Support our Muslim brothers in need of covering the costs of building a Masjid. With that, more people can have the blessing of praying together in the mosque.
Ramadan is a holy month for Muslims, but for those residing in Japan, religious practice is quite challenging. They can find the month of fasting is difficult to follow. A masjid is significant for them to strengthen their faith and better understand Islam in their homeland. Apart from that, it can also be an opportunity to establish community relations in a non-Muslim country.
Ja’me Masjid Yokohama is situated in Kanagawa prefecture’s capital city – the second-largest city in Japan. It symbolizes the Islamic faith here. This mosque becomes a center of attention in serving the Muslim communities for such sermons, Al-Quran classes, interfaith dialogue, and festivals.
The mosque’s expansion project has ended and opens to the public on 16th October 2020. Before this, the building was only a 2-storey shophouse from December 2006 until recently. Alhamdulillah, now the Masjid can accommodate 1000 Muslims (in previous only 600 people).
The new facilities added in the new building
The kitchen area; makes it easier for the Muslim community’s da’wah activities to get halal food during iftar and suhoor
Conference room for a meeting of the Muslim community
Classes for the use of Japanese Children’s and Muslim Religious Classes
Japanese and other non-Muslim visitors are welcome here. To date, this Ja’me Masjid has become a tourist attraction for those who want to come and learn about Islam. We aimed this mosque as a cornerstone for creating social implications for locals here, both Muslim and non-muslims.
Among the activities held including:
- Declaring Shahadah
- Quranic Classes for Japanese Children
- Street Dakwah
- Halal Food Festival
- Cultural Festival
- Mosque Visitation
- Organize seminars targeting professionals like businesses, politicians, governmental officers.
- Distributing Islamic materials such as leaflets, books, Qur’an, and booklets in the Japanese language.
In this month of celebration, we urge all of you to preserve this House of Allah and support Islamic da’wah activities in Japan. The Muslim revert can observe Ramadan in a whole new experience during this fasting month. A sacred place to practice and share your faith is essential, but within minority Muslim communities, they do not always have this option.
Endow a portion of waqf to fund the needs for our brother’s mosque. The reward will flow to us even after we passing away as long as it gets utilized by others. May you attain His Jannah one day In Sha Allah.
Imagine thousands of people each day who would pray, attend every religious class conducted, and embrace Islam here. You will gain a fair share of all those activities from Allah SWT. Isn’t that something that will help our afterlife investment?
Abu Hurairah reported Allah’s Messenger as saying:
When a man dies, all his acts come to an end, but three: recurring charity, or knowledge (by which people benefit), or a pious offspring, who prays for him.