Tennessee Muslims who won a court battle to occupy their new mosque learned Thursday they won't be able to begin worshipping there for the start of Ramadan because it needs about two weeks more of construction work.
Still, members of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro were celebrating their legal victory after being buffeted for two years by a lawsuit in which they had no say.
"I think it was a very good day yesterday, and thank God!" mosque Board Chairman Essam Fathy said. "It surprised all of us. It was an unexpected joy!"