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Masjid Mu‘ath Bin Jabal

Description Masjid Mu‘ath Bin Jabal is located at the center of a Detroit neighborhood that is almost entirely Yemeni. Established in 1976, the mosque began as a prayer space in a coffee shop. It is housed today in an old church building with an attached charter school. The sanctuary of the church has been substantially [...]

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Masjid Wali Muhammad

History Masjid Wali Muhammad is home to the first and oldest African American Muslim congregation. Although located in its current facility on Linwood Avenue since 1954, its first home was on Hastings Street, in Detroit’s “Black Bottom.” It was there that the Nation of Islam was founded by W.D. Fard and led by the Honorable [...]

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Muslim Center of Detroit

History While the Muslim Center of Detroit traces its immediate history to the establishment in 1985 of the Muslim American Society by Imam Warith Deen Muhammad, the community’s history extends ultimately to the 1930s, when the Nation of Islam was first established in Detroit by Warith Deen’s father, Elijah Muhammad. The mosque is located on [...]

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Al-Islah Islamic Center

History The Al-Islah Islamic Center was founded in 2000 by Bangladeshi immigrants, most of whom are followers of Allama Abdul Latif Chowdhury (Fultholi). The first Bangladeshi mosque in Hamtramck, Al-Islah was originally located in a small storefront on Joseph Campau and moved to its current home, a renovated medical clinic, in 2001. The group hopes [...]

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Albanian Islamic Center

Description The Albanian Islamic Center, built in Harper Woods in 1963, boasts a distinctive Balkan-style dome and minaret. With a prayer area, offices, large social hall, classrooms, and kitchen, the mosque serves an old Albanian American community (already well established in the 1940s) and new Muslim immigrants from Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, and other Balkan countries. [...]

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Islamic Center of America

History The Islamic Center of America traces its history to the 1950s, when a dedicated group of young Lebanese Americans worked with Imam Mohammad Jawad Chirri to establish Michigan’s first, purpose-built Shi`a mosque. The congregation’s original house of worship was dedicated on Joy Road in Detroit in 1963. The Islamic Center has thrived over the [...]

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