The first mosque in the United States built as a gathering place for Muslims was located in Ross, North Dakota, and was built in 1929. It was pre-dated, however, by a mosque and mission intended to serve the entire New Y... More »

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A mosque is foremost a place of worship for Muslims, followers of the Islam religion. A mosque serves many of the same functions as a church does for Christians around the world. More »

Muslims pray in congregation in a mosque, and they do so facing towards the Kaaba in Mecca. The person leading the prayer is called an imam and is chosen as per his knowledge of the Holy Quran. The rest of the people sta... More »

Muslims pray in congregation in a mosque, and they do so facing towards the Kaaba in Mecca. The person leading the prayer is called an imam and is chosen as per his knowledge of the Holy Quran. The rest of the people sta... More »

Ramadan is an important holiday to Muslims because it is one of the most major holidays and it incorporates fasting, which is one of the main practices in the Islamic religion. Fasting has to do with a form of worship wh... More »

Muslim men and women cannot pray together because many Muslims believe that it is distracting for both sexes to be near one another while praying. By praying separately, Muslim men and women are fully able to focus on th... More »

Muslim women cover their faces in order to follow God's rules as it states in the Muslim religious book, the Qur'an, that women should "draw their head-coverings over the neck opening, and not display their ornaments exc... More »