This is an overview of ICM Master Plan. The overview includes a brief video containing the virtual tour of the Phase 1 building, a high level progress flow, history of how the current state of the master plan was reached, and links to the next step.
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!!! CONSTRUCTION OF PHASE 1 ISLAMIC SCHOOL, YOUTH & COMMUNITY CENTER BUILDING IN FULL SWING - Update as of April 8, 2017 !!!
Alhamdulillah, construction is proceeding as planned:
- Outside elevation walls over the second floor level; work continues to bring them up to the roof level
- Gymnasium walls completed to the roof level
- Second floor decking completed; being prepared for concrete pouring
- Roof steel work to begin soon
With minor delays encountered based on weather related conditions, insha Allah work on the first stage of the construction to finish the building shell should complete by early July 2017.
Here is an awe inspiring drone video of the construction as of April 1, 2017:
Brothers & Sisters, the approx. 45,000+ sq-ft Islamic School, Youth, and Community Center building will not only provide us with much needed space for large prayer services (Jummah & Eid salah) but will also add new and well commissioned facilities for educational, athletic, and social activities. Note that our goal is to obtain approval for a full time elementary level school also. The building will be built in two stages. First stage of the contract is for constructing the “shell” – everything structural and complete building from the outside. Second stage of the contract will start finishing the interior spaces ending in use and occupancy permit. First stage is planned to be finished June/July 2017, insha Allah. With the construction in full swing, we now need to make sure that we raise funds faster than ever to continue meeting our payments schedule as well as continuing work into the finishing stage without any stoppage insha Allah. Every dua' and every dollar counts. Please take a moment to make a quick donation by clicking on this link: https://www.icomd.org/app/cc/ccp_fundsselection.asp.
Please click on this link ICM-Master-Plan-Road-Map to have a quick and user-friendly view of the ICM Master Plan Implementation Road Map.
Implementing our Master Plan in phases provides us with the ability to add Phase-1 building without demolishing any of the existing buildings. Insha Allah, Phase-2 will see a new Masjid constructed that will require us to demolish all existing buildings. Having Phase-1 building available at that time will give us the required space to continue our operations without interruption.
We hope by now you are convinced about ICM’s progress and its plans for the future. The next step for you is to take part in it. Here’s how you can contribute to this worthy cause:
Make it a personal goal to contribute to this project. Ask Almighty Allah (SWT) for His help and blessings, keep this project in your thoughts, and inform others.
Take every opportunity to donate whatever you can to the Master Plan Construction Fund. The estimated cost for the building construction is $7+ million. For the ground-breaking milestone, we needed about $1.2 million, which by the grace of Almighty (SWT), has been achieved . Now we need to work on getting the building up!
Please click on this link to donate online – Donate Online.
Acquire burial sites at Al-Firdaus Memorial Gardens – an all Muslim cemetery. ICM, for its part of the sales, will allocate the proceeds to Master Plan implementation. Click on this link to purchase sites online – Donate Online.
Join the Direct Debit program. Allocate monthly amount to your level of comfort and pleasing. Every dollar above and beyond the operational funds will go to the Master Plan Construction Fund. Click on this link – Direct Debit Form – to download and print the form.
Join the Fundraising Committee and help identify ways and means to raise funds. Send email to the fundraising committee on how to join.
Brothers and Sisters, remember that no prayer, amount, and effort are too little to help this dream come true. All of us have to meet Allah (SWT) one day. If we complete this project for the pleasure of Allah, it will be a testimony of our faith, devotion, and dedication to Islam and Muslims. As long as ICM exists, as long as prayers are offered, learning of Qur’an and Sunnah continues, Dawah spreads, the needy among us are served, and beneficial services are provided to both Muslims and people of other faith in the area, it will insha Allah benefit our souls in the form of Sadaqah Jariyah or continuous charity.
But that’s not all; a completed ICM will be our greatest gift for generations to come. You will be part of raising new generations of Muslims who will be informed and balanced, who will have piety, wisdom, excellent character, and skills to benefit not only our community but the community at large. Let us make the completion of ICM Master Plan as one of our personal goals in life.
Jazakum Allah Khair for your time and attention.