Finding Asian American History: American Fazl Mosque

The American Fazl Mosque was established by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in 1950. A converted house, the building was selected and acquired through the assistance of Sir Muhammad Zafrullah Khan (1893-1985), a lawyer and diplomat, who was Pakistan's first foreign minister. The Ahmadiyya Muslim community in the US dates back to 1920, and the mosque on Leroy Street was the community's national headquarters for over four decades (1950-1994).

This site is a part of the Finding Asian American History in Washington DC digital tour.



2141 Leroy Place NW