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Fundraiser to Secure a Permanent Location

Posted on Aug 08 , 2012 in Blog

 

Assalamou Alaikom Dear Brothers and Sisters,

We pray that this e-mail finds you and your family in the best state of iman and health.

IN SUMMARY

  • In pursuit of a permanent location, Masjid Khadeejah will hold two fundraisers, insha’Allah.
  • Masjid Khadeejah is in need of collecting $140,000 in Ramadan.
  • First fundraiser will be held after Jumu’a prayer, August 10th.
  • Second fundraiser will be held at the night of the 27th of Ramadan / August 14th.
  • Fundraisers will be held at the Sheraton DTC.
  • Our online virtual fundraiser has already started at our website.
  • Your du'a, solidarity, and continuous support are very important to us.
  • Connect with us at our website or Facebook page.

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About a month ago, we apprised the larger Muslim community of some of the struggles that Masjid Khadeejah has been facing in finding a rental facility. We also mentioned that we would be working on a plan to secure a permanent location to build a more solid ground from which we can expand and grow, insha’Allah.

The time has come. The board, al hamdou-lilah, has already started its quest to identify such a location in a two-phased approach:

    Phase 1: Buy a land conveniently located in the south Denver area.
    Phase 2: Build a masjid that meets our projected growth.

The prices for lands are historically low and will not remain such forever, hence the need for the board and the community to act quickly and diligently. We currently have $70,000 in the bank and we would like to raise, with Allah’s blessing, $140,000 during the month of Ramadan.

We, all of us, have an amazing opportunity to continue to support and grow a nascent effort that has survived and thrived.

Our struggle is known. Our commitment is unwavering. Our trust in the community and its generosity is firm.

When Allah, the most Bountiful, makes a promise, He surely does not break His promise: whatever you give or spend in the way of Allah will be returned to you in manifold increase.”Lend unto God a goodly loan. Whatever good you shall forward on your behalf you shall find it with God, as better and richer in reward.” [al-Muzzammil 73: 20.]

We understand the commitments that our community has to the different efforts in the way of Allah. We pray that you can support our effort in a number of ways:

Virtual Fundraiser Donate In-Person Send a check!

$5,000 donation

$2,500 donation

$1,000 donation

$500 donation

$250 donation
You can donate in person using your credit card, check, or by filling out a pledge form.

Please attend at least one of our two events:

1) Fundraiser at the Friday Prayer (Jumu’a) on August 10th. The time of the Khutbah is 12:45pm.

2) Fundraiser between Taraweeh Prayers at the night of the 27th of Ramadan, on August 14th.

Both events will be at the Sheraton DTC.

You can write a check to South Denver Islamic Center and mail it to:

6274 Shavano Pl Castle
Castle Rock, CO 80108

Together, we can reach our goal, insh'Allah. So, will you be the first to donate?

Please keep us in your du'a so Allah guides us to do the best for His deen and this community. If you'd like more information or if you feel you can help in any way, please contact us at our website or our Facebook page; or reply to this e-mail.

     

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Ramadan & Location Update

Posted on Jul 12 , 2012 in Blog & Programs

IN SUMMARY

  • We will start Ramadan and celebrate Eid in full harmony with the larger Colorado Muslim Community, insha’Allah.
  • Our strong commitment to serving the South Denver community in Ramadan continues.
  • Isha & Taraweeh Prayers will be held at the Sheraton DTC, led by Brother Hasan.
  • Prayers will start at 10PM in the first week. Time will be adjusted for following weeks.
  • We will not be able to offer Iftar during Ramadan.
  • Friday prayers will continue to be held at the Sheraton DTC at 12:45pm.
  • Your du’a, solidarity, and continuous support are very important to us.
  • Connect with us at our
    website
    or Facebook page.

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Earlier in the year, we identified a rental location in south Denver to serve our community’s needs and growth projections for the next 3-5 years. After 5 months of arduous negotiations with the property owner and close coordination with the city of Centennial, the rental property owner refused to sign the lease. As the blessed month of Ramadan approaches and to continue our tradition and strong commitment of serving the South Denver Muslim community during Ramadan, we have reserved the Sheraton DTC to hold Isha & Taraweeh prayers, in addition to the Jumu’a (Friday) prayers.

