Recent Updates

AlhamduLillah, We are pleased to announce that ICMC’s offer of $320K to purchase 5.89 acres for the anticipated Islamic Center of McLean County has been accepted by the seller. ICMC and the seller agreed on a two-part payment. The closing date for the first part of the site is on Friday April 29th InshaAllah. The first payment of $165,000 will be paid with the existing funds that we've collected so far from your generous donations.

The second part of the payment should be made as soon as possible to move forward with the second phase of our project, the final payment of the land, the construction of the Multi-purpose Hall (Prayer Area, Classrooms, Gym…) and parking.

We are seeking your support eagerly in completing this task. Every Sajda and teaching that is made in this Masjid in the decades to come will testify to the support you gave in building this house of Allah (swt). This will not just be a Sadaqa, but remember, it is Sadaqa Jariya, an eternal source for Allah's blessings for us and and families. Your support is urgently needed to complete this project. Please donate today and do not let go off an opportunity to be part of this effort to bring a place of worship and joy to the whole community of Mclean County.

The design for the ICMC floor plan will be underway soon. We will be reaching out to couple of engineers and architects in our neighboring Muslim communities. Long term development plans envision a school, a banquet hall, children’s playground, funeral facility, recreational areas (a soccer field, a tennis court, a basketball court, and a picnic area) to serve the community needs for gathering and prospering InshaAllah.

You can make the intention for this continuous charity (Sadaqa Jariya) to go to yourself, a family member, or a deceased loved one. May Allah (swt) reward you for your generous donations to this noble project.

Finance Updates

Goal for Phase 1 : $320,000

Cash in Hand:$165,000
Pledges made:$331,887
Balance Needed to reach goal:$155,000

InshaAllah we will continue to update this section as we make progress with funds.

We need your help in fullfiling the pledges, please finalize your pledges as soon as possible. we are still working on collecting the pledges due from last year's Fund-raising event (held in Ramadan).

Project Scope & Requirements

As-Salaamu 'alaykum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatuh,

As Muslims, Allah (SWT) has enjoined us to support one another especially when it relates to the Deen and Unity. Alhamduillah Islamic Center of Bloomington Normal (ICBN) and Masjid Ibrahim have joined hands in working together to build a new Islamic Center that will InshaAllah meet the current and future needs of this growing community. The new facility will also provide a better islamic environment for our youth's spiritual and physical activities.

The new project proposed will be executed in multiple phases:

  • Phase 1: Purchase a suitable land - (in progress)
  • Phase 2: Build a Multi Purpose hall and parking area ( to satisfy the current needs)
  • Phase 3: Masjid Expansion



Requirements:
Based on the current and future needs of this community, following requirements have been established. Total indoor area calculated is about 19,800 SQ. FT.

  • Separate Prayer Hall for Men and Women
  • Ablution/Bath room Area
  • Class Rooms and Multi purpose rooms
  • Office/Administration Room
  • Parking 250 - 400 spots
  • Gym/Multi Purpose Hall 8000 Sq. Ft.
  • Community Kitchen 300 Sq. Ft.
  • Children Outdoor Play Area
  • Child Care/Baby Sitting Rooms
  • Interfaith Prayer Observation Room
  • Indoor/outdoor Storage Area
  • Meet Future expansion needs of full time islamic school

Site Location

Alhamdulillah we looked and shared many sites in the past few months and were able to finalize our future site near olympia drive at an awesome price. You may contact site committee at site@usicbn.org if you have any specific questions.

AlhamduLillah, We are pleased to announce that ICMC’s offer of $320K to purchase 5.89 acres for the anticipated Islamic Center of McLean County has been accepted by the seller. ICMC and the seller agreed on a two-part payment. The closing date for the first part of the site is on Friday April 29th InshaAllah. The first payment of $165,000 will be paid with the existing funds that we've collected so far from your generous donations.

The design for the ICMC floor plan will be underway soon. We will be reaching out to couple of engineers and architects in our neighboring Muslim communities. Long term development plans envision a school, a banquet hall, children’s playground, funeral facility, recreational areas (a soccer field, a tennis court, a basketball court, and a picnic area) to serve the community needs for gathering and prospering InshaAllah.

Land near Olympia Dr & Wicker Rd Towanda Barnes. 1.95sq ft. x 5.89Acrs = $ 320,000 - Google Map

  • 421 Olympia Dr - Lot 38 - 3.04acre - $165k
  • 425 Olympia Dr - Lot 39 - 2.85acre - $155k

Lot

How can you Help

If you have made a pledge recently, we request you to fulfil that pledge as soon as possible. You can contribute online at ICBN or Masjid Ibrahim or drop your donations at either locations. Please make sure to indicate your intent of donation. You may also contribute with ICMC PayPal accont.


 

The example of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah is like a seed [of grain] which grows seven spikes; in each spike is a hundred grains. And Allah multiplies [His reward] for whom He wills. And Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing. Surah Al-Baqarah, v261

Your Feedback is valuable!

Please provide your valuable feedback that will InshaAllah help us accomplish our goals for the new Project.

Contact

Please feel free to contact any committee member, if you have any questions or suggestions regarding the new islamic center project. Your feedback and help is much needed and appreciated InshaAllah.

Site Committee : site@usicbn.org
Fund Committee : fund@usicbn.org
Steering Committee : jsc@usicbn.org