The continuously increasing number of Muslims in Tompkins County and the high demand for families and students to have a center where Muslims can gather, socialize and learn encouraged us to gather some money every month and rent a small space.
We founded the Islamic Community Outreach Services in Ithaca New York, which opened a Sunday School. More than 30 kids gather every Sunday to read Quran and learn Arabic. However, the small space limits the number of people who can attend and the variety of the activities we can hold.
The idea of having an independent Islamic center in Ithaca New York was developed 25 years ago. Over the years the Muslim community managed to raise enough money to purchase the land.