The General Body Members of the Utah Valley Islamic Council assembled on August 29, 2014 and voted for the name of the Utah Valley Islamic Center (UVIC) Mosque.
Several names were proposed but the General Body unanimously choose the name “Al Sahaba Mosque”
The English meaning of the name is “The Mosque of the Companions of Prophet Muhammad (peace be on him)”
From now on, the mosque portion of UVIC would be known as the Al Sahaba Mosque
UVIC plans to build the mosque in next 15 months. The other part of the center (the Muslim Community Center) would be built in the second phase of construction.
For your convenient, safe and secure tax-deductible charitable donation, the Utah Valley Islamic Center/Al Sahaba Mosque (UVIC/ASM) now have a Pay Pal Account.
You may directly use your credit card, debit card or bank account for donation or you may open a Pay Pal account and donate via that account.
Your donation is protected from any fraudulent activities. UVIC/ASM pay a small fee to Pay Pal to make your donation secure and private.
May Allah Accept your good deeds.
The Muslims living in the valley and many of their neighbors gathered on the land (935 South State Street) acquired for the groundbreaking of UVIC community center and mosque on June 22, 2013. Professor Ian Wilson, Senior Vice President of Utah Valley University, lead the group in picking up the shovels followed by groups of civic leaders, religious leaders, mothers, young men, young women and children joining the shovel ceremony. Local news reporters covered the event. Dr. Brian Birch, Associate Vice President of Utah Valley University, delivered the keynote speech and Dr. Tala’at Al-Shuqairat, president of UVIC, offered the consecration prayer. The guests joined a dinner later in the afternoon at the Center Stage, Utah Valley University, where Imam Shuaib Uddin of UIC delivered a fund raising plea. Total raised was about $40,000 and the donors included people of many different faiths.
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Utah Valley Islamic Center has a new PO Box. The new mailing address as of today is
Utah Valley Islamic Center
PO Box No. 971681
Orem UT 84097
Dr. Tala’at Al-Shuqairat, MD, was elected as the new President of UVIC. Dr. Al-Shuqairat will replace Dr. Samah Bassas, MD, effective immediately. Dr. Al Bassas resigned last week to have more time with her growing family and also to organize relief activities for the refugees of the Syrian Civil War.
July 24, 2011
The Board of Directors of the Utah Valley Islamic Center is happy to announce that the final architectural and engineering drawings for the UVIC complex have been completed. UVIC Board of Directors and the community leaders plan to submit the final drawings to the Orem City Planning Commission shortly.