Shaykh Khalid Al-Fallatah (left, sharing shovel) and Shaykh Mohamed Joban help break ground at the site of the Islamic Center of Mukilteo on Saturday. At far left is Riaz Khan, president of the group that planned and promoted the mosque. At far right, from left, are Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson and U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Everett. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Shaykh Khalid Al-Fallatah (left, sharing shovel) and Shaykh Mohamed Joban help break ground at the site of the Islamic Center of Mukilteo on Saturday. At far left is Riaz Khan, president of the group that planned and promoted the mosque. At far right, from left, are Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson and U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Everett. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Ground is broken for Mukilteo’s own mosque

The Islamic Center of Mukilteo has been seven years in planning.

MUKILTEO — After seven years of planning, ground was broken Saturday for the Islamic Center of Mukilteo at 3920 Harbour Pointe Blvd. SW, the first mosque in the city.

Those marking the event included Riaz Khan, a Boeing engineer who was elected to the Mukilteo City Council in 2019 and is president of the group that planned and promoted the mosque.

The 3,796-square-foot building will have an assembly and prayer area, multi-purpose room, offices, a kitchen, restrooms and two classrooms.

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