Call To Prayer Resounds in Roxbury

The Islamic 'Call to Prayer' has reverberated for the first time at a controversial new mosque in Roxbury.

Over the weekend, the Islamic Society of Boston and the Muslim American Society celebrated the building's completion as a crane hoisted a copper cap onto the top of the mosque's minaret. The mosque itself will be fully open for worship in about six months.

WBUR's Bob Oakes talks about the fourteen-million dollar project with Bilal Kaleem, Executive Director of the Boston chapter of the Muslim American Society.

This program aired on June 12, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

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Bob Oakes was a senior correspondent in the WBUR newsroom, a role he took on in 2021 after nearly three decades hosting WBUR's Morning Edition.



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