Islamic Life Center proposed near 141st Street, Shelborne Road

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The Al Salam Foundation has filed a zoning variance request to build an Islamic Life Center at 141st Street and Shelborne Road.

A zoning hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Monon Community Center, meeting room B.

“The foundation mission is to serve those who are underserved and work to build a stronger community through integration with all faith communities,” said Ashhar Madni, vice president for the board of trustees of the Al Salam Foundation.

Besides worship services, Madni said the foundation has undertaken several community projects throughout the years, including backpack drives for schools in high poverty areas in Indianapolis, fundraisers for Gleaners Food Bank and connecting with other faith institutions as part of the Carmel Interfaith Alliance.

The Al Salam Foundation is hosting a “Neighbor’s Meeting” at 3 p.m. Jan. 14 at Carmel Christian Church, 463 E. Main St. in Carmel. At the meeting, people can ask questions and have concerns addressed.

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