Appeal for support History and Background
We are appealing to you for help to cover the deficit of $800, 000.00 in the development of the IMAN Ithna-asheri Muslim Association of the Northwest (IMAN), formed in August 1997, promotes the
Center of Kirkland. These funds need to be collected as soon as possible to fulfill contractual obligations. teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and his Ahlul Bayt as it focuses on the development of
individuals who will contribute to human progress aiming to seek closeness to Allah (SWT).
The parable of those who spend their property in the way of Allah is as parable of a grain
growing seven ears (with) a hundred grains in every ear, and Allah multiplies for whom He IMAN’s roots as an organization can be traced to the weekend Islamic school that was started in
pleases and Allah is ample giving, knowing - Holy Qur’an (2:261) 1990 when parents and teachers who moved to the Greater Seattle area came together to
provide Islamic education for the young children in the community. Associations developed
IMAN’s remodeled facilities will be the only facility of its kind for the Shia Ithna-asheri Muslims in the through the interactions at the weekend school evolved to community members convening to
entire state of Washington. Our community has so far raised more than 80% of the necessary funds from observe religious and community occasions and eventually establishing a permanent center.
within towards the project. His Eminence Grand Ayatullah Sayyid Ali Sistani has authorized utilization of
Sehme Imam portion of the Khums dues towards the IMAN Center project. IMAN’s activities benefit a broad and diverse cross-section of people in the Greater Seattle area that
includes natives as well as immigrants represented by multiple ethnicities (Iraqis, Moroccans,
We are now relying on your generous donation and any help you can provide to raise the remaining sum. Lebanese, Saudis, Iranians, Indians, Pakistanis, Africans, Europeans, Asians, etc.).
We are very hopeful and invite all to join hands to pursue the development of a center in the Northwest
of USA that will be a beacon for humanity to the Islamic message as taught by Prophet Muhammad (SAW) IMAN has had a rich tradition of reaching out to Muslim and non-Muslim organizations in the Greater
and his purified family as we seek closeness to Allah (SWT). Seattle area to increase understanding and building bridges across faith lines. In addition to
presentations, panel discussions and dialogues this reach out effort has also taken the form of
You can send your kind and generous donation by any of the means described below: working together across faith lines to build homes to help low-income families in King County, WA.
By Check – Direct to: IMAN P. O. Box 6544, Bellevue WA 98008-0544, USA
IMAN Social Services program through generous contributions of its members maintains a food-bank
Please be sure Or, to: NASIMCO P. O. Box 87629, Thornhill, Ontario, L3T 7R3, Canada that benefits families in need. Members at IMAN on a regular basis volunteer to cook for the
to designate P. O. Box 29691, Brooklyn Centre, MN 55429, USA homeless and needy in the area. IMAN has responded to natural disasters around the world (India,
IMAN as the Or, to: The World WFKSIMC, Islamic Centre, Woodland Iran and Pakistan earthquakes, Southeast Asian Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina). IMAN undertakes
donation Federation of Khoja Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4LQ, UK several activities for the relief of poverty through education and humanitarian assistance around the
recipient Shia Ithna-asheri world including faraway places such as Afghanistan, Tanzania, India, Iraq, etc.
(Only use this option if you are outside North America)
Bank Name: Bank of America Members at IMAN have contributed at the national level by participating in activities of umbrella
Bank Address: 7450 170th Ave NE, Redmond WA 98052, USA organizations and contributed to the establishment of Islamic Centers across North America.
Bank ABA Number: 0260-0959-3
Routing Number: 125000024
For the Credit of: Ithna-asheri Muslim Association of Northwest
Account Number: 21860416
Credit Card Browse to: www.iman-wa.org and follow instructions on the site
Directors and Executive Committee
Board of Directors Executive Committee
President Mohamed Jawad Khaki
Mohamed Jawad Khaki Vice President Sameer Tejani
Sameer Tejani Treasurer Mohammed Nikjoo
Mohammad Nikjoo Secretary Sukaina Versi
Gulamabbas Juma Member Syed Iqbal Rizvi
Abed Jawad Member Kristen Jawad
Activities and Accomplishments 1997 – 2008 IMAN Center Project Costs
Weekend School operating since 1990 IMAN Center of Kirkland Costs Funds Raised Deficit
Weekly Religious Gatherings since 1997
Building Acquisition $ 2,700,000 $ 2,700,000 -
Annual Muharram and Ramadhan Programs since 1997
Invited (>35) speakers from different backgrounds to promote Islamic teachings Projected Remodeling $ 2,300,000 $ 1,500,000 $ 800,000
Nikah and Funeral services to the local community since 1989 Totals $ 5,000,000 $ 4,200,000 $ 800,000
Acquired a permanent facility in 2004
Social Services Programs:
- Volunteers for monthly cooking at a homeless shelter Hardworking volunteers from the community have worked with DLR, a local architecture firm, to
- Operates Food bank to help families in need develop plans for a remodeled building. City of Kirkland has issued a construction permit for the
- In-kind or financial aid to those in need proposed remodeling plans. IMAN has signed contract with S. D. Deacon to complete the project
- Reach out to Muslim children in the Foster Care System during Ramadhan and Eid before the blessed month of Ramadhan, inshallah.
- Sponsorship of >130 children around the world through various programs
- Volunteers & donations to build low-income families homes (www.togetherwebuild.org)
Inter-faith and intra-faith activities:
- Promote understanding of Islam, Muslims, teachings of the Ahlul Bayt
- Intercommunity bridge building
- Full day seminars entitled Building Bridges to Islam attended by over 460 people
- Various presentations on Islam at IMAN center, Churches, Synagogues, community centers
- Fund raising for relief to victims of Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Hurricane, War
Workshops on preventing domestic violence
Reached out to elected representatives on issues of concern to Muslims.
Interacted with members of the newsprint and TV media on world events and mosque struggle
Supported various capital projects around North America
Contributed to the activities of umbrella organizations such as NASIMCO, UMAA, etc.
Struggle to establish a permanent Islamic center
In 1998 members of IMAN resolved to acquire land and establish the first purpose built Shia Ithna-asheri
center in the Greater Seattle area. After many years of struggle and resistance from neighbors and local
authorities, it was concluded that an already built facility that could be converted to an Islamic Center
would be the preferred and least resistance approach.
November 2004 was an important milestone in IMAN’s history that culminated 6 years of struggle and
determination. A 12,000 square foot medical facility was acquired at a prime location in the City of
Kirkland, a centrally located suburb of Greater Seattle. The permanent location has enabled the
community to establish a base from where to operate its activities, a much welcomed relief from having
to move from one rental location to another from week to week.
However, the 40+ year old building acquired, in addition to needing repairs (e.g., leaky roof, aged and
hazardous electrical wiring, and an arcane heating/cooling system), also requires to be converted from a
medical clinic to an Islamic Center to provide:
Weekend School classrooms
Adequate ablution and bathroom facilities
Conference and Meeting rooms