Flint Islamic Center Serves Growing Muslim Community

February 5, 2005

Source: The Flint Journal


On February 5, 2005 The Flint Journal reported, "when Dr. Abdelmajid I. Jondy moved to the area in 1972, Flint had no center for Islamic worship. By 1985, there were enough Muslims in the area to open a center on Dyewood Drive that is still available for prayer. Jondy, a surgeon and president of the Flint Islamic Center, explained that Islam means peace... The Muslim community built the current light stucco center in 1995. In 2000, it added space for Genesee Academy, an Islamic school for kindergarten through eighth grade. About 10 percent of children in the worshipping community attend school here. Classrooms and a gymnasium were added last year, expanding the building to 42,000 square feet."