After overdosing on the variety of lamb, chicken, and hummus I could barely walk. We park at the far end of the Masjid complex and start walking towards the entrance with the sound of what is being said inside is permeating all around. I love this mosque because it is one of the few in the United States, most likely the only in Chicago, where the adhaan and salat are both broadcasted live over loudspeakers outside on all sides of the building, giving the feeling of being in a Muslim country where it is the norm. Being a predominately Arab neighborhood and community I guess it works out since maybe 85% of the residents on the streets around this place are Muslim families.
|Mosque Foundation, Bridgeview, Illinois|
|Main Prayer Hall|
Burps and belching aside, I still enjoyed the Mosque Foundation. The jamaat saying Ameen after al Fatiha resonated through the walls, perhaps shook the building, and maybe echoed throughout Bridgeview for that matter over the loudspeakers outside. The people of this town and the surrounding suburbs are blessed to have this sprawling complex consisting of a full time school and an all-girls school in separate buildings for their children and the future generations to come, inshaAllah!