The Muslim community in Corvallis was established in the late 1970s by Muslim students attending Oregon State University. They raised enough money to begin the building of the Islamic Center which is now the home to a flourishing, rich—diverse—community. Ever since then the Muslim's in Corvallis have been active community members whose goal is to educate the people about the real teachings of Islam.
Masjid (mosque) Salmaan Al-Farisi serves as a central place for gathering and worship. The congregational Jumua' prayer is also held every week. Recently, the community has come together to begin a full time Islamic School along with its long running weekend school. The Islamic Center is a common place for weddings and 'aqeeqas (birth celebrations).
By jbottero @ 2008-03-25 17:22:47