In year 2008, Peel Islamic Cultural Center conducted a research regarding the need of a Place of prayer in the area and the management found out that there was a desperate need of the Masjid in the area. Following is a list of their findings, demonstrating need of the Masjid:
- Muslim Population growth (over 18000 in Brampton)
- No other “designated place of worship” for the Muslims in the Neighbourhood.
- Center of Brampton & Mississauga cities, located in the heart of residential areas.
- Next to the cemetery (includes Muslim cemetery areas).
- Desperate need of children education & coaching for youth in the vicinity.
- Religious, social and cultural requirements of the growing Muslim community.
Masjid Land History
The previous land owner was \"Paradise Homes Mahogany\" in the last 2008 Peel Islamic Cultural Center purchased the land with the closing in February 2009 when PICC took the possession of the land by $400,000 and interest-free payments of 1 million to be paid in over two years period of time. Finally, in May 2011, PICC paid in full all payments, total in the amount of $1.4 million.
Planning & Construction
In the city of Brampton, the Muslim community has grown to over 18,000 in numbers in the span of 2 to 3 years. There are only two Masaajids (Mosques) available which are properly zoned as a place of worship. The apparent growth in the vicinity of South West Brampton and North Mississauga area indicates an urgent need for a new Masjid in the area which will serve the local Muslim community. Peel Islamic Cultural Center (PICC) is a non-profitable organization dedicated for the welfare and education of the Muslim community. Currently, PICC is working on acquiring a land to build a new Masjid. The land is already designated for a place of worship, which makes it ideal to build a Masjid.
The proposed land is located at a prime location situated at the border of twin city Mississauga and Brampton and at the corner of Mavis Road and Clementine Drive. It is close to the major access points Steeles Avenue and HWY 407 (ETR). There are approximately twenty thousand Muslims currently residing in the proposed radius who will greatly benefit from this new Masjid. The land is approximately 2.1 acres and currently has an existing building on the land.
Interest-Free Payment Schedule for the Land
PICC have reached an agreement with the owner of the land (Paradise Homes Mahogany Inc.) for the amount of 1.4 million dollars to be paid (without any interest) over the period of two and a half years, however soon it is paid, the earlier Masjid construction can be started. The land is approximately 2.1 acres and currently has an existing building on the land.
Payment Due DateAmount Status
- 1st Payment;Dec 15, 2008 $100,000.00 Paid
- 2nd Payment;Feb 27, 2009 $300,000.00 Paid
- 3nd Payment;Nov 30, 2009 $250,000.00 Paid
- 4th Payment;May 30, 2010 $250,000.00 Paid
- 5th Payment;Nov 30, 2010 $250,000.00 Paid
- 6th Payment;May 25, 2011 $250,000.00 Paid
- Full Paid: 1.4 Million
In order to arrange the above payments in a short time frame to full fill the requirements to acquire the land, PICC had to take Qarz-e-Hasna (interest-free loan) in the amount of $240,000.00 which is payable in short period of time. In addition to the land, the estimated cost of building the Masjid will be about eight millions.