Assalaamu’Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh
Kyoto is a very friendly city and Japanese people deserve our efforts to introduce them about Islam. As for Muslim community living in this beautiful city, we are in need to build a new Masjid to be an important place for daily prayers, improving Islamic knowledge, and strengthening community cohesion.
The committee has been working extremely hard to prepare the proposal and plans for our beautiful Kyoto Central Masjid and to establish new criteria and procedures that are vital to the success of a building of its size combining a prayer space, facilities, library, cultural and educational center for enlightening Muslims and non-Muslims about the religion of Islam. We kindly ask you to help us to build the Masjid in Kyoto and to have your sincere prayers that may Allah bless this Masjid. I would like to send special thanks for the Muslim community in Kyoto and all of brothers and sisters in Japan and worldwide for the donations and great supports during our campaigns.
Finally, I would like to give a note of thanks to all of our dedicated committee members, for all of their precious efforts and thoughts. Needless to say, whilst the challenge and responsibility is great, Alhamdulillah, it remains an honor to serve Muslims and Islam in Kyoto.
Sameh Ahmed Abdelmaksoud Kantoush, Ph.D
Chairman of Kyoto Central Masjid Committee