Islamic Society of the Triplex unveils new Mosque

The Islamic Society of the triplex celebrated the grand opening of its new Mosque, on the 16th day in the fasting month of Ramadan.

BEAUMONT - The Islamic Society of the Triplex celebrated the grand opening of its new mosque on the sixteenth day in the fasting month of Ramadan.

"It's like a final step in a thirty year process," Fahee Al-Uqdah said.

Al-Uqdah believes the new mosque opening is a sign of the growth the Muslim community has shown here in Southeast Texas.

On Sunday, dozens of people took part in an interfaith ceremony, dinner and a viewing of the Muslim prayer at sunset.

Taha Khan feels that seeing several city officials at the ceremony will inspire others to join in the future.

 "We want to send a message really that you know an Islamic center is nothing to be afraid of, we're welcoming people and we want to showcase that," Khan said.

Al-Uqdah thinks this will help shine a positive light on the Muslim community.

"We get to know more people and they get to know us, they will say that we are American as apple pie," Al-Uqdah said.

Other local churches representing at tonight's opening included the catholic diocese of Beaumont and the Church of Latter Day Saints from Orange.

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