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Mosque Design
Texas Architect
  • Akel Kahera, Clemson University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
5-1-2008
Publisher
Texas Society of Architects
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Abstract
Over the last five decades more than 100 mosques have been established in Texas to serve the estimated 150,000 Muslims living mostly in its largest cities. The urban mosque, also known as an Islamic center, represents the heart of the Muslim community and provides the most visual expression of Muslim religious identity. The mosque (masjid in Arabic) is where the faithful gather to engage in communal worship, spiritual retreat, matrimony, education, and social activities.
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