Mosque MaryamEdit profile
Mosque Maryam (Temple #2) is a large mosque in Chicago, Illinois, United States and the headquarters of the Nation of Islam. It is located at 7351 South Stony Island Avenue in the South Shore area. Louis Farrakhan's headquarters are located on the premises. Though it is called a mosque, inside it only contains church-style seats for the worshippers instead of Muslim-style prayer facilities. Originally a Greek Orthodox church, purchased in 1972 by Elijah Muhammad. The mosque was repurchased by Louis Farrakhan in 1988. It was named after Mary, the mother of Jesus.