Islamic Cultural Center
131 East 6th Street, Tempe, AZ 85281
3 reviews

This student-dominated masjid, cultural center and school was established just north of the campus of Arizona State University in Tempe in 1984. Built on land once occupied by deserted and dilapidated houses, the distinctive architecture and ornamentation of the masjid is modeled after the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem.
Before the community was able to raise the donations necessary to build the center, Tempe Muslims would gather in local homes or travel to Phoenix masjids for Friday prayers. The masjid includes a minaret and golden dome, attached to an eight-sided structure embellished with tilework depicting verses from the Qur'an executed in calligraphy. Racks to store shoes and facilities for ablutions are downstairs, while the main prayer hall is up a flight of stairs. Across a courtyard from the masjid is the Islamic School, consisting of sixteen classrooms and offices.  Last updated 4 years ago

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Mesa, AZ
★★★★★  This masjid has been Arab dominated in the past but is wonderfully multicultural and family/youth oriented. The masjid does alot of outreach to the community and this is definitely one of the best masjids for converts and for women to attend.

Alamogordo, NM
★★★★  Beautiful masjid, easy to find. Everything clean and in good repair. It is nice that the sisters can be in same room only behind curtain. Treated very well by everyone we met there.

Tempe, AZ
★★★★  A very beautifully designed masjid in a busy section of Tempe. Parking can be a problem when university is in session. Always open for all salat and on the weekends for halaqa, always clean and accessible. Sisters previously prayed in a small conference room but now pray in the main musallah behind a thin lace curtain with ample room, lots of sunlight and the ability to view the imam. Equal access to classes for women and all races/cultures. Young scholars are really encouraged to teach. Some racism on behalf of a minority of the governing board, but the community in general can be warm. Women hold leadership positions on the governing board. Lots of community events and outings. Very student and child friendly. Adjacent to Phoenix Metro Islamic School.
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