Inauguration of Masjid Bait-ul-Humd‏ in Binghamton, NY

Epigraph:

O children of Adam! look to your adornment at every time and place of worship, and eat and drink but exceed not the bounds; surely, He does not love those who exceed the bounds. (Al Quran 7:32)

Binghamton Mosque

Masjid Bait-ul-Humd, Binghamton, NY, USA

The inauguration ceremony for Masjid Bait-ul-Humd, Binghamton, NY, USA was held yesterday July 25, 2014, Ramadan 27. A total of 69 people attended. Friday Prayer was led by Ch. Ata ur Rehman sahib.

Inauguration ceremony began at 7 P.M. with Maulana Daud Hanif sahib presiding.

Holy Quran and Nazm were recited by Haashim Shah and Yousuf Shah respectively.

Dr. Afzal ur Rehman, President of the Binghamton chapter of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, welcomed the guests and recognized members for their financial contributions and hard work. He especially recognized the work of Ch. Ata ur Rehman and Dr. Khalid Parwez.

It was noted during the ceremony that according to USA Today, there had been 1200 mosques in 2001 and the number had jumped to 2100 by 2010. Praise be to Allah and thanks to religious freedom in our country USA.

Dr. Khalid Parwez gave a history of the steps leading to the successful completion of the mosque in Binghamton. Basil Malik spoke on etiquettes of visiting a mosque. Raheel Chaudhry gave a speech on the importance of Salat.

Dr. Zia Shah spoke about the relationship of building mosques and revival of Islam.

To make a case for progress of Islam in Europe, Shah noted that in Germany as a whole, more than 400 Roman Catholic churches and more than 100 Protestant churches have been closed since 2000. Another 700 Roman Catholic churches are slated to be closed over the next several years.

By contrast, there are now more than 200 mosques (including more than 40 mega-mosques), 2,600 Muslim prayer halls and a countless number unofficial mosques in Germany. Another 128 mosques are currently under construction.

In neighboring France, mosques are being built more often than Roman Catholic churches, and there now are more practicing Muslims in the country than practicing Catholics. Nearly 150 new mosques are currently under construction in France, home to the biggest Muslim community in Europe.

The total number of mosques in France has already doubled to more than 2,000 during just the past ten years.

Taleem plaques sent by National Taleem Department were awarded by Ch. Ata ur Rehman on the day of inauguration as well.

The meeting concluded with closing remarks by Maulana Daud Hanif sahib and silent prayer.

Maulana Tahir Mahdi, manager Alfazl Rabwah and Prof. Shabir Ahmad Saqib from Jamia Rabwah also graced the occasion.

12 replies

  1. Al-hamdo Lillah. Whereas I congratulate the Jamaat in Binghampton on this occasion, I would like to mention that Baitul Humd is a different mosque from many others that are built by “Muslims” who preach Jihad and believe in using violence in the name of religion. Ahmadiyya Mosques, in compliance with their motto “Love for all and hatred for none” are centers of Peace and Love.

  2. Mashallah. Mubarak. Beautiful mosque. Great effort by the local community. This is the first purpose built mosque in the greater Binghamton area. Congratulations to Binghamton jamaat and all those who worked hard to make it happen.

  3. Hearty Congratulations to all members of the Binghamton Jamaat.
    It is indeed a beautiful mosque.
    May Allah Bless all of you

  4. Heartiest congratulations to the Binghamton jamaat. Just in time for Eid. We in Boston are also getting closer to build our own Mosque Insha’Allah. We need all of your prayers for this very noble project.

    Boston Zaim and Boston Lajna sadr.

    Rashid and Sadka Ahmad.

  5. A beautiful Mosque, the Tower is also very attractive, have only seen the photo I am sure it is even prettier than it is in photos. Mubarakbad to all.

  6. I consider myself honorary member of Binghamton Jamaat. I lived in your Jamaat from 2002-2004. I attended Juma in 2013, while traveling in the area, when you announced the formal permit approval for the construction. I did not want o miss the opportunity to get blessing of participation. So,I made a small financial contribution right there just to be the first rain drop and Inspired others to excel one another and get the Job done quickly,Alhamado Lilah. I am thrilled to see the picture of this beautiful mosque with the replica of Minara Tul Masih. Mubarak Allah O lakum,Thousaands of times. I read this wonderful news just in time today , the last day of Our Etikaf at Masjid Baitul Rehman, with the privilege to pray for this mosque and my Jamaat, Binghamton. May Allah keep this mosque humming with Hamd, Darud Sharif,Salat and Quran. May this mosque be ready for expansion very soon, Ameen. Your Eid is now two times Eid Mubarak.
    My Eid Mubarak to all the members, give them my Salam and greetings.See you at Jalas USA, Insha Allah.
    Mubarik Ahmad Shah,MD. drmubarik@gmail.com. M: 267-909-3310

  7. Barakallaholakum to all members who contributed and did all the hard work to fulfil your dream.

    Your Jamaat has the distinct honor to erect a replica of the MinaratulMasih on the soil of the New World. May Allah encourage others to do the same.

  8. In the Name of allah the Most Gracious Ever Merciful
    Very pleasing to know about the inauguration of the Masjid Baitul-Hamd in Binghampton NY. The Most Happy congratulation to the Binghampton Jama,at. Allah may make it beacon of light for the srounding.Aameen
    Zarif Ahmad

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