EID UL ADHA PRAYER at the Batavia Islamic Center
Monday Sep 12 at 9:00 AM (Takbeer 8:45 AM).
Prayer Led by Dr. Maimoon Khan
Light Snacks, Beverages and Toys for Kids


The Batavia Islamic Center(Fox Valley Muslim Community Center) started in the home of Hamid and Mazher Ahmed, in 1977, on South Jefferson St. Batavia, Il. Here local Muslims could perform their Friday congregational prayers, moving the furniture out of the way each week. As the number of members quickly increased it became obvious another location needed to be found.

In 1981, with the help of Frank Olson with whom the Hamid Ahmed worked, the group was able to relocate to the Boy Scout cabin at the corner of Houston and VanNortwick streets. This proved to be inadequate as more and more Muslims came to Batavia to hold their Friday prayer sessions. In the spring of 1983, Hamid approached Jim Hanson, whom he knew from working together on updating school district maps, to inquire if Jim knew of any schools, which might have space available. No school space was available, but Jim knew his church had unused space in the basement of its education building. He asked Fr. Drury Green if Calvary Episcopal Church would consider sharing space with the Muslims for a compensation. On May 31st, 1983 the Vestry approved an agreement sharing the basement of their school building to the Muslims.....

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