Before Masjid Makeover: Grasmere South Africa


February 2010 – Majid Makeover

Alhamdulillah we are complete with the masjid makeover. We only require equipment to start a cooking class at the centre.

Prophet(SAW) said: “Whosoever shares in building a masjid for Allah, even if it is as small as a bird’s nest, Allah (S.W.T.) will build for him a house in Paradise.” (Ahmad)

Picture slide show of Grasmere Masjid Before

Donations are now closed

Where is Grasmere Masjid?

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Project Goal

Phase 1 – To paint masjid and fix up the roof.

Phase 2 – To clean up masjid

Project Manager

1000 Good Deeds

Project Owner

Sheikh Sultan Yousef of Al Tawheed Centre


Task 1 – Get buy in and support from project owners

1000 Good deeds approached Al Tawheed centre in February 2010 to find out if there were any masjids in the underprivileged areas that required a masjid makeover.

At the end of September 2010, Sheikh Sultan contacted 1000 good deeds and said:

What arise in my mind that there is a need to a renovation to one of the Masjid in Grasmere so I started to think of you. So if you could arrange a meeting with your husband I appricate it”

Task 2 – Arrange a meeting with project owners

Sheikh Sultan sent a few pictures of the masjid. To get a true reflection of what was required, 1000 Good Deeds team went to visit the Grasmere masjid and Islamic centre and met with Sheikh Sultan to evaluate what was required.

Task 3 – Progress reporting and documentation

Create a discussion on facebook Masjid Makeover page and document progress here. Upload and videos here as well.

Task 4 – Take video of the masjid – Before makeover

Task 4 – take pictures of the masjid – before makeover

Grasmere masjid facebook album

Task 5 – Do a needs analysis

1. fix the roof of masjid

2. Paint masjid


Task 6 – Make a budget

Estimated Budget for masjid fixing of roof and painting of masjid

Quantity Product description Estimated cost Total
20 20 litres Green Paint R 300.00 R 6,000.00
10 20 litres Green Roof Paint R 300.00 R 3,000.00
2 5 litres waterproof R 100.00 R 200.00
1 20 kg pollyfilla R 200.00 R 200.00
4 rolls sandpaper R 25.00 R 100.00
1 10l thinners R 15.00 R 150.00
1 10l oil paint R 400.00 R 400.00
4 rolls masking tape R 100.00 R 100.00
4 paint roller brushes R 37.50 R 150.00
4 paint brushes R 25.00 R 100.00
Labour R 9,500.00
R 19,900.00
Donations R 1,000.00
Estimate funds required R 18,900.00

About $3000

Task 7 – Market and get sponsors

Research ways to market masjid makeover

Get volunteers

Raise funds



Task 9 Fix roof

Task 10 Paint roof

Task 11 Paint masjid

Task 12 Clean up masjid

Task 13 Take after makeover video and photos

Task 14 – Additional funds start empowerment project – sewing, computer and cooking lessons


Clue: Good Deed: #39 Clean a masjid and  Good Deed: #38 Build a masjid










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