Plano Masjid Progress Update – Ramazan 1444 / March / April 2023

Afzalus Salaam, Itโ€™s been a long hiatus, but rest assured there has been many Plano Masjid happenings .

This Ramazan marks the second Ramazan at the Plano Masjid, one that continues with a longing, an umeed, late night ibadat, Dua , Zikr Husain with the Niyat of Aqa Moula (tus) Tashreef Aawri, for the Qadam of Dai al Zamaan on our Zameen of Plano, of Collin County, of our Masjid in McKinney.

๐ŸŒ™As compared to last year, this Ramazan – after a long period of identification, water proofing, testing, and continuous back and forth โ€“ our water issues have been resolved. ๐ŸคžRegular maintenance has now become key.

๐ŸŒ™ The addition of lights on stairs of the Plaza, leading up to the Masjid have proved beneficial, especially at night, for elders making their daily trek.

๐ŸŒ™ The Plaza โ€“ the 5,000 square feet area before the Masjid Doors has become a place for gathering, and for โ€œFalooda Saturdayโ€.

๐ŸŒ™ Muminaat Baheno are now occupying the second floor, with currently enough space for all.

๐ŸŒ™ Toloba / Talebaat have been crucial this Ramazan โ€“ performing khidmats of iftar serving, tazeen, helping various committees, and installing volleyball nets and basketball equipment in the Masjid parking perimeter – to promote Sehat and give farzando and adults a place to hang out after Quran / Namaz / Niyaz and before Bihori / Sihori.

๐ŸŒ™ BWA Plano with the Niyat of Taharat Asbaab and Preparing homes for Aqa Moula (tus) Tashreef Aawri, has given Silat of Wooden Chakdis – in reusable totes.

๐ŸŒ™ With the usage of the Masjid has come the realization of many different needs. Umoor Sehat now runs a weekly clinic with various Medical Professionals. Most recently Umoor Sehat gave a presentation and funded / installed an AED Unit (to help with suddent cardiac arrest).

๐ŸŒ™ We were delighted to have the Mayor of McKinney, his wife Maylee, City Council Members, City Manager, Chief of Police, Interfaith Leader, Leaders in the Health Care Sector and other Respected Guests โ€“ join us for an Iftar Dinner at the Masjid.

Following Comments from Guests:

๐ŸŒ™ Mayor of McKinney, Honorable George Fuller said, “Maylee and I were honored to be there. It is always such a blessing to visit with members of your community. As I said last night, your culture and community philosophy truly embodies the best in humanity. Thereโ€™s so much that others can learn from you.โ€

๐ŸŒ™ McKinney City Council Member, Dr. Gerรฉ Feltus, said โ€œI really appreciated hearing about your community and gaining a better understanding of your commitment to free speech, women empowerment and meeting the needs of our community. It makes me so proud to have you all as members of our community.”

๐ŸŒ™ Founder of McKinney Little Free Pantry (NGO), Kim Sanchez, said, โ€œI was awestruck by the compassion and love shown by the Dawoodi Bohra community. Iโ€™m proud to have the Dawoodi Bohras as a partner with the Pantry. Together we can make a real difference in the lives of local people in need.โ€