Islamic Center of America 19500 Ford Rd, Dearborn, MI48128 The Islamic Center of America has been serving the needs of area Muslims since 1963. The center traces its roots back…More to 1949, when its founder, Imam Mohamad Jawad Chirri, first traveled to the United States at the request of the then small Muslim community in the Detroit area. Formerly located in Highland Park, Mich., the Islamic Center opened the doors at its current location in 2005. The center's mission is not only to preserve and teach the religion of Islam, but also to educate the American public about Islam and the Arab culture. The symbolism and design of the Islamic Center are examples of Islamic-inspired architecture. The 70,000-square-foot facility houses the main prayer room, a full-service banquet hall, offices and the adjacent school building for the Muslim American Youth Academy (MAYA). The center offers tours for groups and individuals.
The Muslim American Youth Academy is a private school for Muslim youth and is connected to the Islamic Center of…More America. The school aims to provide interested families with a high-quality education, while also incorporating Islamic values into lessons.
In addition to regular courses in math, English, science, history and other classes, MAYA students also spend time learning to speak and write Arabic, reading and understanding the Qur'an, Islamic history and Islamic ettiquette. All students are also able to participate in daily group prayer.
MAYA also features a pre-school for children ages 3-4.
The Dearborn Academy 19310 Ford Rd, Dearborn, MI48128 The Dearborn Academy is a private school attached to the Armenian Community Center and located on the same campus as the…More Islamic Center of America. Its motto is "Preparing Students to Live in an International World," and as such, it offers Arabic language, history and geography lessons in addition to its regular academic curriculum. The school also focuses on English as a Second Language classes for students who have recently immigrated to the U. S.
Madina Books and Gifts 19500 Ford Rd, Dearborn, MI48128 Madina Books and Gifts is located inside the Islamic Center of America. It has been open since September of 2006. It…More offers a wide selection of books, CDs, DVDs, artwork, T-shirts, mugs and more. Madina Books and Gifts also has a coffee shop with an indoor seating area.