Eid service in Bensonhurst Park (Photo via MAS Youth Center/Facebook)BENSONHURST – Muslims in Brooklyn are preparing to celebrate Eid al-Adha, the Feast of the Sacrifice [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/10382365/What-is-Eid-al-Adha.html] , which begins tonight at sundown. Eid al-Adha is one of the two main
Board of Standards and Appeals Chairwoman Margery Perlmutter delivering the Mayor’s proclamation. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)In recognition of the obstacles overcome to build their mosque, Mayor Bill de Blasio named a day in honor of Thursday’s opening ceremony for the Muslim American Society’s [http://www.
The former Burger King on Knapp Street is now being used as a temporary mosque. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)When a local Muslim group rented out the long-abandoned Burger King [/knapp-street-burger-king-converted-temporary-mosque-ramadan/] on Knapp Street in the summer of 2014, it was supposed to serve as a short-term place for
Source: Google MapsA multi-faith gathering was held at the Muslim American Society [http://www.muslimamericansociety.org/chapters/brooklyn/] (1933 Bath Avenue) in Bath Beach Wednesday to condemn the recent terror attacks in France, and demonstrate that Islam is a religion of peace, reports News 12 Brooklyn [http://brooklyn.news12.com/
Photo by Rob ErichsenShuttered for more than two years [/burger-king-on-knapp-street-closed-for-good/], the former Burger King location at 2481 Knapp Street has been converted into a temporary prayer space for local Muslims to observe Ramadan. The Muslim American Society has taken over the space with a one-month lease, allowing them to celebrate
Mosque construction in February. (Photo by nolastname.)The ongoing issue of the proposed mosque and Islamic community center slated to be built in Sheepshead Bay has the community divided and the local politicians spinning the story from all angles. Most recently, we covered [/islamic-group-hosts-book-bag-giveaway-at-voorhies-mosque-this-saturday/] a backpack giveaway that occurred at
Photo by nolastnameIt’s been a while since we’ve had a proper update on the Sheepshead Bay mosque [/tag/2812-voorhies-ave/] (2812 Voorhies Avenue). Last we heard, the opponents of the mosque, Bay People, lost their zoning challenge [/opponents-lose-appeal-against-sheepshead-mosque/] against the construction, but vowed to push forward with their lawsuit
Click to enlargeThese two fliers landed in my inbox this week, in the wake of a Brooklyn Supreme Court ruling that tossed out Bay People’s lawsuit [/sheepshead-bay-mosque-wins-first-court-battle/] against the organizers of the Voorhies Avenue mosque. We’re not going to editorialize much on these fliers, since last time we