Dearborn is a city in the American state of Michigan. It is a suburb of Detroit, Michigan, which is the home town of Henry Ford and the headquarters of Ford Motor Company. A few years ago, Muslims from some parts of the world immigrated to the U.S. for better economic opportunities. Ford Motor Company was the best and an excellent source of job opportunities for these individuals. So most people settled in the Dearborn area for better earning opportunities.
Now, there is a great ratio of Arab Muslims recently living in Dearborn, Michigan According to a recent estimate, more than 33,000 Arab-Muslims from Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen are living in this state of America.
There are some key Islamic organizations and centers that are working for the welfare of Muslims in the U.S.. There are also various mosques for the facility of the Muslims to offer prayers. Dearborn is among the few places in the U.S. where they announce the call to prayer over a loudspeaker. There are also various educational, social and cultural centers for the help of the Muslim individuals in this city. These Islamic centers provide cultural training, religious teachings and education. The main objective of these Dearborn Islamic Centers is to create brotherhood among the Muslims living in America.
Various mosques and Islamic centers established in Dearborn play a vital role in the lives of the Muslim Americans. There are various, well established, places for refuges where any Muslim can acquire knowledge regarding the basic teachings of Islam. Many Muslims feel better, more safe and relaxed within these centers because they are totally isolated from the outsider and external influences. There is also a great ratio of Christians living in Dearborn and many efforts have been made to make Christ better known to Muslims. Muslims do not believe the same concept as Christians that Jesus is the son of God. Various Muslim religious organizations are working hard to bring Muslims together in Dearborn and throughout the country.
Muslims of Dearborn were also seen protesting against the movie, ‘’ Innocence of Muslims,’’ as well as against the movie, Blasphemous’’. Islamic leaders in Dearborn held a rally to convey their message to the government of the United Sates of America. The main objective of the rally was to prohibit the laws, speech and freedom of expression that really hurt the religious feelings of the Muslims.
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