October 11, 2007 - When asked what the writing said above the door to the newly renovated Islamic Masumeen Center on Wood Street, member Mohammed Khusro first said, "God," before repeating the name of the prophet Mohammed and his family.
showed off the newly laid marble-covered entryway and expansive prayer room, complete with a new carpet, and warm, ornate chandeliers.
The Center, which has been located at 115 Wood Street for 14 years, took only two months of fundraising and only a few weeks to bring it to a new level of comfort and pride for the community.
said that congregation members Mr. Mehdi, Dr. Saeed, Shabih Zaidi and he
were major fundraisers and donors to the project of the congregation, he
said, that is largely comprised of professionals such as engineers, doctors and business people.
said the 125-family congregation is interested in working closely with the neighbors, and in continuing an outreach to people of other faiths.
"There will be an Open House in the near future for the community at large, and for town officials," promised Mr. Khusro