In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Alhamdulillah. Al-Umma Center of Santa Clarita Valley (AUCSCV) Board of Directors is happy to announce the fulfillment of the much-anticipated establishment of an Islamic Center in Canyon Country!
Today, On July 19, 2013, by Allah SWT’s will and grace and at the beginning of the blessed month of Ramadan, Al-Umma Center of Santa Clarita Valley (AUCSCV) opened escrow to acquire a building situated on approximately one acre centrally located in Canyon Country at 18027 Sierra Hwy at a cost of $900,000. Inshallah, we expect to close escrow on August 31, 2013.
This project was driven by the community’s vision and generous support in the form of pledges and donations totaling approximately $120,000, which were made by the Muslim families in Santa Clarita, their extended families and friends throughout the nation.
In order to close escrow and undertake needed improvements on the building, we need to raise a minimum of $190,000 of additional funds. $250,000 of the collected funds will go towards the down payment, and $60,000 will go towards permits, construction and improvement costs.
We have been blessed to secure Islamic-compliant financing for the remaining needed funds of $650,000 which must be raised in the next few years.
Six months ago the community began this journey towards a permanent Masjid in Canyon Country and promised to work diligently to identify, negotiate and open escrow for a property. Al-Umma Center also promised the community that no pledges will be collected until escrow is opened. Now is the time for the community members to fulfill their pledges and contact family and friends to inspire them to donate to this worthy cause during this holy month of Ramadan.
Furthermore, Al-Umma Center ensures that all donations are used for the sole purpose you have intended them for, and if the escrow process is not concluded successfully, 100 % of your paid donations will be promptly refunded to you.
Allah SWT Says in Surat Al-Baqara
مَثَلُ الَّذِينَ يُنْفِقُونَ أَمْوَالَهُمْ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ كَمَثَلِ حَبَّةٍ أَنْبَتَتْ سَبْعَ سَنَابِلَ فِي كُلِّ سُنْبُلَةٍ مِائَةُ حَبَّةٍ وَاللَّهُ يُضَاعِفُ لِمَنْ يَشَاءُ وَاللَّهُ وَاسِعٌ عَلِيمٌ
The example of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah is like a seed [of grain] which grows seven spikes; in each spike is a hundred grains. And Allah multiplies [His reward] for whom He wills. And Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing.
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Al-Umma Center of Santa Clarita Valley