Monday, July 10, 2006

Two NoVa mosques plan expansions

The Axis of Islam in Northern Virginia is defined by Dar Al Hijrah mosque (AKA the 9/11 Mosque) in Falls Church and the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center mosque in Sterling (it takes two distinct points to define a line or axis, doesn't it?).

Dar Al Hijrah mosque
The inscription of the Dar Al Hijrah mosque reads "IN THE NAME OF GOD: Say: O people of the Book! come to common terms as between us and you: that we worship none but Allah; that we associate no partners with Him; that we erect not from among ourselves Lords and patrons other than Allah. If then they turn back say: Bear witness that we at least are Muslims bowing to Allah's will." - from

The Muslim Link newspaper reports that Dar Al Hijrah has purchased the fourth house on Row Street with the intent to rent to a member family for revenue.
There is an agreement between the Muslim property owners and the Masjid administration that whenever there is the need to start the construction of the expansion, the owners will sell their properties and donate the money for the expansion project.

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The Muslim Link newspaper also reports that ADAMS Center is planning to construct a satellite center in Ashburn to serve 200 Muslim families in that part of Loudon County. The article notes that "ADAMS serves over 5000 families and has 7 branches in Sterling, Herndon, Tyson’s Corner, Fairfax, Reston, Leesburg, Ashburn, and South Riding in Northern Virginia."

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