Makki Masjid Expansion Project Launched. £1.8M to Raise Inshaa'Allah
“Whosoever builds a masjid, intending Allah’s pleasure, Allah would build for him a palace in paradise” (Narrated by Bukhari).
Sheikh Sudais, Imam of Masjid-ul-Haram, laying foundation stone of Expansion Project, July 18, 2010.
A place of worship and much more besides…..for the whole community
Makki Masjid is currently working on an ambitious and visionary expansion project to create a purpose built Masjid at the heart of the Muslim community in Manchester; for Muslim brothers and sisters, families, the elderly, mothers, fathers, the youth, our children and all those in the wider community. We aim to provide a sanctuary for prayer and knowledge that will preserve the Islamic identity, encompass the true beauty of Islam and unite us to attain success and goodness. In our multicultural, multiracial and predominantly non-Muslim society, Makki Masjid aspires to lead as an exemplar place of worship and learning and hopes to help remove the misrepresented image of Islam in our society.
Since its foundation in 1989 the mosque has undoubtedly become an invaluable centre of worship and activity, with an important role in uniting and serving the community. Makki Masjid has not only provided a prayer facility but has become a well known place of learning in Manchester. Its study circles are delivered by proficient teachers for men, women, youth, and also non-Muslims interested in learning about Islam.
However, it has long been felt that the current facilities of the Masjid are inadequate to allow further development of ideas and services that are much needed for our community. Therefore a project to create a modern purpose-built mosque has been launched to help us meet the changing needs of the community and its new generations. This new building will act not only as a place of prayer, but will become an asset and focal point for the whole community, bringing together young and old, men and women.
Insha’Allah, the proposed plans for expansion as well as providing outstanding praying facilities for men and women will also include:
- A Recreational area for youths/children
- Classrooms for supplementary education
- A Car park
- Mortuary and washing facility for the deceased
- A Community hall, cafeteria and catering facilities
- Day centre for the elderly
- A Library and a resource centre for local schools and colleges
- Improved Wudu facilities
- Seminar/conferencing facilities
The project is estimated to cost circa £1.8 million. We urge all to donate generously. Donations can be made in the following ways:
Cash: Approach the Mosque Treasurer for cash donations. A receipt will be issued for all donations.
Cheques: made payable to ‘Makki Masjid’ and sent directly to Makki Masjid, 125 Beresford Road, Manchester M13 OTA
Standing Order Mandate: Download and send the completed form to Makki Masjid.
Online : you can donate via online banking directly into our account
Account Name: Makki Masjid
Account No: 04035003
Sort Code: 010511