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Mosque Foundation

Mosque Foundation in July, 2013

Location Bridgeview, Illinois
 United States
Established 1980
Leadership Imam(s):
Jamal Said (Ruler of the Mosque)

Kifah Mustapha
Whoever is appointed by Jamal Said
Jamal Said

Architectural information
Architect(s) Jamal Said
Style Modern
Capacity 10,000+
Dome(s) 3
Minaret(s) 1

Website: www.mosquefoundation.org/

The Mosque Foundation is located in Bridgeview, Illinois. It serves the spiritual, religious and communal needs of area Muslims by means of nurturing their faith, upholding their values, and fostering the wellbeing of the community around it through worship, charity, education, outreach, and civic engagement.

In 1954 a handful of Palestinian émigrés on Chicago’s famous Southside formed the Mosque Foundation of Chicago with the dream of one day building a structure to house the religious and cultural activities of their growing young families. Today, that dream has become one of the busiest mosques in America, serving a community of more than 50,000 Muslims.

Built in 1981 on a few acres of swampy land in the middle of mostly abandoned prairie in Bridgeview, with a prayer hall capacity of 300 worshippers. No one could foresee that the mosque’s establishment would inspire a Muslim neighborhood of hundreds of beautiful new homes around the mosque, two full-time Islamic schools at its edges, a Community Center down the road, and dozens of thriving businesses.

The community has steadily diversified to include Muslims of many languages and experiences—all praying side-by-side, with their children, in a brimming mosque that cannot contain them.

Imams are active in counseling, education, spiritual guidance, and arbitration. Community members work with local and national Islamic, interfaith, and civic organizations on numerous initiatives. These include protecting American civil liberties, empowering Muslims locally and nationally, improving the quality of urban life across America, and helping the poor, immigrants, and the oppressed by advocating for justice and peace.

Historical Timeline[edit]

1954: Official Registration

1963: Interim Location Purchased

1976: Tax-exempt Status Approved

1977: Mosque Architectural Plan Completed

1978: Construction Began

1981: Mosque Opened

1986: Aqsa School for Girls Opened in Mosque*

1996: Youth Center Opened

1998: Interim Expansion Completed

2002: Lot for Additional Parking Purchased and Developed

2004: Reopened Youth Center after Major Remodeling

2005: Muslim Community Donated Lakeshore Chicago Garden to the City of Chicago

2005: Food Pantry Opened

2006: Expanded Youth Center to Community Center

2007: Started Mosque Foundation Community Pulse Newsletter

2007: New Website Launched

2008: Second major expansion completed

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External links[edit]

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 03:25:49 -0800

Leaders of the Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview held a meeting Thursday night to talk about ways to protect the campus, which includes the mosque, a community center, a youth center and three schools. Those who pray at the mosque are disappointed ...

The Arab Daily News

The Arab Daily News
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 18:37:38 -0800

Chief Klimek said he spoke with Oussama Jammal, Vice President of the Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview, and also advised him of the status of the case. Police will continue to monitor the mosque and the surrounding schools for any additional problems ...
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:46:03 -0800

There is always security at the Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview for busy Friday services, but after the threat, there are more precautions. "The main goal is just security and safety right now, we want to make sure that they don't have any worries ...

The Chicago Monitor

The Chicago Monitor
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:15:00 -0800

Two men who had made threats on FaceBook alluding to shooting and killing Muslims at the Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview, a suburb of Chicago, were released on Friday by local police after turning themselves in. The local media only reported that the ...
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 21:05:57 -0800

The teens' target was later hinted at as the Mosque Foundation, which is near their suggested location of 87th and Harlem. An alert was issued Thursday night to area Muslims. The teen then went on to boast about his plans, and that it will take ...
Huffington Post
Tue, 06 Jan 2015 09:59:47 -0800

Mr. K's situation described above is like one of the hundreds of people that AMHP has helped in securing health insurance coverage through partnerships with other organizations such as Hamdard Center and Mosque Foundation. AMHP, IMAN, and other ...
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:18:45 -0700

Pipeline Mosque Foundation Wednesday presented a cheque for D10,000, a mosquito net and other materials to Serrekunda Hospital for its mortuary. According to officials of the hospital, the Pipeline Mosque Foundation had been donating to the hospital ...

Daily Sabah

Daily Sabah
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 06:48:45 -0800

The Cchairman of the mosque's foundation, Sebattin Yıldız, gave a statement to Anadolu Agency and said that the attack had taken place late on Saturday night and had caused the mosque's windows to break. "A person whose face was covered left a ...

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