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Help us build a masjid in Auckland

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This campaign will collect all funds raised by March 31, 2025 at 10:45 AM EDT

Once established, Dar al Quran is committed to becoming operationally and financially sustainable, with a plan in place to establish this.


Building the Hillsborough Masjid: A Home for Dar al Quran

We are excited to announce the launch of our Hillsborough Masjid Donation Drive, and we invite you to create a community hub for Muslims and a masjid in the Lynfield and Hillsborough area. Help us build a masjid in Hillsborough and earn yourself a house in Jannah.

At Dar Al-Quran, we believe in building more than just structures; we're constructing a foundation for our community's future. By just donating a brick here in this world, you can earn a reward of a house in the hereafter. With your support, we can create a sanctuary that fosters growth, connection, and faith.

About Dar al Quran:

Established in 2015, Dar al Quran has been a pillar of the Auckland Muslim community, dedicated to fostering a strong Muslim identity within the unique context of New Zealand. At Dar al Quran, we believe in building more than just structures; we're constructing a foundation for our community's future. The Hillsborough Masjid stands as a testament to our commitment to providing a nurturing environment for Islamic education, community connection, and spiritual growth.

The Need for the Hillsborough Masjid:

In 2021, Dar al Quran faced the challenge of eviction from our humble premises, which had served as our home for six years. However, through resilience and the grace of Allah, we have acquired a new property in Hillsborough, boasting breathtaking views of the Manukau Harbour. This new masjid will serve as a sanctuary for Muslims in the Lynfield and Hillsborough areas, filling a crucial gap in our community's infrastructure.

For New Zealand donors, email us at accounts@lotetree.nz to receive a 33% tax refund

Why Your Support Matters:

Unlike in wealthier Muslim communities, funding opportunities for projects like ours in New Zealand are limited. We rely heavily on community fundraising campaigns to realize our goals. Your support not only helps us build a physical structure but also contributes to the establishment of a vibrant community hub that fosters inclusivity, engagement, and social harmony.

Our Projects

In addition to the Hillsborough Masjid, Dar al Quran is actively involved in several community initiatives:

  • New Zealand Zakat Foundation: Mobilizing Zakat to strengthen our community's welfare and future.
  • The Halal Expo: Showcasing and supporting businesses catering to the Muslim consumer market.
  • The New Zealand Muslim Leadership Collective: Empowering community workers through professional development.
  • Dar al Quran Publishing: Translating and publishing classic Islamic texts for English-speaking audiences.

What we do 

At Lote Tree, our umbrella organisation, we believe that the Shariah offers the best solutions to the challenges we face as a community today. All of our programs and initiatives are aimed at providing solutions for the individuals and families from Shariah and creating a holistic environment where we learn, develop, and give back to our community.

What the Hillsborough Masjid Will Offer:

Our new masjid will be more than just a place of worship. It will feature various facilities to cater to the diverse needs of our community:

  • Office Spaces: Affordable office spaces will be available for lease by community organizations and social support providers, ensuring access to critical social services.
  • Counselling Room: A culturally appropriate space for counselling and family mediation services, addressing the mental health concerns facing our community.
  • Commercial Kitchen: A strictly halal kitchen available for hire by small businesses and catering services, promoting economic empowerment and entrepreneurship within the community.

Operational and Financial Sustainability:

Ensuring the long-term sustainability of Lote Tree and the Hillsborough Masjid is our commitment. Through diversified revenue streams, including tenanted spaces, multipurpose halls, and commercial kitchens, we aim to cover operational costs and provide essential community services.

Gifts

NZ$100: Buy a brick of the masjid
NZ$200: A free copy of the Nasim Limited Edition
NZ$500: A dedication on the Founders wall – A plaque acknowledging donors at the Hillsborough Masjid
NZ$1000: A dedicated plaque at the Hillsborough Masjid
NZ$15,000: Library naming
NZ$50,000: Musalla Naming and Antique Quran

 

Your support, regardless of the amount, is invaluable in realizing our shared vision of a thriving Muslim community in New Zealand.

Dar al Quran is a project of Lote Tree Trust (CC52495)



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Latifa Dauda month ago

A Heartfelt Thank You for Your Generosity!



Assalaamu 'Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,

With immense gratitude, we write to express our appreciation for your unwavering support and generous contributions to the Hillsborough Masjid. Thanks to your generosity, we reached our fundraising target of $750,000 by Eid al-Fitr 2024! Your donations have empowered us to take the next crucial step in our endeavor. 

We are now in a position to make the second deposit for the property, bringing us closer to realizing our dream of a dedicated space for worship, reflection, and community engagement. We will be receiving the keys to the property in May 2024 inshaAllah. Because the property is currently tenanted, we will have partial access to the property where we will begin to make the space usable for our intended purposes. 

As we move forward, we are committed to keeping you informed every step of the way, and inviting you to be part of our journey. If you would like to offer your skills and services towards this project, please fill out this Expression of Interest form.


Expression of Interest Form

Further to this, we still have $900k to pay off the property by May 2025. This will remain our priority until the property is paid off. Please consider donating via LaunchGood.

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Once again, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you for your invaluable support. Your kindness and generosity have brought us closer to realizing our shared vision, and we are profoundly grateful for your partnership in this endeavor. We look forward to celebrating this journey with you and welcoming you to the Hillsborough Masjid.



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