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The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Whoever builds a mosque for Allah, Allah will build for him likewise in Paradise.” [Sahîh al-Bukhârî and Sahîh Muslim]

Ramadan Mubarak 
 
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
 
The Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA) congratulates Muslims throughout the world, and specifically in the US, on the arrival of the blessed month of Ramadan and announces the following:
Saturday, June 28th, 2014 will be the first day of the blessed month of Ramadan.  We ask Allah to make it a month filled with goodness, blessings and closeness to Him.  We came to this decision after confirmation of the sighting of the crescent in Yemen. Also, there has been reports of sighting in Texas (Houston) and Alabama. 
The Resident Fatwa Committee of AMJA has always adopted the opinion that if the moon is sighted from a trust worthy source(s) anywhere  in the world that shared part of the night with the United States of America, and with the condition that the moon sighting is astronomically possible, then that marks the beginning of Ramadan. AMJA acknowledges other valid and legitimate opinions that disagrees with the aforementioned decision and we encourage muslims to accept and respect other opinions. 
Thus, we send this announcement and praise Allah, the all mighty, and ask Him to lift the hardship placed on Muslims throughout the world, and specially in Syria, we ask Allah to bless this month of Ramadan and to guide us to the best, and to accept our good deeds, Ameen.  
 
 
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
 
الحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله
 
فإن مجمع فقهاء الشريعة بأمريكا يزف إلى مسلمي الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية ومن ورائهم الأمة كلها أطيب تهانيه بمقدم شهر رمضان المبارك، ويعلن عليهم ما يأتي:
أن السبت الموافق 28 من شهر يونيو من عام 2014م هو أول أيام شهر رمضان المبارك، نسأل الله أن يعيده على الأمة كلها بالخير واليمن والتوفيق والرفعة بإذن الله.
ووجه ذلك هو ثبوت دخول الشهر شرعيا في اليمن الشقيق، وعدم استحالة ذلك فلكيا. ويستأنس بما ورد الى المجمع من شهادات لرؤية الهلال محلياً من مدينة هيوستون في ولاية تاكساس و كذلك من ولاية ألاباما
وقد تبنى المجمع في قراراته وفتاوى لجنته الدائمة للإفتاء عدم اعتبار اختلاف المطالع، وأنه متى رئي الهلال في بلد من البلاد ولم يقطع العلم باستحالة الرؤية فيها لزم الصوم بقية البلاد التي تشترك مع بلد الرؤية في جزء من الليل.
وإن المجمع إذ يعلن هذا على الجاليات المسلمة في الولايات المتحدة، ليؤكد على أن هذا هو ما انتهى إليه اجتهاده في هذا المقام، ولا ينكر على من ظهر له خلاف ذلك، والمرء أمين على دينه. 

وإن المجمع ممثلا في لجنته الدائمة للإفتاء إذ يعلن هذا البيان على مسلمي الولايات المتحدة ليبتهل إلى الله جل وعلى أن يرفع البلاء عن أمة محمد عامة، وعن إخوتنا في بلاد الشام خاصة، وأن يحقن دماءهم، وأن ينجز لهم وعده بالإنجاء والنصرة والتمكين،  بارك الله للمسلمين أجمعين في شهرهم، ووفقهم فيه إلى الصالح من القول والعمل، وتقبله منهم بقبول حسن، وأعاده عليهم و على الأمة قاطبة بالخير واليمن والبركات، والله من وراء القصد وهو الهادي إلى سواء السبيل

Update on the Rebuilding of Masjid Al Tawheed

As Salam Alaikum Brothers and Sisters,

We are currently in the process of meeting with architects and engineers to discuss the zoning codes. This will give a better understanding of what we can build in our area given our current circumstances. We've already started to prepare the drawings and paperwork needed to submit to the city. However, we have to go through the Jersey City Planning Board, which meets once a month. We are aiming to present new site plan before the planning board in June-July schedule. We are working hard with our community members and leaders, the Board of Directors, the Board of Trustees, and with professional architects and engineers to expedite this process. Once construction begins, rebuilding the Masjid should take about 6 to 9 months. This includes construction, inspection, furnishing, installation, etc. If you have any question or concerns, please feel free to contact us at (201) 432-1773

Update on the Roof Construction for 10 Logan Ave

We are currently working on the construction of the roof for 10 Logan so that we may begin to pray there. We are anticipating finishing construction within the first week of May 2014. This however, depends on the weather, construction, cleaning, and inspection by the city so that we may receive the Certificate of Occupancy. If you have any question or concerns, please feel free to contact us at (201) 432-1773.

Schedule Timeline:

 

Task Name

Duration

Start

Finish

Install new roof at 10 Logan Garage and prepare building as a temporary prayers area

45 days

Mon 3/3/14

Fri 5/2/14

       

 

** DATE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER CONDITION, INSPECTION AND CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY

Project Status

Due to Building Department requirements we are asked to build handicap ramp exit which will be used for Al-Tawheed Educational Center once opened in future date. The requirement is mandatory since 10 Logan garage is part of same school application approved by planning board back on 2010.
We are working hard to complete all construction work before end of June InshaAllah.

Note of thanks from Imam

All praise is due to Allah. On Friday 02/28/14 around 5:30AM a fire erupted within the masjid. We are blessed that no one was injured but the damage to masjid was extensive. When the fire was contained and finally extinguished the masjid was beyond recognition. All the systems have completely failed and broken down including electricity, plumbing, and heating/cooling. Currently, we are working with structural engineers to assess the condition and create an action plan to rebuild our Islamic center. Insha Allah Al-Tawheed Islamic Center will be bigger and better than before. We appreciate all the support we are receiving from our brothers and sisters as well as many masjids and we ask for this continuous support until its rebuilding is complete. Al-Tawheed was a home to over a thousand worshippers every Friday and we need your support to re-open the doors of the house of Allah in our community.
I thank Allah that no one was hurt, all praise is due to Him in the good times and the difficult ones. Our prophet tells us that “He who does not thank people, does not thank Allah."
And so I extend my deepest thanks to Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and Councilman Rolando Lavarro for their help and support to our community in this most challenging time. I also thank the JC Fire Department who risk their lives every day, who put the fire out.
I thank all our esteemed Imams and the brothers and sisters (the members of the surrounding Masajids) for their willingness to help their brothers and sisters in Jersey City to rebuild their Masjid. “The mosques of Allah are only to be maintained by those who believe in Allah and the Last Day and establish prayer and give zakah and do not fear except Allah , for it is expected that those will be of the [rightly] guided.” Al-Tawba, 18
And lastly, everyone who has been promoting and sharing the news about the Center, and committing themselves and others to be a part of the rebuilding process, thank you all.

Shaykh Alaa Elsaadawi

Director of religious Affairs 

Altawheed Islamic Center

UPDATE ON MASJID PLAN

We have exciting news to share! After some preliminary meetings with our architects and city officials, our new masjid plan will include a MULTI-level building. Our goal has been updated to reflect a 24,000 sq ft plan, as opposed to our original 10,000 sq ft space. Projected costs to complete this project is estimated at $3M.

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