Richmond mosque provides safe space, education for Muslim families

A level one student at Richmond's Masjid Al-Rahman practices writing "ba," the second letter of the Arabic alphabet. Photo by Zainab Khan.

The last thing you’d expect to sit opposite Jerry’s Cocktail Lounge in Richmond is a family-oriented, Muslim place of worship, let alone a full-fledged Islamic school. Yet every Sunday, over 150 parents, students, elders, and teachers pile out of their cars or from the closest bus stop to walk over to Richmond’s Masjid Al-Rahman. Many families…

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