2023 Islamic Center of Pittsburgh: A Tour of Mosque and Faith
Date(s) - 07/29/2023
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Islamic Center of Pittsburgh
DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh
Learn about the Pittsburgh Muslim community, how mosques are traditionally designed, and the varieties of worship and functions that take place within our walls. After our building tour, guests are taken back in time as they listen to a story from the life of the Prophet Muhammad summarizing the Islamic religion. Imam Chris will then open the floor for all your inquiries about the community and the faith.
Important Notes: Be prepared to remove your shoes near the end of the tour before entering the prayer hall. All visitors MUST wear modest “church clothes” attire when visiting the Islamic Center. For men, ideally this would be trousers and a polo shirt for men. For women, a maxi dress, long skirt or trousers and long-sleeved shirt that completely covers the chest. Hat or scarf would be preferred for women, or you may try on a hijab for a selfie photo with us.
And remember to use #BeNebby in your social media posts before, during and after this tour!
TOUR HOST BIO:
Imam Chris Caras is finishing his 4th year as the religious director of the ICP. Imam Chris is a convert to Islam originally from Peoria, Illinois. He studied Arabic, Islamic Law and Theology in Saudi Arabia and Malaysia before becoming an imam. Chris’ wife is an accomplished Quran recital instructor, and they have 3 children together.
TOUR STARTS/ENDS: 4100 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
- Photography is allowed
- A restroom is available
- There are parts of this tour that are not wheel-chair accessible
- All visitors MUST wear modest “church clothes” attire when visiting the Islamic Center. For men, ideally this would be trousers and polo shirt for men. For women, a maxi dress, long skirt or trousers and long-sleeved shirt that completely covers the chest. Hat or scarf would be preferred for women, or you may try on a hijab for a selfie photo with us
- Street parking is available
- View our Diversity Policy at https://www.doorsopenpgh.org/diversity-policy