The Mother Masjid of America

The Mother Masjid of America

The Mother Masjid of America, once known as The Rose of Fraternity Lodge and also known as Moslem Temple, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States, is the longest standing mosque in North America. Built in 1934, it is the second oldest after the 1929 mosque built in tiny Ross, North Dakota, however that masjid was torn down in the 1970s and later rebuilt in 2005, leaving the Mother Masjid as the oldest standing.

The Mother Masjid stands in a quiet neighborhood, flanked by houses on both sides, with a small marker off of First Avenue pointing the way to this historical site. Due to its small size, the majority of the Muslim population in Eastern Iowa and the Cedar Rapids area worship at other mosques, but the Mother Masjid remains a prominent center for information, prayer and community.

Source: Wikipedia

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