Kenner is the site for the newly designed Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Center that opened at 2113 38th St. in 2013. The mosque also features spaces for prayer, conference rooms, several lounges and a library. The renovation to the two-story, 8,000-square-foot center began a year ago. The first floor includes an office and library, two prayer halls and two conference rooms — one each for men and women — a dining room, kitchen, restrooms and a recreation room. The cost was approximately $1.2 million.
Dedication ceremonies for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Center in Kenner were held Nov. 16. Elected officials and dignitaries cut the ribbon to officially open the center. From left are Mobashir Ahmed, New Orleans chapter president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community; Kenner Councilwoman Maria Defrancesch; Kenner Councilman Keith Reynaud; Sen. David Vitter; Iman Naseem Mahdi, national vice president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community; Kenner Mayor Mike Yenni; former Louisiana Lt. Gov. Jimmy Fitzmorris; Jefferson Parish President John Young; and Amjad Mahmood Khan, national director of public affairs for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.