Bilal Islamic Center has begun construction of its new Masjid center. Engineers, contractors, and consultants gathered with Bilal leaders on Monday, March 19 to discuss the massive project and important logistics.
For the past several weeks, crews have been working daily on our Central Avenue property. The majority of the old building, which contained our masala, has already been demolished. Preparations are now being made to begin laying the foundation for this new multi-million dollar facility.
The masjid and 55 foot-tall minaret will be built first (see animated rendering). No completion date for the project has been announced, but we are working to complete the Masjid soon as possible.
"All of our permits and licenses are secured, so we will keep moving forward as our funding allows," said Masjid Bilal executive director Abdul Karim Hasan. "We don't know when the project will be complete—Only Allah knows that. But our community is determined, and we have already received tremendous support. With Allah's blessings, we will be successful in raising funds the complete this Masjid."
The construction of this beautiful new Islamic complex will take place on 56,000 square feet of land fully-owned by the Bilal community. Upon completion, the facility will encompass an entire city block at the intersection of Martin Luther King Blvd, Central Ave, and Malcolm X Way. The city of Los Angeles has officially named the block, "Imam Abdul Karim Hasan Square."
The entire project is part of a three-phase plan to build a new masjid, school and business complex on Bilal's property. Phase one was the completion of our beautiful two-story, 16-classroom educational facility named Bilal Learning Center.
Please remember, YOUR HELP IS NEEDED to build this beautiful new masjid in the city of Los Angeles. Please support us and make your tax-deductable donation today!
Read more about the history of this project!