New Masjid Project

Seismic Strengthening and Extension

Lower Hutt Islamic Centre is the only Islamic Centre serving the needs of the Lower Hutt Muslim community since 1997, Alhamdulillah

Recent assessment of the existing building based on New Building Standards (NBS) indicated that the Islamic Centre is Earthquake prone. We need to repair the masjid immediately (Phase 1). In addition, to cater to the needs of the increasing Muslim population, we are also planning to extend the current Masjid, build 25 car parks and a play area to keep our kids and adults connected with the Masjid (Phase 2) inshaaAllah.

Total estimated cost of the project – 1,000,000 NZD

Phase 1: Seismic Strengthening of the current building – $150,000

An Engineering firm has been contracted in Oct 2020 to design the seismic strengthening of the current Masjid, and as soon as we submit the designs to the Hutt City Council, we will find a Builder and start strengthening the Masjid. Our aim is to get this done before Ramadan 2021. It is estimated to cost anywhere between 80,000 NZD to 200,000 NZD. We need your support to raise this money immediately.

Phase 2: Extend the current Masjid, and build a car park and play area.

The plan is to extend the masjid (see plan below) and use the green space next to the Masjid by building car park (25 spaces) and recreational facilities for kids and adults.

Total area of the masjid (current and extension)- 6700 sq ft.

Please donate per sq ft or any amount

1 sq ft = $150

2 sq ft = $300

10 sq ft = $1500.

Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said – Whoever builds a mosque for the sake of Allah, then Allah will build for him a house like it in Paradise.” – [Sahih al-Bukhari, Sahih Muslim]

Please donate generously and secure a house in paradise InshaaAllah.

Account name: Hutt Valley Trust

Account number: 02-0534-0189354-05