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Dar al Islam

Abiquiu, NM
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Ranked #7 of 11 Attractions in Abiquiu
Type: Educational Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Mosque built in 1981 by a world-renowned Egyptian architect.
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La Grange, Texas, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Two special sites on this visit. The narrow sandy and rocky road will lead you straight to the site of the Muslim community and their lovely mosque. Groups can arrange a tour. I think that would be very informative and enjoyable. Look for the "office" to the right of the parking lot for general directions. I found a warm welcome... More

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Philadelphia, PA
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We received directions that underestimated the length of the road to the turnoff at the gates (really about 3 miles). It's a gentle, easy hike even for someone with a problematic knee. Wildflowers bloomed all around us, little lizards zipped by, and birds coasted silently overhead. Totally peaceful.

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Washington DC
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Small, isolated, quietly beautiful...near the Plaza Blanca and worth a stop if you are in the area. Built by the Saudis, the mosque today is used for various programs...but all the features (including lovely tile work and the foot baths) of a larger building are here.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

This mosque was designed by a famous Egyptian architect, Hassan Fathy, known for his vernacular architecture. I called ahead to be sure it was open, and was assured that I was welcome to visit, but that only the mosque is open, not the other buildings. The directions on the website were helpful, as it is several miles off the main... More

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san francisco, ca
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

I can't tell when the mosque is open from its website. When we pulled up, the gate was down, so we parked by the road and walked in. It's about a mile walk to the mosque from the road in full sunlight (no shade), but I don't mind the sun and the scenery is breathtaking.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2011

I've never been to a place so beautiful. Just being in this area takes you to do a different level of peace and spirituality, Looking forward to visiting again.

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