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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US Congressman Emanuel Cleaver First Visit to an Islamic Center in Kansas City, MO

Emauel Cleaver at Al-Inshirah Islamic Center

US Congressman Emauel Cleaver at Al-Inshirah Islamic Center, Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010 – Culturally Speaking, along with Success Brothers Circle, Islamic Life Mission and HateBusters, invited US Congressman Emanuel Cleaver – 5th District – to a community awareness meeting hosted by Al-Inshirah Islamic Center, 3664 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64109.

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Culturally Speaking at Inauguration Ceremony of the Midland Islamic Council

Bassam Helwani Speaking at MIC Inaugural Meeting

The newly formed Midland Islamic Council held its inaugural dinner meeting at Pierson Auditorium at the University of Missouri-Kansas City on April 16, 2010. Bassam Helwani of Culturally Speaking presented a slideshow of the history of Muslims in Kansas City.

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