Asslamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakahtu,
Hello from Muslims in Oamaru,
We are Muslim community base in small town in New Zealand called Oamaru. That very well known as Victorian town with the Blue Penguin colony and Steampunk. We are small but growing Muslim community that mix culture from Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Fiji, Jordan, Turkey, Bangladesh, Srilanka and Egypt.
When I started this campaign we used to move from house to house for our activity such as Sholat fardu, Taraweh, Iftar, Reading Qur'an lesson for kids and Regular lesson about Islam for Adult.
Until one of Brother Community kindly let us use his house Garage as Temporary place for Pray activity. This garage capacity is 25 people for all adult or up to 30 people if we mix adult and kids meanwhile the Muslim population in Oamaru its around 60 people this tell us that if all of us come to gathering and want to pray together there is no enough space.
Oamaru is transit place for people traveling within the South Island. And when our Muslim brothers and sisters transit and looking for place to pray as well as to fresh up. It would have been better if we had a proper place where they can use the toilet at the same time.
Because of your Generous Donation since 27 January 2017 we have manage to rent this place at 2 Trent Street , Oamaru.
After over 3 years renting 2 Trent Street the time has come when our Landlord decided to put the building into Market. That force us to find an alternative property for Oamaru Islamic Centre. Our Curent property cost $1.082.92 per month with operational cost of$ 18.000 per year.
In response to our Landlord decision The Committees now has started to look for an alternative to buy own property and in order to do that we need to have at least $ 50.000 in bank account to be able to make an over to the property that might cost between $350.000 to $ 550.000.
We have now separate bank account to save for own Property for Masjid. This is the time for the Muslim Association of Oamaru to step up and buy own property and we need kindly need your make it happen.
To Support Oamaru Islamic Centre to buy own property for Masjid please kindly send your donation to:
Muslim Association of Oamaru Incorporated A/C 03-0937-0018293-01 Swift Code : WPACNZ2W , Westpac Oamaru 155 Thames Street, Oamaru9400 New Zealand
Jazakumullah Khairan Katsira
Treasurer of Muslim Association of Oamaru