The literal meaning of Islam is peace; submitting to the will of God and surrendering one's own pleasure for the pleasure of God. Islamic is practiced by over 1.5 billion people worldwide and by over 5,000 people here in the triangle. The Islamic Association of Raleigh serves the Muslim community in Raleigh and the surrounding areas.

The Da'wah or the Outreach Committee of the IAR provides services for non Muslims and new Muslims. The goal of the committee is to increase understanding of Islam among non-Muslims and Muslims, as well as to facilitate the adjustment of new Muslims into the Muslim community. Toward this end, we offer various classes, activities, visits and presentations.

To find out more about our services, join the Da'wah Committee, volunteer for any of our activities, or schedule presentations or visits, please contact us at [email protected].

General Information about Islam

A very brief introduction and explanation of Islam, its beliefs, teachings and history. If you encounter any terms that you do not understand please consult the glossary of Islamic terms as many Islamic terms are in Arabic. For additional online information about Islam you can consult these Islamic resources.

Presentations & Visits

Arrange a presentation about Islam for your organization delivered by a member of the Outreach Committee or schedule a visit to the Mosque for yourself or for your group.

Outreach Resources

Helpful information and resources provided by the Islamic Assocation of Raleigh Dawah (Outreach) Committee to help those interested in giving dawah and teaching people about Islam.

Information about Islam for New Muslims

Useful information and resources for those new to Islam, including guides, classes and a support group. You are also welcome to contact the Outreach Committee with any questions you may have.

Information about Islam for Non-Muslims

Information about Islam for those who are interested in learning more as well as information on contacting the Outreach Committee to learn more or to setup a visit to the Mosque or arrange a presentation about Islam for your organization.

Imams of IAR

Imam Baianonie and Imam Sameh are available to answer all your questions about Islam. Please contact them or meet them at the masjid.