Letter to Community
Islamic Center of Peoria
(Peace Be Upon You)
By the grace of Allah SWT, a group of us, who have remained dedicated to the presence of an Islamic Center in our community, after careful consideration made a courageous and bold decision to proceed with acquiring land and proceeding with construction of a structure for this purpose. We believe that this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to create a permanent Islamic Center in the Northwest Valley.
Our vision is to create a new purpose-built Islamic Center which will be the hub of all our Islamic activities eventually including daily prayers, an Islamic school and a community center with a social gathering hall. This permanent Islamic Center will be able to expand to serve our community as the population continues to grow in the Northwest Valley. This Center will be in a well-placed high visibility location, with easy access through Happy Valley Road to many freeways, which will appeal to Muslims from a wide geographic area.
Toward this endeavor, we have started the process of establishing this Center that will be called the “Islamic Center of Peoria.”
We are dedicated advocates of enhancing the understanding of Islam. We plan to spread the message of peace, humanitarianism, dignity, and respect with the development of outreach and community service programs that include feeding the poor and helping those in despair. Our aim is to engage in strong interfaith activities with the surrounding communities and promote a peaceful dialogue to dispel the negative impressions that have unfortunately been associated with our faith.
We strongly encourage the whole community to kindly register to offer your much needed support and donations. Additional information will be made available to the community as this project proceeds further.
With Allah’s blessings and the hard work of this community we believe this dream can become a reality sooner rather than later.
JAK and Sincerely,
Board of Directors, Islamic Center of Peoria