New Islamic Center Coming to Charlottesville

September 3, 2008

Author: Stephanie Satchell

Source: Charlottesville News

After spending more than 15 years worshiping in an old building people were out growing the congregation of the Islamic Society of Central Virginia broke ground for a new community center Wednesday afternoon.

“Whenever we have Friday prayers everybody is always squished we often have to kind of come out into the sidewalks to get people to fit,” said Irteza Binte-Farid, Attends Islamic Center.

“I think it's a reflection of the increase in diversity in the community. For a while Muslims haven't had an adequate space in which to worship,” said Susan Donovan, International Rescue Committee.

After much fundraising they're giving up their current location and breaking ground for a brand new community center.