CAIR-Philadelphia to Join Political, Civic and Interfaith Leaders for New MontCo Islamic Center Opening Ceremony

(PHILADELPHIA, PA, 3/23/2023) – The Philadelphia Chapter of Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-Philadelphia) will join the opening ceremony of Khair Community Center (KCC), a new mosque and community center opening in Phoenixville, Montgomery County.

The new Center located at Upper Providence Township recently completed construction of its Phase 1 and will host a grand opening ceremony for political, civic, and interfaith leaders including Pennsylvania Secretary of Policy and Planning Akbar Hossain, Ursinus College President Robyn Hannigan, Pennsylvania State Rep. Tarik Khan, among others.

WHAT: Grand Opening for Khair Community Center
WHEN: Sunday, March 26, 2023; 2:00pm-4:00pm
WHERE: 1079 Egypt Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460
CONTACT: Ahmet Selim Tekelioglu, PhD, Executive Director, CAIR-Philadelphia, 617-401-5397;

A result of the organic growth of the area’s Muslim community, KCC will serve Montgomery, Chester, Philadelphia, and Bucks counties and beyond. Led by a young and dynamic team, the new Center is located at 1079 Egypt Road in Phoenixville, PA

In a statement, KCC President Bilal Baqai said: 

“We are excited to open our Center that will be a resource not only for our growing Muslim community but also our broader community. It’s truly inspiring to see the support of our community and allies. At a time when many note religion is dying, we are seeking to showcase the dynamic and youthful community that has made this project a reality.”

Phase 1 of the KCC project includes a large prayer hall, kitchen and cafeteria space, and modern classrooms. The facility is equipped with building automation to provide sustainable operations. Phase 2 of the project includes a full-sized gym, co-working space, cafe, additional classroom space, youth center, and more.

CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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CONTACT: CAIR-Philadelphia Executive Director Ahmet Selim Tekelioglu, PhD; 617-401-5397 (mobile),