This profile was last updated in 2006
The Islamic Center of Mississippi is an independent organization associated with the Muslim Student Association of Mississippi State University but represents a widely diverse community of local Muslims in the region. The masjid belonging to the organization was constructed from the ground up in 1992 near the Mississippi State campus. It includes plenty of space for classes, conferences, recreation and accommodates a large number of worshipers in the main hall. Building the masjid was quite an undertaking. Funds for the construction came from the Islamic Society of North America, members of the university, private donors and other sources.
Activities and Schedule
The Islamic Center of Mississippi provides prayer service at all times of the day seven days a week, with Friday prayer at 1:00 p.m. Other prayers are also offered regularly five times a day. The masjid celebrates all major Muslims festivals. The Islamic Center is accessible to members around the clock for prayers and studies. During Ramadan, tarawih prayers are observed every night. To accommodate the local university community, the center offers language classes in Arabic, Urdu and Persian. Leadership consists of the imam and a board of directors. All major issues are brought to the community before decisions are made.