The vision of DarusSalam Foundation is to preserve, implement, and disseminate Islamic knowledge and to nurture and prepare our future leaders through sound, traditional understanding and learning. The academy offers introductory through advanced classes in several Islamic sciences. The mosque will serve as a community center for nearby families .
We are grateful to Allah (SWT) to have a number of young, locally born, and qualified Islamic scholars working with us, while at the same time we enjoy the support of many ulema from across the nation.
After reflecting on the history of American Muslims, it is apparent that Islamic scholarship has arrived on this country’s shores in successive waves.
The first generations of immigrant Muslims, still strongly tied to their homelands, invited scholars born and educated abroad to teach them in their native languages and help them live their deen harmoniously in the new land . Thereafter, their children, immersed in American language and culture, called for scholars who could relate to them . So a second wave of scholars, this time American-born Muslims, traveled overseas and acquired the knowledge they needed to serve their generation .
Now the time has come to raise up a new wave of learned Muslims, who have been born, bred, and educated at home – a wave that will duly fill the sacred posts of imams and scholars; address Islamic legal and social issues and challenges unique to the American context; convey with clear expression the true spirit of Islam to non-Muslims in America; and establish institutions that will be forces for good, spiritually and intellectually .
DarusSalam Foundation aspires to prepare these future leaders to take on the challenges for the next generations.