Alhamdulillah, the time has come! Muslim Family Center has been searching for the right place for a long time, and alhamdulillah, we have just identified a property in one of the hottest areas of Columbia for the next phase of our vision! By the grace of Allah, MFC's auction bid of $336,000 on a 1600 square foot house on more than 1 acre of land, located on the intersection of Snowden River Parkway and Waterloo Rd was accepted.
InshaAllah this will serve as the first musallah/masjid in Columbia, MD. There is a big need for a prayer area that serves Columbia, Elkridge, Jessup, Savage, North Laurel, and other nearby areas, and we hope this will do just that!
The property is located directly across the street from the Shipley's Grant shopping center with Starbucks, Cold Stone Creamery, and other establishments. It is also on the other side of Snowden River Pkwy from Eggspectations and Dunkin Donuts.
With the growing size of the community, inshaAllah Jummah, taraweeh, and larger events will still be held at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center. The immediate plan for this space is that it will be used for regular daily prayers, halaqas, classes, a youth space, various activities, a meeting place, qiyam ul-layl events, a central location to use before going out for various youth and family activities, and much more!
But before making this dream a reality, we need your help! We must raise $200,000 in the next month in order to pay the property off in full. Please donate generously!
You may pay by check (preferred) by making it out to Muslim Family Center and bringing it to any Jummah service or mailing it to 7815 Shams Lane, Jessup, MD. You may also donate cash at Jummah prayer or donate via PayPal below:
And most of all, please make dua' that Allah grant us success! Remember the saying of the Prophet (s): Whoever builds a masjid for the sake of Allah, then Allah will build him a home like it in paradise.