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PROPOSAL FOR REDEVELOPMENT OF NAZARALI IMAMBARGAH, KURLA (W) MUMBAI بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِِ February 2012.

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Presentation on theme: "PROPOSAL FOR REDEVELOPMENT OF NAZARALI IMAMBARGAH, KURLA (W) MUMBAI بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِِ February 2012."— Presentation transcript:

1 PROPOSAL FOR REDEVELOPMENT OF NAZARALI IMAMBARGAH, KURLA (W) MUMBAI بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِِ February 2012

2 Table of Contents Background about Kurla, Mumbai. History of NazarAli Imambargah. Activities at Haji NazarAli Imambargah. Need for Redevelopment. Some Project Details. 2

3 Table of Contents Background about Kurla, Mumbai. History of NazarAli Imambargah. Activities at Haji NazarAli Imambargah. Need for Redevelopment. Some Project Details. 3

4 Background about Kurla Mumbai Kurla is situated in the Centre of Mumbai, close to the new business district in Mumbai - Bandra Kurla Complex. While the population of Kurla, can be generally termed as cosmopolitan, the proportion of Muslim population in Kurla is higher then what is generally found in other areas of Mumbai. It is estimated that there would be approximately Shia families living in and around Kurla (numbering to approximately 5,000 Shia population). 4

5 Table of Contents Background about Kurla, Mumbai. History of NazarAli Imambargah. Activities at Haji NazarAli Imambargah. Need for Redevelopment. Some Project Details. 5

6 History of Nazar Ali Imambargah, Kurla Mumbai. The foundation of the Imambargah was laid by Haji NazarAli Devji in He purchased the land and constructed the structure of the Imambargah (approximately 2,000 sq.ft.) and open space of approximately 3,500 sq.ft. Haji NazarAli Devji formed the KSI Imambargah and Kabrastan Trust on 11 th August 1921 (Registration No. B – 786 (Bom)- and handed over the Imambargah Property to the Trust. Jaffery Madressa started in 1981 at Haji Nazarali Imambada, Kurla, Mumbai India with the support of Late Hamza Bhai Devji Jamal. In 1985 Muharram Majlises at the Imambargah were extended from being conducted for upto 13 days to 40 days. Until 1987 the Imambargah and Trust continued to be managed by Hamzabhai, the legal heir of late NazarAli Devji. Due to his failing health he could not continue to manage the Imambargah and Trust any more and therefore he handed over the property and the Trust to Khoja Shia Ithna Ashari Jamat, Mumbai – which has been managing the Imambargah since then. 6

7 History of Nazar Ali Imambargah, Kurla Mumbai. In 1991 Other religious / programs / Functions started during the months of Rajab, Shaban and Ramzan, including special functions on 15 th Shabaan and 9 th Rabi-ul-Awwal. In 2000 a computer academy was established for community students (at subsidised fees) In 2002 Daily Iftaar arrangements during the month of Ramzan was started. Currently Office Bearers of KSI Jamat, Mumbai are Trustees of the KSI Imambargah and Kabrastan Trust. These include : Haji Safdar Karmali – President of KSI Jamat, Mumbai Haji Sabir Rashid – Vice President of KSI Jamat, Mumbai Haji Shabbir Mukadam – Treasurer of KSI Jamat, Mumbai Haji Yasin Badami – Managing Committee Member of KSI Jamat, Mumbai Advocate Sajjad Patel – Legal Advisor to KSI Jamat, Mumbai 7

8 Table of Contents Background about Kurla, Mumbai. History of NazarAli Imambargah. Activities at Haji NazarAli Imambargah. Need for Redevelopment. Some Project Details. 8

9 Activities at Haji NazarAli Imambargah 9 Daily Madressa is running since the last 29 years, which includes boys and girls. Currently it is attended by 120 students. Felicitation programs are held for Shia students each academic year by distributing school stationary packs to every child before the commencement of the academic year at the Imambargah. Daily Jamaat Namaaz is conducted. Various Socio-Religious activities are conducted at the NazarAli Imambargah throughout the year like:

10 Activities at Haji NazarAli Imambargah 10 Approximately momimneen are served Iftari every day in the month of Ramzan. Aamal of Shab-e-Qadr on all three Nights followed by Sehri is also arranged at the Imambargah. In the month of Ramzan two Quran Khwani programmes are held. Additionally religious lectures are held before Iftaar.

11 Activities at Haji NazarAli Imambargah 11 Majalis for 50 days during Moharram and Safar which is attended by approximately 1,000 – 1,500 people for the first 13 days and by people daily thereafter for the rest of the mourning period. Majalis on every Thursday are arranged and also on the occasion of shahadat and Wiladat of Masoomeen (as). Grand functions and Jashn and prize Distribution programs are kept on the occasion of Wiladat of Masoomeen (as). During the year there are various occasions wherein the Niyaz (Food) is served to Mo'meneen Nikah Ceremonies for Momineen living in the vicinity of the Imambargah.

