PT. Ethis Membangun Indonesia (EMI) is a developer company that focuses on building social housing in Indonesia.
Aside from business objectives, this company supports social impact as Indonesia does still have high demand for low-cost houses.
Helping in restarting the stalled construction of Masjid Abu Bakar in Kampung Islami Thoyibah which a residential housing complex of 186 units spanning around 2 hectares located in Cibitung, Indonesia.
Allah mentions in Surah Nur:
فِي بُيُوتٍ أَذِنَ اللَّهُ أَن تُرْفَعَ وَيُذْكَرَ فِيهَا اسْمُهُ يُسَبِّحُ لَهُ فِيهَا بِالْغُدُوِّ وَالْآصَالِ
“[Such niches are] in Masajid which Allah has ordered to be raised and that His name be mentioned therein; exalting Him within them in the morning and the evenings.”
Kampung Islami Thoyibah is a residential housing complex of 186 units spanning around 2 hectares located in Cibitung, Indonesia. It is one of the largest affordable housing development projects funded by Islamic crowdfunding platform, EthisCrowd. More than 50 investors from around the world had stepped forward to invest in this social impact campaign.
Masjid Abu Bakar Ash-Shiddiq is a main public facility in Kampung Islami Thoyibah and other surrounding residential areas such as Taman Madinah and Taman Rahmani. It is the only masjid available in the radius of 5 kms.
This Masjid can accommodate more than 700 people and organizes many religious activities such as educational courses, food packets for the congregation, Islamic courses, and many other activities.
Building area: 676 sqm
Land area: 1332 sqm
Unfortunately, this masjid has to stop its construction due to insufficient funds. Despite the masjid being partially constructed, the local community is very attached to their upcoming Masjid and have made it a point to pray their 5 times congregational daily prayers there.
Join us in making the building of the masjid possible for them. Most importantly, aim for a continuous reward of Sadaqah by Allah for the utilization of the masjid by the community.
Benefits of Masjid Abu Bakar
A community that is united prospers in many aspects. Nothing unites a Muslim community more than their 5 daily congregational prayers in a masjid as it creates a sense of belonging and togetherness in the community.
A masjid does not only act as a place for worship, it also plays a role as a community center which brings the residents together to learn and grow as a unit. In addition, a masjid serves as a platform to pass on the beautiful teachings of Islam to the young and new learners and a place for joyous occasions and celebrations.
For every good and authentic practice that the people learn about, our donors will share in the reward for helping to facilitate it.
Standing together for the daily prayers teaches us to unite in obeying the commands of Allah, putting aside petty differences and to stand firm. Standing shoulder to shoulder, rich and poor with the strong and weak together promotes a sense of belonging and a strong kinship in a community. All of this and much more can be achieved with helping complete the of Masjid Abu Bakar Ash-Shiddiq.
We believe that an uplifting environment will empower and inspire these low-income families to overcome the difficulties and poverty. Most importantly, the place they will call home would be a safe and conducive place for the upbringing of their children.
The building of a masjid is a way for a person to continue to earn a multitude of blessings even after death. How?
Abu Hurairah reported: The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, “When a man dies, his deeds come to an end except for three things: Sadaqah Jariyah (ceaseless charity); a knowledge which is beneficial, or a virtuous descendant who prays for him (for the deceased).” [Muslim].
إِنَّمَا يَعْمُرُ مَسَـجِدَ اللهِ مَنْ ءَامَنَ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الاٌّخِرِ وَأَقَامَ الصَّلَوةَ وَءاتَى الزَّكَوةَ وَلَمْ يَخْشَ إِلاَّ اللهَ فَعَسَى أُوْلَـئِكَ أَن يَكُونُواْ مِنَ الْمُهْتَدِينَ
”The Masajid of Allah shall be maintained only by those who believe in Allah and the Last Day, perform As-Salat (Iqamat –as-Salat), and give Zakat and fear none but Allah. It is they who are on true guidance.”
[Surah At-Taubah, 18]
By helping establish this Masjid, our donors have the unique opportunity for being of the very first people to help their Muslim brothers and sisters directly on the ground in Indonesia. For every prostration and beneficial knowledge gained by the people, the donors of the Masjid get an equivalent reward.
It’s not just about the quantity of the donation. The main aim is the quality of our donations and being a part of establishing a House of Allah.