The Holy Quran:"And I have not created the Jinn and the men but that they may worship Me". (51:57) . "Surely, the first house founded for mankind is that at Becca (Mecca), abounding in blessings and guidance for peoples". (3:97). "He alone can maintain the Mosques of Allah who believes in Allah, and the last day, and observes prayer and pays the Zakat and fears none but Allah; so these it is who may be rightly guided." (9:18) The Holy Prophet on the importance of mosques O ye people, praise Allah. Whoever builds a mosque for Allah, Allah, The Exalted, shall build a house for such a one in paradise. The Promised Messiah said:"If you want Islam to progress build a mosque. Wherever our Jamaat is established, a mosque should be built. Our Jama'ats progress is founded on the construction of mosques. If there are only a few Muslims in a village or a city, build a mosque with good intentions and God will bring more Muslims to that place. It is not mandatory that the mosque be embellished or be a brick building. Wall off a piece of land and build a room with a thatched roof..." (Malfoozat Vol 2, p. 42) 

Darul Aman - Kenner (New Orleans), USA

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.