Among those attending will be U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., who will deliver a keynote address, Sen. John Hoffman, DFL-Champlin, and other community leaders.
|U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-MN, with His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad|
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By Karen Zamora | May 21, 2015
The inauguration, open to the public, will be held Saturday.
When a few families got together to form Minnesota’s only Ahmadiyya Muslim community more than 20 years ago, homes served as worship sites.
Since 1988, the largely north metro congregation has grown slowly but steadily to almost 90 members, moving from homes to rooms in libraries and community centers. On Saturday, it will mark a milestone — the opening of its permanent home at the Nusrat Mosque in Coon Rapids.
Eager to celebrate “humanity at large,” the congregation — the only Ahmadiyya Muslim group in Minnesota — has invited the “greater Minneapolis community” to the center’s 1 p.m. inauguration and for public tours starting at noon, said Imam Faran Rabbani.