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For Donations of $25k
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Status:
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A permanent display located in the main Banquet Hall entrance to honor and recognize the individuals and families who contributed towards making Masjid Vaughan a reality.
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من بنى مسجدا يبتغي به وجه الله بنى الله له بيتا في الجنة
"Whoever builds a Masjid seeking Allah alone, Allah builds for him a house in paradise"
The Prophet Muhammad  ​صلى الله عليه وسلم
The City of Vaughan is home to a growing community of Muslims looking for a Masjid to call their own.​
​Risalah Foundation is pleased to announce the purchase of a turn-key property to establish Masjid Vaughan and a multi-purpose community space.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the property?
The property lies in the heart of downtown Vaughan.  The address will be disclosed as we approach closing and consolidate relationships with local government and neighbours. 
WhO PURCHASED THE PROPERTY?
Risalah Foundation purchased the property June 2nd, 2017 and will designate the property as a Waqf (an endowment governed by the Foundation).
when is the closing?
The closing is in January 2018.
How much was it sold for?
The property was sold for $2.8 million CAD.
What does the property include?
The property has 3 large buildings with over 13,000 sq. ft. of built-up area. 
Who is risalah foundation?
Risalah Foundation is a non-profit community organization founded in 2008. The Foundation has been serving the Vaughan community for over a decade and is supported by a multi-disciplinary team of volunteers, teachers and professionals who are 2nd and 3rd generation Canadians of diverse ethnic heritage.  Risalah has  a unique perspective and capacity to design and deliver locally relevant, authentic and inspiring initiatives in the fields of Islamic education, youth leadership, counselling and mentorship. Risalah Foundation is also recognized by governmental agencies and NGO’s across Ontario for its exceptional contribution to current national efforts to counter violent extremism while also tending to the spiritual needs and upliftment of society’s underprivileged and marginalized through its chaplaincy work.
WHAT IS THE AQIDA OF RISALAH'S LEADERSHIP?
The founders of Risalah Foundation are trained scholars from Ahl al-Sunna wal-Jama'a.  Their tenets of faith are based on the Quran and Sunna as understood by the four great Imams of the Sunni Tradition: Imam Abu Hanifa, Imam Malik, Imam al-Shafi`i and Imam Ahmad, may God have mercy on them all.
WHAT KIND OF MUSLIMS MAKE UP RISALAH FOUNDATION?
The congregants of Risalah Foundation are of various ethnicities and backgrounds. Risalah promotes an authentic and contextual message of Islam for Canadian Muslims based on the Quran and Sunna, and as understood in our classical institutions of higher learning within the Sunni Muslim world.
IS risalah inclusive of all people  irrespective of RELIGIOUS persuasion or ideology?
Risalah Foundation is governed by principles of inclusion, goodwill, tolerance, positive dialogue and civic engagement. Anyone who shares these values is welcome!
DOES RISALAH SUPPORT other MUSLIM projects in the community?
Yes. Risalah Foundation is committed to working together with all Muslim groups for the greater good of the entire community, as the Quran states: "Help one another to righteousness and piety; do not help one another in sin and enmity" (5:2).  We believe that through good will, dialogue and spiritual maturity, the many organizations of our one community can succeed together.
WILL 100% OF DONATIONS GO TOWARDS THIS PROJECT?
Yes. Donations to the Masjid Vaughan Project will be designated EXCLUSIVELY to:
1. Capital Expenditure: All expenditure that is directly associated with the property, and directly adds value to it, such as; purchase price, refurbishment, equipment, vendors, consultants, etc. ​
2. Operations Expenditure (capped at 8% of the funds raised): All expenditure that is spent to facilitate the project, such as; marketing, fundraising, financial transactions, administrative, and contingencies. ​​
CAN I BECOME A FOUNDER BY PAYING THE $25K IN INSTALLMENTS?
Although spots are limited, if you are committed in becoming a founder, installments towards realizing this goal can be arranged.
WILL THE FINANCIALS BE TRANSPARENT?
Yes. In addition to transparent online updates, donors will receive more detailed financial reports as the project unfolds.
How Can i learn more about the Organization, ITS board of directors and their qualifications?
Risalah Foundation is a not-for-profit Ontario Corporation governed by by-laws and internal policies that assure ethical and responsible governance by its elected board of directors.  Members, congregants or donors desiring to learn more about the board may contact: rfboard@risalah.ca.  As for the Masjid Vaughan Project,  a select advisory board is currently being assembled and will be announced soon, God willing.
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