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19/04/2015Toowoomba Masjid First Masjid in Toowoomba In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful Welcome to the Presentation Peace be.

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1 19/04/2015Toowoomba Masjid First Masjid in Toowoomba In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful Welcome to the Presentation Peace be upon you – Assalamu alaikum By Dr Shahjahan Khan Founding Professor of Statistics University of Southern Queensland, Australia Founding President, Islamic Society of Toowoomba Inc (1994) Vice President, Islamic Council of Queensland, President, Islamic Countries Society of Statistical Sciences (ISOSS),

2 Australia on the Globe 19/04/2015Toowoomba Masjid

3 Toowoomba in Australia 19/04/2015Toowoomba Masjid

4 Toowoomba City The Garden City of Australia About 1.5 hour driving distance from Brisbane, capital of Queensland. Current Job capital of Australia with more mining on Population is around 150,000 Over 1000 are Muslims. A 20% growth of Muslims in the city in the recent 2012 census. No Mosque in Toowoomba or Lockyer Valley and Darling Downs regions 19/04/2015Toowoomba Masjid

5 Picnic Point in Toowoomba 19/04/2015Toowoomba Masjid

6 Muslims in Toowoomba Islamic Society of Toowoomba Inc (IST) established in Incorporated/registered with the Queensland Government. IST is a member of the Islamic Council of Queensland (ICQ) based in Brisbane, and Australian Federation of Islamic Councils (AFIC), the peak body of all Muslims in Australia. First Eid Prayers in our backyard with Muslims. Around 800 adult Muslims in last Eid Prayers. Over 300 Muslims pray Jumaa on Fridays. IST has decided to purchase a property with two churches to use as a Masjid. 19/04/2015Toowoomba Masjid

7 Muslims in 2006 &2011 Census 19/04/2015Toowoomba Masjid

8 19/04/2015Toowoomba Masjid Islamic Society of Toowoomba Inc IST managing USQ Islamic Centre since 2000 IST managing USQ Islamic Centre since 2000 Serving the community and USQ students Serving the community and USQ students Growing Community – Afghan, Australia, Bosnia, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Malaysia, Singapore, Iraq, Iran, Oman, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Jordan, Palestine, UAE, … Growing Community – Afghan, Australia, Bosnia, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Malaysia, Singapore, Iraq, Iran, Oman, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Jordan, Palestine, UAE, … Islamic Centre is open for all Muslims. Islamic Centre is open for all Muslims. Engaged with Non-Muslim friends and Churches. Engaged with Non-Muslim friends and Churches. The Centre is inadequate for the current needs. The Centre is inadequate for the current needs.

9 USQ Islamic Centre 19/04/2015Toowoomba Masjid

10 Prayer Hall at Islamic Centre 19/04/2015Toowoomba Masjid

11 Islamic Centre Open Day 19/04/2015Toowoomba Masjid

12 Islamic Seminar at USQ 19/04/2015Toowoomba Masjid

13 No Masjid in Toowoomba The nearest Mosque is in Brisbane (120km). All Muslims in the city/region worship in a temporary facility provided by the USQ which is old and inadequate to meet the current and future needs. Muslims are in an urgent need for a Mosque of their own. IST, a government registered non-profit Islamic organisation, has decided to purchase a property to meet the growing need of a Mosque in the city. IST has initiated a major fundraising at home and abroad. 19/04/2015Toowoomba Masjid

14 Masjid Project USQ resolution in 1999 USQ resolution in 1999 Land purchase attempt 2007 Land purchase attempt 2007 Meeting with USQ VC, COO, Chief Engineer Meeting with USQ VC, COO, Chief Engineer Meetings with City Council Meetings with City Council Intense search of option in the last 2-3 years Intense search of option in the last 2-3 years Property came in market in September 2012 Property came in market in September 2012 VC & Chief Engineer keen about it. VC & Chief Engineer keen about it. No financial support from USQ No financial support from USQ 19/04/2015Toowoomba Masjid

15 A Part of an Eid Gathering 19/04/2015Toowoomba Masjid

16 Meeting Non-Muslims at the Islamic Centre 19/04/2015Toowoomba Masjid

17 Friday Juma Sermon 19/04/2015Toowoomba Masjid

18 Property for Masjid West St (corner of Stephan St) Toowoomba, Australia which is on sale. It is located about 5km from the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Less than 1km from Toowoomba hospital. Within 2km from the city centre. Total land size of the property is 2765sqm. 19/04/2015Toowoomba Masjid

19 Location of the Property 19/04/2015 Toowoomba Masjid

20 Main Church Building 19/04/2015Toowoomba Masjid

21 Three Structures 19/04/2015Toowoomba Masjid

22 Proposed Masjid (1960) 19/04/2015Toowoomba Masjid

23 Oldest Structure (1910) 19/04/2015Toowoomba Masjid

24 Second Church Building (1960) 19/04/2015Toowoomba Masjid

25 Three Structures 19/04/2015Toowoomba Masjid

26 Vacant Land for Parking 19/04/2015Toowoomba Masjid

27 19/04/2015Toowoomba Masjid Expand the great tradition

28 19/04/2015Toowoomba Masjid Add to great tradition

29 Fundraising Efforts Set up a trust to buy the property Set up a trust to buy the property Local committee for fundraising Local committee for fundraising Many local Muslims donate ONE month salary Many local Muslims donate ONE month salary Pledge for a payment plan Pledge for a payment plan Support from the Mufti, Mayor, AFIC, VC Support from the Mufti, Mayor, AFIC, VC Strong support group in Brisbane Strong support group in Brisbane Arab students trying to get donations Arab students trying to get donations Small community require outside support Small community require outside support 19/04/2015Toowoomba Masjid

30 Support from the Grand Mufti 19/04/2015Toowoomba Masjid

31 Support from AFIC 19/04/2015Toowoomba Masjid

32 Support from Mayor & VC 19/04/2015Toowoomba Masjid

33 How much to donate? What is in exccess! What is in exccess! How much of Jannah you want! How much of Jannah you want! How much Allah enables you! How much Allah enables you! Defeat and Frustrate Shaitan Defeat and Frustrate Shaitan AUD$9000 will buy 1% of Masjid area AUD$9000 will buy 1% of Masjid area AUD$3334 will buy 1 sqm of Masjid AUD$3334 will buy 1 sqm of Masjid AUD$2667 will buy 1 sujud area AUD$2667 will buy 1 sujud area Compete in good deed – envious in 2 cases Compete in good deed – envious in 2 cases 19/04/2015Toowoomba Masjid

34 When and how to donate? For contract deposit - asap For contract deposit - asap For settlement – within nine month For settlement – within nine month Workout a payment plan Workout a payment plan Set up direct transfer to the account Set up direct transfer to the account Deposit cash in any branch of Heritage Bank Deposit cash in any branch of Heritage Bank Bank Account Details for Mosque Project: Account Name: Islamic Society of Toowoomba Inc Bank/Branch Name: Heritage Bank, Toowoomba Main Branch Branch Address: 400 Ruthven St, Toowoomba, Q4350, AUSTRALIA BSB No , A/C No Swift Code: HBSLAU4T 19/04/2015Toowoomba Masjid

35 19/04/2015Toowoomba Masjid For more information…. Islamic Society of Toowoomba Homepage: General Info on Islam General Info on Islam History of Muslims in Australia History of Muslims in Australia Map of Muslim Countries Map of Muslim Countries DFAT Website on Muslims alia.html DFAT Website on Muslims alia.html alia.html alia.html


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