1996 News Story

New Islamic Center under construction in Argentina

The King Fahd Islamic Cultural Center, the largest Islamic project in South America, is now under construction in the city of Buenos Aires in Argentina, a gift from the government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. The Muslim community in Argentina has expressed its appreciation for this center, which will cost U.S. $25 million and have a space of 33,000 square meters. There will be a mosque to accommodate one thousand worshippers; an educational complex with kindergarten, primary, junior and high schools; playgrounds; a lecture hall; and hostels for students coming from all over South America to learn Arabic and study the Holy Qur'an.