muslim brothers and sisters to help raise the additional $60K that is now required to cease foreclosure.
Alhamdulillah, we have been astounded by the amount of generosity that has come from brothers and sisters across the US. You have truly embodied what it means to be one ummah.
People have already begun to donate towards this new goal and by Allah's mercy we're certain we'll achieve success. Please consider donating and spread the word to your family and friends so they may reap the rewards as well.
Jazakum Allahu khayran
Imam Ahmad Alkhalidi
Good News updates! Alhamdulillah we are allowed till October 1st of 2020 to raise the funds. please share share share the campaign. InshaAllah we can make it together. Help Save the MAS Iowa Masjid and Community Center from Foreclosur. This is an urgent message to the American Muslim community to save a local masjid building and a MAS community Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The masjid is in an urgent need for a $30,000 to be paid before october in order to save the building from going for foreclosure. The masjid building was purchased back in 2010 for the price of $1 million. Throughout the last nine years about $700,000 have been paid. Quick Facts: The MAS Center in Iowa serves 200 refugee families monthly through free groceries, furniture donations and access to vital resources. The center helped set up more than a dozen businesses run by refugees from Somalia and Iraq. 150 local-income families and senior citizens receive free groceries weekly through the center. 100+ community members pray Jumuah at the center every week where the five daily prayers are also conducted. The center offers Quran and Tajweed classes, Judo and Karate classes, matrimonial services, community events and more. A full gymnasium offers Muslim youth numerous opportunities for recreational activities. The MAS Iowa Center has never faced foreclosure before and is diligent in making its payments. With your contributions, we hope to continue the legacy of supporting our community for many years to come! MAS Iowa Center's Current Payment Arrangement: The total remaining payoff amount on the masjid after completing this $30,000 payment is $290,000, which is scheduled to be paid at a rate of $95,000/year for the next three years. Payments are structured as following: $3,200/month, which we have never failed to pay and $58,000 once in May of each year, which we had difficulty in paying this year because of the pandemic. MAS Iowa was able to make a $28,000 payment and asks for your help in collecting $30,000 to pay the remaining in order to stave off foreclosure. All your donations to MAS Iowa are tax deductible. MAS Tax ID#:85-2366171. Please help us again to save the building and the masjid and remember, that Allah builds a palace for you in Jannah if you contribute to His masjid. More importantly, we pray Allah grants you permission to be in His neighborhood and calls you “My neighbor," as described in the authentic hadeeth. May Allah bless you, strengthen your efforts of support, maximize your rewards, and grant you a palace in Jannah. Ameen! Make your checks payable to MAS Iowa: Muslim American Society of Iowa 2121 North Towne Lane NE. Cedar Rapids IA 52402 For more information or questions, please contact: Imam Ahmed Elkhaldy President, MAS Iowa (319) 533-2450 or email Akhaldy@me.com Or visit our website at www.masiowa.org
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