mosque http://kbia.org en Plans to rebuild Joplin Mosque one year after it was destroyed by fire http://kbia.org/post/plans-rebuild-joplin-mosque-one-year-after-it-was-destroyed-fire <p></p><p>On the anniversary of the suspicious fire that destroyed a mosque in Joplin, mosque officials say they are making progress in plans to rebuild.</p><p>The Islamic Society of Joplin Mosque was destroyed by fire last Aug. 6. The cause of the fire has not been determined. The mosque was damaged by another fire on July 4 of last year. That blaze has been ruled an arson.</p><p>The mosque will be rebuilt inside city limits. Navid Zaidi, a mosque board member, says no rebuilding will start until the fundraising is complete.</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 22:29:48 +0000 Associated Press 38387 at http://kbia.org Plans to rebuild Joplin Mosque one year after it was destroyed by fire Columbia mosque faces imam shortage and funding challenges http://kbia.org/post/columbia-mosque-faces-imam-shortage-and-funding-challenges <p></p><p>Since 2008, the Islamic Center of Central Missouri has been without an imam – a central community leader in Islam. Although Columbia’s Muslim community has found ways to stay active, it is without a formally trained spiritual leader.</p><p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; line-height: normal; ">Imams lead prayers, serve as religious scholars and assist with weddings and lectures, among other things.</p> Sat, 05 Jan 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Ryan Schuessler & with Megan Rentschler and Evan Townsend 26835 at http://kbia.org Columbia mosque faces imam shortage and funding challenges Muslims in Joplin receive interfaith support after mosque fire http://kbia.org/post/muslims-joplin-receive-interfaith-support-after-mosque-fire <p></p><p>It’s been about one month since a fire destroyed the only mosque in Joplin. Now, members of the Islamic Society of Joplin –&nbsp;and the interfaith community there – are picking up the pieces.</p><p>The mosque was burned down before daylight on August 6, during the holy month of Ramadan.</p><p>The FBI is still investigating the cause of the fire. Earlier in summer, on July 4, someone tried to set fire to the roof. That incident is still under investigation, too.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 08 Sep 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Kellie Moore 20777 at http://kbia.org Muslims in Joplin receive interfaith support after mosque fire