UPDATE: Islamic Congregation Growing, Old Location Too Small

The new home for the Islamic Center of Temecula Valley is bigger, which makes room for an expanding congregation, an organizer says.

The has grown out of their old location.

The Muslim congregation is leaving its current 6,000-square-foot location on Rio Nedo in Temecula for an 8,000-square-foot location in Murrieta.

To read more about the move and upcoming events to be held there, .

"It was getting a little too small," said Hadi Nael, the chairman of the center's board of directors, about the Temecula location.

The new building has seven classrooms, which is the same as the former location, but the prayer hall is 3,000 square feet, rather than the 2,000 square feet in the former location, the chairman said.

The congregation was leasing the previous building, and the lease expired Oct. 31. So, they found the new location, which has a better layout for their needs, Nael said.

LBV Collins January 04, 2012 at 07:21 PM
Hi Brenda. If you interpreted any of my comments as insulting you, I apologize. That was not my intention. I also avoid name calling since that’s not how I want to engage in discussing ideas/perspectives/opinions. My goal in commenting is to share my thoughts and learn what others are thinking. Often I pose questions or provide examples challenging someone’s (often strongly held) beliefs. Not necessarily because I think they’re wrong, but because I hope to gain a better understanding of how/why they formed their opinions—and to perhaps learn from them. I like to think that I have an open mind and if I disagree with someone’s point of view, I typically offer them an opportunity to sway me to their way of thinking by probing and prodding with questions or counterexamples. So I’ll ask tough questions at times, not to make someone appear foolish, but to allow them a chance to help me better understand their thoughts and feelings—and to help me expand my understanding of a given subject. Again, if you felt I was belittling or insulting you, I sincerely apologize. Hi Jen. Nope, I’m not Paul, nor Popeye, nor Winchester. I don’t know any of them personally; wouldn’t know them if I passed them in a grocery store isle. Our only interactions have been here on The Patch.
Popeye January 04, 2012 at 08:26 PM
Jen, I am the one and only original GOP Conservative....I do not know the others personnaly, but I do not always agree with them either.
Secrets of Safety January 04, 2012 at 09:10 PM
Wow, Cheryl Williams, Talk about thinly veiled bigotry. First, I tend to lean on the side of Republican. Second, I am Christian. However, putting all of America's woes upon the shoulders of Obama (who has only used what previous presidents have laid the ground work for to further damage this country) is putting your head in the sand. Blackening the White House? Hmm.. Interesting. God loving Americans haven't had the nerve to stand up since before prayer was removed from our schools. That was around 50 years ago, beginning in 1962, Obama was one year old. Yes, a Democrat was President then, but the Supreme Court made the rulings. Our country is a nation of immigrants. At what point should we have closed our borders? Let's see, a republican (Bush) forced the Patriot Act through Congress right after 9-11 which drastically changed our rights as citizens and has served to allow the government to determine who is a threat to our country and Christianity is one belief system that has been named as a target of our government. Yet, if you read the New Testament, there is nothing in it that suggests Christians take up arms against anyone. Or that Christians do anything other than pray and point out the truth toward any other group. There is an agenda in this country set up long ago that is being played out. That agenda is progressively changing this country regardless which political party is in power. Each President builds on top of what came before.
Secrets of Safety January 04, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Popeye, The book used by Muslims is the Koran. That book clearly states that anyone not believing what they believe are to be killed for being "infidels". In fact, it is the DUTY of a Muslim to kill "infidels". The time is coming. One only has to look at what is happening in areas where "Muslims" are in control. Christians are not tolerated in those areas and are killed every day for not being Muslims. There is legitimate concern about the motives of that belief system regardless how often the followers claim it is a "peaceful" religion. I don't have to go to another country to know what their books teach them. Brenda is telling the truth about the way women are treated by that religion. I don't see where your statement that Brenda is "causing fear" is accurate. Read the book yourself. On the other side of the debate, people calling themselves "Christians" have ignored the message of Christ from the beginning of "Christianity" and have launched "religious" wars to stamp out anyone who didn't believe the way they wanted them to believe. Interesting, "Christians" ignore the teachings of their book to kill, and "Muslims" claim their religion is peaceful which is a direct contradiction to what their book says. However, our country has (through our Constitution) guaranteed the right of every person to believe in their god. Not the original intent, but has been interpreted that way. So, they have the right to be here and believe the way they want, regardless.
Winchester Collection January 16, 2012 at 01:54 AM
I am registered as Decline to State due to my fiscal Conservative views and flexible management style to fit what benefits our country best yes I have voted for Reagan and Clinton. Both great men for their time. No I do not know any of these other guys either.


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