Muslim community lays foundation for new mosque in Regina

Laying bricks for foundation of new mosque in Regina. Deborah Shawcross/CJME

Laying bricks for foundation of new mosque in Regina. Deborah Shawcross/CJME

A growing Muslim community in Regina laid the foundation stones for their own mosque on Wednesday.

The place of worship will be located on Eastgate Drive in east Regina and has been in the works for more than 25 years.

It is not the first mosque in the city, but it is the first one for the Ahmadiyya Muslim community.

Habib Rehman is the president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association Regina chapter. He has seen the membership grow from 10 to 80. Those members will be funding the construction of the mosque.

“The ladies have sold their jewelry to fund this mosque. The men have done extra shifts so everybody has contributed in his or her own way,” Rehman explained…

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