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New Islamic Center planned for Buenos Aires

The new Islamic Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, will be named after Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz, according to Talal Muhammad Noor Sultan, Director of the Muslim World League’s office in Argentina, who stated:  “King Fahd has donated a large amount for initiation of this project as part of his efforts for the welfare of Muslim minorities in different parts of the world”.   The Muslim community in Argentina has thanked King Fahd for this contribution to the project, which includes a mosque, a nursery, primary and secondary schools for boys and girls, a lecture hall, and sports facilities.   President Carlos Menem of Argentina has issued directives to the municipality of Buenos Aires to provide 33,000 square meters of land for the center, which is planned to be an outstanding cultural monument in the Argentine capital.  Saudi Ambassador to Argentina Fouad Nazer has been in touch with architects in Argentina, Italy, and Saudi Arabia, for the preparation of plans and designs for the project.   Saudi architect Zuhair Fayez has already presented a number of designs to President Menem, who was very much impressed by them.