A slideshow featuring a range of Muslim centers and events in Greater Boston.

 
 

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Masjid Yusuf 2010 Eid ul-Fitr Celebration
On September 10, 2010, the community of Masjid Yusuf on Chestnut Hill Ave. in Brighton celebrated Eid ul-Fitr to mark the end of Ramadan. The Mosque opened in early 2009 and is now open for daily prayers, regular weekly lectures by scholars and academics, educational classes and other activities. Photos and video courtesy of Omar Benmoussa, Masjid Yusuf.

Bilal Kaleem, Executive Director of MAS Boston, discusses the future of Islam in Boston.

Najiba Akbar, Youth Director of MAS Boston, discusses the challenges facing Muslim youth.

Najiba Akbar, Youth Director of MAS Boston, discusses the growing immigrant communities in Greater Boston.

Najiba Akbar, Youth Director of MAS Boston, discusses the uniqueness of the ISBCC.

Islam comes from an Arabic word meaning “submission” or “surrender.” The Prophet Muhammad’s message of Islam called humankind to recognize the authority of the one God, and to align one's life with the path of Islam. In Greater Boston, Islam encompasses a diverse community of over 50,000 adherents served by nearly fifty different mosques, schools, and community organizations. Originally composed primarily of African-American converts, the Muslim population of Greater Boston now includes immigrants from the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. The landmark Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center in Roxbury is but one example of the ways in which this diverse community is building a vibrant future in Greater Boston. Read full essay

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The Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center in Roxbury was inaugurated in a city-wide celebration in 2009, after much controversy surrounding its construction. This link features Pluralism Project research related to the ISBCC over the past several years.