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Live Appeal

Al-Ansari Foundation / Live Appeal

Raised: £28,020.35


Goal: £50,000

Build a Masjid Campaign

Our featured appeal is to establish a masjid in Paje which is located on the East Coast of Zanzibar, Tanzania, Africa. The population of Zanzibar is 98% Muslim and its peoples are extremely pious and practicing, but they are also humble and do not beg for aid. They live in dire poverty, but they wear this with dignity and patience.

The people of Paje do not have a masjid for miles around and have appealed to us to build a masjid for the community. We have bought the land, we have the permission to build, but we need your help to construct the masjid. When it is complete, it will also serve as a jummah and traveler’s masjid for visitors. Its minaret will stand as a symbol of Islam on the East Coast. 

What can you do to help?

The basic construction cost will be £50,000. You can either donate towards the target build cost, fundraise, or you can donate for a specific part of the build, so you can:

  • Give 100 people a place to pray for £500 each; 
  • Contribute towards Wudhu facility; 
  • Donate a Water Well for the worshippers.

If you would like to see the Architect’s drawings for the masjid, please click here. 

Why Donate for this Appeal?

Building a masjid comes with great reward and this is well known. Uthman ibn Affan reported:

The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever builds a masjid for Allah, then Allah will build for him a house like it in Paradise.

[Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 439, and Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 533]

You can help build the Paje Masjid by donating £500 for each Musalla (prayer place), or as much as you can afford, and in return Allah will build you a house in Jannah. The building of a masjid is a way for a person to continue to earn blessings even after his death.  Anas bin Malik reported he heard the Prophet (peace be upon him) say:

Seven deeds that their reward is still written for a person even after he dies in his grave; a knowledge he taught to others, fixing a river, digging a well, planting a palm tree, building a masjid or having a child that makes dua’a for him

[Saheeh Al-Targheeeb]

This is a very special project of enormous significance for the people of Paje and to you, the donor. It is not every day that you will get the opportunity to donate towards a masjid, which establishes a communal place of prayer for the first time.