Phase 3 Project Update

Long Term Vision

  • Build a facility for community to Learn, Play and Pray together
  • Purchase land to build School, Gym and Masjid 
  • Build the facility in phases
  • Design the facility such that it can be expanded in future when needed
  • Build decent facility with low maintenance cost
  • Facility should satisfy the needs of all segments of community 
  • Intent of building is to have maximum usage
  • Continuous Sadaqe-Jaria for volunteers and donors

Vision Execution (Multi-Phase Plan):

  • Phase 0 – Alhumdullilah purchased 13 acres of land in June 2008
  • Phase 1 – Alhumdullilah completed School and Gym in September and November 2010 respectively
  • Phase 2 – Alhumdullilah completed Masjid and Basement Community Hall in January and May 2015 respectively
  • Phase 3 – Alhumdulillah completed School Expansion in August 2019
  • Next Phase – Daycare and Gym expansion, Insha’Allah (TBD)

Current Usage:

  • Alhumdulillah every day from Fajr until almost 10pm, there is some beneficial activity going on, be it salah, education, sports, or social
  • Daarul Uloom has grown from less than 5 students in 2002, to current enrollment of 200+ Masha’Allah
  • The first class that started as PreK1 has graduated from 12th grade in 2018-19 school year Masha’Allah
  • Gym is heavily used by all entities having programs at Masjid (Daarul Uloom, Quran Academy, Youth Group, Hafs Quran Memorization Center, Sunday School, Kids Sports, Sports activities for community Youth/Brothers every night, and for Sisters on Saturday and Sunday)

What Are We Building Next?

  • Dedicated gym for girls, with workout room 
  • Playgroup/Daycare for children under 3 years​ (income generator and sustainability plan for school​)

Gym Expansion

  • More than 50% of attendees of all Masjid programs currently happening are girls
  • Current gym is unable to provide our girls total privacy, with availability at the convenient times when they are already here in the facility attending programs
  • Some activities have been cancelled and/or restricted
    Many communities around country, employ youth directors to bring children and youth to Masjid. Alhumdulillah with the programs, Imam, and facility we have, it is a blessing that children and youth attendance has significantly increased in Masjid

School Sustainability Plan

  • There is a need for school to have a sustainability plan where it doesn’t rely totally on donations
  • Playgroup for children under 3 years is a need for some families in our community, and many others in Peoria community at large
  • For this purpose, Playgroup is being planned, which will help generate money for school

Construction Status

  • Currently working on finalizing plans for girls’ gym and day care. Insha’Allah will give an update to community soon.

Fundraising Status

  • We will Insha’Allah do the next phase of fundraising once the Daycare and Girls Gym expansion plans are finalized

May Allah SWT accept efforts done by all the brothers and sisters on this project, and make it a source of Khair for our community, and Sadaqe Jariya for everyone who contributed to this project with either their duas, time, money or efforts. A’ameen.