AR UGANDAN DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
SUPPORTING THE WORLD IN BUILDING STRONGER COMMUNITIES
As we approach the holy month of Ramadan, our hearts are filled with joy and a deep sense of gratitude for all that we have.
At AR Rihla Projects, we have the privilege of serving ALLAH in providing our services to communities and make a difference in people's lives.
Story behind this project
In 2021, we built a masjid in Uganda, for the sake of Allah. This space accommodates up to 200 worshippers and provides a safe space for the community to come together and connect with one another.
Although the initial phase 1 was complete, laying the foundations and providing a safe space for worshippers to worship Allah.
We still needed to complete phase 2 which would make this a comfortable place of worship.
Phase 1 of this project serves as a reminder of the power of faith and unity. The community's unwavering commitment to their faith and to one another is a source of hope and inspiration for all those seeking to serve Allah and make a positive impact in their communities.
Join us in supporting the second phase completion of this masjid and be part of something truly special.
In March 2023, we set out on a journey to visit the masjid situated in the rural village. As we drove closer to our destination, we couldn't help but notice the rough terrain and the challenging living conditions of the local community.
When we arrived at the masjid, we were awestruck by its beauty view from the hill the masjid was built on. However, it wasn't just the view that left a lasting impression on us. We were moved by the simple mud houses that our fellow Muslim brothers and sisters called home.
Seeing first-hand the challenges they faced every day gave us a deeper understanding of their struggles.
Our car got stuck on the rough terrain, and we had to continue our journey on foot. It was tough going, but the experience brought us even closer to the community we had come to visit.
In the end, the visit to the masjid gave us invaluable insight into how we can truly support the Ugandan community. It was an eye-opening experience that we will never forget.
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We plan to build a community water pump as they have no access to clean water, as well as build a toilet facility as their present facilities are nothing more than a hole in the ground with two planks of wood across it.
Additionally, we would like to lay carpet as the concrete floor of the masjid is cracked and rough, making it difficult for worshippers to pray comfortably.
It's heartbreaking to see such a beautiful masjid not totally provide the community with the basic essentials needed to worship Allah.
We believe that we can make a difference. We're calling on your generosity to help us raise £3200 for this project. With your support, we can redecorate, lay new carpets, build toilets, and install a community water pump outside the masjid to make it a community.
For £1200, we can provide access to clean water for a village that has no access to it for miles, this pump will invite the whole community to the masjid from all faiths with the hope to spread the message of Islam.
For £800, we can build toilets that will bring dignity and respect to our fellow Muslims, at present they are using a hole in the ground which isn't befitting for the Muslims as there is no water making it difficult to clean themselves and make Wudu.
For £600, we can lay new carpets that will make the masjid a comfortable and welcoming place to worship.
And for £600, we can redecorate the masjid, repair the roof and fit a separator for the sisters to worship Allah in peace without the worry of men watching them.
If we are able to raise enough money, we would also like to build a house for the Imam to stay on site. This would be game changing for the surrounding villages, giving them a consistent source of guidance, to deter robbers.
Once the community well has been built, this will be the main source of water for the surrounding villages, having an imam on site to oversee the well and spread dawah from it will be the key component to this community development project.
The images being presented show the current facilities that are being utilised. However, it's important to consider the difference that can be made if we all come together. By uniting our efforts towards a common goal, we can create a positive impact on the Ugandan community and the environment. Every individual has the power to make a difference.
Our vision is to provide the Muslim community in Uganda with a complete and comfortable place of worship. We believe that everyone should have access to a safe and hygienic environment to worship, learn, and connect with one another. By building a community water borehole, toilets, and carpet in the masjid, we hope to create an environment that promotes wellness, inclusivity, and a sense of community. We aim to create a space that reflects the importance of worship in Islam and provides an environment that inspires and uplifts the spirits of all who come to pray.
Brothers and sisters, this is our chance to make a real difference.
Let's make the masjid a shining example of our faith in action.
Please donate generously to this important cause.
WAYS YOU CAN FUNDRAISE
Our Impact through a lens
Start a fundraising campaign: You can start your own fundraising campaign and encourage your family and friends to donate to the cause. You can use social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to spread the word and reach a wider audience.
Join the Quran Surah memorise challenge: You and your children can participate in the Surah memorise challenge and pledge to raise a certain amount of money for the Surah you choose to memorise. This is a great way to combine your love for the Quran with your passion for helping others.
Attend our Iftar events: We will be running various fundraising dinners, you can come and break fast with us, the Restaurant will be donating a % to this wonderful cause.
You can organise a fundraising event in your community or workplace. This can be a charity dinner, bake sale, or auction. Get creative and come up with a fun and engaging way to raise funds for the masjid.
Charity Football event, join us at our charity football tournament.
Volunteer your time: You can volunteer your time and skills to help with the fundraising efforts. This can include providing a service or skill for a donation towards the cause.
Spread the word: You can help us by spreading the word about the fundraising campaign. Share our social media posts, tell your family and friends about the cause, and encourage them to donate and join our fundraising team.
Remember, every little bit helps, and together we can make a difference. Let's work together to make the masjid a special place for our community