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Islamic Center of America, Dearborn

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The Islamic Center of America (Arabic: ٱلْمَرْكَز ٱلْإِسْلَامِيّ فِي أَمْرِيكَا‎, al-Markaz al-ʾIslāmīy Fī ʾAmrīkā) is a mosque located in Dearborn, Michigan. Although the institution dates back to 1963, the center's current mosque opened in 2005. It is the largest mosque in North America and the oldest Shia mosque in the United States. With its large Shia Arab population (consisting mostly of Iraqis and Lebanese), Dearborn is often called the "heart of Shiism" in the United States.
The Islamic Center of America is located at 19500 Ford Road in Dearborn. The institution was founded in 1962 by Muhammad Jawad Chirri, who remained its director until his death in 1994.

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  • It is very beautiful mosque. Architecture is really amazing inside and outside. When we visited, there was the prophet Mouhamad’s birth celebration, and we went inside with no invitation, and we were....  more »
  • It felt weird and uninviting. Felt like I wasn't welcome. I wouldn't go back. Maybe if I were Muslim it would be better.  more »
  • Great Mosque with a lot of space and parking! Nice khutbah and enjoyed praying Jummah there.
  • Grand mosque. Loved the architecture and all modern and well organized inside. Its a shia moque

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