Islamic Society of Boston Mosque - United States
Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) is a mosque and cultural center for Muslims in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The current Imam is Basyouny Nehela. ISB offers daily, weekly and annual programs for Muslims including Arabic and English classes on religious and secular topics as well as a religious school for children and holiday programs. The society also organizes trips and summer camps for children and classes on Islam for non-Muslims.
The society was founded in 1981 by Muslim students as a consolidation of Muslim Students’ Associations at Harvard University, Boston University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Suffolk University, and Tufts University. The organization’s first location was a hall reserved at MIT where they held prayers and weekly seminars and classes. In 1991, the ISB purchased a Cambridge building as a community center and in 1993 purchased a second location and began to renovate it. In 1994 they opened the second location as a mosque. The ISB has also purchased a rental property to provide income for the annual operating expenses of the center.
Reports of ties to radical Islam have been controversial. The society has brought suit for defamation against individuals and institutions issuing press and other reports of these ties.;
Address: Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center
100 Malcolm X Blvd, Roxburg Crossing, MA
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