Assalamu alaikum dear Brothers, Sisters, and Friends - Your help is needed
'In movement is Life' and by the Grace of the Beloved Allah, Almiraj
Sufi and Islamic Study Centre has purchased the building you see above
in Broken Hill, NSW, where one of the oldest Mosques built by the
Afghan Cameleers in the late 1800's still stands. A very small Muslim
community currently resides in the town. The purpose of this building
is to establish a Sufi Centre and Sufi Book Shop. There is still space
available in the building for the establishment of a small business
to help with the upkeep of the building. Through the Grace of Allah
a few of our brothers and sisters have already relocated to Broken
Hill and are doing the best that they can in the restoration of the
building. Any brothers and sisters who would like to help in this
great effort are welcome to come for a period of time and join in
the work. (Please contact Almiraj Sufi
& Islamic Study Centre to make arrangements to visit). The
extra help will be greatly appreciated.
The building requires the following
work to be done in the immediate future:
1. Updating of electrical wiring throughout
the building ($10,000.00)
2. Plumbing update and installation of new bathroom facilities ($15,000.00)
3. Ceiling and plaster work ($8,000.00)
4. Flooring ($10,000.00)
5. Broken Shop front windows ($7,500.00)
6. Some parts of the roof, guttering and flashing need to be replaced
The building at 158 Argent St. Broken
Hill, is on the main st of the CBD, on a busy corner, and will be
a wonderful place for the Seeker of Knowledge and for those who are
sincere in making an effort towards the establishment of this place
for the sake of this great teaching. Almiraj Sufi and Islamic Study
Centre has purchased the building, but as you can see from the quotes
above, much more is needed to complete the work and for the doors
to be opened for ourselves and for the good people of Broken Hill,
and for those who come to visit. Indeed, it will be a beautiful and
inspiring place for learning.
My dear brothers, sisters, and friends,
if you can assist in any form, we will be eternally grateful for whatever
you contribute. If you are a tradesman and can assist physically with
any of the above mentioned or if you can donate a specific amount
towards one of these items, may Allah fill your heart with His Light,
Love and Knowledge. We will be grateful until the Day of Gathering.
Our Beloved Allah has said in the Holy
Qur'an "Who is he that will loan to Allah a beautiful loan, which
Allah will double unto his credit and multiply many times? It is Allah
that gives (you) Want or plenty, and to Him shall be your return."
(Holy Qur'an 2:245).
We have purchased an 8 tonne moving
truck to help those who would like to move from Hobart, Tasmania to
Broken Hill, NSW. By using the Centre truck and moving ourselves rather
than using a removalist company, the expense of each load has been
cut in half to $4,000.00. An average 3 BR home can be moved in one
The Murshid has been to Broken Hill
three times already, as has Muqaddam Ahmad. Through the Grace and
the blessings of Allah, Murshid Ali conducted Friday prayers recently
at the Afghan Mosque with the brothers and sisters. At the moment,
the residents are gathering at the Sufi Centre and our Brother Dawud
is leading the prayer and the reading of texts relevant to the teaching.
Our brother Yahya, may Allah look after him, has kept the Holy Qur'an
playing continuously 24hours a day to spiritually 'fumigate' the building
and fill it with tranquillity and peace. It has been said that the
Sufis are the People of the Hand (mukaffaf) because of their
generous nature and their desire to be with the Supreme Being, Allah.
If you are able to extend this hand a little further towards establishing
that which is needed most, we are truly grateful.
Donations can be made directly to
the Building Fund at The Bendigo Bank BSB 633000 Account #121864144
Almiraj Sufi & Islamic Study Centre. Please ensure that you put
your name in the reference field so that contributions can be acknowledged.
"And Allah speaks the Truth and
He guides to the Straight Path." And He also said "Remember
Me and I will remember you."
Wa assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah.
Murshid F. A. Ali ElSenossi at the Afghan
Mosque, Broken Hill