UT: NEW MOSQUE SERVES SOUTH VALLEY MUSLIMS
SANDY – The Salt Lake Valley’s newest mosque is a converted office space in a strip mall in Sandy. There is no minaret, no dome, no imported carpet. But what the Utah Islamic Center lacks in adornments, it makes up for with convenience and philosophy, its new members say.
The new mosque is attracting the growing number of Muslims who live in the south end of the Salt Lake Valley, says Nadeem Ahmed, who serves on the mosque’s advisory council. As for the philosophy, the mosque’s new imam, Shuaib-ud Din, describes it as “inclusive, progressive and transparent.”