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ISLAM

With more than 40 mosques, a private Islamic school and community centers scattered across the Twin Cities, a robust Islamic community can be found in every corner of the metro.

With a growing population of immigrants who ascribe to the Islamic faith, the Twin Cities have expanded their list of mosques. Established in 1969 by a group of Muslim students, the Islamic Center of Minnesota is the epicenter of this faith tradition in our region, holding services that include counseling, language classes, a food shelf, youth services and financial assistance at its Fridley location. Al-Amal, a private Islamic school for preK through grade 12, is also located within the center. The community space also oversees Abu Khadra Masjid, a satellite location in Columbia Heights, where Halaqas, or lectures, and daily prayers are held. Burnsville Mosque and the Garden of Eden Islamic Cemetery, also located in Burnsville, both operate underneath the umbrella of the Islamic Institute of Minnesota, a nonprofit that supports Muslims in the community.

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