We will start Ramadan and celebrate Eid in full harmony with the larger Colorado Muslim Community, insha’Allah. We will post information about the beginning of Ramadan on the 29th of Shaban (Wednesday, July 18th, 2011), at the earliest, at our website. You can also contact Masjid Abu Bakar at 303 696 9800 or check their website to get the same information.

Brother Hasan, who has led the Taraweeh at our Masjid for the last couple of years (and at Masjid Annur prior to that), will be leading these prayers this year, insha’Allah.

Isha prayer, for the first week of Ramadan will start at 10PM. The start time for the following 3 weeks will be adjusted and announced via e-mail and on our website and social network profiles.

Shortly after Ramadan, insha’Allah, the board, with your and the rest of the community’s support will devise plans to secure a permanent location for Masjid Khadeejah to build a more solid ground from which we can expand and grow, insha’Allah.

Despite the hardships we have experienced and the inconvenience of holding prayers at hotels, our Friday prayer attendees have continued to rise, which speaks volumes to the support of our community and the quality of services we offer.

With Allah’s grace and tawfeeq, your du’a and your solidarity, our mission and resolve of serving the South Denver and the larger Muslim community is unwavering. So, please keep us in your du’a so Allah guides us to do the best for his deen and this community.

If you’d like more information or if you feel you can help in any way, please contact us at our website or our Facebook page; or reply to this e-mail.

South Denver Islamic Center (Masjid Khadeejah)

Adnan Al-Ghourabi – Director of Communication

PR@masjidkhadeejah.org

http://www.masjidkhadeejah.org

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Ramadan Update: Isha & Taraweeh

Posted on Jul 12 , 2012 in Blog & Events

We will be holding Isha & Taraweeh prayers at the Sheraton DTC for the month of Ramadan. Please reach out to us if you have any questions.

Week1: prayer starts at 10pm
Week2: TBD
Week3: TBD
Week4: TBD

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Masjid Khadeejah Location Update

Posted on Jan 14 , 2012 in Blog & Events

Assalamou Alaikom Dear Brothers and Sisters,

We pray that this e-mail finds you and your family in the best state of iman and
health.

We’d first like to wish our Colorado brothers and sisters who left for Hajj a safe journey and Hajj Mabrour, insh’Allah.

IN SUMMARY

  • Masjid Khadeejah leaving current location. Search for another rental facility is underway.
  • Friday prayer are being offered at the Holiday Inn DTC.
  • Sunday school is being offered at the Crescent View Academy (CVA), insha’Allah.
  • You can support us with your du’a and other means.
  • To be added to our e-mail list, please contact pr@masjidkhadeejah.org.

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As we feel Masjid Khadeejah, though a nascent organization, is an important component of the Colorado Muslim fabric, we wanted to apprise you of few important updates on the state of our organization.

1) Back in January, we announced our relocation to another rental facilitiy as it was more affordable. Although the building we occupied was not ideal, it continued to serve the south Denver Muslim community and with the blessing of Allah, we were able grow and add an Arabic program for beginners from which 7 students have graduated.

At the end of September, we were notified by the City of Centennial that our use of that facilitiy for a religious congregation has been in violation of the zoning for the building. As a result, we were given a 30-day notice by the property owner, and therefore we had to leave the facility by Saturday October 29, 2011.

A rental facility is never ideal and we always run the risk of circumstances arising that could force us to relocate.

We are still determined in seeking a permanent location for Masjid Khadeejah provided we have the proper funding.

As of now, we have not found an alternative location. We are working, however, with very diligent realtors and with the city of Centennial to find a more suitable location that will be in line with the city’s requirements.

2) The core of our organization is the community. Al hamdou lilah, our community is strong and growing thanks to the diversified (and successful) programs offered at Masjid Khadeejah.

To keep the momentum going, we will offer these temporary locations for the next few weeks until another rental facility is secured:

Friday prayers are being held at the Holiday Inn, at the regular time of 12:30pm. Please check back with us for the latest updates.

The Sunday School, starting Sunday 10/30, will be offered at The Crescent View Academy (CVA).

How can you help? First, keep us in your du’a so Allah guide us to do the best for his deen and this community. Second, you can always choose to support us with one-time or recurring payments at
our website.

