Sacred Spaces tour of Masjid Al-Fajr
The Masjid Al-Fajr Islamic Center of Greater Indianapolis was founded in 1971. Masjid Al-Fajr aims to develop Islamic character within Indianapolis both individually and throughout the Muslim community. Masjid Al-Fajr accomplishes this by serving the community through its contribution of education, literature, and public service.
The Masjid Al-Fajr also services a full-time Islamic school, the Madrasa-Tul-‘Ilm (MTI) or School of Knowledge, and a weekend Islamic school, the Al-Ilm. The full-time school offers a full academic curriculum but it also emphasizes the development and application of Islamic moral values and character. The weekend school, however, complements an academic education through the study and discussion of Islamic history and the Qur’an, as well as the application of Islamic fundamentals and behaviors.
Join a group of high school and college students for a tour of the mosque. This is part of the Interfaith Youth Ambassador Program, a program administered by the Center for Interfaith Cooperation (CIC) in collaboration with Butler University’s Desmond Tutu Peace Lab. Youth from local high schools and universities can apply through their school, congregation, or community center to learn about other faith communities and converse with a diverse group of other young people about social, cultural, and political issues that are important to them.
The public is welcome to attend the tours of places of worship; the Youth Ambassadors’s meeting afterwards is not open.Tags: Islam, Masjid Al Fajr, sacred spaces