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fill-! fill-! fill-! 1 1 R II II IW .11 II Ulf 111 Eredtejd ln Micfiigan -By -By Immigrant Who Became Wealthy : By Invest-, Invest-, Invest-, merits In This Country. - . - Highland Park Mich., is to lose its Moslem mosque, the only shrine o'f the Islamic faith in North America. Completed only one year ago by Muhammad Muhammad Karoub, a wealthy and devout Moslem, the, mosque has stood as the only outward symbol of Islam in the western world. Dissension in the ranks of the followers followers of the Prophet here and lack of interest on the part of most of them in the services are the reasons assigned for. the failure to draw gatherings of the faithful.- faithful.- Mr. Karoub will rnze the edifice and dispose of the real estate. His decision is basad on the fact that he spent about Si 00.000 in its construction, construction, and since its dedication it sel dom has been used for relisrious wor ship. Highland Park has placed the property on the assessment roll, and Mi. Karoub is compelled to pay taxes on the mosque, it being considered va; cant property, not used for religious purposes. MISSIOXARr FROM IXDIA. Mr. Karoub came to America several years ago, a penniless immigrant from Arabia, and by labor in automobile factories factories and judicious investments in real estate acquired sufficient property to make him independent. Then came tho ambition to further the cause of Islam in North and South America. His arehiteet drew up plans for the mosque, which was completed and dedicated June 7. 1921, with elaborate ceremonies conducted by Mufti Muhammad Sadiq. Moslem missionary from India, and several several Moslem sheiks. At his own expense Mr. Karoub brought to Detroit Mufti Sadiq, who came from India to win converts to what he professed to be an advanced and reform movement in Islam. The doctrine the mufti advocated emphasized emphasized that Mohammed is the master prophet prophet and the Koran the current law. The Prophet Ahmad of CJadidn is the promised Messiah, Mahdi and Holy Reformer Reformer of this day, the mufti taught. He described his mission here to "initiate Moslems. Christians, Jews" anil all into the fold of Ahmad."

Clipped from The Baltimore Sun12 Nov 1922, SunPage 90

The Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, Maryland)12 Nov 1922, SunPage 90
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