Muslims have had a presence in Berkeley for over a half century, and yet no masjid exists within the city. This is attributable, in part, to the fact that the majority of Muslims in Berkeley are students who are not only transient residents of the city, but also have very limited time and financial resources.
Over the past 15 years, an active effort has been underway by the BMF to establish a masjid situated close to the UC campus for students and other Berkeley residents. The process has been a long and arduous one due the limited resources of the intended patrons of the Masjid (i.e. students). By Allah’s grace, their efforts have resulted in the purchase of the present property at 2716 Derby Street.
We want to repay those individuals whose $450,000 are still remaining. We are asking for help from all muslims to repay these generous individuals. It has been 10+ years and the loan is very long due and the kind brothers who made the loans need their money back ASAP