Islamic mosque nearly complete in Longview
Longview, TX — Construction is nearing completion on a mosque and Muslim community center on the northern tip of Longview.
“The mosque is complete,” said Dr. Mohammad Rashad, the imam of the mosque on Amy Street. “And in July, we plan, before Ramadan starts — one week before that — we’re going to do the inauguration. And after that, we’re planning to have an open house for all the people who have supported us. We’ll invite all the neighbors and the city and its people.”
The roughly 40 Muslims, who have been meeting in a Longview apartment for about 30 years, announced plans in January to build a meeting place on a 6.6-acre lot just off the northern Longview city limit.
On Monday, community spokesman Saleem Shabazz said construction of the roughly 3,000-square-foot center is all but completed.