Quincy Mosque

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Quincy Mosque, founded 1963, is situated in Quincy, Massachusetts in the Quincy Point neighborhood by Lebanese workers in the area's shipyards.[1]

History[edit]

Between 1875 and 1912, seven Arab families immigrated to the Quincy area to escape the Ottoman Empire forming the basis of the Muslim community. In 1937, the Arab-American community created the Arab American Banner Society to promote Arab unity and cohesion as well as to champion American ideals. To cement their position in the community, the group founded the Quincy Mosque, of the Islamic Center of New England in 1963.[2]

It consists of half of the Islamic Center of New England with its sister mosque in Sharon. The mosque has a membership of over two thousand and consist of 36 different nationalities.[3] Jumu'ah prayers are held every Friday. Al Noor Academy began as a high school inside this mosque, before moving out in 2004. The mosque currently houses the Al-Bayan School.

The mosque was damaged by fire in 1990[4] and again in 2003.[5] Both incidents were believed to have been arson, although no suspects were ever identified.

Imams[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Goldman, Ari L. (1993-05-04). "Thriving Amid Harmony, A Mosque Is Transformed". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-11-16. 
  2. ^ Curtis, Edward E. (2010-01-01). Encyclopedia of Muslim-American History. Infobase Publishing. ISBN 9781438130408. 
  3. ^ Ronan, Patrick. "Islamic Center of New England celebrates 50 years". The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, MA. Retrieved 2016-11-16. 
  4. ^ Muslim Life in America - Office of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State at usinfo.state.gov Archived October 31, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Muslim American Society Archived October 13, 2006, at the Wayback Machine. at www.masnet.org

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Coordinates: 42°14′36″N 70°58′45.5″W / 42.24333°N 70.979306°W / 42.24333; -70.979306