South Denver Islamic Center (Masjid Khadeejah)

Adnan Al-Ghourabi – Director of Communication

Directions:

Friday Prayers at the Holiday Inn

Sunday School at CVA

PR@masjidkhadeejah.org

http://www.masjidkhadeejah.org

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Ramadan Update: Prayers & Community Iftar

Posted on Jul 28 , 2011 in Blog & Events

Assalamou Alaikom Dear Brothers and Sisters,We pray that this e-mail finds you and your family in the best state of iman and
health. The blessed month of Ramadan is almost upon us, so we wanted to give you
an update on our Ramadan activities at Masjid Khadeejah.

IN SUMMARY

  • We will start Ramadan and celebrate Eid in full harmony with the larger Colorado
    Muslim Community, insha’Allah.
  • We will offer Isha prayer at 9:45 PM everyday during Ramadan followed by the
    Taraweeh prayer, led by Brother Hasan.
  • We will serve Iftar and dinner in the Masjid on every Friday and Saturday during
    Ramadan. During the last ten days of the Ramadan we will serve Iftar and dinner
    every day, insha’Allah.

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We will start Ramadan and celebrate Eid in full harmony with the larger
Colorado Muslim Community, insha’Allah. Colorado Masaajids are working together
under the leadership of Masjid Abu Bakar to consistently start and end Ramadan
on the same day. We will post information about the beginning of Ramadan on the
29th of Shaban (Saturday, July 30th, 2011), at the earliest, at our website.
You can also contact Masjid Abu Bakar at 303 696 9800 or check their
website to get the same information.

We will offer Isha prayer at 9:45 PM everyday during Ramadan followed by the
Taraweeh prayer. The Isha and Taraweeh prayers will be led by Brother Hasan.
Brother Hasan had been leading the Taraweeh prayer at Masjid AnNur for the last
few years. Other daily prayers will be offered on as-needed basis; i.e. people
interested in other daily prayers can use the Masjid anytime. If quite a few
people are interested in praying other daily prayers collectively on a regular
basis during Ramadan, we can setup a defined schedule for the other daily
prayers. You can contact Brother Frank Vanbaelinghem at Vanbaelf@comcast.net or (303-902-8157) for more information.

We will serve Iftar and dinner in the Masjid on every Friday and Saturday during
Ramadan as well as everyday during the last ten days of the Ramadan, insha’Allah. For more information about sponsoring an iftar, please contact Brother Ali Roshan Bukhari at tx2nj2ca@hotmail.com or you can
call him at  (720-334-5845). Dates will be
reserved on a first come first serve basis. The estimated cost to sponsor
Iftar and dinner is approximately $700 (for 80-100 people) in case you arrange the food through
Denver area restaurants and caterers. Two or more families can jointly sponsor
the Iftar and dinner. You may also choose to provide your own cooked food for
Iftar and dinner if you are not interested in utilizing the suppliers’ services.

And lastly, please keep us in your du’a!

South Denver Islamic Center (Masjid Khadeejah)

Adnan Al-Ghourabi – Director of Communication

Directions: Directions

http://www.masjidkhadeejah.org


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Community Update

Posted on Jan 18 , 2011 in Blog

Today, we’d like to apprise you of two developments: 1) The search for a permanent location and 2) Arabic Classes at Masjid Khadeejah

1) Search for a permanent location: as you know, we started over a year ago with the Park Meadows location. The objective was to establish a community center for Muslims in South Denver. Al hamdou lilah, it has been a resounding success with over 100 attending Taraweeh prayers in Ramadan and over 70 men, women, and children attending Friday prayers regularly.

Given the terms of the rental agreement, we had to find a more affordable location, yet remain in the vicinity of the old location to better server Muslims in the area. With Allah’s grace we found a location west of I-25, between Arapahoe and Dry Creek (Directions).

The change of location and the fact that rental agreements, by nature, are temporary, has made the board more predisposed to secure a permanent location for Masjid Khadeejah.

Few brothers from the board have been actively looking and few promising locations have been identified. We are, inshalla, evaluating our options, and we will keep the community apprised of any new developments.

2) Arabic Classes: community members have expressed great interest in learning Arabic. Al hamdou lilah, we have few members who have taught Arabic at an academic level and we are thrilled to offer such a service. However, in order to serve you best, we need to gauge your interest.

