Islamic Center of Central Missouri

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Islamic Center of Central Missouri
Islamic Center of Central Missouri at night.jpg
Basic information
Location 201 S. Fifth St., Columbia
Geographic coordinates 38°56′57″N 92°19′55″W / 38.94917°N 92.33194°W / 38.94917; -92.33194Coordinates: 38°56′57″N 92°19′55″W / 38.94917°N 92.33194°W / 38.94917; -92.33194
Affiliation Islam
State Missouri
Completed 1983

Islamic Center of Central Missouri is a mosque located in Columbia, Missouri.[1] Established in 1983, is the first ever Islamic Center in the state of Missouri.

Events[edit]

Friday Sermons[edit]

Friday sermons,(khuṭbah) (lit. narration) are held every week from 1-2pm. Khatib at this Islamic Center is usually a member of the local Muslim community. Sometimes national Muslim speakers are also invited. Prominent khateebs who have spoken at the Islamic Center include Suhaib Webb.[2]

Open House[edit]

Every Spring,[3] the mosque holds an open house where followers of other faiths are invited to visit the center, learn more about Islam and ask questions about the faith and its tenets.[4] Free mediterranean food, appetizers, dessert and refreshments are provided to visitors. Visitors can also pick up free reading material on Islam and the Muslim faith.[5]

Eid Prayers[edit]

Eid ul-Fitr and Eid al-Adha prayer ceremonies are held every year. [6] The Eid-Al-Adha prayers in November 2010 were attended by about 750[7] Muslims from the Columbia area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Long, Jennifer (1 June 2012). "Islamic Center Works for Understanding". KOMU. Retrieved 2 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Voice of an American Muslim". Suhaib Webb. 
  3. ^ "islamic-center-sponsors-open-house". The Maneater. April 19, 2005. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "islamic-center-holds-open-house". Columbia Missourian. April 20, 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  5. ^ Assouad, Grace (April 20, 2007). "islamic-center-hold-its-annual-open-house". Columbia Missourian. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "eid-al-fitr-marks-end-ramadan". Columbia Missourian. September 9, 2010. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "mso-islamic-center-central-missouri-celebrate-eid-". The Maneater. November 19, 2010. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 

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