With Allah's Name, The Merciful Benefactor, The Merciful Redeemer

Bahar Center History


The Ephraim Bahar Cultural Center, a member of the American Society of Muslims (ASM), located at 2525 West 71st Street has been serving all communities for many years. Formally known as The Islamic Information and Dawah Center on 87th and Ashland, the Center served the communities in that area and has extended itself to other communities and religious organizations through the Interfaith Program.

We take pride in naming our Center after a dedicated elderly Brother, whom we lovingly call a Pioneer. His unfailing love for Almighty Allah and the Religion of Al-Islam and his hard work in the Cause of Al-Islam in its early years in the United States of America has left its mark upon the Heart of this Community. It is for this reason that The Ephraim Bahar Cultural Center honors his name as an inspiration to all of us to carry forth with his spirit and dedication.

Since its doors were opened in 1995 at 2525 West 71st Street, The Ephraim Bahar Cultural Center has worked closely with its neighbors and the people in the surrounding area under the Leadership of Imam W. D. Mohammed and the direction of Imam Sultan Salahuddin. The Ephraim Bahar Cultural Center is always ready to help in community affairs, embracing the neighborhood block clubs, the CAPS Program, SWOP (Southwest Organization Project), and opening communications between all communities and the Muslim Community. Together we bridge our common bonds to work towards improving our communities and in helping our youth; which is the future of us all.

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 Imam WDM Tafsir Class
 Meet Every Wednesday
     At Bahar Center
     6:30pm - 8:30pm 

A New Mind CableTV Program
 Channel 36 2016 Schedule

Purchase Imam WDM books at 
Ephraim Bahar Cultural Center

Daily Muslim Talk Radio Chicago
Listen to Muslim Journal Editor, Sis. Ayesha Mustaafa 
Online: http://radioislam.com

AL-Islam in View on AM 360
Rashad Abdul-Rahman & Kalimah Azeez
Monday's at 7:00pm on AM 360 Radio Station
Online: http://americanmuslim360.com

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