New Oak Park Masjid As-Sabur Scheduled To Open

Masjid As-Sabur is located at 4926 15th Avenue in Oak Park. The facility will officially open Feb. 21 with activities through the weekend. (OBSERVER photo by Antonio R. Harvey)

Masjid As-Sabur is located at 4926 15th Avenue in Oak Park. The facility will officially open Feb. 21 with activities through the weekend.
(OBSERVER photo by Antonio R. Harvey)

OAK PARK — Masjid As-Sabur of Sacramento has served the Oak/Tahoe Park area for nearly 39 years. This year the congregation moves into its new 3,500-square feet, facility located at 4926 15th Avenue.

A fundraising grand opening is set for Feb. 21 and 22. Emerging from the Nation of Islam and transitioning to Al Islam the followers of Imam W.D. Mohammed are making history for being the first African American Muslim community in Northern California to build a Masjid from the ground up.

The new facility will serve as the center piece for the neighborhood and community that is striving to revitalize itself. We have already seen how the neighbors in a more proactive role are working together to keep the community clean, by eliminating public nuisances, reporting vagrancy, truancy, and gang graffiti.

Four goals outlined in Masjid As-Sabur’s mission statement are: (1) is to serve Allah and create an environment where His praise and glorification is paramount; (2) to promote and assist in the social and religious welfare of all people; (3) to cultivate the growth of human excellence and good character, and (4) to build relationships with all God conscious people.

The long awaited and much anticipated facility will serve as a gathering place for the community and its residents. Masjid As-Sabur long range goals will be to focus its efforts in the three strategic areas of: Housing, Health and Education.

Masjid As-Sabur collaborates with a food distribution program and provides groceries to over 100 people. Once a month bags of groceries are handed out and or delivered to those in need.
Its members under the leadership of Imam Rashed also assist the feeding programs at Loaves and Fishes. Other collaboration efforts resulted in the Masjid distributing 250 Back Packs to needy children in the community returning to school.

Masjid As-Sabur continues to raise funds to retire its debt and support its programs. The Grand Opening Fundraiser will be held at the new facility 4926 15th Avenue with guest speakers, dignitaries and light refreshments (FREE).

This section of the event starts Feb. 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., will host informational booths, and youth activity.

The Dedication/Ribbon Cutting ceremony is Feb. 22, at 4:00 p.m.(FREE). From 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., hot hors d’oeuvre, and refreshments will be served $50.00 per person, Youth (7-12) $25.00, Children under 7 years of age Free. Limited seating.

Tickets are still on sale, just call (916) 456.2020 or visit info@masjidassabur.org; or , ror more information.