As you are probably already aware, Furqaan Academy in Bolingbrook Illinois has been trying to purchase a building for its Full-time Hifz and Islamic school.
Alhamdulillah we have $250,000 on hand and are short another $150,000. After many extensions, and mounds of paperwork later, we are finally at the point of a final closing in MAY 2010.
We have less than a month to come up with the money to close or risk losing this opportunity to buy this building.
Alhamdulillah, all our other hurdles from city approvals to guarantors for shariah financing have been resolved and only one hurdle remains – the $150,000.
We cannot afford to lose this building. Alhamdulillah, our enrollment is growing and we cannot accommodate these many students in the Masjid where we have been operating for 2 years. The building is ideally located almost next to the Masjid.
The community of Chicagoland has many Islamic schools and most of them are at capacity and have waiting lists. Our school is an important and welcome addition to the Islamic school system in the suburbs of Chicago. Our option, if God forbid we fail to get this building, is a nearby church that has agreed to rent to us. This is an option we would prefer not to consider.
It is with this in mind that we are declaring an Emergency and reaching out to the Muslims around the world to help us secure this location for our school. Time is short so we are appealing to you to donate or loan $1,000.
This is a great sadaqa jariya so consider donating on behalf of every member of your family or a relative or friend who is deceased. Also, your donations are tax-deductible.
Let’s make today a witness for us in this good deed. Let’s not let today leave us without recording this good deed for us and be a witness for us on the Day of Judgement that collectively today we made a difference and brought about tremendous good by not only donating ourselves, but encouraging others to do the same. Please pass this on to at least 5 people if not your whole mailing list so that we can achieve our goal on time.
If you are in the Chicagoland area, we invite you to our fundraising dinner.
Now perhaps some of you, especially those around the world and not in the Chicago, Illinois, USA, area, are not sure who we are, and so may hesitate and say “how do we know this is a legitimate organization and if the money is indeed going to the right cause?” For you I am including the list of organizations and people you can contact to verify our information.
1) Masjid Al-Islam, Bolingbrook, IL
We are heavily supported by the Bolingbrook, Illinois, community where we are buying this building. The Masjid in Bolingbrook – Masjid Al-Islam located at 560 E. Frontage Rd, Bolingbrook, IL. Visit www.bolingbrookmasjid.com or contact the President, Br Baig at 1-630-774-9626
2) Al-Furqaan Foundation
Furqaan Academy is owned and operated by Al-Furqaan Foundation, a tax-exempt, non-profit, dawah organization, founded in 2003. Visit www.al-furqaan.org or call the office at 1-630-620-0801
Al-Furqaan Foundation is also a member of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago or the CIOGC. CIOGC is an umbrella organization in Chicago that has over 54 Islamic organizations as its members. Visit www.ciogc.org
4) IQRA’ International Educational Foundation
IQRA’ is led by Dr Abidullah Ghazi who was recently listed on the 500 most influential Muslims in the world. Visitwww.iqrafoundation.com or call (847) 673-0004
May Allah open your hearts to give in his cause (ameen).
If you can afford to donate or loan a large amount or to buy the building now and we can buy back from you please call 1-630-620-0801 or email us
To donate or loan by mail,
444 E. Roosevelt Rd. #173,
Lombard, IL 60148.
To donate or loan over the phone,
Contact Br. Yunoos
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