About the Muslim Society of Memphis

PURPOSE
The basic purpose of the Society shall be to serve the cause of Islam and help the Muslim community of the area to practice Islam as a way of life according to the Quran and the Sunnah of prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).  Toward this end, the Society shall:

  • Organize and conduct religious, educational, social, and other Islamic activities
  • Help strengthen fraternal bonds and develop solidarity and cohesiveness among Muslims
  • Present Islam to other faiths for a better understanding of Islam and the Muslims
  • Promote communication between the Muslims and non-Muslims


HISTORY
Muslim Society of Memphis was established by a group of concerned Muslims in May of 1978. The main purpose of the Society were to help the Muslims of Memphis and neighboring states practicing Islam and to promote a better understanding between Muslims and people of other faiths. In 1980, the Muslim community purchased the residential property at 1065 Stratford Road and converted it into a functional mosque. The construction of the existing building, Masjid As-Salam was completed in 1984.

The major renovation and expansion was done in the year 2000, which improved the approach appearance of the Masjid, and extended the prayer halls including a separate prayer hall and lounge for sisters equipped with a kitchen, a large meeting room for brothers. In 2005 significant improvements were done to the Masjid As-Salam facility. Major renovations of the washrooms, adding high quality sound system, and increased striped parking areas are just to name a few.