The Islamic Society of Delaware (ISD) was founded by visionaries of our community back in 1992. Its present campus located at 28 Salem Church Rd started as a standalone structure to accommodate few dozen worshipers. As the community grew leaps and bounds, the Phase 2 of the expansion plan was put to execution. In 2005, ground breaking was done to extend the structure to the new multi-purpose hall that now accommodates more than 500 worshipers along with mezzanine for female worshipers. Another milestone was added to the organization when a new building was constructed adjacent to the multi-purpose hall to accommodate a full time Islamic school with grades from Pre KG to middle school. The full time school, Islamic Academy of Delaware, moved to its present location in 2011.
In general the Muslim community in DE has grown multi-fold in the past few years - from a few dozen Muslim families in the late 90’s to several thousand families at present. As the community expands so does the need for more service oriented offerings at ISD.
To date, ISD remains the largest Muslim organization in the Delaware Valley providing multi-dimensional services to the Muslim community. In addition to its central campus in Newark, Delaware (anchored by Masjid Ibraheem and the Islamic Academy of Delaware (IAD, the first full time Islamic School in the state of Delaware), we have helped the establishment of Masjid Aisha in Elkton, Maryland (operational since May 2021) and are in the process of helping establish Masjid Al Noor in Middletown, Delaware. We also operate a fully functional Muslim Cemetery (As-Salaam Garden, operational since mid 2020) in Lincoln, PA.
In addition to IAD, we operate Quranic Academy of Delaware (with complete Hifz Program)and a Sunday School. Some additional services offered by ISD, include but are not limited to: