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Masjid an-Nur – Islamic Society of Norman, OK

202572_508080422541309_782198942_oMasjid An-Nur. This place holds a very special place in my heart. It has been a place of community and worship for me ever since I was a child. It resides near the OU Campus –as seen above– and really helps make Norman come full circle to me. This masjid –or mosque- was also designed by my uncle, Siddiq Karim, an architects who  graduated from OU in the early 70’s.

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The Biz – Bizzell Memorial Library

Bizzell_Memorial_Library_original_building_at_OUThe Bizzell Library has no shortage of love so far, I’ve seen half a dozen posts on it but I had to add it to my list as well. Born and raised in Norman, the Biz has been a huge part of my life. From elementary field trips to family graduations, I spent some time here before I even started college. My dad actually immigrated from Pakistan, with his two brothers, to Norman specifically to get an education from OU. I really don’t know why they chose this place out of literally anywhere across the U.S. but I’m glad with the decision they made.

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