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After more than one year of feasability studies and discussions with county officials and neighbors, Dar-us-Salaam submitted its application to Howard County for conditional use to operate an educational and religious campus on a 66-acre property in Cooksville, Maryland on November 6, 2013.

Dar-us-Salaam, based in College Park, Maryland. announced it was looking at the property as a potential new home for Al-Huda School and Dar-us-Salaam's religious services and projects in August 2012. After consulting with the community in numerous town hall meetings, Dar-us-Salaam began a comprehensive feasability study including zoning, environmental, water, and traffic studies to ensure the property would meet the current and long-term needs of Al-Huda School and the congregation.


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