New Masjid Project
Since 2005, your Muslim brothers and sisters in Ruston, Louisiana, have been living under the possibility of losing our current Islamic Center of North Louisiana (ICNL) to the State planned expansion of Louisiana Tech University. Unfortunately, this possibility has now become a reality! Recently, the State of Louisiana has officially informed us that Louisiana Tech University is establishing its new Research Park on certain properties adjacent to university campus, including the ICNL. Consequently, we need to move out of our current location very soon.
Certainly, upgrading the research facilities of Louisiana Tech University is a good objective that all members of ICNL cherish and applaud. However, relocating ICNL presents some problems for Muslims in Ruston and in the surrounding areas. Since serving students and faculty require the new location of ICNL to be in close proximity to the university campus, we have been searching for an appropriate lot near the campus on which we can build our new Masjid. We discovered that the costs of buying the lot and of building similar facilities to what we currently have are extremely high and far exceed (by about one million dollars) the amount of compensation that the State has offered for our current location.
After the Almighty Allah, we have only our beloved and generous brothers and sister like you to appeal for help. The enclosed flier provides further information. We hope and expect that you would personally contact the brothers and sisters near you and encourage them also to donate generously to the noble cause of establishing a new Masjid to serve Muslims in Ruston for generations to come. The task before us all is huge and urgent, so please help!
Donations can be made by checks, direct bank deposits and by online credit card transactions. All donations are tax deductable as ICNL is registered as a nonprofit organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
1511 North Trenton Street
Ruston, LA 71270 USA
ICNL New Masjid Fund
Account Number: 2116057
Routing Number: 111102758
"By no means shall you attain Al-Birr (righteousness, piety) unless you give (freely, in Allah's cause) of that which you love, and whatever of good you spend, Allah knows it well."
The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: "He who builds a Masjid for Allah (swt), as big as a bird's nest or smaller, Allah (swt) will build for him a house in Paradise."