The Islamic Society of Milwaukee has purchased a new facility located across the street from the UWM Student Union. The former church building was acquired in April 2015. Located at 2223 E. Kenwood Boulevard, the new facility is intended to serve the students and staff at UWM as well as the Muslim community located on Milwaukee's east side.
Br. Ahmed Quereshi, the President of the Islamic Society of Milwaukee wrote an open letter to Scott Walker,the Governor of Wisconsin regarding his statement that there are a "... handful of reasonable, moderate followers of Islam who don't share the radical beliefs that these Islamic terrorists have." This letter was signed by a number of Islamic organizations and interfaith partners. To read the letter, please view the following link: Open Letter to Scott Walker
The Islamic Society of Milwaukee has purchased a former church building across the street from the UWM Student Union. The building, located at 2223 E. Kenwood Boulevard, will be able to accomodate the significant number of local and foreign Muslim students who are enrolled at UWM, in addition to the community members who reside on the east side of Milwaukee.
The new property includes a large main hall which can accomodate more than 400 worshippers, a finished basement with a commercial kitchen, and an attached duplex. The first floor of the duplex has been converted into offices and the second floor and attic can be used as a residence.
The main priority of the ISM is to have the prayer hall ready for the Blessed Month of Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month, which will begin on June 18.
For more information and more photos, see the April/May edition of our newsletter which can be accessed here.