Profiles: Kansas City’s Immigrant Muslim Pioneers

A few pictures and a conversation about the establishment of the Islamic Center on James A. Reed Road.   H.N. Khan and Dr. A.R. Mir reminisce about A.F. Kanaan (Fanoun) and other pioneers of KC’s  immigrant Muslims  in the early 70s.  Their efforts resulted in the establishment of the Islamic Society of Greater Kansas City, and the Islamic Center they founded became the nucleus of the many Islamic centers in the region.  Take a listen.

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Islamic Resource Center

Islamic Resource Center offers book, video and software

Islamic Resource Center offers book, video and software

The Islamic Resource Center, which carried Islamic and Arabic books and software, opened its doors at 5908 East Bannister Road in 1993. Culturally Speaking sponsored the center, whose aim was to furnish resources on Islam and to facilitate access to information about Muslims and Arabs. The store closed in 1997.

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