The Islamic Society of New River Valley (ISNRV) is a diverse and growing Islamic community based in Blacksburg, VA. Our mission is to serve the Muslims in the New River Valley with a strong sense of community, unity, and educational opportunities for all ages. In addition, the ISNRV provides a desperately-needed space for students to immerse themselves in a spiritually-enriching environment.
A bigger center for an ever-growing community
In the past year, developers had the land adjacent under contract and intended to build high-density student housing. This would have been catastrophic for the expansion hopes of our community. Currently, property owners are trying to buy the land adjacent to the masjid. We need your help to secure the land, so the Muslim community in Blacksburg has the room to grow and Virginia Tech students, families, and other Muslim members of the New River Valley community can flourish with Masjid Al-Ihsan.
Our goal is obtaining 2.26 acres of highly sought-after land located on North Main Street only minutes away from Virginia Tech’s campus. This land will ensure that children will have a place to play, that Eid prayer can be held here instead of in indoor basketball courts, and that parking will be a non-issue for Masjid Al-Ihsan.
We intend to expand the prayer area, establish an Islamic school and a daycare center, multipurpose spaces, study spaces, social and recreational spaces with an outdoor jogging path. In the current masjid, we hope to expand all three levels of Masjid Al-Ihsan, including both musallas and build a women’s wudhu station. Around the exterior, children can have places to play in a newly-built park and basketball court.
Those who spend their wealth [in Allah 's way] by night and by day, secretly and publicly – they will have their reward with their Lord. And no fear will there be concerning them, nor will they grieve. (2:274)
We are in phase 1 of the project and our current goal is to raise $1.2 million in order to purchase the land adjacent to the masjid. This is a large amount for any community to raise! To make this task more manageable, we are instead looking for 120 commitments of $10,000!
With generous support from the local community and our alumni, we have $820,000 (82 Shares) committed to the project. However, we still need your help. Pledge multiple shares, one share, or part of a share today!
82 Shares ($820,000) Committed, 38 Shares to go!
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