12 Table of Contents Background about Kurla, Mumbai. History of NazarAli Imambargah. Activities at Haji NazarAli Imambargah. Need for Redevelopment. Some Project Details. 12

13 The NazarAli Imambargah structure has only one hall of approx. 2,000 sq. ft. The structure of the Imambargah is now 90 yrs old and hence during Monsoons there are various places from where water seepages occur. During Monsoons additional expenses to construct temporary shed for open area behind Imambargah and at the entrance is incurred every year. During Moharram, Ramzan and other functions there is severe shortage of space due to huge crowd and temporary partition is to be made to separate ladies and gents. 13 Curtain Partition for Ladies Need for Redevelopment

14 Ladies, Gents and Children are forced to sit in the open Courtyard on various occasions. 14 Momeneen Having Iftar in Open Courtyard Momeneen are Sitting in Open Courtyard Need for Redevelopment

15 There are only 4 toilets in the Imambargah complex. Considering the number of people who visit the Imambargah this is not sufficient. Currently there is no proper segregation of ladies toilet area. There is no separate Wuzu Khana for ladies in the present structure. 15 Wuzu Khana Gents Toilet Ladies Toilet Need for Redevelopment

16 Presently there is no place for cooking and same is done in the entrance area thereby causing inconvenience to people entering the Imambargah. 16 Temporary shed Cooking place & Equipments for Niyaz Imambargah Entrance Need for Redevelopment

17 17 Due to shortage of space it is not possible to have multiple programs at the same time. Due to Shortage of space at times when a large crowd is expected it becomes difficult to manage Ladies & Gents programs together. Jamat Namaz gets affected if some Ladies Program is being conducted. The Madressa has to be rescheduled / cancelled on many occassions when some other large programs is scheduled at the Imambargah. Serving niyaz / iftaar to ladies and gents becomes difficult due to shortage of space. In the current arrangment there is not enough space for individuals to do their Ibadat in solace. For eg. In Shabe Qadr if Qaza Jamat Namaz are offered then there is no space for individual Ibadaat in Imambargah. Need for Redevelopment

18 18 Need for Redevelopment Keeping in mind the growing population in the area it is felt that a larger and a more intelligently planned space is the need of the time. For this the existing structure needs to be demolished and the Imambargah needs to be reconstructed with a fresh approach.

19 Table of Contents Background about Kurla, Mumbai. History of NazarAli Imambargah. Activities at Haji NazarAli Imambargah. Need for Redevelopment. Some Project Details. 19

20 Some Project Details As per the new plan it is proposed to rebuild the Imambargah currently as a 2 storied building (with a provision to construct further floors if required in future) in addition to one basement floor planned for Parking, which can also be used for other activities. Although the area as per proposed municipal plans is 7,503 sq.ft. it is estimated that another 2,777 sq.ft. will be available for use out of open areas and parking area which can be covered by way of sheds, thereby increasing the entire useable area of the Imambargah to 10,281 sq. ft. Additional Floor Space (FSI) of approximately 1,300 sq. ft., needs to be purchased from the open market to meet the full requirement as per the Proposed plan for the new Imambargah structure. 20

21 Floor Plan of Lower Ground Floor 21 The Lower Ground floor is to be primarily used for Parking. Additionally space is also planned for a kitchen, toilets and Wuzu khana.

22 Floor Plan of Upper Ground Floor 22 The Ground floor is to be used primarily as a Baitus Salat for Gents. It also has provision for Wuzu Khana, Mimber and Office. Ladies Entrance Gents Entrance This open space will be ultimately covered and brought in use by having a shed built o ver it.

23 Floor Plan of First Floor 23 The First floor is to used as a Baitus Salat for Ladies. It also has provision for Wuzu Khana, Mimber and Toilets.

24 Floor Plan of Second Floor 24 The Second floor is planned to be used as a community hall and for serving Niyaz, madrassa activity etc. This floors will also be used in Muharram for seating additional people for Majlis.

25 Total Usable Area in the Proposed new Building at NazarAli Imambargah to be over 10,000 sq. ft. 25

26 Estimated Project Cost (including Land value) 26

27 Estimated Project Contributions (including Land value) 27

28 Project Timelines 28

29 Project Donation Bank Details 29 For Donation you can directly deposit amount in our ; DCB Bank Account # favouring Khoja Shia Isnaashari Jamaat A/C Kurla Imambada

30 Fear Allah in relation to His House; do not abandon it as long as you live. If you should do that you would abandon your dignity. 30 Imam Ali (A.S.) In his last will and testament to his sons Imam Hasan (A.S.) and Imam Hussain (A.S.)


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