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Riverstone masjid (project)

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Riverstone masjid (project)

  1. 1. Riverstone Masjid (Project) Owais Haq Shiraz Khan Kashif Khurshid July ‘15
  2. 2. Objective: Establish a Prayer facility within 1-3 Months That makes daily prayers convenient for residents of Riverstone, Sienna & other neighboring communities.
  3. 3. Agenda Efforts: • Promotion • The Plan • Cost structure • Progress on goals • Non-profit establishment • Location – Interest – Evaluation – Options
  4. 4. Promotion Current: • Primarily word of mouth • Social Media- Facebook, TW, LI (1-click sharing) • Periodic Email Campaigns • Website • Future Awareness: – Pass fliers at masjids – Create yard signs
  5. 5. Masjid What This will be (i’A): • A place for daily prayers • May offer Jumah & Taraveeh prayers • No full-time Imam • May offer a place for after-school Quran classes • Offer Dawah Material What it will not be: • A Community Center or Full-time School • Host major Islamic events/lectures
  6. 6. Proposal (Estimates) Riverstone Masjid Project Goal • One-time Setup: $15,000* • Monthly Expense: $5,000* – $3.5K - $4K Rent – $500 Utilities – $500 Other Expense TOTAL (6 mo.) Budget: $45,000
  7. 7. Proposal Progress Pledges: • 37% of Count (Current: 28; Goal: 75) • 40% of Amount (Current:$2K; Goal: $5K) Petition/Subscription: • 80 Signups (Goal: 500) Volunteer Interest: • 7 Applications
  8. 8. Partnering Considerations Organizations we’ve reached out too: • ISGH • Islamic Dawah Center • Masjid Al-Ahad Other Orgs: • MAS Katy • Al Farooq • Darul- Uloom • Al-Noor
  9. 9. Location: Survey
  10. 10. Location: Buy vs. Lease • Buy land $1M+ • Buy Shopping Complex: Ideal scenario is to create a self-sustaining model by having Masjid in back and stores in front • Leasing option: – Long term: 3-5 years – Short term: 1-2 years
  11. 11. Location: Leasing Options Consider further
  12. 12. Temporary Location (1 Year Lease)
  13. 13. Next Steps • Call a Townhall meeting to share findings • Find an aggressive real-estate agent • Possibly partner with a local NPO • Sign Lease Humble Beginnings…
  14. 14. Thank You.

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