Masjid Al-Wahyain Has Been Burglarized!


إنَّا لله و إنَّا إليه راجعون

Qadar Allāh, yesterday afternoon (9/26/2016) between the hours of 1pm and 5pm, someone broke & entered into Masjid Al-Wahyain, causing property damage and burglarizing the masjid.

This incident is considered a felony-level break & enter at our masjid.

The police arrived onsite, took pictures & statements at the scene and opened an investigation.

⃣* Property that was damaged includes;

• Frames of the office door broken & ripped off
• Locks to office broken & damaged
• office ransacked & property stolen

⃣* Items Burglarized include;
• Speakers on Men & Women side removed & stolen
• sadaqah boxes broken into & donations stolen
• Microphone headset stolen from office
• Money bags in the office stolen

📣We ask the brothers and sisters to make dua Allāh aids us in apprehension of those involved.

This is a difficult time for us Subhan Allāh, being that we are toward the end of the month & lost some of the funds that were in the money bags & sadaqah boxes we received this week that go toward paying our rent.

❗💵 We are about $700 short on the rent at this stage.

Also we lost our speaker system which we broadcast the Jumu’ah Khutbah, regular prayers and the medium we use to have the sound reach all areas of the masjid for classes & events etc.

❗💵 Estimated value is around $800 for the speakers, poles & wireless headset we lost.

We want to make all the brothers & sisters aware so that if anyone has noticed any suspicious activity to let someone know so we can include it in the report in shā Allāh.

We’re reminded of the way a believer handles calamities at times of difficulty when Allāh mentions;

وَلَنَبْلُوَنَّكُمْ بِشَيْءٍ مِّنَ الْخَوْفِ وَالْجُوعِ وَنَقْصٍ مِّنَ الأَمْوَالِ وَالأنفُسِ وَالثَّمَرَاتِ وَبَشِّرِ الصَّابِرِينَ
الَّذِينَ إِذَا أَصَابَتْهُم مُّصِيبَةٌ قَالُواْ إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ

And we shall surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient, Who, when disaster strikes them, say, ‘indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Him we will return‘” [Baqarah: 155-156]


🔄 We will keep the community updated about the progress the case status of the burglary as well as the emergency collection.

We will also be looking into getting someone on-site to install a surveillance system in sha Allah.

Jazākum Allāhu khayran

Masjid Al-Wahyain MN
2429 University Avenue W
St. Paul, MN 55114
Twitter: @MasjidAlWahyain
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