Mohammad Shoaib, left, congratulates Khan Asfar as the new president of the Lodi Muslim Mosque. Shoaib served as mosque president for six years. (Ross Farrow/News-Sentinel)
Mohammad Shoaib sits among other Muslims as members of the FBI and U.S. Attorney's Office speak at the Lodi Muslim Mosque. (Dan Evans/News-Sentinel)
Thursday, June 9, 2005 10:00 pm
This week's arrest of five Lodi men by the FBI is the latest
episode in the internal dissension that has rocked Lodi's Muslim
community for more than a year.
Monday, August 15, 2005 10:00 pm
About 200 people gathered over the weekend at Blakely Park to
mark Pakistan's Independence Day with a picnic and barbecue.
Monday, October 9, 2006 10:00 pm
The Lodi Muslim Mosque is facing more legal battles. In the
latest action, a group of disgruntled members who are angry at the
current mosque leadership served a petition demanding mosque
president Mohammed Shoaib hold elections.
Friday, August 28, 2009 10:00 pm
The Lodi Muslim Mosque is joining Muslims throughout the world
in celebrating Ramadan, Islam's holy month, which started on Aug.
Monday, August 18, 2008 10:00 pm
Pakistani-Americans from Lodi welcomed the news of Pervez
Musharraf's resignation as Pakistan's president.
Thursday, September 16, 2004 10:00 pm
STOCKTON -- It appeared to be a routine planning matter
Thursday, one that would normally put everyone to sleep.
Tuesday, November 1, 2005 10:00 pm
A San Joaquin County judge has ruled to leave the Lodi Muslim
Mosque in the hands of its current leaders, ending a months-long
lawsuit between two groups vying for control of the city's only
Friday, August 12, 2005 10:00 pm
A Stockton judge on Friday postponed a ruling in a lawsuit
between two feuding factions of the Lodi Muslim Mosque, pending
historical documents that might clarify rightful leadership of the
Monday, August 1, 2005 10:00 pm
Lodi's architectural review committee signed off Monday on a
proposal to expand the mosque's prayer area by 1,455 square feet,
moving the project one step forward.
Friday, October 7, 2005 10:00 pm
Earlier this week, Muslims throughout the nation cast their
gazes to the night sky, spying the first thin crescent of a new
moon, the official sign that Ramadan had begun.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009 10:00 pm
After six years as president of the Lodi Muslim Mosque, Mohammad
Shoaib has turned over the reigns to Khan Afsar, a newcomer to the
mosque board. Afsar took over as president on Aug. 1.
Wednesday, March 23, 2005 10:00 pm
Tensions among leaders at the Lodi Muslim Mosque have escalated
to the point where the mosque has sued its former imam -- in
essence the pastor -- and two former mosque presidents.
Monday, April 18, 2005 10:00 pm
As they consider a use permit on Thursday to allow for an
Islamic school and worship center in south Lodi, the San Joaquin
County Planning Commissioners may become embroiled in a major power
struggle among Muslims in the community.
Monday, October 10, 2005 10:00 pm
When Lodi Pakistanis learned of the 7.6 magnitude earthquake
that hit parts of Pakistan, India and Afghanistan on Saturday, they
immediately tried to call loved ones on the phone. But no one
Monday, October 3, 2005 10:00 pm
For the first time in 33 years, calendars used by Jews and
Muslims have coincided to mark the beginning of holy seasons Rosh
Hashanah and Ramadan within hours of one another.
Friday, July 13, 2007 10:00 pm
Mohammed Shoaib looked over a city of Lodi document on
redevelopment before Friday prayers at the Lodi Muslim Mosque.
Monday, December 19, 2005 10:00 pm
After just two weeks, the trial imam at the Lodi Muslim Mosque
has left after a disagreement over the financial terms of a
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 10:00 pm
Traditionally, the city of Lodi's Community Service Award goes
to an individual who has made a significant difference to the
Friday, November 17, 2006 10:00 pm
Before Friday, the only thing Hafiz Baqi knew about the FBI was
what he saw on TV. He had seen news footage of FBI agents roaming
around Lodi with big guns and bullet proof vests during the 2005
Thursday, July 21, 2005 10:00 pm
In little more than one hour, the San Joaquin County Planning
Commission plucked Farooqia Islamic Center from the dim realm of
unrealized plans by giving its seal of approval Thursday to the
building of an Islamic school off South Lower Sacramento Road.
Friday, September 9, 2011 2:18 pm
When Osama bin Laden was killed in May, Bushra Salem remembers
overhearing a Tokay High student yelling “Your leader’s dead” to a
Thursday, April 21, 2005 10:00 pm
Citing concerns about noise, aesthetics and privacy for
neighboring residents, the San Joaquin County Planning Commission
postponed for two months a decision on whether an Islamic center
should be built in south Lodi.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009 10:00 pm
As the controversy continues over local ministers offering
prayers at the beginning of Lodi City Council meetings, the
question has arisen about non-Christians being invited to
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