Local Islamic centre finds new home


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August 7, 2014 10:40 AM

The site features separate prayer halls, wudu areas and five prayer times daily. - Mallory Clarkson Photo

Now located at 4610 49-Ave.

The Lloydminster Islamic Centre has moved to a new location on 49 Street.

Previously located in an older home, president Ijaz Ahmed said that spot was too small to house the 100 families that are members of the centre.

“That’s why we bought this place and renovated that,” he added.

The new mosque is located right beside the Canada Post office. It features separate prayer halls, wudu (areas to cleanse oneself before prayer) areas, and five prayer times are offered daily.

Regular services take place on Fridays.

And while renovations aren’t quite finished — the upstairs is almost done, but the basement needs to be finished up — Ahmed said the centre could expand even further.

“More people are coming and moving to this city for jobs, so the community is growing really fast,” he said.

“We’re thinking this place will not be big enough for us too, so we’re thinking we need to buy a place that’s a little (bigger).”

But in the meantime, Ahmed said the group is very happy with the new location for its mosque.

“Everything is good right now,” he said. “We are happy with that place.”

For more information on the centre or to check out prayer times, visit www.lloydic.com.

Late last month, members of the Islamic Centre headed to the Servus Sports Centre to celebrate the end of Ramadan.

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