Expansion of Allen Mosque Will Help Make Room for Collin's Booming Population of Muslims

An old soccer field is now a pile of dirt as an Allen mosque moves forward with an expansion that will nearly double its capacity. The plan to add more than 14,000 square feet to the Bait-ul-Ikram Mosque on Hedgcoxe Road is timed as more people — including more from varying religious backgrounds — continue to pour into booming Collin County. And that growth doesn't show signs of slowing. Since 2000, the northern county's population has grown nearly 90 percent. At that rate, Collin will double in size before 2030 and surpass the individual populations of Dallas and Tarrant counties by 2050 with a population of more than 3.5 million.   Continue reading...

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