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Religion and Community in the New Urban America$
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Paul D. Numrich and Elfriede Wedam

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199386840

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199386840.001.0001

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Area Mosques and Diverse Corridors

Area Mosques and Diverse Corridors

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(p.104) 4 Area Mosques and Diverse Corridors
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Religion and Community in the New Urban America
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Paul D. Numrich

Elfriede Wedam

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199386840.003.0005

Chapter 4 examines Muslim area congregations in both city and suburban locations. Muslim Community Center and its suburban facility, Muslim Education Center, helped to diversify two major transit and development corridors on the north and northwest sides of metropolitan Chicago. The case of the Muslim Community Center is particularly intriguing in that its early dream of creating a Muslim neighborhood in the city was not realized, yet its dual-site operation now serves a congregational community living across a much wider geographic expanse. Mosque Foundation similarly helped to diversify a major transit and development corridor on the southwest side of metropolitan Chicago, its single-site facility serving as a magnet attracting Arab Muslim settlement. The area congregations in this chapter rise to the stronger end of the urban impact continuum. Chapter 4 also discusses the particularities of Islamic beliefs and practices that favor the creation of area mosques.

Keywords:   area congregation, corridor, mosque, Muslim Community Center, Muslim Education Center, Mosque Foundation, Islam, urban impact

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