Al-Sadiq Mosque

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Al Sadiq Mosque
Al-Sadiq mosque.jpg
Al-Sadiq Mosque is located in Illinois
Al-Sadiq Mosque
Location in Illinois
Basic information
Location 4448 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60653
Geographic coordinates 41°48′48″N 87°37′30″W / 41.8132°N 87.6249°W / 41.8132; -87.6249Coordinates: 41°48′48″N 87°37′30″W / 41.8132°N 87.6249°W / 41.8132; -87.6249
Affiliation Islam
Branch/tradition Ahmadiyya
Ecclesiastical or organizational status non-profit religious organization
Website Official Website
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
Completed 1922
Specifications
Dome(s) 1
Minaret(s) 4

The Al Sadiq Mosque (Wabash Mosque) was commissioned in 1922 in the Bronzeville neighborhood in city of Chicago.[1] The Al-Sadiq Mosque is one of America's earliest built Mosque's and the oldest standing Mosque in the country today.[2] This mosque was funded with the money predominantly donated by African-American Ahmadi Muslim converts.

Chicago Muslim Mission[edit]

Muhammad Sadiq – First Muslim missionary in the U.S.

Mufti Muhammad Sadiq arrived in America on February 15, 1920, and established 1921 the Headquarters of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Muhammad Sadiq started a monthly magazine called The Muslim Sunrise, which contained articles on Islam, contemporary issues of conscience and the names of new converts. This magazine still exists.[3] Muhammad Sadiq attracted a thousands of converts in his short stay in America, most notably in Detroit and Chicago between 1922 and 1923.[4]

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community continued to grow and established more than 40 missions through America.[4] Four Ahmadi mosques can be found in the region today, with demographics that are a mixture of African-American, Indo-Pakistani, White, and Latino. Chicago served as the movement's national headquarters until 1950,[5] when it were moved to the American Fazl Mosque in Washington, D.C. In 1994 the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community's USA headquarters were moved to Masjid Bait ur Rahman in Silver Spring, MD.

Literature[edit]

  • Ahmadiyya Muslim Mosques Around the World – A Pictorial Presentation (Khilafat Centenary Edition) by the USA Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, ISBN 1-882494-51-2, pg. 291
  • Al-Nahl Special Issue on Dr. Mufti Muhammad Sadiq'

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