Thousands of Muslims from all over the world and from all areas of the United States have made the
Triangle Area of North Carolina their new home. Often drawn by the many prestigious academic
institutions, the growing Muslim population has established several mosques in Raleigh, Chapel Hill and
Durham. This organic growth has left key areas of the Research Triangle Park lacking mosques within a
reasonable walking or driving distance. With the Muslim community branching into such areas of the
RTP, a masjid (mosque) in the North Durham area became a necessity rather than a luxury. Several
years ago, group of brothers recognized that need and began planning the establishment of the North
Durham masjid to accommodate the Muslims of North Durham. Using the resources generated by the
ISCC (the Islamic Society of Central Carolina), the North Durham masjid was founded at its current
location of 2609 W. Carver St. Durham, NC 27705 in time for full-fledged Ramadan activities in 2011 and
the first Jummuah prayer in July of 2011.
The North Durham Masjid leadership envision it as a comprehensive community center fully serving
both spiritual and practical needs of the Muslim community, while creating outreach to embrace the
larger community of Muslims and non-Muslims. The North Durham Masjid has already accomplished
many goals, such as establishing the five Salahs (required ritual prayers) in the Musulah (traditional
prayer area of the mosque), community dinners, weekend school for the children, monthly lectures, and
a playground for the children. Additionally ESL classes, Arabic classes, and Qur’an memorization classes
have been offered.
Future plans include establishing an afterschool program tailored to accommodate working parents, and
a language institute replete with certification in the Arabic language.
All of this and more is in development to serve your needs. To enhance these programs, your support is