Tucked into the corner of a series of industrial parks in West Valley City, the Khadeeja Islamic Center’s
golden dome and minaret might strike some passersby as out of place,
even foreign to this American suburb where the dominant architectural
features are grey box stores and white church steeples.
To be sure, the Islamic Center
exterior looks arabesque. Completed in 2002, the mosque “was built to
face Mecca” in Saudi Arabia, the center of the Islamic world, explains
Muhammed Shoayb Mehtar, the imam who leads the thriving Islamic Center
of Greater Salt Lake whose main gathering place is the Khadeeja mosque
in West Valley City.
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