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.
Yes. Nueces Mosque is a registered, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with EIN 83-4294610. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt from Nueces Mosque as your official record. For any further questions or designation requests, please contact [email protected].
Nueces Mosque is a one-of-a-kind community consisting of academics, intellectuals, students, young professionals, and families, uniquely situated in the backdrop of the seat of government and nestled on a leading academic and research campus. The aims and objectives of the Nueces Mosque Reconstruction Project reach far beyond simply building a mosque. Through the establishment of the Nueces Seminary which aims to become the gold-standard of Islamic education for university students and the novel Shaykh Mufti Mohamed-Umer Esmail Da’wah Center, Nueces Mosque stands to be at the center of the preservation of faith, the authentic study of the religion, and the source of spiritual and intellectual growth for the entire community. A lengthier paper illustrates that the issue of zakat-eligibility is a matter of legitimate scholarly difference of opinion. Among those opinions is one which permits organizations that have a da’wah mandate to accept zakat funds.
Nueces Mosque believes that it qualifies as such an organization because of its central role in “establishing conviction in the hearts and minds of young Muslim students and being uniquely positioned to spread Islam in the West.” As a point of policy, Nueces Mosque does not actively solicit zakat funds for this; however, based upon the aforementioned legitimate and valid scholarly conclusions, it will accept funds from donors who feel comfortable discharging their personal zakat towards this noble project and mission. For any further questions or designation requests, please contact [email protected].
Imam and Director of Religious Affairs