New Mosque Opens in Roswell
The Roswell Community Masjid cut the ribbon on its new building last weekend.
With the support of local leaders in attendance, Roswell Community Masjid (RCM) cut the ribbon on its new mosque last weekend.
Representatives from other Roswell spiritual organizations, businesses and political entities showed up Sunday, Feb. 19 to the new mosque location at 345 Market Place in Roswell, not far from where it previously rented space in the shopping center at Grimes Bridge Road and Holcomb Bridge Road, next to Provinos.
"This [new] facility has the potential to house more events to provide services and resources for the Roswell community. Whether it is other spiritual organizations, schools, charities and community events," Shaheen Bharde, spokesperson for RCM, told Roswell Patch.
RCM, which began over three years ago in 2008, purchased the Market Place location and completely renovated it from the inside. Larger praying areas, a multi-purpose room for community events, library, media center and classrooms were all included in the remodel. Eventually, RCM would like to also install a full outdoor basketball court and children's play area.
"Besides functioning as a masjid for Friday and daily prayers, RCM is currently providing quality programs in youth education," said Bharde.
The masjid is home to local Muslim Boys and Girl Scouts troops and is well respected by neighboring non-Muslim institutions, due to its collaboration in social services and interfaith activities, according to Bharde.
Roswell Mayor Jere Wood and Georgia State Representative Lynne Riley hosted the official ribbon cutting, Sunday.
For more information on RCM or tours of its new facility, visit them online.