Phase 2 - Opening doors this week

Alḥamdulillāh, we're settling in to 30 Queen Street and we'll be opening for Jumu'ah and events this week.

We're now attempting to raise £10k to cover our daily running costs and internal decoration works.

£486 of £10,000 raised

After more than 2 years of searching, we have signed a lease agreement for a location we feel is suitable for use as a community centre. From the beginning, we had some conditions we thought would be necessary to cater for all of us in Loughborough:

  • A place near to us
  • A location with plenty of parking and easy access by road and foot
  • A building with two entrances
  • Enough space inside to accommodate our sisters, families and children for the variety of activities around town

30 Queen Street is a three-storey warehouse and office unit of brick and block consisting of just shy of 100 sq m. Internally the building benefits from a main office area set over three floors, a warehouse/workshop area and toilet/bathroom areas on the ground and first floors. The car park can fit an estimated 15 cars with front and rear entrances on a quiet cul-de-sac. We have agreed a leasehold at £8.95k/annum. This should easily provide us enough space for:

  • Khuṭub (Khuṭbah) of Jumu’ah / Ṣalātul-‘Īd in English
  • Monthly Youth Programme Activities
  • Sisters’ Circles
  • Weekly Classes for kids and adults
  • And much more!

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Support the future of Loughborough

Our lease agreement is for an initial period of 5 years with 2 years paid up-front. Beyond the cost of the yearly lease, we have identified some additional costs that donations will be used for:

  • Installing carpets and flooring where necessary
  • Internal decoration where necessary
  • A sound system for the whole building
  • Fitting smart thermostats to temperature control the space
  • Any repairs and touch-up work to bring the building up to standard
  • Monthly bills for the upkeep of the building such as energy, water or council tax

Inside and Out

Q Abu Musa reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said:

"Every Muslim must give Sadaqa." They said, "And if he does not find anything (to give)?" He replied, "Then he should work his hands, benefit himself and then give Sadaqa." They asked, "And if he is unable to or does not do it?" He replied, "Then he should help someone with a great need." They said, "And if he does not do it?" He replied, "Then he should command the good or command the correct." They said, "And if he does not do that?" They said, "He should refrain from evil. That is Sadaqa for him."

Narrated in Sahīh al-Bukhāri (6022). Also narrated in Sahīh Muslim (1008)

عَنْ أبي موسى الأشعري قَالَ: قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم

عَلَى كُلِّ مُسْلِمٍ صَدَقَةٌ قالوا: فإنْ لَمْ يَجِدْ؟ قالَ: فَيَعْمَلُ بيَدَيْهِ فَيَنْفَعُ نَفْسَهُ ويَتَصَدَّقُ قالوا: فإنْ لَمْ يَسْتَطِعْ أوْ لَمْ يَفْعَلْ؟ قالَ: فيُعِينُ ذا الحاجَةِ المَلْهُوفَ قالوا: فإنْ لَمْ يَفْعَلْ؟ قالَ: فَيَأْمُرُ بالخَيْرِ أوْ قالَ: بالمَعروفِ قالَ: فإنْ لَمْ يَفْعَلْ؟ قالَ: فيُمْسِكُ عَنِ الشَّرِّ فإنَّه له صَدَقَةٌ.

الراوي : أبو موسى الأشعري | التخريج :أخرجه البخاري (6022) واللفظ له، ومسلم (1008)