The 1MM Library Initiative

Library and Research Center of Western Pennsylvania, Supervised by Moosaa Richardson


The 1MM Library and Islamic Research Center of Western Pennsylvania is a non-profit initiative under the direct supervision of Moosaa Richardson, in cooperation with the administration and community of Al-Masjid al-Awwal (the First Muslim Mosque) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

We thank Allaah for the generous support from all the friends and supporters of the 1MM Library all over the world. So far, together, by the Permission of Allaah alone, we have been able to pay off 2.5 years of storage and administrative fees needed throughout our attempts to ship the library by sea. Shipping, clearing, and local delivery fees have been 100% collected as well, wal-hamdulillaah. The library has arrived in America, and we now begin our local preparations in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to receive and set it up at the masjid, in shaa’ Allaah.

For those who recognize this as a unique opportunity to take part in the maintenance of a massive ongoing charity and wish to contribute for the sake of Allaah in making rare resources of Islamic knowledge available to American Muslims, they may donate using the following Paypal link:

The following list of upcoming expenses for the 1MM Library has been updated on Rajab 15, 1438 (April 12, 2017):

  • Air shipping, Riyadh to Pittsburgh (plus storage & related costs) – $13,402 Urgently needed (100% collected) 
  • Estimated clearing & transportation expenses locally in Pittsburgh – $950 Urgently needed (100% collected)
  • Renovation of areas of the First Muslim Mosque – TBA
  • Bookshelves, furniture and office supplies – TBA
  • Monthly salary for a steady part-time volunteer librarian – $1,000 ($12,000/yr)
  • Monthly purchase allowance for new books – $500 ($6,000/yr)

Updated information about the latest status of the 1MM Library can be found here.

3 comments on “Support

  1. AbdurRahman
    December 23, 2014

    Alhamdulillaah, Jazaak Allaahu Khairan dear ustadh Moosa, May Allaah aid the project, ameen


  2. Bint
    December 29, 2014

    ،نسأل الله -عزَّ وجلَّ- أن يجزل لكُم الأجر، ويبشركم بالقبول والرفعة دنيًا وآخرة
    ،،جزاكُم ربنا خير الجزاء على ما أتحَفتُمونا ونفعتمونا به


  3. Bin Muhammad
    February 18, 2015

    Bismillahi rahmani raheem
    Assalamu alaikum Wa Rahmathullahi Wa Barakathuh
    Akhee, seems the data is not updated after dec 22 . please let us know how much have been collected. Jazakallah khair


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