Hakeem Olajuwon’s Masjid

Source: NYTimes Article

Olajuwon’s Masjid

He converted an old bank building in downtown Houston, Texas into a masjid. The bank vaults have been converted into a library.

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Author: Ify Okoye

Muslim woman, RN, & rebel with a cause.

14 thoughts on “Hakeem Olajuwon’s Masjid”

  1. Just a slight correction to the article, which states that Yoruba is a “Nigerian dialect”.

    Yoruba is a language in its own right, not a Nigerian “dialect.” There is no language called Nigerian therefore it cannot have any dialects. Yoruba is the language of the Yoruba tribe.

  2. the masjid is awesome…Univ. of Houston is about 5-6 miles away but its in downtown so a huge hassle….

    the inside is just masha’Allah, words can’t describe it I might take some pictures and post it soon insha’Allah.

  3. Asalamu alaykum,

    Danish: We would certainly enjoy seeing the pictures if you are able to post them in sha Allah.

    Patience: I’m still not sure about it, something just seems a bit off.

    Kris: I had never thought about that but it’s a nice way to look at it.

  4. As-Salaamu ‘alaikum,

    In London there are at least two mosques which were formerly pubs – one of them, run by Nigerians, is on the Old Kent Road and the other, run by Asians, is somewhere round Bow. I was told that the latter faces the qibla exactly, but the OKR one is a very fine mosque ma sha Allah.

  5. Asalamu alaykum,

    Masha’Allah, I can’t think of use more blessed for former pubs than to become masajid. Which reminds me that the MSA at one local university converted a former women’s locker room into the campus musallah.

  6. This is an amazing mosque. May Allah bless Hakeem for all of his dedication to the mosque and the Muslim community.

  7. May Allah SWT bless Abdulhakeem for this noble deed.May He in his infinite mercy give me opportunity to also contribute to al-islam in such a fantastic manner.Ameen,thuma ameen.ya robbi.

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