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The Mosque in America a National Portrait

The Mosque in America a National Portrait

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There are now more than 2000 mosques in the U.S. That's about a 74 percent increase from ten years ago, according to a new study conducted by among others , the Hartford Institute for Religion Research.
There are now more than 2000 mosques in the U.S. That's about a 74 percent increase from ten years ago, according to a new study conducted by among others , the Hartford Institute for Religion Research.

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Published by: New England Public Radio on Mar 05, 2012
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The Mosque in America: A National Portrait 
A Report from theMosque Study Project
April 26, 2001Ihsan Bagby, Ph.D.Paul M. Perl, Ph.D.Bryan T. Froehle, Ph.D.
Council on American-Islamic RelationsWashington, D.C.
 
To obtain copies of this publication, contact:Council on American-Islamic Relations453 New Jersey Ave. S.E.Washington, D.C. 20003Tel: 202-488-8787Fax: 202-488-0833E-mail:cair1@ix.netcom.comURL: http://www.cair-net.org© 2001 Copyright, Council on American-Islamic RelationsAll rights reserved.
 
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION.............................................................1Major Findings...........................................................3
 
THE MOSQUE: BASIC CHARACTERISTICS......................................4Geographical Location.....................................................4Attendance at Jum`ah Prayer................................................4WORSHIP...................................................................9Jum`ah Prayer and the Salah.................................................9
 
PARTICIPANTS.............................................................12 Number of Participants....................................................12Characteristics of Regular Participants........................................15Ethnicity of Participants...................................................17Converts to Islam........................................................20MOSQUE HISTORY, LOCATION, AND BUILDING...............................23History.................................................................23Rural-Urban Location.....................................................25Erection and Ownership of the Mosque Building................................26THE MOSQUE: ITS MISSION, PRACTICES, AND TEACHINGS....................27Descriptions of the Mosque................................................27Authority...............................................................28Devotional Practices......................................................30Views on Muslims in American Life.........................................31
 
MOSQUE PROGRAMS AND INVOLVEMENT IN THE COMMUNITY...............34Weekend School.........................................................34Full-Time School........................................................35Activities...............................................................38
 
LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATIONAL DYNAMICS.............................45Volunteer Leadership.....................................................45Formal Leadership.......................................................46Characteristics of Mosque Leaders...........................................50Mosque Staff and Organization.............................................53Women on the Board.....................................................56Mosque Affiliation.......................................................57
 
FINANCES.................................................................58Financial Health of the Mosque.............................................58Mosque Income..........................................................61APPENDIX: 1994 Mosque Study................................................63

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