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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
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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
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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
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Current Finances
  • Funds Raised & Collected: $298,469
  • Expenses Paid: $76,893.89
  • Available Balance: $221,575.11
  • Outstanding Pledges: $26,500
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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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