Let's Build and Maintain a Masjid

By: Dr. H. Atabik Luthfi, MA

[This article written to support IAMC to build its Masjid Istiqlal and Center in Houston]

“Only those shall maintain the mosques of Allah who believe in Allah and the last day, establish regular prayer and practice regular charity and fear none (at all) except Allah. It is they who are expected to be on true guidance.” (At-Taubah: 18)

There are two verses in the Qur’an that speak of empowerment for mosques in the sense of building and maintaining it, namely, chapter At-Taubah , verses 17 and 18. Verse 17 talks about the nature of the idolaters who are so reluctant to maintain the mosque because their hearts are sealed that they shall abide in Hell eternally. Conversely, verse 18 talks about the qualities that should be present in every believer, namely their readiness and sincerity to build and maintain the mosque with a great assurance that Allah will keep and maintain their faith: “they are expected to be on true guidance.”

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Masjid Istiqlal Project

Assalamu'alikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. 

Dear Bapak/Ibu Rahimakumullah,

All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the universe. We would like to inform all of us that we have officially started our Phase-2 Planning at the beginning of Quarter 4 (4Q13) on October 1, 2013. Currently the IAMC committee is working on master plan for the infrastructure and masjid construction.

Just want to give you some sort of big picture about what we are going to do in this Phase-2, so it will keep you updating, we have decided to execute our plan through multiple stages. We call them as Stage-1, Stage-2, Stage-3 and so on.

In initial planning, I would like to share all of you what we plan on each stage of this Phase-2 as following:

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WNI Muslim di Houston Bakal Milki Masjid Terbesar di AS

Jakarta - Keinginan dan kebutuhan masyarakat muslim Indonesia di Houston, Texas, untuk dapat memiliki masjid akan segera terwujud. Masjid yang akan didirikan nantinya akan menjadi masjid Indonesia terbesar di Amerika Serikat. 

 "Saat ini kita sudah melangkah satu tahap, yaitu telah memiliki sendiri tanah dari hasil pengumpulan dana dari masyarakat muslim Indonesia di Houston," kata Acting Konsul Jenderal RI Houston, Prasetyo Budhi dalam siaran persnya, Senin (23/9/2013).

Tanah seluas 5,142 acres (lebih dari 20.000 m2) telah dibeli oleh Indonesian American Muslim Community (IAMC) tepat pada hari raya Idul Fitri, 8 Agustus 2013, dari dana hasil kegiatan fundraising, pengumpulan zakat, infaq, sadaqah, dan wakaf serta sumbangan tetap bulanan kaum muslim Indonesia, khususnya yang tinggal di Houston, Texas, selama satu setengah tahun.


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