Islamic cultural center

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Title: Islamic cultural center
Author: Dasoo, Salim M
Abstract: The center for religious life throughout the Muslim world is the Mosque . It dominates the urban landscape of every Muslim town and city and functions both as a place for daily prayers and as a community center . Every new Muslim community requires a mosque . This is true for the hundreds of muslim communities that has sprung up in many non -Islamic societies throughout the world . Lubbock , like many other western cities , also have witnessed a growing trend in its muslim population over the years . Although , this number may be smaller relative to other major western cities , it is significant to justify for such a facility that would fulfill the religions , social and cultural needs of the Islamic community . The increase in the population is due to the growing number of International students from many Islamic countries attending Texas Tech and other educational institutions in Lubbock . In addition the number of Muslim families in Lubbock has also grown in size . The local chapter of the Muslim Students Association (MSA ) has shown special interest for such a facility . The small mosque in west Lubbock is a step in that direction . This project provides an excellent opportunity to apply my understanding in architecture and use it to address issues relating to Islamic architecture and its significance in a non -Islamic environment . The project is also intended as an experiment in exploring the design possibilities of Islamic architecture which is experiencing a renewed interest in recent years . One of the major goals of this project is to promote friendship and understanding among the Islamic community through interaction . It is hoped that this project would contribute to the welfare of the Islamic coramunity in Lubbock as well as to provide Lubbock with a multi -cultural character .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /13644
Date: 1986-05


Islamic cultural center. Texas Tech University. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /13644 .

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