Masjid Aisha: Building a House in Jannah
An-Nadaa Educational Foundation is the first government certified Muslim organization on the ground to make a change for the poor and needy Muslims in Nigeria, actively involved in launching and managing educational, da’wah and welfare projects across underprivileged communities in Nigeria.
An-Nadaa is building Masajid in villages across Zaria state in Nigeria to open avenues for the local public to learn Islam and experience the bond of brotherhood established by a masjid.
Allah mentions in Surah Nur:
فِي بُيُوتٍ أَذِنَ اللَّهُ أَن تُرْفَعَ وَيُذْكَرَ فِيهَا اسْمُهُ يُسَبِّحُ لَهُ فِيهَا بِالْغُدُوِّ وَالْآصَالِ
[Such niches are] in Masajid which Allah has ordered to be raised and that His name be mentioned therein; exalting Him within them in the morning and the evenings.
Uthman bin Affan narrated that he heard Allah’s Messenger ﷺ say: “Whoever builds a Masjid for (the sake of) Allah, then Allah will build a similar house for him in Paradise.” [Jami’ at-Tirmidhi]
Masjid Aisha is one such masjid being built in a village which has had no access to any masjid. People usually congregate under the open skies or under the shade of trees to pray.
Who is An-Nadaa?
GlobalSadaqah.com has stepped in and joined hands with An-Nadaa Educational Foundation which is the first government certified Muslim organization on the ground to make a change for the poor and needy Muslims in Nigeria.
An-Nadaa Educational Foundation is an Islamic non-profit organization actively involved in launching and managing educational, da’wah and welfare projects across underprivileged communities in Nigeria.
An-Nadaa has managed to reach out and help a huge segment of the underprivileged Muslim communities in and around Zaria city, Nigeria through their welfare projects.
Benefits of Masjid Aisha
In Nigeria almost 80% of the population earn less than $2 a day and over 40% of children do not have access to primary education.
Masjid Aisha will be helping the local community by providing:
Basic Primary Education for Children
Basic Classes to teach Foundational Islamic Studies
Halaqat (Circles of Knowledge) after every Prayer
Masjid Aisha would create a safe space for women to learn Islam.
The Prophet ﷺ said: “The most beloved of places to Allah is the Masjid, and the most detested of places to Allah is the marketplace.” [Sahîh Muslim]
The building of a masjid is a way for a person to continue to earn a multitude of blessings even after death. How?
Abu Hurairah reported: The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, “When a man dies, his deeds come to an end except for three things: Sadaqah Jariyah (ceaseless charity); a knowledge which is beneficial, or a virtuous descendant who prays for him (for the deceased).” [Muslim].
إِنَّمَا يَعْمُرُ مَسَـجِدَ اللهِ مَنْ ءَامَنَ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الاٌّخِرِ وَأَقَامَ الصَّلَوةَ وَءاتَى الزَّكَوةَ وَلَمْ يَخْشَ إِلاَّ اللهَ فَعَسَى أُوْلَـئِكَ أَن يَكُونُواْ مِنَ الْمُهْتَدِينَ ﴿
”The Masajid of Allah shall be maintained only by those who believe in Allah and the Last Day, perform As-Salat (Iqamat –as-Salat), and give Zakat and fear none but Allah. It is they who are on true guidance.” [Surah At-Taubah, 18]
By helping establish this Masjid, our donors have the unique opportunity for being of the very first people to help their Muslim brothers and sisters directly on the ground in Nigeria. For every prostration and beneficial knowledge gained by the people, the donors of the Masjid get an equivalent reward.
It’s not just about the quantity of the donation. The main aim is the quality of our donations and being a part of establishing a House of Allah.