Who We Are
Masjid Al-Noor Islamic Community Center of Waterloo/Cedar Falls was established over 45 years ago to serve a small Islamic community in the Cedar Valley area. The number of Muslim families and individuals has grown dramatically during the past 30 years through the huge influx of refugees from Bosnia in 1996/7 and arrival of new immigrants from countries from all over the world. Our community is made up of students, businessmen, professors, doctors and engineers. Employers include, University of Northern Iowa, John Deere Co., Rockwell Collins, local and state government institutions. The first of the Islamic Center was in a small rented apartment located on 20th street in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Several Pakistani families acquired an old Church on Wellington and 2nd street near downtown Waterloo and converted it to a mosque “Islamic Community Center”, in 1984. We moved to our new building at 2110 Sager Ave, Waterloo Iowa, on February 14th 2011.This mosque was funded locally, in 2010.
Masjid Al-Noor Islamic Community Center of Waterloo/Cedar Falls unequivocally affirms Quran and Sunna as its eternal and ultimate constitution; its doors are open to all Muslims. Our goal is to strengthen the brotherly and sisterly relationships among our community, promoting friendly relations between Muslims and non-Muslims and presenting Islam to people of other faiths.