Gaza Masjid Appeal


    Five years ago, Khitam and Entisar Hasanayn, two elderly ladies from the Gaza Strip, donated a plot of land on which the local community could build a much-needed mosque.

    The 280 metres square parcel of land was intended to serve the inhabitants of Az-Zawaydah, a small farming village of some 16,000 people located in the centre of the Gaza Strip.

    Work started on Masjid al-Ruwwad in 2006 but soon ground to a halt as the economic climate worsened for Gazans in general and for farmers in particular as a result of the continuing Israeli blockade.

    With the nearest mosque in the area approximately one kilometre away, the faithful continue to face a daily struggle to attend.

    In response to the problem, UWT has undertaken to complete the remaining construction work on Masjid al-Ruwwad. Once it is completed the single-storey mosque is intended to cater for 500 Muslims and also provide Islamic education and social services to the community.

    The cost of seeing the project through to fruition is £38,000. It’s a small price to pay for an activity that brings immense reward from Allah. Please donate generously.

    The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said: "Whoever builds a mosque, desiring thereby Allāh's pleasure, Allāh builds for him the like of it in paradise." (al-Bukhari)