New Haven Mosque Celebrating 20 Years​

November 10, 2007

Author: Mary E. O'Leary

Source: New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN - Members of Masjid Al-Islam, the eyes and ears of the George-Greenwood street block, are celebrating an anniversary.

Twenty years ago, eight men and women established the mosque as a place for Muslims in Greater New Haven to come together and worship.

That core group has grown to more than 300, and since 1995 their permanent home at 624 George St. across from the Hospital of Saint Raphael has helped stabilize an area that 12 years ago had open drug dealing on the streets.