Basharat Ahmed Tahir, Missionary, Mombasa, Kenya
The Holy Quran says:
اِنَّمَا یَعۡمُرُ مَسٰجِدَ اللّٰہِ مَنۡ اٰمَنَ بِاللّٰہِ وَ الۡیَوۡمِ الۡاٰخِرِ
‘He alone can keep the mosques of Allah in a good and flourishing condition who believes in Allah, and the Last Day’. (Surah al-Taubah, Ch.9: V.18)
The Holy Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said that whoever constructs mosques for the sake of Allah the Almighty during their life is assured a place in heaven.
Today, for the sake of spreading Islam and establishing monotheism, Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya is striving to build mosques all over the world.
In 2010, a few residents accepted the message of the Promised Messiahas and entered Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya in Mwakijembe, a small village 100 km northwest of Mombasa. Rocha Matindo and Niamawi Matindo donated an acre of land for a mosque on which a two-room mud mosque was built in 2010. The men prayed in one room while the women prayed in the other.
Over time, the space became scarce and a new spacious mosque was needed. So, in August 2019, a local Arab friend founded a new mosque on the same plot, which was later completed by another sincere Ahmadi at great expense. The mosque was completed in September 2020, by the grace of Allah.
This beautiful mosque covers an area of 1,360 square feet. There are two halls that can accommodate more than 200 worshipers. Washrooms, ablution facilities, water and other basic facilities have also been provided.
May Allah the Almighty reward the best of this world and the Hereafter to those who made the construction of this mosque possible. May Allah the Almighty fill it with worshipers and make it a beacon of guidance and light for many. Amin