Adhan (call to prayer) at Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque

The adhan (call to prayer) is recited before each prayer. This audio clip includes the adhan recited by Ahmed Jamal at Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque in Minneapolis on January 8, 2016.

Color image of a Minnesotans in solidarity with Muslim Americans against Islamophobia event, 2015.

Minnesotans in solidarity with Muslim Americans against Islamophobia event

Solidarity event held at Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque on December 14, 2015. Dar Al-Hijrah's main religious leader, Imam Sharif Mohamed, stands with hands clasped at center right. The Islamic Civic Society of America is a civic institution that seeks to demonstrate the compatibility between Islamic principles and the principles of democracy. An example of their work was experienced on a cold winter’s night in December, when ICSA hosted an event to discuss Islamophobia in America. More than a hundred Minnesotans from diverse racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds came to support their Muslim American colleagues, friends, and neighbors, who have faced increasing incidents of prejudice and discrimination in the 2010s. Several elected officials and religious leaders (including imams, rabbis, and pastors) saw Islamophobia as opposing American ideals of freedom and democracy, and vowed to help protect the rights of Muslim Americans. This type of event is one of many hosted by ICSA at Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque.

Color image of Somali women pray in the women’s prayer room at Dar Al-Hijrah during the holy month of Ramadan. 2013.

Ramadan and Eid at Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque

Somali women pray in the women’s prayer room at Dar Al-Hijrah during the holy month of Ramadan. Photographed by Mohamud Mumin, 2013.

Color image of Friday prayer at Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque, 2015.

Friday prayer at Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque

Interior of Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque during a Friday prayer led by Imam Sharif Mohamed, 2015. The first floor of Dar Al-Hijrah consists of two large rooms covered wall to wall in soft rugs where hundreds of Muslims, mostly Somali and Oromo, come for their daily prayers. Friday afternoons are special prayer days and attract large crowds of worshippers.

Color image of Wali Dirie, executive director of the Islamic Civic Society of America and Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque, stands outside their new entrance at 504 Cedar Avenue, 2015.

Islamic Civic Society of America and Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque, Cedar Avenue entrance

Wali Dirie, executive director of the Islamic Civic Society of America and Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque, stands outside their new entrance at 504 Cedar Avenue, 2015.

Color image of group prayer during the purchase of a building for Dar Al-Hijrah, 2006.

Group prayer

In 2015, Imam Sharif Mohamed, Abdisalam Adam, and other leaders of Dar Al-Hijrah mosque raise their hands in prayer after the remodeling of their building following a devastating fire.

Color image of the Islamic Civic Society of America, ca. 2015.

Islamic Civic Society of America and Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque

Islamic Civic Society of America and Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque, ca. 2015.

Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque, Minneapolis

Dar Al-Hijrah was founded in 1998 in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood in Minneapolis and is the oldest Somali mosque in Minnesota. It signals the latest of many phases of immigration to the state, from Scandinavians and other Europeans in the nineteenth century to East Africans in the 1990s and 2000s. The congregation has a unique commitment to civic education and advocates for the idea that Islam is compatible with democracy through its sister organization, the Islamic Civic Society of America.

Founders of the New Ulm Turnverein, November 11, 1956.

Founders of the New Ulm Turnverein (Gymnastic Club)

Founders of the New Ulm Turnverein, November 11, 1956.

Colorized postcard of Turner Hall, New Ulm, ca. 1920.

Turner Hall, New Ulm

Turner Hall, New Ulm, ca. 1920.

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