The Nueces community has outgrown its humble 100+ year old facility and is in urgent need of a larger space to accommodate prayers, classes, and events. Alhumdulillah, a small team at Nueces Mosque is working on a reconstruction project to replace the current facility with a state-of-the-art Masjid that will serve as a beacon of faith for the entire Ummah.
Nueces Mosque is located on a 14,400 sq ft plot and currently holds two houses that serve as both the Mosque and Community Center. When construction starts, the existing houses will be demolished to build 2 stories of parking underground, a Masjid and offices on the ground floor (13,194 sf), and the Dawah center, Seminary, classrooms, study areas, and meeting rooms on the second floor (14,160 sf). The top four floors will be housing for Muslim students and will provide steady income to the center, making the project self-sustaining (80 bedrooms, 46,720 sf). Preliminary program and floor plans are available here. Final design details will be shared once the site plan has been submitted later this year to City of Austin.
Funding for the Masjid, Dawah Center, and parking will come from donor contributions while the capital for student housing will be raised through other means.
Nueces Mosque regularly invites scholars from all around the country to speak on a variety of topics to bring the community closer to their deen. Some speakers that have visited include Sh. Omar Suleiman, Mufti Abdul Wahab Waheed, and Sh. Kamal El Mekki.
Texas Deen Intensive is a weekend-long, intimate educational Islamic conference at the University of Texas at Austin, hosted by the Texas Muslim Students’ Association and Nueces Mosque.
Nueces Mosque serves iftaar to over 500 congregants every night during Ramadan. Nightly taraweeh is led by nearly a dozen students. During the last 10 nights, Nueces also conducts Qiyam al-Layl and serves Suhoor.
Nueces hosts a special Iftar every Ramadan open the community and gives people of different faiths a chance to build bridges by breaking bread together.
Nueces Mosque hosts an open house event every year to educate the local community on basic aspects of Islam and Muslim culture.
Hundreds of students congregate everyday at Nueces Mosque to pray, eat, study, and work together building lifelong bonds and a community unlike any other.