Masjid Bilal Donations
“Alms are for the poor and the needy, and those employed to administer the (funds); for those who hearts have been (recently) reconciled (to Truth); for those in bondage and in debt; in the cause of Allah; and for the wayfarer: (thus it is) ordained by Allah, and Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom.” Holy Quran, Surat Al-Tawbah, Ayat 60.
November 1, 2020
As-Salaamu Alaykum Dear Believers,
Our loan balance (from the $30,000 loan for roof repairs) is currently $22,688.00, with a monthly payment of $562.10. The cash balance of our building fund is now $9,460. Please consider concentrating your donations to Zakat only until we are back full time in the building.
We are currently facing a lot of building repairs and maintenance problems. Since we have been closed due to the virus, we have not created any fundraising events. We need your help and donations to help tackle many of the building issues, such as
1) The rooftop ventilation system (air ducts) has deteriorated from wear and tear. Therefore, we cannot turn on the upstairs heating system for the upcoming winter months.
2) The three A/C-Heating units that sit on the roof need to be re-positioned, or their weight will cause roof leaks.
3) The brick facade (the building’s brick face) is crumbling in many places, and bricks have fallen from the building walls.
4) Each of the three outside staircases needs significant work along with the handrails.
We encourage you to take time out to donate to Masjid Bilal of Cleveland.
You can make a secure donation on our website by going to MasjidBilalofCleveland.org and clicking on the DONATE button.
You can mail your donation to Masjid Bilal of Cleveland, c/o Treasurer, 7401 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44103.
You can put a check or money order into an envelope and place the envelope in the mail slot near the front doors.
As-Salaamu Alaykum, Kariem Hasan, Secretary-Treasurer
Additional Comments from the Secretary’s office
We propose to discontinue religious services after November 1, 2020, due to the startling increase of the Coronavirus in Cleveland, the state of Ohio, and the nation, in addition to needed repairs to the masjid’s heating system. We will notify members when we can safely reopen for services.
Your Shura Board has proposed these fundraising ideas,
A significant outdoor fundraising dinner
We are revising our KeyBank roof loan – status to refinance the loan to get an additional $10,000, insha’Allah.
Thank you and As-Salaam Alaikum. Sincerely, Albert Najieb, Assistant Secretary