Acquisition of AECC: a Brief Account of the Journey
It gives the JMAS Management Committee great pleasure to share with you the good news that on February 14th 2017, we have Alhamdulillah made the remaining payments of S$3.39 million to the seller and have acquired the ownership of AECC (17/17C Lorong 15, Geylang). As you know we had already initially paid around S$ 1 million and hence the total payment made comes to S$4.4 million.
Now we have our own bigger centre which is owned by the Shia community of Singapore. Thanks to Almighty Allah swt and the Imam of our time for this great gift.
This was a difficult uphill task that has been completed Alhamdolillah. The Management Committee of JMAS would like to congratulate each and every member of the Shia community of Singapore and to those who have currently left and live outside Singapore on this BIG achievement. We would also like to thank all those who have contributed physically, financially or intellectually to make this community dream come true. Special thanks to all those individuals living in Singapore and abroad and the organizations who have financially contributed to this cause. Our special gratitude to Sajjad foundation for their unconditional financial and moral support.
We would also like to thank the Government of Singapore (URA, IRAS, MUIS, Ministry of Muslim Affairs, LTA etc) for their support ,cooperation and granting necessary approvals in the process of acquiring the premises.
Our thanks to different JMAS Sub Committees and volunteers who have played a significant role in the process. Our special thanks to all Trustees for their dedicated efforts and full support. We would also like to recognize and register our gratitude for Bro Asif Husain on his untiring efforts in negotiating different banks and finally procuring the loan from HLF without which it would have been very difficult to reach at this stage.
May Allah swt shower His blessings on all those who have in anyway contributed to this cause.
After acquiring the property our next step is to bring it into operational state before the month of Ramadan by doing some mandatory renovation. Your contribution and financial support is required to complete the task. You will soon receive a message/ email on the renovation plan of AECC. Please come forward and help us by partially or fully sponsoring any item of the renovation project.
You are also requested to please continue to provide your monthly contributions to repay the loan and meet the monthly operational expenses.
For any query please contact JMAS Secretariat on 9725 0388.