Mashallah, Houston is a thriving city and momeneen are working hard to undertake projects for the future of our community here. Below are some of the projects currently ongoing in Houston.
IEC Clear Lake Center
The IEC Center in Clear Lake is a rapidly growing masjid within the Shia community. The current facility is one of a kind since the next closest Shia center is about 40 miles away. As such, this center is home to several families who cannot make the long drive elsewhere. In addition to offering services on Tuesdays (Dua-e-Tawassul) and Thursdays (Dua-e-Kumail) every week, we are proud to offer daily Ramadan and Muharram programs and various youth programs for the South-East Houston/Galveston area Shia families. However, the Shia community has clearly outgrown this rental facility which is only 900 sq ft, has two small halls, one shared restroom and no kitchen. Such being the circumstances, we are in the process of buying a bigger facility to meet the needs of our community. The proposed new facility comprises of 1.8 acres of land with an existing metal structure which will provide 2400 sq ft (pls see attached pictures). This facility already includes separate prayer areas, separate kitchens and restrooms. It is located at 2619 Kentucky Ave, League City TX 77573 and costs $250,000. Prior fundraising has raised the sum of $95,311 but our goal is to raise $350,000 so that there is no loan incurred as part of the expenses and also so that necessary renovations can be made. As a 501©3 organization, IEC will provide a tax receipt for all donations. For more information or to make a contribution, please contact: Brother Hadi Elmi (713) 851 1256, email firstname.lastname@example.org, Brother Zuhair Dhanji (832) 692 4682, email email@example.com
With the dedicated efforts of the momeneen, the cemetery works have been making good progress. The site layout has been finalized; and the cemetery fence fabricated and shipped from overseas, has landed in US. To progress the works in a timely manner, continued financial support from momeneen is required. Please participate by contributing and encouraging others to contribute for the Jafaria Cemetery. More info and to donate to the project please visit @ http://jafariacemetery.org/jafaria
Masjid-al-Rasul (Fifth Ward) Construction
This is history in the making of a NEW Masjid Construction effort established to help uplift the indigenous, impoverished and oppressed
community of 5th Ward, Houston, TX with the purifying and revitalizing message of the Quran and the Ahlul Bayt (as).
More info and to donate to the project please visit @ http://www.firstgiving.com/masjidalrasul
IEC Expansion Project
Early development of the new IEC property is expected to start soon. Architectural plans are being finalized and the new school building construction
is top priority in 2015-16.
More info and to donate to the project please visit @ http://www.iec-houston.org/
WISE Learning & Sports (WISE)
WISE Learning & Sports (WISE), a non-profit educational institution was established to address the challenges parents face to raise their children in a safe and productive environment that promotes academic, fitness and moral excellence. The state-of-the-art tutoring and sports facilities provides a safe, secure, and positive solution to this essential need. With the help of the Houston community, WISE is opening a state of the art facility in Houston. The cost of the project is $1.4 million which includes a build out of the 58,000 square foot space including multiple sports gyms for boys and girls, an indoor swimming pool, a large community banquet hall and multiple classrooms. The project has currently raised over $815,000 and needs to raise an additional $585,000 to complete the construction.