islamic center of central missouri http://kbia.org en Islamic Center celebrates 30th anniversary by feeding the hungry http://kbia.org/post/islamic-center-celebrates-30th-anniversary-feeding-hungry <p>The Islamic Center of Central Missouri celebrated its 30<sup>th</sup> anniversary Sunday by assembling a group of volunteers and packaging 30,000 meals to feed the hungry in several countries.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 14:31:23 +0000 Eduardo Gonzalez 43266 at http://kbia.org Islamic Center celebrates 30th anniversary by feeding the hungry 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 Mid-MO Muslims condemn violence after film mocks Islamic Prophet http://kbia.org/post/mid-mo-muslims-condemn-violence-after-film-mocks-islamic-prophet <p>A film mocking the prophet Muhammad has sparked outrage and violent attacks overseas. But many Muslims in mid-Missouri are condemning the violence as well.</p><p>Friday prayer in Columbia’s Islamic Center on Fifth Street.&nbsp; Hundreds of Muslims have gathered to hear the words of their imam.</p><p>This is two days after the American ambassador to Libya was killed by angry protesters. They were upset over a movie insulting their prophet, Muhammad.</p><p>Chairman of the Islamic Center, Dr. Rashed Nizam, condemns the violent protests and the murders.</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 13:17:27 +0000 Mikkel Christiensen 21264 at http://kbia.org Mid-MO Muslims condemn violence after film mocks Islamic Prophet Candlelight Vigil calls for peace and unity after 9/11 attacks http://kbia.org/post/candlelight-vigil-calls-peace-and-unity-after-911-attacks <p>Central Missourians gathered outside the Boone County courthouse Tuesday night to remember the thousands of victims who lost their lives in the September 11 attacks in 2001.</p><p>Mid-Missouri Peaceworks and the Islamic Center of Central Missouri collaborated to put on the event that called for peace and unity. Ruth Schaefer, coordinator of the event, says the candlelight vigil drew about 100 participants, many of whom are involved in local peace organizations.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 19:32:11 +0000 Erica VandenHouten 21046 at http://kbia.org Candlelight Vigil calls for peace and unity after 9/11 attacks