RALEIGH – Members of the Triangle Muslim community held an open house at one of their newly expanded facilities for residents to visit and learn more about the religion and those who practice it.
Taiyyaba Qureshi, one of the open house organizers, said the event was held as a meet-and-greet session.
"[We want to] show them what the mosque is about, show them what Islam is and what Muslims in America live like," Qureshi said.
The "Meet your Muslim Neighbor" open house was held at their newly expanded Islamic Center off Atwater Street in Raleigh. The facility offers a place where people can learn about Muslim educators, politicians, judges and their contributions to American society.
"Muslims have been in the United States since the early 1500s even," Qureshi said.
Ali Zelmat is an Outreach Committee leader with the Islamic Center of Raleigh. She said they offer a variety
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