Help us build the first Masjid/Islamic Center in Bensalem, PA!
After more than 16 years of praying in office rooms, a restaurant banquet hall and the local firehouse we have finally, by the Grace of Allah, purchased a 6.3 acre wooded property with the intention of building a permanent house of worship and community center. The cost for the complete project is estimated at $3.5 million. The construction will be carried out in phases, beginning just after funds for Phase 1 are raised, InshaAllah. We need to raise $ 487,000 for Phase 1. While fundraising efforts through organized events are currently underway for Phase 1, we hope to raise $100K through the GoFundMe Platform. We need your help and support to make this dream into a reality. Each and every dollar makes a difference and InshaAllah will be a testament to your good deeds on the Day of Judgement.
The Muslim community around Bensalem began to form in the late 1990s when many Muslim families moved to Bensalem, PA. A local Muslim group was formed in 1998 and, with permission from the Township of Bensalem, met weekly in an office room for Friday prayers in 1999. This led to the foundation of Faith Unity. As the Muslim community grew, in 2002, the need for expansion prompted the move to a larger area, and since then the Friday prayers were offered in the banquet hall of a local restaurant. Additionally, it was in this year that Faith Unity, Inc. was registered as a religious, tax-exempt non-profit organization. Continued growth in the Muslim population and the demand to offer daily services in addition to the weekly Friday prayers deemed it necessary to lease the Banquet Hall of the Newport Firehouse and a renewable annual lease contract was signed in December 2006. Since then, Faith Unity has offered regular worship services to the Muslim community in the greater Bensalem area. Social events including dinners, seminars, study groups and halaqas, and interfaith events are regularly held there. There are also weekend classes for adults and children. In December 2015, a 6.3 acre wooded property was purchased with the intention of building a permanent house of worship and community center. Attempts are currently underway for raising the funds necessary for land development and ultimately, construction of a masjid. This will include a multipurpose hall, full time Islamic school and a playground, Insha Allah. Mission
Faith Unity, Inc. is an independent religious 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization serving the religious, charitable, educational, social and cultural needs of Muslims in the greater Bensalem area since 2002. Our mission is to provide facilities for fulfilling the religious, charitable, educational, social and cultural needs of Muslims in the greater Bensalem area, and help Muslims enhance their contribution to society.
Current Rented Space
Currently, the Muslim community in Bensalem gathers in a rented firehouse which is used as a multipurpose hall where prayers are conducted, classes are set up for weekend school, iftaar and dinners are held, and other events take place - all in one hall.
Masjid Website: http://www.faith-unity.org/