Masjid 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.
The 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.