Are There Any Shia Gatherings In New Orleans?
Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:47 PM
I moved to New Orleans a few months ago. I found a past post from Shia chat from a while back about Shias in New Orleans and the post mentioned the Islamic Message Foundation, I contacted this center and received no reply, it seems from their website that they only really do stuff on Ramadan, Muharaam, and on the weekends they have a school for kids. I was hoping to find out about some kind of weekly program for Shias in New Orleans. Does anyone know of any kind of weekly Shia gatherings in New Orleans? If not a Jummah then maybe something on a certain night or on the weekend besides the kids school?
LoL, I'm starting to feel like the only Shia in New Orleans.
Hope someone can help, InshAllah.
Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:26 PM
NO as well as BR has a big Shia community, look up some last names in phone directory. State of Louisiana's CIO was a Shia a few years back, just look up, and you will find many others. LSU also has a big Shia community out there.
Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:39 PM
I'm hoping some Shia Brother or Sister from New Orleans who sees this can direct me somewhere for at least a weekly Shia Jammat, gathering, service etc.. . or tell me no such function exists in NO at this time. I'm hoping thats not the case because the closest Mosque to me is Masjid abu bakr and something about the name tells me they won't be as tolerant as Masjid as Sabiqun in Baton Rouge.
I may try your idea about the phone book but I'm worried people might think I'm a little crazy calling them out of the blue like that.
Thanks for the information though.
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