GREENFIELD, Wis. — Run by Janan Najeeb and the Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition, the Islamic Resource Center is a very special hidden gem. One of the most important things they offer is an opportunity to get to know our Muslim community, thus dispelling myths and stereo types.
“We want to build those bridges of understanding that are so needed. We really feel that we are filling a niche here," said Janan. This is done in part with Wisconsin’s first, and largest, Islamic lending library.
The Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition created the Wisconsin Muslim Journal as an independent Muslim news service. With a focus on positive community events, it produces over 100 feature stories a year. WMJ is read in 58 countries and is the first media organization to report on the American Muslim experience in Wisconsin.
Other programs include planning for the Milwaukee Muslim Film Festival, networking brunches, and book clubs. Their speakers bureau works to educate law enforcement agencies, community organizations, and the media.
The facility doubles as a cultural center, showcasing Islamic art and calligraphy. With a welcoming atmosphere, all are encouraged to come in, ask questions, select a book, grab a snack from their café, and relax in one of the many sitting areas, or explore the gift shop.
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