Photos: Faithful from Cedar-Riverside mosque move prayers after fire

Brian Coyle Center prayers
Muslims who attend Dar Al-Hijrah mosque pray at Brian Coyle Center in Minneapolis, Minn., Friday, Jan. 3, 2014.
Jeffrey Thompson / MPR News

About 70 people knelt and bowed their heads to pray Friday at the Brian Coyle Center, where the gym became a makeshift mosque.

They came to the gym after their nearby mosque, Dar Al-Hijrah in Minneapolis' Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, suffered water damage following a New Year's Day fire and explosion that destroyed an adjacent building.

Imam Sharif Mohamed said he doesn't know how long it will take before they can start making repairs to the mosque and it's possible the building will have to be torn down. --Brandt Williams, MPR News

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