Leeds Grand Mosque Appeal
Ar-Raheem - In the Name of Allah the most Gracious Most Merciful
Leeds Grand Mosque Appeal
Support your local mosque – help is needed urgently
Muslims - a rope has no strength until it is
woven with thousands of threads
There is no simpler way to say it - we need
help. The Mosque is in debt and has virtually no funds. There is hardly enough
money to pay for the gas and electric bills. We cannot even afford to pay for
the buildings insurance. Our basements are flooded, our roof is in need of
repair. Our heating system is failing.
Shocked? Of course you are. You thought the
Grand Mosque was WEALTHY. Run by Arabs, funded by a Billionaire Sheikh? -
Unfortunately Not - The Mosque relies on donations from our community, from our
worshipers, from people like you, both individuals and organisations, no matter
if you are a student or a rich businessman. (The donations received from abroad
cover only the costs of the Ifthari programme in Ramadan and the Eid gifts for
There are no secrets – this is your Mosque, so
we would like to present you with some basic FACTS:
Weekly donations to the Mosque currently
add up to an average of £250 a week. (or £12,000 per year)
The Mosque needs in the region of £3,300
per month (or nearly £40,000 per year) simply to pay running costs.
We have between 500–600 people in Friday
congregation – which means that if every individual gave us £2.00 (yes TWO POUNDs) every week, we would have sufficient funds to at least pay the overheads
of the mosque.
The mosque encourages a family environment and
this is reflected in the attendance of sisters and children.
The Jamaat (congregation) is multi-cultural and
a reflection of the global Ummah.
There are more reverts to Islam from this
mosque, than any other mosque in Leeds. On average one brother / sister takes
Shahadah at the Mosque every month.
We have plans to make this an even greater mosque, but we cannot do this without
funding. We want to install more fire exits, provide disabled access, install a
multi-media system to visually present the Khutbahs in different languages to
all. We want to refurbish a derelict flat at the back of the mosque so that we
can generate our own income by renting it to student Muslims.
The Mosque is committed to ensuring that all it’s financial affairs are
completely open for inspection at any time. Financial information will now be
posted on the notice boards around the Mosque and Br Zaher will be willing
answer any questions or queries you may have regarding the Mosque.
HOW CAN I HELP?
By filling out a
standing order form for a
regular amount each month you can make a difference. This is one of the most
effective methods of helping us. Even if you can only afford to pay £10 a month.
We would urge you ALL to consider this method as it allows us to collect small
amounts on a regular basis – ‘The most beloved of deeds to Allah is the one that
is continuous, even if it is little’.
By giving generously Sadaqa or a donation will
also help the immediate needs of the Mosque.
The holy month of Ramadan is nearly here.
Ramadan is a month of fasting and reflection. This is the month when Muslims
usually pay their Zakat. Sheikh Abdullah Judai has issued a Fatwa declaring that
it is permissible for the Mosque to receive Zakat. This year, please consider
paying a proportion of your Zakat to the Leeds Grand Mosque.
Companies or those more financially fortunate
can help by donating generously. Perhaps you can sponsor an event or contribute
to one of the many capital works that is required within the Mosque.
By donating some of your time to assist the
mosque. We need brothers and sisters to help with the fund-raising campaign, to
help with the Iftari programme, to serve on the sub-committees - No matter what
your background, We want to hear from you.
To keep up to date with events and obtain
further information, join the popular Grand Mosque weekly email list, by
visiting www.leedsgrandmosque.com and fill in your email address. The website
has a wealth of useful information. For Direct contact, please contact the
Committee chairman Br Zaher at the mosque or via email on
May Allah reward you in this life and in
Paradise with His peace and blessings.
Wassalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh
‘The most beloved of
places to Allah are the mosques’
Standing Order Form