“He alone keeps the mosques of Allâh in a good and flourishing state who believes in Allâh and the Last Day”
Umutevi Charity has approved to establish a mosque restoration project in Afrin, a city located in the northern countryside of Aleppo. The area contains about 108 villages, all suffering from significant poor service conditions, where most basic services such as electricity, schools, and mosques are not available. Therefore, the association launched the project of building and renovating mosques, so they represent an educational and advocacy center for the people of the villages.
Renovation of the Kawkabah Mosque
Kawkabah is a small village located 8 km away from Afrin. This village contains 60 families and is considered as one of many other villages in the northern countryside of Aleppo that suffer from a lack of basic infrastructures such as schools, mosques, homes, etc.
Umutevi Charity has aimed to renovate the only mosque in the village to establish a religious and educational center for the population.
The mosque represents a place for people to gather, give lectures and hold meetings. Umutevi Charity made sure to provide the mosque with all needed tools such as radio, speakers, a place for ablutions, and private bathrooms for the mosque. Also, it added a private house for the Imam, a plunger, and solar panels so that electricity is available all the time.
Restoration of the Ahmed bin Hanbal mosque
It was approved to restore many mosques in Afrin city, a city located in the northern countryside of Aleppo. The main aim was to serve the people of the village, creating a center for them to hold seminars, scientific, and advocacy lectures, and host Quran memorization sessions for children and emerging youth.
One of these mosques is Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal mosque, which was restored by repairing the destroyed parts and adding the essential services.
The charity has added ablution places and bathrooms and provided separate prayer areas for men and women. The mosque was also provided with loudspeakers, radio, and a house for the imam.
The restoration of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab Mosque
Omar Ibn Al-Khattab Mosque is located in the village of Dorkali within Sharan district that contains about 125 families. The mosque is the only one in the area with a population of almost 2000 people.
There was an old mosque in this village, but the bombs and heavy artillery destroyed it. Umutevi Charity, in cooperation with the Ifta and Endowments Department in northern Syria, restored it, added a house for the imam within the mosque, added radio and loudspeakers, and built a minaret.
The mosque’s sanctuaries and baths were also renovated by the charity to serve the worshipers. Solar panels have been added to ensure round-the-clock electricity access.