The King Fahad Mosque
The mosque is significant within the Muslim community and is the principle public building in Islam. As a gift to the Muslim community of Southern California from Saudi Arabia, Prince Abdulaziz Bin Fahad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Minister of State and Cabinet. Member, provided funding for the land, (1993) and King Fahad pledged funds for the construction of the building (1995). It will serve as both a religious and educational center for Muslims and non-Muslims, worldwide.
Inside the Mosque the Qiblah (direction of prayer) was built facing towards the Ka’ba (mosque) in the city of Makkah in Saudi Arabia. This is the direction that all Muslims face when they pray. Following Islamic tradition there is: marble facade, hand made tiles from Turkey, and a 72 foot high minaret topped with a gold leaf crescent. The Minaret is an architectural-symbol of Islam.
Covering 63,000 square feet it is comprised of a central prayer area, an auditorium, conference rooms, and modern amenities for wudu (a-self-purification process performed prior to prayers).
This Mosque does NOT receive any funds from overseas and all expenses are paid by the congregants who come to pray every day as donations.
The King Fahad Mosque is located at 10980 Washington – Boulevard in Culver City, California. It is open daily for all five prayers. Check the schedules at our calender and other pages on this website for special and continuing programs. Owned and operated by The Islamic Foundation of Shaikh Ibn Taimmiyyah the entire. project was guided by Director General, “Dr. Khalil Al Khalil. The Islamic Foundation of Shaikh Ibn Taimmiyyah is located across the street from The King Fahad Mosque at 11004 Washington Boulevard.
Sheikh Al – Islam Ibn Taymiyah Foundation
Ibn Taymiyah Foundation has supervised the project of King Fahd mosque in Los Angeles since its commencement. It is responsible for management and future activities. The establishment of this foundation dates back to 1400H (1980). Its activities began in the “Muslim Student House” in the city’s western part. The idea developed further and a house was purchased in the same area for prayers, lectures and Dawa activities.
The foundation is an Islamic charity organization legally recognized by the official US. authorities. it is exempted from taxes, entitled to own property and practice religious, educational, informational and intellectual activities throughout the United States.
The foundation’s established objectives are:
The foundation supervises two other mosques:
The foundation supervises “Zamzam Schools” for girls education and the memorization of the Glorious Quran.