First mosque in DeSoto County moves closer to reality

By , Special to The Daily Memphian Updated: October 20, 2022 7:52 PM CT | Published: October 20, 2022 3:05 PM CT

After years of legal battles, the groundbreaking for a mosque in Horn Lake is scheduled for Sunday. Earlier this week, applicants received approval for a cemetery adjacent to the site.


Horn Lake Riyadh Elkhayyat Abraham House of God mosque
Toni Lepeska

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