Masjid An-Noor

Muslims in the Kendall/Southwest Miami-Dade area needed a place to pray congregational prayers. In the 1970s and 1980s, the only masjid (mosque) in the area is the Flagler Masjid established by the Muslim Community Association (MCA). In the late 1980s, a small group of brothers rented a one-bedroom apartment in Kendall that was used as a Musallah. Later on, a three-bedroom apartment was rented and used a due to the rise of muslim families in the area.

In 1994, the Islamic School of Miami rented several units in a shopping complex in Kendall that was used as the Masjid. Educational programs were also held such as the teaching of the recitation of the Quran, lectures, etc.

Upon the purchase of the 41/4-acre property in West Miami-Dade, the masjid was moved to the new location. It became the core center of the Muslim community in Southwest Miami-Dade. The Weekend school was relocated to the new location from FIU.

Under the leadership of and generous financial contribution from the Late Hafiz Tasnim Uddin, his family, and the community, a 5-acre property adjacent to the Tasnim Uddin Building was purchased in 2005 and a masjid (mosque) was built. In addition to the main prayer hall, there are two rooms in the back of the building on the ground floor that are used by sisters for prayer. They are also used as classrooms. There are also two rooms and two corner areas on the second floor that are used as overflow prayer areas as well as classrooms.

There is a Physical Education Shelter, a full basketball court, and a volleyball court on the premises.

There are plans to build additional classrooms and offices adjacent to the masjid in order to accommodate the rising number of students in the full-time school.

The Masjid and its facilities are used for five daily prayers, Jumu’a (Friday) prayer, and Eid prayers; educational programs; sports and recreation for community members; as well as community events such as Eid Carnival, picnics, Interfaith engagement, civic engagement with fellow Americans on a regular basis; hosting high school and college students such as UM, FIU on educational trips and other community activities.