HOUSTON – Houston is the most diverse, multi-cultural city in the country and home to a significant number of Muslim Americans who currently live or travel here regularly for business.
The Islamic Da’wah Center is recognized as one of the nation’s premiere Islamic worship centers with weekly visitors who come from all over the world from the oil and gas industry, medical center, education, business, NASA and the local community.
Located in downtown Houston, the Islamic Da’wah Center was built in 1928 and was the former home of the Houston National Bank. In 1994, the building was acquired by former NBA Rockets Forward, Hakeem Olajuwon, and restored into an Islamic Center.
During the restoration, a strategic priority was made to preserve the rich history of the former bank building. The vault and safety deposit boxes that once belonged to the Houston National Bank Building were preserved and turned into a gift shop where visitors can find cultural souvenirs and items from all over the world available for purchase.
The Da’wah Center is a showcase of beautiful architecture, including a gold-leaf-domed interior, beautiful marbled halls and a limestone exterior. The historical building holds a special meaning to the rich multi-cultural population and…