Despite downpour, Springfield Muslim community celebrates soon-to-be constructed mosque

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(Springfield News-Leader) – Full story

Under a tent during a torrential downpour, Springfield Muslims on Saturday celebrated the groundbreaking of their soon-to-be mosque. 

Despite the rain, the groundbreaking drew more than 100 audience members — both believers and not. 

“Allah says that one of the names of rain in the Quran is ‘blessing.’ So, this is a sign of mercy on you all and a sign of blessings,” said Nuredin Giayash, a visiting Imam from Tulsa. 

Located 5.5 acres east of West Bypass in Springfield, the new 10,500 square foot American Momin Park Mosque will include a prayer hall, a fellowship hall, educational facilities, and a cemetery. 

In his speech, the president of the mosque’s nonprofit board Sultan Zahirsha said these new facilities are essential to ensure Muslims who immigrate here can also make their home in Springfield. 

To read the full story, visit the Springfield News-Leader website.

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