Residents of Zaari, a community located in the Garu District of the Upper East Region, are celebrating the commissioning and handover of their first-ever modern mosque.
This landmark project, spearheaded by a student and Community Development Advocate, Mohammed Awal, in collaboration with Qatar Charity, marks a significant stride towards ensuring structural safety and facilitating easier worship of Allah.
Zaari, with a population of approximately 9,000 inhabitants, has long grappled with the absence of a proper mosque for worship. However, this challenge is now a thing of the past, as the 100-capacity newly constructed ultra-modern mosque provides a dedicated and enclosed space for prayer, bringing immense relief to the community.
Not only does the mosque fulfill the spiritual needs of the community, it also includes an auxiliary water facility, aimed at enhancing water supply for religious, domestic, and other economic purposes.
Residents expressed their gratitude to Qatar Charity and Mohammed Awal for this thoughtful gesture, promising to take good care and maintain the facility for the worship of God. Speaking to MX24 News, some residents shared their joy at transitioning from open spaces to the more secure environment provided by the new mosque.
The Chief Imam of the Zaari Community, Bukari Aboku, recounted their 15-year prayer journey without a befitting mosque. He thanked Mohammed Awal and his partners for coming to their aid.
“We have had promises upon promises, but today my people are much happier to worship Allah in the very well-furnished mosque,” said Imam Bukari Aboku. “The era of rain preventing people from coming to observe congregational prayers will now be a thing of the past because this new structure can stand the test of time during the rainy season.”
Mohammed Awal, the driving force behind the mosque’s construction, highlighted its significance in providing a suitable place of worship, particularly during adverse weather conditions.
“The mosque is going to help the people a lot, especially during the rainy season when the majority of the people stay at home without coming to observe congregational prayers,” Awal explained. “This facility will enable people to observe their prayers at any time and any moment.”
Awal pledged to continue advocating for humanity and the less privileged in society, emphasizing his commitment to making a positive impact.
In addition to the Zaari project, Mohammed Awal and his partners have extended their support to approximately five different communities in the Upper East and Upper West Regions, providing them with mechanized water supply.
The beneficiary communities include Kumbieh and Tarsaw in the Upper West Region and Dagweon and Pobaga in the Bolga Municipality of the Upper East Region.
This initiative aims to enhance safe drinking water accessibility for all, contributing to the overall well-being of these communities.
Source: Simon Unyan N/R Content Manage