If you, or a member of your family, is interested in attending Arabic classes, kindly fill out this survey.

To learn more about Masjid Khadeejah, please check out our website. And you can always contact us through this e-mail.

And lastly, please keep us in your du’a!

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Not very Demanding: In search of a Imam!

Posted on Jul 18 , 2010 in Blog

Assalamou Alaikom!

We have been looking for a part-time or full-time [cool] Imam for Masjid Khadija. In short, the Imam should have the following (or striving towards…we’re not that demanding!):

1) A degree in Islamic Studies that’s reflected in your behavior. Translation: not just repeat what others say. Be a thought-leader, engaging, and mind-provoking; can relate the knowledge you acquired to the people, each at their own level of understanding.

2) Demonstrated knowledge in Islamic sciences (Quran, Hadith, Fiqh …). Translation: we don’t need you to be a super-dooper scholar! Have knowledge and command of the core of our deen; not afraid to say “I don’t know”; educate us and make us want to know more!

3) Excellent communication skills and strong command of English and Arabic. As in, we live in America, not some other country 🙂 You’ll be an important facet of our masjid and community, and we need you to be articulate and communicate well, especially with non-Muslims. We are not here just for immigrants; we are here for the future of our community as well: the youth. You need to know to speak their language and relate to them. If they say “he’s cool”, you are definitely in!

4) Ability to recite Quran.

4) Strong desire and commitment to build a community up and see it grow and prosper. This is your opportunity to have a lasting hand-print and huge reward (Insh’Allah)!

5) Ability to interact and engage Muslims from different demographics and ages (especiall youth). In short, a “people” person. Outgoing and social and welcoming…and no anger please! We need a pleasant personality!

Duties and Responsibilities (the typical job description…sorry)

1) Lead the daily prayers and create an atmosphere that would encourage more to attend.

2) Deliver Friday Khutbah.

3) Give lectures and informat lessons.

4) Be able to create programs and organize events that would cater to the community’s needs (Education, Dawah, Youth etc.).

5) Additional responsbilities as agreed upon; Yes it’s intentionally-vague. Are you up for the challenge? 🙂 .

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Ramadan: Taraweeh Prayers & Weekend Iftars

Posted on Jul 18 , 2010 in Blog & Events

We are happy to announce that Masjid Khadija will be hosting daily Tarweeh prayers! We are also planning, Insh’Allah, on hosting iftar on the weekends. Shoot us an e-mail if you’d like to sponsor a night 🙂

Please keep checking our website for more details. Peace!

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Kinda USA Delivering Friday Khutbah on May 7th – Please show your support

Posted on May 06 , 2010 in Blog & Events & Khutbahs

Brother Ibrahim Abusway from Kinda USA will give the Friday khutbah on May 7th. He will be asking our community to show support to his organization and their effort in Gaza and the West Bank.

Here’s brother Ibrahim’s message:

Kinder USA is a 501c3 nonprofit founded by Muslims in the U.S. and is in good standing with the US Treasury Department and the European Union’s ECHO. All of our projects are legal and transparent and our annual reports can be accessed at www.kinderusa.org . Our most important documents are attached (1 attachment, 2 pages).

 
Although we have helped in various parts of the world (ie. Katrina, Asian tsunami, Pakistan), most of our focus and funding goes to help our needy brothers and sisters in Gaza and the West Bank. The situation in Gaza is very dire, and we would like to update your community on our projects there and how they can help.
 
Our “hot meals” program which provides needy school children 2 free meals daily is making a huge difference. Our “Farmer’s” project is succeeding at helping poor farmers on one side, and poor families on the other, by having the latter purchase fresh food (for free via vouchers) from the former. We are also in the process of starting 2 new bakeries which will help feed thousands.
 
We really need to reach out to your community to remind them about the situation in and around Jerusalem and Gaza as well as the hardships our brothers and sisters are facing. I hope to visit your community in April, May, June or beyond.
 
Please remember many of our recipients are surviving on less than $1 per day! Not to mention all the other hardships they face daily.
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Community Picnic at Clement Park

Posted on Apr 25 , 2010 in Blog & Events

Our first community picnic will be held on Saturday, May 16th, at Clement Park

7306 West Blowles Avenue, Littleton, CO 80123

Stay tuned for more details!