"A mosque is the one place that brings together the diverse population of American Muslims. And the diversity of the community means there are often different views about what a mosque should look like.
When people think of mosques, two main images that come to mind are domes and minarets. But neither of those features actually come from Islam. "The dome is from the Christian faith," says Maryam Eskandari, an architect and founder of MIIM Designs, "and the minaret came from Zoroastrian."