Introduction

Our fast growing Muslim community in the Triangle area has an urgent need for their youth and families to gather in an Islamic and supervised environment.

The Youth and Community Center of Raleigh-Durham area is the ideal alternative for our children and families away from shopping malls and other gathering spots where they would be exposed to the various non-Islamic influences and come together to enjoy the multitude of activities including social, sports, religious, education and entertainment.

Our youth need a place for active participation in activities that build-up their Muslim character and keep them surrounded with Muslim role models in a loving and caring environment.

The Goal

Facility Uses

The steering committee has identified a location in North Raleigh that would satisfy the needs of the community for the next few decades inshaa Allah. Below are the detailed activities that the center would offer to our community at large.

Area of Land and Masjid

  • Net Land = 7 acres (Including shares in commercial land, public street and pond)
    • Gross building area (19,106):
      • 1st Floor 15,383 ft^2
      • 2nd floor (Mezzanine) 3,723
  • Masjid area = 3232 square foot, ceiling height 16 ft
    • Separate entrances for brothers and sisters
    • Parking associated with the Masjid only (initial 2.5 acres lot).
      • Marked parking on-site 66
      • Street parking 36

        Also: Many more to be added with the commercial land development and the newly added land)

Sports Activities

  • High ceiling Gym area 6118 ft^2, maximum height 25 ft
  • Exercise room 520 ft^2
  • Men and women locker room
  • Men and women restroom

Educational Activities

  • 7 classrooms (average area 260 ft^2)

Social and Other

  • Separate lobbies for brothers and sisters
  • Warming Kitchen
  • Three storage
  • Two offices
  • Family restroom
  • Children restroom

Note:

The whole 2nd floor (Mezzanine) 3,723 ft^2, is empty space for future expansions