Source: The Crimson
A delegation of students from the Harvard Islamic Society (HIS) joined more than 2,000 congregants in Roxbury, Mass., on Friday night to attend the first-ever prayer session at the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) Cultural Center, which finally opened its doors after two decades of controversy and delays.
“I feel very comfortable—like at home,” HIS President Shaheer A. Rizvi ’08 said. “I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time.”
Rizvi and several other HIS members made the 25-minute subway trip to the event on the 16th day of the holy month of Ramadan.
The opening of the ISB Cultural Center, which includes a mosque, library, and school, had been opposed by several activist groups who expressed concern over alleged ISB ties to terrorists and anti-Semitic groups, and the purchase of the site raised some legal objections.