Ismaili House of Worship – Glenview Illinois

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A new 25,000 square foot worship and education center with a Prayer Hall, Social Hall, Classrooms, Administrative Offices, 300+ Parking lot.

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6 thoughts on “Ismaili House of Worship – Glenview Illinois

  1. Do we know what the construction status of this jamatkhana is? Insha’Allah the Glenview community in Illinois will have a new Ismaili Centre before long!

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  2. HAMDU LILAH I WAS IN CHICAGO AT THE TIME OF FOUNDATION STONE CEREMONY OF NEW JAMAIT KHANA IN GLENVIEW ILL THIS IS GOING TO BE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL JK I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE AND I AM PROUD TO SERVE THE JAMAIT IN FUTURE WITH MY MUSICAL TALENTS. AND I HAVE DEVOTED MY SERVICES TO THE GLENVIEW JAMAIT INTHE PAST TOO .

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  3. Al Hamdulillah, work is in progress and most probably we will be using Glenview Jamat Khana in December of 2008, Insha’Allah.
    A comment # 2 of Mr. Asani ties with Music in Jamat Khana, I am sure he means to serve Jamat (community) with his musical talent during non religious occasions, outside the Jamat Khana. I have never heard Music in Jamat Khana any where in the world. Yes, I have heard Music and participated in other non religious activities outside the Jamat Khana (Prayer Hall) such as in Social Hall or elsewhere, but never a music in Jamat Khana.
    After overcoming a push to keep the Ismaili community out, Ismaili Center of Glenview’s Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony was held on Friday, November 09, 2007 at 11:00 A.M. Speakers at the ceremony included Dr. Mahmoud Eboo, President of the Ismaili Council for the United States of America; the Hon. Kerry Cummings, Glenview President ; and the Hon. Rod Blagojevich, Governor state of Illinois, . Gov. Blagojevich and Pres. Cummings laid the first mortar and pressed bricks in the facade, in a gesture of support for the Ismaili center. Work began Nov. 1, 2007 and is scheduled to continue till November 2008.

    Architecture company Bailey Edward Design gave a visual presentation explaining how the architecture will reflect the diversity of the Ismaili community and the village of Glenview. The ceremony concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr. Mansoor Virani, President of the Ismaili Council for the Midwestern United States. Over 200 guests attended the event to witness the ceremonies. Leadership from numerous Islamic institutions and Mosques, Clergyman, Rabbi and local community leaders of many faith were among the guests.

    The ceremony was followed by a reception, where guests viewed a model of the Ismaili Center. A vivid display highlighted the preservation of three classic Islamic architectural sites from the Aga Khan Development Network, which is a group of non-denominational agencies, that works to strengthen communities in Africa and Asia.

    A 26,000-square-foot Glenview Ismaili Jamatkhana and community center to be built on 9.5 acres of manicured greenery at Shermer and Golf Roads will include a prayer hall that faces east, toward Mecca, as well as offices, classrooms and halls for social gatherings. Glenview was selected as the site for the center because many Ismailis have settled in the north suburbs since arriving from Africa and Asia.

    The Glenview Village Board unanimously approved the center in 2006.
    Work was delayed by an elaborate internal review process at the Ismaili institution’s highest levels.

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  4. Open Yesterday (Friday) November 21 2008
    Address
    100 SHERMER RD
    GLENVIEW IL 60025-4965
    Corner of golf (Just north of) and Shermer (near Harlem one block west of)

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