Iqama Magazine’ is a Detroit based quarterly publication dedicated to connecting and empowering the Muslim communities of the United States. The magazine carries an article about Masjid Ar Rahman, our community and our activities. The pictures of the chandelier in the article were contributed by our Br. Amer Suhail.
You can listen to the interview at the below link.
“Reclaiming Our Identity” (Our Podcast)
Here is an extract of the story:
The Chandelier of Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Coatesville Pennsylvania is known as the home of the last functioning steel mill in the United States. A lesser known fact is that it is also home to an exact replica of an ornate chandelier that is found in the masjid of the prophet Mohammed PBUH in Medina.
Living away from his home in India for the past 20 years, Mohammed Jamaluddin tells the story of how he has made Coatesville his home away from home. He also shares the story of his good friend, the late Abdul Aleem (Christian name Alexander Medley) and how his dream to build a mosque in Coatesville was fulfilled while he battled kidney failure on his way to perform Umrah as a part of his last wish.
The magazine also features other interesting articles in this edition like ‘The Other Ground Zero Masjid – The Assafa Islamic Center’ in New York, Masjid At-Tawheed – Faith, Service, and Advocacy! in the Great Rapids, and Inspiring the Muslim Youth of America- MY-ICD (Muslim Youth – Islamic Center of Detroit).