Baitul Mukkaram Masjid
Arlington, United States
In 1996, a group of eleven Bangladeshi Muslims living in the Washington DC area unofficially founded the Bangladeshi Islamic Center. In February 2002, that group officially founded the Baitul Mukkaram Masjid on a residential street in Arlington, VA. The group purchased a former church building that had been converted from a 1920 residence to use for their mosque. The one-story building is faced in brick, with a tower (the church's former entrance) in front, topped with a green dome with a crescent finial. The entrance to the mosque is to the side, in the portion of the building that appears to be the original residence.

The prayer hall features a vaulted ceiling, tiled qibla wall with mihrab and small wooden mihrab, and a platform separated by curtains in the rear of the space for women.

Sources:

Arlington County Government. Property Search Database. Accessed May 8, 2015. https://propertysearch.arlingtonva.us/Home/GeneralInformation?lrsn=50891.

Bangladesh Islamic Center. "About Us." Accessed May 8, 2015. http://tislam.wix.com/bic1-backup#!about.
Location
2116 S. Nelson St., Arlington, United States
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Events
founded 2002/1422 AH
Variant Names
Baitul Mukkaram Masjid
Bangladesh Islamic Center
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Building Usages
mosque
religious
Materials/Techniques
brick
Keywords
adaptive reuse
churches