While Islam grows in popularity in the United States, its deepest roots are in
Middle Eastern and north African nations. In Egypt, for example, 90 percent of the
population is Muslim. The faithful are called to prayer five times a day. In mosques
and homes and even on the streets, they kneel and proclaim the basic tenant of the
Muslim faith: There is only one God and Mohammed is his prophet.
Important Islamic Dates (Hijra 1421 - 1442).
Directions to the Islamic Center of Connecticut.
Islamic Center of Connecticut Prayer Time.
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Muslim Cemetery, Enfield, CT, USA This is home to what is
believed to be the only exclusive Islamic cemetery in New England.
The North Maple Street land was purchased in 1984.
The circular cemetery is now the final resting place for approximately three dozen residents, but some of whom were born as far as Ethiopia, India, Bosnia, and Bangladesh. Many of the grave stones are engraved in Arabic.
The plots are free and available to any Muslim in the United States.
The only costs the Islamic Center cannot cover are funeral home expenses and the cost of digging the grave.
Muslims interested in being in the North Maple Street cemetery may call the Islamic Center in Windsor at 249-0112.
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