Long Islanders Celebrate Mosque Expansion

Last Friday I attended the expansion groundbreaking ceremony for the Islamic Center of Long Island (ICLI). This event commemorated the beginning of the expansion project, which will ultimately help the Islamic Center of Long Island fit the needs of Long Island’s growing Muslim community and its future generations.

Long Island Wins has worked closely with the ICLI over the past few years as part of our mission to promote mutual respect and cooperation between immigrant, non-immigrant and interfaith Long Island communities.

The ICLI is the oldest mosque on Long Island. This expansion will provide classrooms for its growing congregation, an interfaith center, a space for seniors and a recreation center.

Many gathered at the mosque to celebrate this historic groundbreaking: ICLI congregants, faith leaders from diverse traditions and about a dozen local officials.

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