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Mosque Foundation

Mosque Foundation in July, 2013

Location 7360 W. 93rd St., Bridgeview, Illinois
 United States
Established 1980
Leadership Imam(s):
Jamal Said

Kifah Mustapha

Architectural information
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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