“Let there be a group among you who call others to good, and enjoin what is right, and forbid what is wrong: those who do this shall be successful.” (Qur’an 3:104)
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “You will not enter paradise until you believe, and you will not believe until you love one another. Shall I not guide you to something which if you carry out you will love one another? Spread salaam amongst yourselves.” (Muslim)
To live our faith, inspired by the teachings of the Quran and Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) as individuals and as a collective body.To be the anchor of a model community of practicing Muslims of diverse backgrounds, steeped in Islamic tradition, committed to American ideals and empowered to common good. To build bridges of cooperation, mutual respect, and understanding among faiths.
The first Muslims in Utah consisted of international students who attended local universities, due to a lack of Masajid, often congregated in different masalas and sometimes in local parks. An old church was purchased in 1985 that became the first Muslim house of worship in Utah, called Masjid Al Noor. The Islamic Society of Utah was registered with the state in 1984 and later became the Islamic Society of Greater Salt Lake, the largest and oldest Muslim organization in the State. Masjid al Noor continues to offer a place for worship for many Utahns, located at 700 East and 740 South in downtown Salt Lake.
Due to the exponential growth of Muslims in the Valley a purpose built masjid was needed, this project was undertaken in 1997. Today Khadeeja Masjid sits on a seven acre lot on the banks of the scenic Jordan River in West Valley City, one of the most beautiful Masajid in the western United States. The prayer area is approximately 14,000 sq ft flanked by a park on one side and a lot designated for a future community center and a school on the other. Another 1.7 acre lot is currently being developed across the road as the first Muslim cemetery in Utah.
While the initial Muslims in Utah were international students, the last two decades have witnessed several waves of Muslim refugees coming from different countries including Bosnia, Somalia, Burma, Georgia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan and Ethiopia, to mention a few. Our congregation represents at least 35 Muslim countries, making it one of the most diverse religious communities in the valley. All of our construction projects were funded by generous members who in many cases chose to remain anonymous.
The Islamic Society of Greater Salt Lake is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering spiritual growth, education, and community service. We work closely with organizations dedicated to social justice and civil liberties, and are well represented in multiple interfaith organizations, NAACP, ACLU, and the Governor’s Council on ethnic and minority affairs. We also maintain close professional ties with various law enforcement agencies.
Weekend Islamic School
The first Weekend Islamic school was started in 1983 in a rented building which later moved to Al-Noor masjid. The Khadeeja Masjid Weekend School was established in 2001 by some teachers who relocated from Masjid al Noor and boasts a burgeoning student population of 180 that are taught by thirty dedicated volunteer teachers. The mission of the school is to provide a safe, nurturing, and stimulating Islamic environment that emphasizes academic excellence, social responsibility, moderation, and tolerance towards other faiths.
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