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Dar al Islam

Lovely and serene. Friendly people allowed photos. Long drive from main road but worth the trip... read more

Reviewed June 30, 2018
Karene B
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Two special sites on this visit. The narrow sandy and rocky road will lead you straight to the site... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2014
SharonT532
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Jun 30, 2018
“Dar al Islam”
May 5, 2016
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Mosque built in 1981 by a world-renowned Egyptian architect.
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Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

Lovely and serene. Friendly people allowed photos. Long drive from main road but worth the trip . They own Plaza Blanca also bit graciously allow hikers to visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Karene B
Reviewed May 5, 2016

I am not sure what to say. This is not a tourist attraction. One good thing is that they let people go on their land and the area is beautiful.

Date of experience: October 2015
2  Thank AptosAmy
Reviewed April 22, 2016

This mosque sits in the middle of no where, near Plaza Blanca. Not much to see or do. We didn't even see any people.

Date of experience: December 2015
2  Thank Kaitlyn M
Reviewed September 14, 2015

Strange to find a mosque here but the history is even stranger. An enormous amount of Saudi money poured in here a few decades ago. A well known Egyptian architect designed interlocking dome structure for the school without considering the New Mexico weather. An eventual...More

Date of experience: September 2015
4  Thank Purobi
Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Did a lot of hiking in NM and it was all great. But this was a different planet with very few visitors. Wear sturdy shoes and a hat don't forget to carry water

Date of experience: October 2014
1  Thank BuyLocalCH
Reviewed July 23, 2015

You can drive back here...be sure to get directions...and it is a different world...best rock formations we found in all of new mexico..and secluded. God bless the owners for allowing visitors to this incredibly beautiful area.

Date of experience: July 2015
2  Thank AaronFWA
Reviewed July 15, 2015

Had to ask for directions and it is a long winding up hill drive on gravel and rocks, but so worth it to see the beautiful Mosque in the high Abiquiu desert and the view is spectacular.

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed April 17, 2015

No one was around to welcome us or provide any information. We wandered around and left. Dar al Islam is very close to Plaza Blanca.

Date of experience: April 2015
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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"...More

Date of experience: April 2014
2  Thank SharonT532
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...More

Date of experience: May 2014
4  Thank Twainsriver
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