Discovering the Islamic Presence in St. Louis, Missouri

The St. Louis metropolitan area is home to a vibrant and diverse Islamic community, with 15 non-profit organizations and an estimated 100,000 Muslims living in the area. The Greater St. Louis Islamic Foundation (IFGSTL) is the largest Islamic organization in the region, with two mosques: Masjid Bilal (West Pine Masjid) located in downtown St.

Louis, and Daar-Ul-Islam, the largest mosque located in Ballwin, Missouri. Daar-Ul-Islam includes an Islamic funeral home with 5 cemeteries and social services such as job training and English classes. The IFGSTL also runs a donation charity known as Baitulmal, which provides donated items and food to those in need. In addition to these organizations, there is a group of young Muslims in the area who are trying to unite all the young Muslims and encourage them to practice their faith.

Ilhan Hasic, president of the Islamic Community Center, estimates that there are about 100,000 Muslims living in the area, with approximately half of them being Bosnians. The Islamic presence in St. Louis is a testament to the city's commitment to religious freedom and diversity. With its two mosques, numerous non-profit organizations, and a large population of Muslims, St. Louis is a great place for Muslims to live and practice their faith.

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