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Northwest Islamic Center Expansion Project. Overview. Brief History of NWIC Current Status Ongoing Activities Expansion Project. Brief History. Established in 2002 Goal: to serve the Muslim community of St. Louis, especially in North St. Louis County

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Northwest islamic center expansion project

Northwest Islamic Center

Expansion Project


Overview

Overview

  • Brief History of NWIC

  • Current Status

  • Ongoing Activities

  • Expansion Project


Brief history

Brief History

  • Established in 2002

  • Goal: to serve the Muslim community of St. Louis, especially in North St. Louis County

  • Jumah Prayers were held at a rented location until October of 2006

  • 5 acres of land was purchased in October 2003

  • Masjid construction completed in October 2006


Current building

Current Building

  • 3600 square feet

  • Capacity: 250 individuals

  • Parking Spaces: 84


Imam abdul wajid

Imam Abdul Wajid

  • In April 2009, Imam Abdul Wajid was hired as the full time Imam for NWIC

  • Memorized the Qur'an at Darul Uloom in Buffalo, NY at the age of 12

  • Spent 2 years in Egypt learning the Arabic language

  • Studied fiqh and hadith for 7 years at Jaamiah-ul-Uloom in Toronto


Ongoing activities

Ongoing Activities

  • 5 daily congregational prayers

  • Jumah congregational prayers

  • Sunday School / Madrassa

  • Brothers' & Sisters' Halaqas

  • Taraweeh Prayers in Ramadan

  • Daily community Iftar in Ramadan

  • Eid Prayers

  • Regional Charities


Sunday madrassa

Sunday Madrassa

  • 1st full school year

  • 42 registered students

  • 4 teachers


Expansion project

Expansion Project

  • Attendance at Jumah Prayers has been exceeding our current capacity

  • Average total attendance for Jummah Prayers has been approx. 500

  • Since November 2009, it has been necessary to hold 2 Jummah Prayers in order to accommodate all the musalleen

  • Parking is also overcapacity – 5 to 7 volunteers are needed to coordinate parking on Fridays


Expansion project1

Expansion Project

  • Addition of 4080 square feet to the existing building

  • Total Building Capacity = 7680 square feet

  • Addition of 124 parking spaces

  • Total Parking Capacity = 208 spaces


Project details

Project Details

  • Multipurpose structure

    • Prayer hall

    • Weekend school / madrassa

    • Social and religious activities

    • Dining Area

  • Full Service Kitchen

  • Storage Areas

  • Additional Bathrooms


Northwest islamic center expansion project

Bids for Construction

  • Multiple bids were obtained for the construction

  • Lowest bid was submitted by RK Builders for a total cost of construction at $782,299


Northwest islamic center expansion project

Current Finances

  • Funds Raised & Collected: $298,469

  • Expenses Paid: $76,893.89

  • Available Balance: $221,575.11

  • Outstanding Pledges: $26,500


Northwest islamic center expansion project

Detailed Expenses Paid


Northwest islamic center expansion project

Current Cost of Project

  • Total Construction Cost: $782,299

  • Available Balance: $248,075

  • Amount Needed: $534,224

  • Target for Tonight: $200,000


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