Philly-area mosque to more than double in size

YARDLEY, Pa. (AP) — Officials say a mosque in suburban Philadelphia will more than double in size as a result of a long-awaited expansion.

The Bucks County Courier Times (http://bit.ly/11Dpg01 ) says members of the Zubaida Foundation gathered with local dignitaries for a groundbreaking ceremony Friday in Lower Makefield Township.

The existing house of worship founded in 2005 in an old church can accommodate 150 to 200 worshippers.

But administrator Mohammed Husain says it will increase in size from 4,000 square feet to 10,000 square feet.

Member Naveed Malik says the community is growing and “we need to think about five years from now.”

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Information from: Bucks County Courier Times, http://www.phillyburbs.com

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