Masjid Shariff was founded by a small Muslim community in the 1980s, built with low-cost materials like nipa, sawali and coco lumber. One small renovation after another gradually transformed it into this concrete structure. Aside from being a place of worship, this mosque serves as the community town hall, a vital resource for the surrounding homes.
Masjid Shariff miraculously survived a series of fires and a rebel uprising. In September of 2013, this area served as ground zero for what came to be known later as the MNLF Siege of Zamboanga City. Majority of the surrounding houses were riddled with bullets and looted or burned to the ground. As families came back to rebuild their homes, they also dedicated whatever small resource they have into renovating the mosque. As you can see, they could only afford so much.
I am pleading for your generous hearts to donate any amount as we attempt to raise a total of $40,000. Your donations could realize the purchase of the 130 square-meter lot, set up solar panels to achieve energy independence, fix the leaky roof, finish the walls, paint the mosque, install ablution faucets, and do other miscellaneous renovations.
Masjid Shariff is counting on your gracious contribution.