…the Mohammedi Center in Woodland Hills did not become an official mosque of the Dawoodi Bohra until their holy leader arrived Saturday from half a world away to inaugurate it. His reception from a thousand kneeling faithful was deafening.
“This is your outpouring of love — mohabbat — that my father taught you,” said His Holiness Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, the 53rd Dai al-Mutlaq to inherit the spiritual throne of the ancient Shi’a sect based in Mumbai, India. “And you see my love for you.”
For the small San Fernando Valley Dawoodi Bohra congregation of mostly Indian-born professionals, their first mosque in Los Angeles meant they were an immigrant community come of age.
Islamic world leader inaugurates Woodland Hills mosque (LA Daily News)