Islamic Center of America
19500 Ford Road, Dearborn, MI 48128
6 reviews

The Islamic Center of America is one of North America's oldest Islamic institutions. Established in 1963, the Islamic Center has been serving the needs of Muslims in the greater Detroit area as well as throughout the United States. The Islamic Center of America has a long a rich past that embodies the American Muslim community's search, struggle and triumph to find a place to belong. The story begins in 1949, when Imam Jawad Chirri, a man who could not speak or understand English, came to America at the request of a small group of people who where yearning for Islamic guidance. It culminates as an Islamic Center that has become more than a place of worship but an Institution and a beacon for Islam in North America. 'New Beginnings: The Story of the Islamic Center', by Raad I. Alawan, is an in depth documentary of this journey.   Last updated 4 years ago

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Detroit, Michigan
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Kansas City, MO
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United States
★★★★  The Masjid is a really nice and clean Shia mosque. The prayer area is huge and they've got some great looking chandeliers. The bathrooms are clean and wudu area is great. They have the whole history of their center at the masjid plus a gift shop, book shop and some other facilities. We went as tourists to the place and it was an interesting experience.

United States
★★★★★  Do you want comfort and cleanliness in a mosque? Are you looking for Islamic resources, books, and an organized Islamic gift shop? Are you a sister looking to worship with an option of privacy? Did you forget your prayer clothes at home? If you answered yes to any these questions, the ICA is for you and your worshiping needs. A calm, peaceful, prayer-room pulls you to Allah (swt) in thikr (remembrance) and worship. A true gem in Dearborn. Super clean bathrooms, free prayer calendars and materials, and a beautiful house of God.

Southfield, MI
★★★★  This is my home masjid. It is Avery lovely place and just beckons people to come inside and worship. Once you enter the prayer space you're just overcome with Xmas sense of calm and spirituality. It's easy to get to and they're open for all prayers plus the staff is very helpful and friendly. The only shortcoming is the web page.

Bronxville, NY
★★★★  This mosque is actually on Ford Road - the old masjid was on Joy Road. It is difficult to get to, especially at night. My husband and I could see it, since as you can see from the picture it is impressive and dominates everything around it, but could not get to it for some time (it's located on a weird little offshoot of the Ford Road parkway). Hard to explain. Anyway, it was well worth the hunt, the masjid is beautiful inside and out and brand new. Marble, brass and plush carpets everywhere inside. The main prayer space is round - a circular corridor wraps around it. Men's and women's wudu/bathroom space radiates off this. This space is wonderful and very clean - they have spray attachments for cleaning oneself in each bathroom stall and the wudu area is really well appointed, too.
Women pray in the main space behind the men - though there is a separate, comfortable, lovely balcony area for those women who want to pray separately. There are signs throughout the masjid reminding people to dress Islamically and directing them to things/services they might need. A lot of attention has obviously been given to designing a beautiful, comfortable and functional masjid. Prayer garments for women are available in niches all around the main and balcony prayer spaces for women who want to use them. Prayer beads and (since this is a Shia mosque) prayer tablets are available at the prayer space entrances. There are Qur'ans available downstairs and upstairs (more downstairs) - unfortunately there did not seem to be any translations. We came just after Isha jamah. Praying in this mosque was a really peaceful, centering experience. Although we are Sunni (and so pray differently from the Shia congregation) no one hassled us and in fact people were very welcoming. One sister who didn't speak English clasped my hand and smiling gave her salaams. A nice place to worship if you are Shia or not focused on the Sunni-Shia schism.

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