Mosque Burns in Jersey City NJ

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Islamic Center Burns Down
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in Jersey City, NJ

JERSEY CITY -- It is still hard to assess all the water damage and fire damage at the Al Tawheed Islamic Center in Jersey City, but it is extensive.

"All the rooms inside, everything and the roof, too, its big damage," said Mohamed Osman, a mosque member.

News helicopter was overhead when the fire first broke out.

It was around 5:30 a.m. Friday when flames and smoke were shooting through the roof of the mosque on Westside Avenue as several people were showing up for morning prayer.

Bilal Arshad never made it inside.

Jersey islamic center fire"All that smoke came in my face; I went away from the door. It was just, way too much to handle," Arshad said.

By late morning, members of the mosque's executive board made other arrangements for their midday prayer service.

It was held at the armory in Jersey City.

Where these congregants will worship in the coming days is unclear.

"Since this happened, there won't be a lot of prayers at the mosque, so we're probably going to have to go to other mosques until we could get the place fixed," said Hesham Amer, Al Tawheed Executive Board member.

Investigators are now trying to figure out just how the fire began.

"My investigators have not given me any indication that they're comfortable where it started yet, but we will, wherever it started, we will find out," said Jim Shea, Jersey City Public Safety Director

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#8 fatoumah 2014-03-09 15:33
may ALLAH make it easier. ameen
#7 Yusuf Estes 2014-03-02 09:18
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#6 Ameena 2014-03-02 02:38
SubhanAllah..i also hope the mosque gets fixed soon. May Allah guide the Ummah and strenghten them.
#5 khadijah 2014-03-02 01:43
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#4 maesa 2014-03-01 13:33
alhamudllah that everybody is safe and no one get hurt. We all pray for everybody their. Hope to see the mosque fix soon.
#3 maesa 2014-03-01 13:32
sorry for what happen, I will pray for all of you thank allah that you all safe and no one get hurt al hamdullah for that. I hope this mosque get fixed soon.
#2 Yusuf Estes 2014-02-28 22:12
Salam alaykum,
I don't want us to jump to any conclusions without proof, brothers & sisters.
We don't know yet what (or who) started this horrible fire and it is not for us to assume that it was done intentionally either.
Let's just sit back, make some dua and thikr to Allah - and wait to see what comes of all of this.
Again - Let's not jump to conclusions!
But do leave your feelings, duas and messages for others right here, inshallah.
#1 cupcake 2014-02-28 19:52
sad... hope this mosque gets fixed soon.

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