Philly Block Project

Al-Aqsa Islamic Society

Al-Aqsa’s vibrant mosaic-and-mural exterior is known as “Doorways to Peace.” It is the result of an interfaith, collaborative project between Al-Aqsa members, local artists, local Muslim and non-Muslim schoolchildren, neighbors, churches, and synagogues.

Housed in the former Dubin Company furniture warehouse, Al-Aqsa encompasses a mosque and cultural center for the neighborhood’s close-knit Palestinian community and other Arab Muslims in the area. Since its founding in 1989, Al-Aqsa has grown beyond the mosque to include a grocery and an elementary and high school that provides Islamic studies and Arabic language lessons.

As a partner of the Philly Block Project, Al-Aqsa has opened their doors for events and scanning salons that bring our community together.

For more, visit the Al Aqsa Islamic Society website.