The Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) was formed in 1981, when Muslims new to the area felt a need for organization or place to gather them, preserve their Islamic identity and help them observe their obligations as Muslims.
The start was in a hall reserved at MIT to be used for the five daily prayers, the Friday prayers and the weekly seminars of classes.
As time passed and more Muslims flocked to the activities, it became necessary for the ISB to find a location larger than that a university can offer. The Muslims began to search for a suitable location to be a beacon calling to Islam, and finally a place was chosen in the suburb of Cambridge, MA. With the generosity of the Muslim community, the brothers and sisters of the community were able to transform the place into its current condition as the Islamic Society of Boston.
We practice and promote a comprehensive and balanced view of Islam. We strive to embody the “middle path” to which the Qur’an calls – a path of moderation that is free of extremism. We believe that the core teachings of Islam are universal and timeless, providing guidance and instruction for all times and all peoples.