The Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “Charity extinguishes sins as water extinguishes fire.”Saheeh Al Jaami, 5136
Mawakeb Al Ajer was established with the intentions of giving back to the community and helping those in need. Tucked away, behind the Al Badriyah complex on Al Rawdah street, it is side-by-side with the Al Taif orphans “Aytaam Al Taif’ organization.
Before you walk in, mentally prepare yourself to be blown away.
Yes, the two-storey building boasts several rooms full of secondhand (used and unused) items, but that’s not what will leave you needing a second to digest your surroundings.
As you go from room to room, you will see cleanliness and organization that high street retailers should aspire to. Take that in, along with the beautiful Qur’an recitation playing, the smell of bukhoor and the well-presented and helpful assistants; remember why you are there. Yes, Mawakeb offers an endless amount of bargains, but it’s the charity. All of this aimed at helping others.
All sales’ proceeds go to charity: Aytam Al Taif and the community.
Mawakeb boasts an outdoor front yard full of furniture pieces, from garden swings to bikes and pottery pieces. Once you enter, you’ll be greeted with the rooms dedicated to different items. On the first floor, you will find: kitchenware (full china sets for SR 300, picnic baskets, pots and pans, coffeemakers, etc.) cutlery, menswear (shirts, jackets, trousers and shoes), the Al Warraq bookstore, furniture and antiques. The second floor is dedicated to womenswear (abayas, dresses and shoes: designer and highstreet) and children’s clothes and toys.
May Allah shower those who go with the intention of helping another person with blessings and abundance in reward. May Allah grant those who organize, volunteer and donate many blessings in this life and the next.
Mawakeb Al Ajer servies:
- Accept material donations (except damaged wooden items)
- Rent out secondhand bridal gowns
- A 2-storey store selling secondhand goods
- Their Al Warraq bookstore holds book fairs
- Recycling collection (paper, cardboard, plastic and metal)
- Volunteering opportunities
Mawakeb Al Ajer
Location: Behind Al Badriyah building, Al Rawdah St., Al Khalediyah Dist.
Facebook: Mawakeb Alajer
Saturday- Thursday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 4 – 8 p.m.