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Michigan Man Plans Journey To Mosques In All 50 States

Brother Yahya(left) and Jameel (right) about to embark on a 35 day trip to the 50 states. (credit:

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (WWJ/AP) - A Michigan marketing executive plans to visit mosques in all 50 U.S. states and help chronicle the stories of Muslim communities along the way.

According to his website,, 40-year-old Jameel Syed officially launched the effort on Good Friday at the Islamic Society of North America in Plainfield, Indiana.

"On Friday, April 3rd, 2015, Jameel A. Syed of Auburn Hills, Michigan will embark on a journey to become the first Muaddhin in the history of America to make the Adhan in all of its' fifty states. Join us on a spiritually motivated, visual journey that will capture the essence of fifty American Muslim communities, the beautiful landscape of America and one mans vision to achieve his life long dream," the site reads.

Syed, founder and CEO of the Fluidvisions marketing firm in Rochester Hills, said he's has been planning the trip for months with the goal to "have an opportunity to humanize Muslims living in America and all over the world."

He plans to film a short video at each mosque as part of the effort, and to return in May to his home mosque, the Islamic Association of Greater Detroit in Rochester Hills.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help pay for the road trip.

Those interested can follow Syed on his journey on Facebook.

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