“The Muslim population is growing,” said Muhammad Muhammad, who prays five times a day in the trailer. “It doesn’t really fit for everybody, especially if there is an event.”
A charity is planning to build a mosque in Arctic Canada where Muslim children have suffered from travelling far from their homes because of lack of an Islamic education center or mosque.
A charity is planning to build a mosque inÂ Arctic Canada where Muslim children have suffered from travelling far from their homes because of lack of an Islamic education center or mosque in northwestern region, a Canadian report said on Thursday.
Dozens of Muslim families in Inuvik currently send their children to live elsewhere, Alaska Dispatch reported.
The Zubaidah Tallab Foundation is raising money to build a mosque in Winnipeg then ship it 4,000 kilometres by truck and barge to the northern community.
“It is very important to this community – really important,” Abdalla Mohamed, Inuvik resident was quoted as saying.
From the Arctic to Â Zanzibar, Mohammedanism is on the move:
Abdalla Mohamed lives in Inuvik but sent his children to live in Edmonton.
The pre-fab construction of the mosque for Inuvik will cost close to $185,000, and the shipping another $80,000, the Winnipeg Free Press said.
The Inuvik Muslims purchased two lots of land for a mosque and approached other mosques and foundations for help to build one.
The Muslim community in Inuvik has tried raising money for a mosque, but it’s just too small to do it on its own – only about 100 members, Mohamed was quoted as saying.
What it has raised it will contribute to the Zubaidah Tallab Foundation, which needs almost $300,000 by September to get the mosque on the final barge of the year to Inuvik.
When it arrives, the structure will be the northernmost mosque in the world.