The Islamic Center in Washington DC is the first mosque to be built in Americas national capital, and is the first large Muslim place of worship to be built in the New World. Since its opening in 1957, hundreds of thousands of believers have come to pray at the Centers mosque. In addition, many thousands of non-Muslims have come to admire the Centers architecture, to study in the Centers library, or simply to seek further understanding of Islam in the Centers welcoming atmosphere. Located at the edge of beautiful Rock Creek Park, the Center - with its inspiring 160-foot minaret - is a landmark for native Washingtonians and tourists alike.
The time of the obligatory prayer