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St. Louis Islamic Center celebrates grand opening of Nur Mosque

The St. Louis Islamic Center celebrated the grand opening of a a $1.5 million Nur Mosque over the weekend with the grand opening on Saturday, April 1, 2017, in St. Louis County. Husein Kavazovic, the leader of the Muslim faith in Bosnia, led the official opening.

Photos by Christian Gooden, cgooden@post-dispatch.com

SOURCE: St. Louis Post Dispatch

Serif Delic (left), a former imam of the St. Louis Islamic Center, leads opening prayers on Friday, March 31, 2017, at the Nur Mosque at the south St. Louis County Center. The congregation just completed a $1.5 million build of the center that first opened in 2010. The official grand opening will be Saturday. Photo by Christian Gooden, cgooden@post-dispatch.com

Attendees applaud as Husein Kavazovic, the leader of Bosnian’s Muslim community speaks Saturday, April 1, 2017, during a dedication ceremony and ribbon-cutting for the Nur Mosque at the St. Louis Islamic Center, a $1.5 million facility on Reavis Barracks Road in St. Louis County. Husein Kavazovic led the official grand opening. Photo by Christian Gooden.

Husein Kavazovic, the leader of Bosnia’s Muslim community speaks on Saturday, April 1, 2017, during a dedication ceremony and ribbon-cutting for the Nur Mosque at the St. Louis Islamic Center, a $1.5 million facility on Reavis Barracks Road in St. Louis County. Kavazovic led the official grand opening. Photo by Christian Gooden

Attendees listen as Husein Kavazovic, the leader of Bosnia’s Muslim community speaks on Saturday, April 1, 2017, during a dedication ceremony and ribbon-cutting for the Nur Mosque at the St. Louis Islamic Center, a $1.5 million facility on Reavis Barracks Road in St. Louis County. Husein Kavazovic led the official grand opening. Photo by Christian Gooden

Attendees listen as Husein Kavazovic, the leader of Bosnia’s Muslim community speaks on Saturday, April 1, 2017, during a dedication ceremony and ribbon-cutting for the Nur Mosque at the St. Louis Islamic Center, a $1.5 million facility on Reavis Barracks Road in St. Louis County. Husein Kavazovic led the official grand opening. Photo by Christian Gooden

Asim Selimovic, (right), greets worshipers on Friday, March 31, 2017, as they gather for afternoon prayers at the Nur Mosque at the south St. Louis County Center. The congregation just completed a $1.5 million re-build of the center that first opened in 2010. The official grand opening will be Saturday. Photo by Christian Gooden

Husein Kavazovic, (left), the leader of Bosnia’s Muslim community, greets worshippers with Eldin Susa, imam of the St. Louis Islamic Center and Ismet Zejnelovic, an imam from Atlanta on Friday, March 31, 2017, after afternoon prayers at the Nur Mosque at the south St. Louis County center. The congregation just completed a $1.5 million re-build of the mosque that first opened in 2010 Photo by Christian Gooden

Attendees listen as Husein Kavazovic, the leader of Bosnia’s Muslim community speaks on Saturday, April 1, 2017, during a dedication ceremony and ribbon-cutting for the Nur Mosque at the St. Louis Islamic Center, a $1.5 million facility on Reavis Barracks Road in St. Louis County. Kavazovic led the official grand opening. Photo by Christian Gooden

A girl holds the ceremonial scissors and door keys before presenting them to Husein Kavazovic, the leader of Bosnia’s Muslim community on Saturday, April 1, 2017, before he led a ribbon cutting and opening ceremony for the Nur Mosque at the St. Louis Islamic Center, a $1.5 million facility on Reavis Barracks Road in St. Louis County. Photo by Christian Gooden

Husein Kavazovic, (center) the leader of Bosnia’s Muslim community, leads the symbolic ribbon-cutting on Saturday, April 1, 2017, after a dedication ceremony for the Nur Mosque at the St. Louis Islamic Center, a $1.5 million facility on Reavis Barracks Road in St. Louis County. Husein Kavazovic led the official grand opening. Photo by Christian Gooden

Amajla Hasanovic, 10, of Bayless, waits with her mother, Fahreta Hasanovic, (right) and friend Jasmina Redzovic, (third from right), of Chicago, during dedication ceremonies for the Nur Mosque at the St. Louis Islamic Center on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Following the ceremony was a ribbon-cutting for the new $1.5 million facility on Reavis Barracks Road in St. Louis County. Husein Kavazovic, the leader of Bosnia’s Muslim community, was a featured speaker and led the official opening. Photo by Christian Gooden

A worshiper prays during afternoon prayers at the Nur Mosque at the St. Louis Islamic Center on Friday, March 31, 2017. The congregation just completed a $1.5 million re-build of the center that first opened in 2010. The official grand opening will be Saturday. Photo by Christian Gooden

Worshipers gather outside Nur Mosque at the St. Louis Islamic Center on Friday, March 31, 2017, before afternoon prayers. The congregation just completed a $1.5 million re-build of the center that first opened in 2010. The official grand opening will be Saturday. Photo by Christian Gooden

A whole cow is roasted at the celebration to mark the opening of the Nur Mosque at the St. Louis Islamic Center on Saturday, April 1, 2017. The $1.5 million facility on Reavis Barracks Road in St. Louis County. Husein Kavazovic led the official grand opening. Photo by Christian Gooden

A whole cow is roasted at the celebration to mark the opening of the Nur Mosque at the St. Louis Islamic Center on Saturday, April 1, 2017. The $1.5 million facility on Reavis Barracks Road in St. Louis County. Husein Kavazovic led the official grand opening. Photo by Christian Gooden

Women line up to enter the Nur Mosque at the St. Louis Islamic Center on Saturday, April 1, 2017, after a dedication and ribbon-cutting for the new $1.5 million facility on Reavis Barracks Road in St. Louis County. Husein Kavazovic, the leader of Bosnia’s Muslim community, was a featured speaker and led the official opening. Photo by Christian Gooden.

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