Friday, February 27, 2015
New Dawoodi Bohra Masjid in Los Angeles - USA
Fifteen years in the planning and seven years in the making. Mohammedi Center hovers on a hill above the junction of Platt and Burbank avenues, its minaret visible from the street.
Its walls rise out of Jerusalem gold stone. Its arches hold windows of Honduran mahogany, which lines its second-floor balcony.
Its prayer-hall marble has been cut from Greece, lit by gold-and-glass chandeliers from Spain and Egypt, opened by complex doors and windows made in Germany.
But for the mostly Indian-born Dawoodi Bohra, the 18,000-square-foot Masjid, fellowship hall and courtyard is not just a nod to their Fatemi forebears of 10th century Egypt.
It means an immigrant community come of age.