Islamic Center and Arab-American Museum to Open in Michigan

May 25, 2004

Source: The Detroit News

On May 25, 2004 The Detroit News reported, "Metro Detroit’s significant Muslim population will soon have a mosque befitting its size. Once completed this fall, the Islamic Center of America — which will be among the largest in the country — will have a 120,000-square-foot complex that includes the mosque, the Muslim American Youth Academy, an auditorium and library. Currently, the school is open, and the other phases of the project will begin after the mosque is operational. But the mosque is one of the highlights of the $12 million project because it will provide the Islamic Center’s 3,000 members with more room to worship and have community activities...The opening of the mosque will be coupled with that of the Arab American National Museum, scheduled for October in Dearborn. The 36,000-square-foot museum is being modeled after the Japanese-American National Museum in Los Angeles and will be the first of its kind."